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      08-07-2012, 01:07 PM   #23
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Would you say it was alot faster than you expected?
I would say it was pretty much what I expected from a turbo engine. It's all about the boost. Very exhilarating acceleration. I had a smile on my face and I don't usually smile.
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      08-07-2012, 01:08 PM   #24
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I will own a GT-R before the model cycle ends. I'm not going to spend 97k on a car that's going to get more power and become better a year later. I'll wait till they decide the car is at 100%.
I have the same thoughts but the price keeps going up with the improvements.
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      08-07-2012, 01:09 PM   #25
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I got to test drive a brand new GTR .


So.......you going to buy it?
Negotiating price at this moment. Got to be patient......
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      08-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #26
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And this is why I refuse to test drive a GT-R
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So afraid that I won't get out of the driver seat
I have to say that the seating position is very comfortable, not bad at all when you consider I came from a M3
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      08-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #27
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Well that was pretty dumb doing 140 in public just because some sales guy told you to let it rip. How old are you anyway?
Go back inside your basement.
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      08-07-2012, 01:13 PM   #28
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Yeah it's fast and addictive. So much for the car's official break-in period .
Remind me not to by a GTR on the lot unless I special order it.

OP, sounds like the car was a lot of fun. I rather not tempt myself by driving one.
I am actually glad that I did it. Whether the deal works out or not I will be happy.
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      08-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #29
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Well that was pretty dumb doing 140 in public just because some sales guy told you to let it rip. How old are you anyway?
Since you asked, I am 42, and yes, I slowed down to legal speed by the time I merged onto the highway. Why don't you lecture all M3Post members on why it is irresponsible to exceed the speed the limit on the public road. I suppose you never went above the speed limit yourself.
Hahahaha... You tell'em!!

I believe anyone who has owned any kind of sports car has exceeded the speed limit or at one point has driven wreck less.. Even if it was 95mph on the wAy to Vegas... I love how people act like they always drive 65mph on the highway.
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      08-07-2012, 01:38 PM   #30
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Ignorance is bliss when it comes to the GTR it seems. A lot of people commenting on how they wont test drive it, out of fear of liking it. BMW wont break up with you if you try another car brand. Trust me.
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      08-07-2012, 01:42 PM   #31
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I like my M3...but your weakness in cars comes when you cant let go of something. attachment is fun until you figure out when it is time to move. Regardless the GTR is just a ridiculously astonishing car. It has just more brut to it.

If you really like cars you want THEM ALL. lol
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      08-07-2012, 01:55 PM   #32
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Ignorance is bliss when it comes to the GTR it seems. A lot of people commenting on how they wont test drive it, out of fear of liking it. BMW wont break up with you if you try another car brand. Trust me.
That's not what people mean. They are happy with the M3. Why test drive a car they are pretty sure they will fall in love with and then waste a bunch of money upgrading to? Their decision not to test drive is basically a financial one.

I love the GTR, but honestly I have no desire to own one myself. I like changing gears myself, love RWD, and just have no desire to own such a heavy car regardless of the performance numbers. I've taken a 25 minute ride in a GTR at Laguna Seca so I know what it's capable of. It's just not for me.
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      08-07-2012, 01:59 PM   #33
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The GTR is butt ugly. Sure its fast but I will never like the look of it.
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      08-07-2012, 02:21 PM   #34
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The GTR is butt ugly. Sure its fast but I will never like the look of it.
And here comes the GTR haters .
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      08-07-2012, 02:38 PM   #35
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And here comes the GTR haters .
Just stating my opinion. A friend has one and even he questions the body style. That damn thing is a beast I must admit.
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      08-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #36
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What dealer was this? I want to go test drive a GTR also.
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If you really like cars you want THEM ALL. lol
That is true.

Many people are BMW fanboys on here.
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      08-07-2012, 05:47 PM   #38
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That's how I feel about the GTR, it's pure guilty pleasure.

Regarding the pass-aggressive judgmental comment, I am sure most of us on this forum has "broken the law' at one point or another, but most of us grown ups don't do it at night, while intoxicated, or take excessive risks that are beyond the limits of the cars we are driving. We enjoy this hobby in good health and in a clean way.
I do this on a daily basis, and quite frankly, I don't think there is anything wrong or unsafe with what I am doing. Speed limits have to be set to accomodate weak drivers and weak cars, neither of which apply to me.

If I get caught, I get caught, but I have been driving fast for over 30 years and I am still here so I have passed the test of time from a safety standpoint.
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      08-07-2012, 08:39 PM   #39
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honestly in person the GTR looks better than the M3 to me.
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      08-07-2012, 10:04 PM   #40
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honestly in person the GTR looks better than the M3 to me.
Yes, GT-R definitely has an exotic feel to it when you are standing next to it. Maybe that's part of the mystique; we know this thing is damn powerful. I also noticed that the fit and finish is quite good, which is surprising for a Nissan.
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      08-08-2012, 03:01 AM   #41
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When you open up the GT-R, it's like a loud elephant. A really fast, angry elephant.
Yes! That's what I thought too. The GTR is a great car and I've driven plenty of them, most of them modified. But it really needs to be driven fast to fully appreciate it. I still prefer the E92 M3 as a daily driver.
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      08-08-2012, 10:41 AM   #42
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Douche-bag comment of the year.
Do you work for the police? If not, can you please stop acting like you are a traffic cop on this forum. Thanks.
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Yes, GT-R definitely has an exotic feel to it when you are standing next to it. Maybe that's part of the mystique; we know this thing is damn powerful. I also noticed that the fit and finish is quite good, which is surprising for a Nissan.
+1

It can look good or bad in pictures, but it does have presence in real life!
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Well, I doubt you can justify 140 MPH but certainly when the 55/65 limits were established the cars were absolute garbage. The speed limits are set for the lowest common denominator. No doubt you have come across some downright scary drivers and unsafe vehicles doing 65.

The reality is that it's quite safe for a modern car and decent driver to exceed 65 despite what some agencies would lead you to believe.
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