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#1 Firzen Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:04 AM

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I'm mulling over an idea to buy a GT-R but the maintenance cost stories from people have gotten me a bit scared. Couple of GT-R owners that i've spoken to say that the maintenance is around $10,000 a year and they don't even track the cars, this is official dealer prices. They maybe drive their cars 10k miles per year MAXIMUM. This is a very big chunk of money if you look at the $ per mile ratio.

While surfing this forum i've read about transmission fails and a topic about approximate cost for owning a GT-R over a period of 100k miles which was $47,000. Including gas but excluding insurance etc.

Also a very important topic for me would be below zero temperatures and snow. I read under the Europe forum someones posts from Moscow saying that driving the GT-R in snow is completely fine and it handles very low temperatures well - if someone could add to this and/or confirm it that would be great.

As i would be tracking the car 3-4 times a year my main question is how often would the fluids have to be changed, what are their costs and which ones to put in? Transmission, brake fluid and engine oil.

I currently own an IS-F and from my experience ordering brakes, rotors etc from the dealer is overly expensive and completely pointless. For example front and rear brake pads for the IS-F cost a $1000 in total when ordering from the dealer, i bought aftermarket pads for $80 (the whole set) myself. Question here is how often would the pads and rotors have to be changed on a GT-R? And what is the average cost for aftermarket parts?

In general any feedback about the costs of owning a GT-R would be great. I estimate driving around 5k miles during "good weather" and 5k miles during snow/below zero temperatures, it would be my daily driver.

Thanks!



#2 ERR0RMACR0 Posted 05 August 2013 - 08:42 AM

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The dealer replacement costs could be accurate, however, you can significantly reduce the maintenance costs by DYI and ordering replacement parts online.


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FBO except factory catback on e85 full weight
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#3 vampyr Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:54 PM

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$10,000/yr is WAY too much for every year.
transmission service, every 18000 miles is ~$1,500.
brake replacement, ~$6,000 (this is dependant on your driving. I'm at 23000 miles and mine are fine).
~$2000 for a set of tires. (this may be an annual expense, depending on how hard you track it, otherwise about every 15000 miles would be about right)
Oil changes usually run at ~$150 each time.

Don't know about gas... I only drive mine about 5000 miles a year, and at current prices for me, it is about $50 to fill up.  Based on that, I'd guess maybe $1000 a year gas, more if you track it. (You only get about 3mpg when you track it)

Insurance shouldn't be much more than $3,000 a year as a high estimate.


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#4 shanet Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:32 PM

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I think the 10k is way high. if you don't drive the car like you stole it a set of tires will last all year so 1800-2000 for 1 set a year. oil change every 6k miles at $200 if you drive 12k a year that's $400
you should not need to replace the brakes every year unless you do a lot of tracking. I am not sure what all these gtr owners are doing with their car to spend 10k a year in service.



#5 Johnsteph10 Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:04 PM

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I, too, was initially a little hesitant about costs....but then I did some research.

Costs aren't that much more than other comparable vehicles (unless you track it and increase wear/turnover on expendable parts).

My research:

Buy Mobil-1 from Wal-Mart - plenty of them have it in 5 quart jugs for$24.97 (saving $$$$ by supplying it yourself if you take it in for oil changes).
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Buy replacement pads/rotors from any of the vendors on here (significant (ie: <50%) OEM cost).

Super Sport tires are about 60% of cost of the OEM Dunlops and offer better road (not track) performance and better wear.

My insurance went up $8/month (over the 4 door sedan I had before).

Gas - much more efficient that one would believe.  It is easy to get mid-to-high 20s on the highway and average high teens/20ish in city driving.  I get >10 mpg better fuel efficiency that my last car.  You also avoid the silly gas guzzler tax at purchase time.

I haven't done as much research on fluid replacements but I'm sure buying trans fluid, etc. through vendors on here will net equal savings vs.  buying at the dealers.

Honestly, I was a little worried but I research fairly intensely before purchase...

Just my $.02 ($.10 if purchased at the dealer).

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#6 FrankyGTR Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:12 PM

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lmfao at 10k a year


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#7 shanet Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:36 PM

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View PostFrankyGTR, on 05 August 2013 - 04:12 PM, said:

lmfao at 10k a year
maybe if your snorting lines of coke off a hookers ass and figuring that in to the cost of the car hehe kidding!



