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      05-06-2008, 11:36 AM   #1
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$70k Sportscar Poll: Nissan GT-R Takes… Pole Position (from Carscoop)


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The Nissan GT-R was by far the most popular choice among Carscoop readers in our latest poll that asked a simple question: at $70k, which one of these four sportscars would you buy: the Nissan GT-R, the Corvette Z06, the BMW M3 or the Porsche 911?

From a total of 1,013 participants, the GT-R smothered the competition by gathering 438 votes or 43%. Second up, but with a significant difference from the GT-R, was the Porsche 911 Carrera with 220 votes or 22%, while the BMW M3, despite being the most economical proposition here at $56k, took the third place with 212 votes or 20%. In the last place we find the Corvette Z06 that gathered a mere 113 “ticks” or 13% of the total votes.

Here's the article of the poll: http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2008/05...d-you-buy.html
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      05-06-2008, 12:05 PM   #2
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I like how they always say the price bargain with the GT-R when
all the dealers are selling them 15-30K over MSRP
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People are smart. The GT-R is the best car for 70k.
LOL - you R right - and the M3 is the best one for 56k. its also the best one with a four door option and real back seats.
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People are smart. The GT-R is the best car for 70k.
People just like speed man.
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LOL - you R right - and the M3 is the best one for 56k. its also the best one with a four door option and real back seats.
ive seen a GTR in the flesh , back seat size is the same as the M3
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I like how they always say the price bargain with the GT-R when
all the dealers are selling them 15-30K over MSRP

that remains to be seen dude.
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In what world are people getting 911's for 70K?????

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People are smart. The GT-R is the best car for 70k.
Great, It's our favorite troll back again to haunt us...

(And yes, I like the GTR)
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      05-07-2008, 02:42 AM   #10
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ive seen a GTR in the flesh , back seat size is the same as the M3
I have seen it in the flesh too - i thought that its really ugly. but I did not sit in the back seat - i did see some specs on the GTR and from what I recall the back seat was more 911 size than M3 size.

since my kids actually have legs, they need the M3 size.
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Why is Nissan limiting production on the GT-R? Is it because the car really costs more than $70K to make and they are loosing money on each one "sold"? If it were a Ferrari or Lamborghini or some other exotic car maker I could understand limiting production to maintain value but what sort of retarded broad based consumer company builds a product who's appeal is it's bang for the buck and then severely restricts production? Sure it's great for the dealers, but what is in it for Nissan? Do they think buzz about the GT-R will raise the image of the rest of their cars? Since they already have a premium brand line, what's the point?

Somebody fill in the blanks...
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I like how they always say the price bargain with the GT-R when
all the dealers are selling them 15-30K over MSRP
I remember when the M3 was being sold the same way almost 2 months ago.

It's called initial-launch-mark-up. It doesn't last forever.
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I have seen it in the flesh too - i thought that its really ugly. but I did not sit in the back seat - i did see some specs on the GTR and from what I recall the back seat was more 911 size than M3 size.

since my kids actually have legs, they need the M3 size.
Sorry, you were misinformed.

The rear seats are G35-ish. 6ft. ppl will fit in the back.
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I wouldn't be interested in a GT-R even at half price.
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I like how they always say the price bargain with the GT-R when
all the dealers are selling them 15-30K over MSRP
From what I have seen, a good number of GT-Rs have deals pending for about $5k-10k over MSRP. Many are going for MSRP. $15k-30k over is a pipe dream.
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I have to say that this poll can come out a lot of different ways depending on who you market it to. I also say that the GT-R is the obvious winner due to exclusivity.

As far as which car I think will sell the most of. Porsche! Because most of the people looking for a sports car for that much money are older and don't care if the car goes 0-60 in 3.3 or 4.8 sec. It is about looks and image.
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I wouldn't be interested in a GT-R even at half price.
not me, for 35K I'll take it!
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I understand from the autospies site that the world allotment of 1500 is now sold out. So it doesn't matter the cost if there gone for now. The dealers I talked to couldn't get one or wanted @20th to 30th over list. Glad I drive an M3. The 1500 allotment is because Nissan is losing money on each of these cars.
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Nissan is making 1500 of them the first year. Good luck getting one.

I also heard that Nissan wants to make sure dealers stick to the MSRP but I doubt that will really happen.
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Sorry, you were misinformed.

The rear seats are G35-ish. 6ft. ppl will fit in the back.
Huh? The rear seats are barely bigger than that of 911's, with slightly more headroom but not much more legroom. There's no way a 6 footer will fit in the back.

I've seen the car at the dealer's a couple of weeks back. For its sheer physical size, I was surprised it wasn't roomier than the M3. It's rear seats are about as useful as the 911's.

As Edmunds put it... "...only for occasional use by children and lap dogs"
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The rear seats are G35-ish. 6ft. ppl will fit in the back.
Pfft, good luck. From ownership experience w/ an '04 coupe, and a couple of test drives in the latest coupe, a 6ft tall individual would be highly uncomfortable in the back seat of a G35/GTR.
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