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      05-03-2010, 04:33 PM   #1
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Question Would You Buy A Used GT-R?

what are your thoughts on a used gt-r either CPO from a dealer or private sale?

a used gt-r price is about the same price as a brand new m3 and i am stuck with this dilema...

only problem is that im pretty sure most gt-r been beat the shit out of , if it were a private sale and i meet the guy i would have a better understanding of how the car has been treated but CPO?

this will be my daily driver as well.

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i will be keeping the gt-r stock as well besides chaning the rims and a bolt on exhaust other than that add window tint & v1 hardwire and ill be done. don't want any warranty hassels.
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      05-03-2010, 04:35 PM   #2
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      05-03-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
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Yes, assuming the LC1 (?) mode hasn't been used since that one seems to invalidate warranties. It's disabled or replaced with the usable mode in later software, I think...
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I think you can also take them to a dealer and get a full diagnostic readout. I believe they can tell you how many times the car has hit the speed limiter, rev limiter, been beaten on, etc.
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With all the technology encompassed, I would not be surprised if that were true.
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Odd.. I didn't see a yes or no to the OP's question in your sig.
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One of the mags said they needed new brakes in 20k mi. Cost $7k, should give you an idea.
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Odd.. I didn't see a yes or no to the OP's question in your sig.
i bought a used gt-r. it's in my signature.
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One of the mags said they needed new brakes in 20k mi. Cost $7k, should give you an idea.
wrong. oem pads and rotors are around $6k installed, but you can get equally good (if not better) carbotech pads and brembo rotors for around $3k installed. the brakes are essentially off-the-shelf brembo BBK so there are plenty of options. as far as 20k is concerned, that's all dependent on the driver. i estimate i'll be due up for new pads around 10k. i love using my brakes hard. but sure, you can stretch them out for a long time if you baby them, as with any car. i've been through 3 sets of pads and rotors on my m3 in 30k miles, although they were free, but that's how dependent it is on the driver.
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wrong. oem pads and rotors are around $6k installed, but you can get equally good (if not better) carbotech pads and brembo rotors for around $3k installed. the brakes are essentially off-the-shelf brembo BBK so there are plenty of options.
Seriously? There's no warranty for shit like that?
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Seriously? There's no warranty for shit like that?
no. most car makers don't warranty brakes. that's a wear item just like tires. bmw does because they charge you for it in the MRSP. don't think that you're getting them for free, because there is no such thing as a free lunch.
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wrong. oem pads and rotors are around $6k installed, but you can get equally good (if not better) carbotech pads and brembo rotors for around $3k installed. the brakes are essentially off-the-shelf brembo BBK so there are plenty of options. as far as 20k is concerned, that's all dependent on the driver. i estimate i'll be due up for new pads around 10k. i love using my brakes hard. but sure, you can stretch them out for a long time if you baby them, as with any car. i've been through 3 sets of pads and rotors on my m3 in 30k miles, although they were free, but that's how dependent it is on the driver.
more like 5k, with close to 700 hp you will be doing a lot of breaking after those throttle punches
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wrong. oem pads and rotors are around $6k installed, but you can get equally good (if not better) carbotech pads and brembo rotors for around $3k installed. the brakes are essentially off-the-shelf brembo BBK so there are plenty of options. as far as 20k is concerned, that's all dependent on the driver. i estimate i'll be due up for new pads around 10k. i love using my brakes hard. but sure, you can stretch them out for a long time if you baby them, as with any car. i've been through 3 sets of pads and rotors on my m3 in 30k miles, although they were free, but that's how dependent it is on the driver.
I guess 6k is close enough to write the difference off as just the dealer pricing. Still, not an expert, just read it somewhere just like other charges that it seems to cost to service this thing.
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more like 5k, with close to 700 hp you will be doing a lot of breaking after those throttle punches
i'm already at 5k. my pads are still around 3/4-life so i estimate 10k. previous owner didn't drive it much and definitely not hard. i'm not too impressed with the OEM pads anyway. they're dusty and prone to fade when hot. carbotech seems to be the way to go according to NAGTROC guys. i'll be putting those on next.
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I guess 6k is close enough to write the difference off as just the dealer pricing. Still, not an expert, just read it somewhere just like other charges that it seems to cost to service this thing.
service isn't cheap, admittedly. my gt-r is current having the mod circus done to it and the new fluids alone are running right about $1000. that's oil, differential fluid, and transmission fluid. but, having changed the fluids on my m3 myself a couple times, the pricing isn't too different. bmw just does it "free" with the maintenance plan. i tracked my m3 a few times, so changing the fluids at non-standard intervals is important. if the m3 didn't have "free" maintenance, it would be no cheaper to maintain than the gt-r. it is what it is, and you gotta pay to play.

one plus about the gt-r is i can do an oil change for around $60. with that crazy ass castrol oil the m3 takes at around $14 a quart, it's far cheaper to change the gt-r.
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no. most car makers don't warranty brakes. that's a wear item just like tires. bmw does because they charge you for it in the MRSP. don't think that you're getting them for free, because there is no such thing as a free lunch.
Yeah, never said there was. But I'd much rather pay for it up front than $6K later on for something that's supposed to be functional on the car after it wears down. That's ridiculous.

But I do know that for what those GT-R's run, I'd want to be stacked to own one of those bad boys. So I guess $6K would be okay
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Yeah, never said there was. But I'd much rather pay for it up front than $6K later on for something that's supposed to be functional on the car after it wears down. That's ridiculous.

But I do know that for what those GT-R's run, I'd want to be stacked to own one of those bad boys. So I guess $6K would be okay
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