#8 ERR0RMACR0 Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

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View Postshanet, on 05 August 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:

maybe if your snorting lines of coke off a hookers ass and figuring that in to the cost of the car hehe kidding!

LOL


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Quickest and Fastest Showroom Stock GT-R: 10.79 @ 126.80mph

FBO except factory catback on e85 full weight
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Current Setup
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#9 Dntlvet Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:40 PM

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Track it hard and pay.
Mod it seriously and then learn what play really is about.



#10 Firzen Posted 06 August 2013 - 09:27 AM

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Thanks for all the replies guys. Feeling much better now about the expected costs.

Now just have to find a good one which is for sale :). Not that many of them here in Eastern Europe, will probably have to take a trip to Germany to get one.



#11 viccaerter Posted 06 August 2013 - 11:29 AM

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The car seems to be capable of handling all types of conditions.  However, snow driving would be best done on snow tires.  Fluid replacements vary by model year and by how hot they get. More specifics are avaiable on this forum if you are willing to search for them.

Edited by viccaerter, 06 August 2013 - 11:29 AM.



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#12 your girls next :-) Posted 06 August 2013 - 03:43 PM

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View Postshanet, on 05 August 2013 - 06:36 PM, said:

maybe if your snorting lines of coke off a hookers ass and figuring that in to the cost of the car hehe kidding!
LOL, that was great!!!!! That could be 10k a month. If they are prime hookers :dance:



#13 shawnhayes Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:24 AM

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View PostFirzen, on 06 August 2013 - 09:27 AM, said:

Thanks for all the replies guys. Feeling much better now about the expected costs.

Now just have to find a good one which is for sale :). Not that many of them here in Eastern Europe, will probably have to take a trip to Germany to get one.

Unless you track it, other than the labor for the more difficult oil changes, and the higher fluid costs (and three fluid reservoirs outside the oil), the maintenance costs are quite reasonable.

Shawn



#14 Firzen Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:11 PM

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View Postshawnhayes, on 07 August 2013 - 05:24 AM, said:

Unless you track it, other than the labor for the more difficult oil changes, and the higher fluid costs (and three fluid reservoirs outside the oil), the maintenance costs are quite reasonable.

Shawn

I am planning to track it but maybe 3-4 times a year.



#15 droptopp Posted 07 August 2013 - 05:39 PM

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Brakes will be your largest cost tracking it and there are plenty of options for you ie. Stillen.

You play you pay. Any legitimate track car in this class will raise your maintenance.

I just did a whole set J Hook rotors and Project MU pads installed for $3500.

The rest of what you heard for maintenance costs of $10k is complete nonsense.

Edited by droptopp, 07 August 2013 - 05:40 PM.




#16 enshiu Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:50 PM

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lol 10K $ I could buy another car with that.

DIY does save a lot of money.


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View PostBroham, on 25 November 2012 - 11:47 AM, said:

THis is by no means a "glass" transmission that dies at 450 wtq.

View PostSpecG, on 18 December 2012 - 07:13 PM, said:

As for me, I am pure physics and engineering based.. so my first and foremost importance is on atomization.. getting best mixture of fuel and air particles for complete combustion. and come on.. Combustion have been in the world for hundreds of years.. its not rocket science.

View PostTheHitman™, on 30 December 2012 - 06:57 AM, said:

Been working with enshiu on my car for the past 2 days. This guy is a mad scientist. He knows his stuff about GT-Rs. We spent the past few days changing brakes, rotors and upgrading my gotboost full intercooler piping.

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The GTR is never the prom queen. But she's always the girl you should marry.

#17 renffoh Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:41 PM

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10k? Geez, do some better research dude, and dont do it on other car forums-- they like to spread the urban legends like this.

The biggest expense that adds up are mods!



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#18 ERR0RMACR0 Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:50 AM

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View Postrenffoh, on 11 August 2013 - 11:41 PM, said:

The biggest expense that adds up are mods!

+1 LOL


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Quickest and Fastest Showroom Stock GT-R: 10.79 @ 126.80mph

FBO except factory catback on e85 full weight
10.19 @ 134.73mph

Current Setup
9.75 @ 146.87mph

#19 droptopp Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:12 PM

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View PostERR0RMACR0, on 12 August 2013 - 02:50 AM, said:


+1 LOL

Lol good point you will have $10k wrapped up after the first 24hrs $20k within two weeks hahaha




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