The GT-R is my dream car. I am sure many, if not all, of you can relate to that. I am relatively poor. While I have a decent sized savings I have a low income job. I have spent my entire working life budgeting my money for many different aspects of my life, including acquiring my dream car. It is hard to have fun and enjoy life in the moment when practically every dime of the money you make is held for the future. It takes a lot of dedication and self control, especially when I was a young man, to pass on many things. My budget for a GT-R has accumulated to 50k to buy one outright with. I am 30 now so the years left to enjoy my dream car like a little kid are getting less and less. I completely understand that 50k is not a lot of money for a vehicle like the GT-R and I am going to end up getting what I pay for. I could keep saving and saving and saving but at some point I need to pull the trigger. I cannot save fast enough and I am finally at a point where I could buy one. I have also never drove a GT-R in my life.
Let's get down to the reason why I am here, aside from hopefully being a future GT-R owner like yourselves. What I really need is advice based on my budget from you more experienced car enthusiasts who were able to get their dream car. I am hoping for some opinions from the highly valued GT-R community.
-First thing is first. I am not really sure what I should be looking for with only 50k. By that I mean year/mileage. I have seen a few different GT-Rs in this price range that vary from 2009s with less than 10k miles up to 2014s with 50k+ miles.
-I don't plan on driving the GT-R that much. I already don't drive much currently. I doubt I would even put 5k miles per year on any vehicle I buy - even if it is a cheap $1500 beater.
-I live in a poor area (income wise) where it snows for what seems like 6-8 months out of the year. The roads are in terrible condition as well (uneven, large potholes, ect) and salt is used to manage the ice. I also do not have a garage to store the GT-R in during the winter so even if I don't drive it, it will just be sitting in snow.
-My main concern is I only get one chance at this dream. If I buy a GT-R that ends up faulty or needing expensive repairs shortly after I buy it then I won't be able to keep it running and probably wouldn't be able to resell it. I doubt I can get a GT-R with a warranty and I would not be able to afford to replace parts major parts if they fail, like the transmission. I really, really, really doubt I will ever be able to buy a second GT-R if my first buy ends up bad.
It is extremely plausible that, for someone like me, the dream of owning a GT-R can only be just a dream. I am hoping for some opinions about the type of GT-R I should be looking for with 50k or if I should even bother given my circumstances. I am really open to opinions about anything given the situation. I just want to make sure I go about this the right way. I am a reader so don't be shy in your replies. There can never be too many details.
Thanks in advance for your time, knowledge, and experience.