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      05-09-2008, 10:28 AM   #1
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Real World GTR Article

Interesting!

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/200...n-gt-r-review/
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      05-09-2008, 11:58 AM   #2
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That article touches on a lot of the reasons I would never even consider a GT-R. The car 'generates' amazing numbers but I dislike everything else about it. It is a remarkable achievement in terms of performance, but a car has to be about a lot more than just numbers and to me it isn't.
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      05-09-2008, 12:23 PM   #3
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Good to see this article in additon to the recent LA Times one. Finally some balance to the story of this car.
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      05-09-2008, 01:39 PM   #4
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The first paragraph sums it up

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The GT-R is the blind date everybody’s been telling you about for months: incredible body, second in her class at Harvard, fabulous conversationalist, star athlete. Then you meet her. Yes, she has obvious “assets,” but nobody mentioned the halitosis. She graduated with a B.A. in accounting. She’s a great conversationalist, but her voice sounds like run-flat tires with three-inch sidewalls running over a concrete-aggregate rumble and tar-strip slap. She's an athlete, but a grunting shot-putter, not a Sharapova. In short, the GT-R is SO not a supermodel.
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      05-12-2008, 12:46 AM   #5
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I am curious what he would say about the new M3....just to get some perspective
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I am curious what he would say about the new M3....just to get some perspective
No but one of his fellow writers has an article on M3 M-DCT coupe.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2008-bmw-m3-review/
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The article validates my beliefs that the GT-R would be rather soul-less. Hence, my reason to cancel the order. The DCT M3 article gets the blood flowing!
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      05-12-2008, 11:26 AM   #8
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No but one of his fellow writers has an article on M3 M-DCT coupe.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2008-bmw-m3-review/
brand new article...I searched for one on the M3 last night and now joy. Looks like that was posted today actually May 12th.

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NICE......so the same author gave the GTR 4 stars and an M3 DCT coupe 5 stars.....clearly he didn't mind the slightly less performance of the M3 as a tradeoff for a far more luxurious & livable daily driver..... It appears the GTR is Japans Viper.....a brutal track day toy that sucks on the street!!!
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NICE......so the same author gave the GTR 4 stars and an M3 DCT coupe 5 stars.....clearly he didn't mind the slightly less performance of the M3 as a tradeoff for a far more luxurious & livable daily driver..... It appears the GTR is Japans Viper.....a brutal track day toy that sucks on the street!!!
Actually they were different authors
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