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Thread: So how much is a decent R35 cost now days?

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    ^ But on the flip side, DD'ing the GT-R has not let me wipe the big off my face for the last 5 years.
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    I personally could not daily drive a GTR either unless Im packing a lambo in the garage which means I'm making the big bucks. Haha
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    You can DD a GT-R, a guy I work with does it. I have talked to him about it a couple times just wondering why he chose to do so didnt really give me an answer lol.






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    I don't see why not to drive one every day? That car screams daily driver to me... Unless you built it up to 1500hp then maybe weekend only. I daily drive my Z... GTR makes more sense for DD than a Z does.

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    ^yep... if you have the money, the GTR is a DD. it's big, AWD, 4-seats, fun, still a Nissan, ie reliable. if i made enough coin, the GTR would be my equivalent to the Mitu EVO.
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    I just called the Nissan dealer to schedule my 60,000 mile/60 month scheduled maintenance (as Godzilla will be exactly 5 years old on Sep 3). Among the other scheduled items is the (first time) replacement of the spark plugs. LOL: THEY WANT $676 + tax just to change 6 spark plugs!!!!!! (They say it requires removal of the plenum and the exhaust system.) I told them I'd pass. (After all, its only got 32,000 miles, and the wear and tear on the plugs has everything to do with how many revolutions the engine has had and nothing to do with how many months old they are.)
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    Change them yourself.. Easy as hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mister2racer View Post
    Change them yourself.. Easy as hell.
    I think the GTR is all scare tactics, minus the electronics obviously.. If you can work on a Z32 you can work on anything! lol

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    A Z32TT is by far harder to wrench on. R35s are a dream to wrench in comparison

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    Back to the original question of this thread: How much is a decent R35 these days?
    I was at the Windy City Z annual Octoberfest meet hosted by Continental Nissan on LaGrange Road in Countryside on Sat, Oct 5. When I pulled in, the Gen'l Mgr, Mike came over to my car. I asked him about the 2 GT-Rs he had parked outside.
    One was a new 2014 Premium in Super Silver (with a sticker showing $99,560 base price MSRP + $1000 delivery charge + $3000 for the Super Silver paint + $2xx for the floor mats = Just under $104K total sticker price + tax).
    The other was a used 2012 "Black Edition" in Black, which he had just taken in trade on a new 2014 "Black Edition". Fyi, the Black Edition has some minor performance and appearance tweaks (e.g. wheels, suspension, interior red leather accents) tweaks above the Premium Edition, for several thousand $ more. The 2012 has ~22000 miles on it. I asked Mike: "So what does a 2012 Black Edition get as a trade-in these days?" and he replied "around $72K."
    So then, pointing at mine, I asked him: "What would a 2009 in good condition with 33 to 34000 miles get?" and he said "Probably mid-sixt..." and then he caught himself (always the negotiating salesman I guess) and said "Probably around $62K."
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