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Extreme Performance meets practicality
NISSAN GT-R 3.8 Black Edition 2dr Auto [Sat Nav] (Review date: 13th February '12)
The Nissan GTR is a supercar, anyone who knows anything about them will agree. The performance is breath taking as you'd expect given the GTR brand, the speed accelerating and equally importantly breaking is outstanding - you won't find anything else this fast for the money unless it has two wheels. But the chances are you already know this as the 0-62 speed and BHP etc etc are well publisised so I won't hark on about them.
To be fair, the above is a given, and are the minimum requirements if you are looking to buy a car like this, what did suprise me about the GTR was just how practical it is. The car has a very large boot, big enough to get a set of golf clubs in or a couple of suit cases. The gearbox is refined and smooth in standard mode and even the suspension is just about comfortable on a normal drive. The front seats are comfy, even for the slightly bigger build person (such as myself). The Satnav is fantastic the BOSE sound system out of this world and the general quality of the interior is superb. I have comfortably taken this on long trips and it is both a pleasure to drive and of course a lot of fun! In the recent snow the GTR was as good as any 4x4, effortlessly driving through 3+ inches like it wasn't there. This is due to the 4 wheel drive but mort importantly the 'snow' mode.
So, to the cons...... Buying the car is one thing, they are great value for money and in a lot of peoples price ranges. However, running them is another thing entirely! A set of tyres is around £2,000; 6 monthly services are ~£800; you're doing well if you get 150 miles out of a tank of petrol and when the brakes need changing make sure you're sitting down for the quote!
Also there is very little head room in the back seats, so this is a no go area for adults - amusingly there is decent leg room, it just the way the roof curves down which can make it uncomfortable for anyone taller than 5 foot.
In summary - if you can afford to run it and don't need 4 seats this is THE performance car of choice.
NISSAN GT-R 3.8 2dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)
Every time I go out in my GT-R it's special and I discover some nuance of the car's character. Grip, steering feedback, braking, power, finess is all top drawer. I have driven many supercars, including Ferrari 599, Ferrari 550, Lambprghini Murcielago, Lamborghini Gallardo, Porsche 996 GT3 RS, and Porsche 996 Turbo. As a driving experience the GT-R is similar to the Ferrari 599 but of course it isn't a Ferrari, hasn't got the sound track or bazzaz of the Scuderia Car. It is better than a 996 Turbo, better suspension and handling, and I believe that was the benchmark car that the GT-R is aimed at, being four wheel drive.
For me it is not a daily car, I would not leave it parked in a public car park, for instance. It is a car to enjoy purely for the drive.
It is a lot cheaper to buy than a Porsche, or Ferrari, but maintenace costs are probably in the same "ball-park". There are independant companies that offer cheaper maintenace prices , but all the all GT-Rs are still under the warranty period. I am planning to keep mine with a Nissan fully stamped service book for at least the first 7 years of it's life.
My car has never been tracked, but many probably have been. It just means they are worth less, if they have been obviously tracked or modified.
The Multifunction Display is really useful, to see oil temperatures, g-forces and such-like, and it also has a great digital speed readout.
Overall the cockpit is a wonderful place to be, and the GT-R is a joy to own.
wow wow wow cant say anymore
NISSAN GT-R 3.8 Black Edition 2dr Auto (Review date: 12th January '12)
Hi everyone I bought my GTR on Tuesday 10th Jan 2012 black edition and I love it!!!! Ok fuel is a bit juicy when you put the foot down but my oh my I love driving my beast. I started with a 350Z convertable then worked up to a 370Z and now finally have my super car. The acceleration is breathtaking and the handling is superb I cannot fault it and its a joy to be in. The only hiccup I have had is with the low tyre pressure light coming on after the tyres were filled with nitrogen so have to take my car to my local Nissan dealer to see what's up. I would highly recommend one if your budget will stretch that far.
Forget Porsche, THIS is the every day supercar you want.
NISSAN GT-R 3.8  2dr Auto (Review date: 17th September '11)
I will start by giving you a crushing negative. It costs an absolute fortune to run. Just one prod of pressure on the right pedal and the fuel consumption can only be measured in gallons to the mile. Also, it needs servicing every 6 months or 6,000 miles, and that costs nearly £700 every time. But I don't care about that. It's also the ONLY negative of the car. When you do use the loud pedal you have too much fun to notice the fuel needle going down, as the speed needle is going up. Rapidly. And also, it's really cheap.
