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      09-12-2011, 08:22 PM   #138
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Originally Posted by alms211 View Post
You must not know many that have owned them. Take a look in the for sale section on NAGTROC,, autotrader, etc. There are plenty out there for sale for such a "limited production" car.... as some say

The car has fantastic performance numbers but there is so much more to a car than a lap time, a 1/4 mile or stoplight to stoplight race. I'm not knocking the car. I actually like it.............but not enough to buy one.
A lot of those are older cars. Those who buy a new GTR often have the $$ to change cars frequently. Many changed to a 2012. If it was all about numbers, critics and pros who drive the car wouldn't express how much they enjoy the car. In fact it was just ranked #2 on Motortrend's Best Driver's Car, only behind the 458.


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