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Old 11-06-2016, 06:37 AM   #1
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Thinking of trading my fully paid off six speed 04 roadster with 78k miles for an 09 GTR. Any thoughts? Thanks
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:02 AM   #2
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That's just too much information at one time. I can't take it all in.
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First, have you had an independent assessment done of the '09 GT-R? The early examples of the R35--while affordable--had several weaknesses that were addressed in subsequent developments. The cost of unforeseen repairs could make this a nightmarish purchase.

Second, and assuming the car is sound, do you have a budget set aside for maintaining it? Tires and brakes will run a couple thousand, even if you are trying to DIY. The GT-R may also require periodic dealer service, which can run into sums that we lowly Z33 owners never imagine.
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Old 11-06-2016, 07:42 AM   #4
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Considering you can pick up an 04 ZR for about the price of a new set of GTR wheels with tires ( and maybe a set of seats if your lucky) I wouldn't consider buying the gtr if you cant afford to pay in cash and you have another recently new car you call a daily driver.

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As dkmura mentions the first edition of the R35 had some issues that could cost you plenty. I'd be tempted to save a bit more and go for a later version where these issue had been ironed out. It may take longer but you'll end up with a more solid dependable ride.
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Thanks for the input, which years of the GTR would you guys recommend?
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Considering you can pick up an 04 ZR for about the price of a new set of GTR wheels with tires
+1, the money you would get trading in your 04 would just cover Massachusetts taxes when you go to register it... maybe 500 bucks left over for a fluid change. But I desire the same
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Just buy a turbo kit and build the block.

You have the ZTR
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Thanks for the input, which years of the GTR would you guys recommend?
If I were looking for an R35, I'd start with a '12 and look at what I could afford from there to the current model year.

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Old 11-08-2016, 05:20 PM   #10
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Thanks for the input, which years of the GTR would you guys recommend?
personally, i love the old R34, but its currently illegal to the states. R33 or an R32 aren't too bad. But if you want something newer, go for a R35.
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Just buy a turbo kit and build the block.

You have the ZTR
this guy knows.
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Lets see how much the 2012 runs, might have to keep the roadster.
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Have you even driven one? You might actually hate it and if you aren't willing to go to jail you won't use the power it has. I went to buy an air cooled 911 but hated it, same with a Lotus, same with a Z3 coupe. I'm beyond buying something because of it's spec sheet. Try it before you spend any more time or effort.
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Thanks for the input, will give it a spin first.
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