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#21 Oo oO Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:51 AM

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View Post2high2aim, on Sep 14 2008, 04:20 PM, said:

damn for a car in this price range there are a lot of issues. I think this car is really hard(expensive)  to maintain.  Also what is the WARRANTY about? whats the point I dont get what is covers if you have to pay for everything from your pocket. But I still love this beast.

Not sure what you mean, they are not paying for anything?  As for maint, most manufacturers do not cover that, Porsche certainly didn't cover main on our car.

I can't help but feel this review is being screwed up by the dealer - going back to one of the earlier entries this is what they told them when they called for the 1k POS:

""We haven't seen a GT-R in for service yet. Heck, we finally got two of 'em in the showroom just the other week. Bring it by anytime tomorrow. But to warn you, it's an extensive service so we'll need it all day."

And this of course -

"We are still waiting for our alignment equipment to arrive, so we can't check that for another week or two. But we will perform all prescribed inspections and confirm the engine and transmission are still calibrated to the correct factory specifications."

So clearly not experienced at all, and no, the service does not take all day especially when you don't have the alignment equipment actually required to complete the service correctly. Sure I know most dealers do not have much experience yet, but I have to wonder at their judgment.

It is too bad about the issues, this LTT has been thrown off course now.

Edited by Oo oO, 15 September 2008 - 09:51 AM.




#22 descartesfool Posted 15 September 2008 - 04:49 PM

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That is so not encouraging about reliability.



#23 speedracer Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:18 AM

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Get the lemonade ready, J/K hope everthing works out.  Thanks  for the write up as well.



#24 zeyd Posted 28 September 2008 - 04:06 PM

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great mileage



#25 MindlessOath Posted 08 October 2008 - 11:44 AM

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LMAO, thats a matter of opinion. keep your car and driver comments out of it man. GT-wing is ugly... but again, its a matter of opinion.



#26 zeyd Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:37 AM

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What is uglyness for each of us ...too complex. personnal and a little "petit"



#27 Oo oO Posted 09 October 2008 - 11:40 AM

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Direct link to the Thoughts from the Curb portion

http://www.carspace....s--Avoiding-the



#28 axolotl Posted 11 October 2008 - 05:04 PM

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View Postzeyd, on Oct 9 2008, 06:37 PM, said:

What is uglyness for each of us ...too complex. personnal and a little "petit"
a little petit? doesn't that just mean a little little? do you mean the spoiler's too small? looks ok to me but as everyone's saying it's only a matter of opinion



#29 Oo oO Posted 13 October 2008 - 07:35 AM

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Wow, surprisingly cheap shot...  

Of course miss the relevant prior car to encourage jeering comments

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#30 zeyd Posted 27 October 2008 - 03:29 AM

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ok this sucks


i wonder how this happen ? Don't seems to be a direct choc.

And hell, what about the fireextinguisher ? Did they mod it with something dangerous ?



#31 axolotl Posted 01 November 2008 - 05:55 PM

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View PostChuck_H, on Oct 29 2008, 07:55 PM, said:

2009 Nissan GT-R: No Automatic headlights?

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http://blogs.edmunds...headlights.html
we get them as standard with the premium edition GT-R here in the U.K.



#32 MC Posted 02 November 2008 - 03:31 AM

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im more  preoccupied with  why the  high beams arnt HID  .  i mean  my  Z had them


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#33 Davin Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:01 AM

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well the z had low and high via bixenon...i understand the low beam setup the gt-r has is a better setup. comparing it to the bixenon on my g35 i dont doubt it.
regarding the high beam, having the second reflector do xenon would have added cost im sure...and isnt done that often afaik (two independent pairs of xenon headlights in a car) the upshot thogh , is when we flash high beams we dont have to worry about the bulb life..



#34 zeyd Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:06 AM

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View Postaxolotl, on Nov 2 2008, 12:55 AM, said:

we get them as standard with the premium edition GT-R here in the U.K.


and rain detector too.



#35 STI2EVO2GTR Posted 04 November 2008 - 08:35 AM

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View PostChuck_H, on Oct 21 2008, 05:55 AM, said:

2009 Nissan GT-R: No Alignment Needed

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http://blogs.edmunds...ent-needed.html
so the transmission was changed. How weird, edmunds can launch the car a million times and they get their tranny replaced but for the average buyer nothing.



#36 zeyd Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:18 PM

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there was nothing wrong with the tranny



#37 toprpm Posted 07 November 2008 - 05:01 AM

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They have said , that dealer notice some leak that they didn't know about until the tranny was down. so the replace it. but edmund didn't notice any problem or glitchs on it.



#38 zeyd Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:53 AM

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fyi the windshield cost approx 800



#39 outlawz Posted 10 November 2008 - 05:37 PM

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i think this is one of the worst and biased blogs on the GT-R.  it's obvious that the edmund's guys were abusing the car from the beginning (would you care if it was a company toy?).  they go so far as to compare the looks of a GT-R to a chevy cobalt?  does anyone care that the car does not have automatic headlights?  just ridiculous.


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#40 mcduck Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:59 AM

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View PostChuck_H, on Nov 13 2008, 08:15 AM, said:

2009 Nissan GT-R: Is the GT-R's Transmission Really a Problem?

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http://blogs.edmunds...-a-problem.html
Not following their blog too closely, but this was good to read.  Perhaps having some auto industry press pointing out the tranny is not made of glass will calm folks down.  I hate for people who have broken their car, but clearly here is a car that has been driven hard a lot, but not abused, and it is still working fine.  Many others owners on this forum with similar experiences.  Wondering how many of the failures are actually abused cars (probably most if not all) and how many are actually part defects (5 transmissions out of 2500 cars would be a 0.2% failure rate which is actually pretty damn good given the stresses on a car like this).

Also interesting that they say they never signed the waiver.  WOndering if they didn't sign one at all or if they are expecting the LC to be specifically mentioned in the waiver (it is not, just a reference that you should adhere to the Owners/Warranty Manuals, where the VDC off info is actually printed).


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