I mean, if you want a car that does 0-60mph in 2.9 seconds, how much would you have to spend? In excess of £220,000 for a Lamborghini Aventador? The fact is you need only spend £70,000 for the GT-R. So £150k less than any other supercar that'll match it's performance. Bargain of the century, clearly. And it'll reach 198mph. The performance is mind-blowing, especially round corners. The grip is endless. No exaggerating here, it's endless. It can get so much that the g-force in the corners start to hurt your neck after a while.
So, compared to the Porsche 911? Well, I think it rides better than a 911. And is easier to drive round town and indeed everywhere else than a 911, And it's quieter than a 911. And it's more comfortable than a 911. And it's slightly more practical than a 911. And cheaper than a 911. And better looking than a 911. And much, much faster than a 911. And it has better handling than a 911. And is more reliable than a 911. And it has a better gearbox than a 911. And is better equipped than a 911. So answer me this, why would you choose a 911 over this? The fact of the matter is, there is no plausible reason why you would.
MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOUR CLOTHS ON!!
NISSAN GT-R 3.8 Premium 2dr Auto (Review date: 30th June '11)
AS IT SAY'S ON THE TIN THIS IS AN EVERY DAY SUPER CAR, KIDS TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING, TRACK DAY TOOL DURING THE DAY AND WEEKLY SHOPPING IN THE EVENING.
PERFORMANCE CAR BARGIN OF THE DECADE
COST A FORTUNE IN FUEL BUT DOESN'T ALL THE GREAT STUFF IN LIFE.......NOT SAVING THE PLANET ANYTIME SOON.....
DRIVE ONE IF YOU GET A CHANCE.....THE FASTEST THING FROM A TO B FACT!!!
Brilliant Nissan GTR
NISSAN GT-R 3.8 Premium 2dr Auto (Review date: 16th March '11)
After waiting 20 months from first putting my name down for the new Nissan GTR supercar I picked up my car and havent stopped grinning since.
The car was purchased due to its lineage and having owned several Nissan sports and performance cars over the years, latterly a couple of Skylines.
From the off the car was fast, effortless acceleration whether in auto or manual using the paddle shifters. If in manual when trying to overtake, changing down to second at say 40mph the take off is quite phenominal and care is required if the road is at all wet.
As a daily driver the car has been faultless as it pootles along easily to the local supermarket, the boot is phenominally large for such a performance car. Even the rear seats are very useable although for people over about 5ft 8ins tall it can feel a bit cramped and you have to sit with your head over at an angle.
Driver seat and wheel adjustability are good so for short journeys I have been able to accommodate 6 footers behind me and I am 6 ft tall myself.
Fuel consumption on longer journeys with plenty of steady 70mph driving can be close to 30mpg but get a bit eager with the right foot and you can almost see the gauge needle dropping, but this is a super fast performance car so you buy it knowing what to expect.
Rear view when reversing/manouvering takes a little bit of getting used to as their are blind spots but it is easy to get used to with some practice.
Running costs have been reasonable even though the car requires servicing every 6 months, only drawback is the expensive tyres if you want to stay with the manufacturers recommended ones.
In summary, a fantastic looking and performing car, easy to live with and use every day, not expensive to run when you consider what it does and fairly practical with a capacious boot.
NISSAN GT-R 3.8 Premium 2dr Auto [Sat Nav] (Review date: 26th January '11)
The Nissan GTR is a genuinely extraordinary car. Its acceleration is staggering and it corners better than cars that cost three times its 60k (new) price tag.
Owning it is a dream because it has two decent-enough-sized rear seats and a boot that bigger than some hatches.
And because it's made by a Japanese manufacturer - everything works every time and everything is perfectly built, from the double clutch, lightning fast gearbox to the Bose sound system.
In all seriousness, the only bad thing about owning this car is - where do I go from here? Even if I had 150k to spend on a new car (which I dont unfortunately), what could I possibly buy that would be better? I guess it's a nice problem to have.