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      08-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #45
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Yes, but this is assuming you don't share the road with others, who might not be such great drivers and have inferior cars. I grew up in Germany and lived there for 25 years, you can have the best car in the world and be the best driver and you'll still could come across a situation that will f@ck you up. When the wall came down we had a surge of really shitty cars on the Autobahn, and they would pull out to overtake a truck going 40mph, and me coming up on them going 160+ mph... these situations arise if you share the road.
That's why you always have to be aware of what's around you: ahead and behind. Always assume the car in the next lane is a moron.
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      08-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #46
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I don't have a big problem with people pushing well beyond the speed limit. Just don't do it in traffic or with passengers.
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      08-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #47
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You just got yourself a ticket... but no, I just call folks out on their BS, anybody who says that speed limits don't apply to them because they have superior skill, or a superior car is pretty full of themselves.
I personally can't stand it when I get a ticket going 85 and the 19 giant SUV's surrounding me are doing 82.
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      08-08-2012, 06:11 PM   #48
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I personally can't stand it when I get a ticket going 85 and the 19 giant SUV's surrounding me are doing 82.
Yeah that bugs me too. Pretty hard to go too fast for conditions in an m3. Compared to some beater who has the pedal on the floor to get it to go 65 and its ready to fall into pieces. Practice based liscensing should be allowed. Better drivers proven by testing get extra right!
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      08-08-2012, 06:31 PM   #49
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And here comes the GTR haters .
I don't think it's hating just because you don't like the looks
I love the rest of the GT-R's shape but not the front end.
I feel the same way about the new Audi RS5. It has one BIG GIANT grill that makes the front end look hideous, IMO, but the rest of the car is fantastic.
The GT-R's performance can't be denied. It's a monster
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      08-08-2012, 07:39 PM   #50
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Yes, but this is assuming you don't share the road with others, who might not be such great drivers and have inferior cars. I grew up in Germany and lived there for 25 years, you can have the best car in the world and be the best driver and you'll still could come across a situation that will f@ck you up. When the wall came down we had a surge of really shitty cars on the Autobahn, and they would pull out to overtake a truck going 40mph, and me coming up on them going 160+ mph... these situations arise if you share the road.
Been there! 1991 trip from Frankfurt to Berlin, I almost ran up a Trabbi's ass on the Autobahn! I only had a VW GTI back then. Can totally relate.
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      08-08-2012, 09:39 PM   #51
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You just got yourself a ticket... but no, I just call folks out on their BS, anybody who says that speed limits don't apply to them because they have superior skill, or a superior car is pretty full of themselves.
I was just looking at our schedule for calling people out on their BS and I thought I was on for today. Was there a revision? I know I missed that update in June and I still feel silly about it.
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      08-08-2012, 09:49 PM   #52
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i was lucky enough to attend the Nissan 2013 GTR experience at Laguna Seca. i did 3 laps with the 2013. Amazing car. 2013 were so much better overall performance than 2009-2011. u gotta drive in the track to experience the godzilla breath of fire.
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      08-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #53
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      08-11-2012, 08:27 PM   #54
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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?
+1! and the car has only 25 miles on it! Thing is, would you still buy a brand new car, if you know that someone did 140mph in it? The salesman should be fired, to say the least.
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      08-12-2012, 07:25 PM   #55
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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 used to feel the same way about many things. Thought the harder way and more work meant more fun. But, then I realised I liked passing people more than doing extra work for no benefit . Oh, and the M3 is no light weight. It is a pig. Dont let power-steering and over-steer fool you.

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      08-12-2012, 09:40 PM   #56
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I used to feel the same way about many things. Thought the harder way and more work meant more fun. But, then I realised I liked passing people more than doing extra work for no benefit . Oh, and the M3 is no light weight. It is a pig. Dont let power-steering and over-steer fool you.

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I never said the m3 was light. For the record, my car weighed in at 3500 lbs when it was corner balanced. I don't think id get a sense of satisfaction passing cars all day in an awd car full of computer assisted corrections. I'm glad it satisfies you. Just means you bought the right car for you. I take pride in knowing I did most of the work myself even if I'm the slowest in the group.
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      08-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #57
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+1! and the car has only 25 miles on it! Thing is, would you still buy a brand new car, if you know that someone did 140mph in it? The salesman should be fired, to say the least.
I would. It's a car. It's made for that. I test drove the shit out of my car on the test drive.
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      08-13-2012, 07:10 AM   #58
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Personally Us M drivers should be able to get an "M" license. no restrictions! well except Usain Bolt
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Amazed at what this thread has turned into..
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I would buy a GT-R, park it infront of a korean bbq place and ball out in some LV shoes.
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Are you really surprised? Just do what I did, pull up a chair and enjoy
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      08-13-2012, 10:55 AM   #63
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Be prepared for the sausage fest onslaught you get in a GTR. Every person age 12-60 with a swinging dick will be harassing you anytime you stop (that includes stop lights). Atleast in the M3 1/10 is a good looking woman.
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      08-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #64
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Be prepared for the sausage fest onslaught you get in a GTR.

This is very true. My experience exactly. You don't even have to be parked to have dudes hanging out their windows to get a look or take a pic.
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This is very true. My experience exactly. You don't even have to be parked to have dudes hanging out their windows to get a look or take a pic.
It's how I met my wife... maybe he's single too?

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I would buy a GT-R, park it infront of a korean bbq place and ball out in some LV shoes.

LoL. that is so funny...
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