Inside Line Wrapup : Nissan GT-R


Inside Line posted their wrap up report on the Nissan GT-R that they owned, drove 31,067 miles , and sold on Ebay. They rated the car 4 out of 7,  noting it was more R than GT and complained of the ride comfort. A fast track car exhibits manners that aren’t as comfortable on the street. Inside Line also went though three sets of tires in their time with the car.

Combine the depreciation and the $8,288.14 we spent in repairs, then divide by the 15 months we had the car and it turns out we spent $1,683.54 per month, excluding insurance and fuel, on this car.

True Market Value at service end: $62,828
What it sold for: $52,600
Depreciation: $16,965 or 23% of original paid price
Final Odometer Reading: 31,067

The car sold for a fairly low price. Most people were probably scared of the 31,000 miles.  $52,600 is low for an R35 GT-R. At least $8,000-$10,000 less than you would see most for sale at Autotrader, or Ebay.



Total Body Repair Costs: $3,500 (paid by at-fault driver's insurance)
Total Routine Maintenance Costs (over 15 months): $3,953.58
Additional Maintenance Costs: $4,334.56
Warranty Repairs: 6
Non-Warranty Repairs: 5 — windshield, three sets of tires, body damage
Scheduled Dealer Visits: 6
Unscheduled Dealer Visits: 10
Days Out of Service: 67 (37 + 30 for body damage estimate/repair)
Breakdowns Stranding Driver: 0


30 of the 67 days the car was out of service was due to the car being involved in an accident where it was rear ended. Although out of service, not something that can be blamed on the car.


They tested it with the original launch control, or LC1 and the GT-R did 0-60 in 3.8 seconds (3.5 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip) on its way to a quarter-mile pass in 11.8 seconds at 118.6 mph.

After Nissan altered the launch control to lower the launch RPM, or LC2, the GT-R did 0-60 in 3.6 seconds (3.4 seconds with 1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip) and the quarter-mile at 11.7 seconds at 118.5 mph.

I was disappointed that they never did any modifications to their car and tested it. It would have been interesting to see what numbers, and what their impressions would have been with a slightly modified GT-R. There are currently a few cars hitting the 10 second mark with a tune only, and many more in the low 11’s with minimal modifications.


Source : Inside Line

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

$1600 a month for 15 months!? Omg, what's the point? And that isn't car payment, insurance, or fuel? uh, GTR, I'm sorry but a wee bit expensive to own you are...

Item Reviewed: Inside Line Wrapup : Nissan GT-R Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Sean Morris