The GTR has always been on my short list of cars I'd absolutely love to own.
I've recently developed my growing business to a point where I have $960 left every week after paying living expenses and tax. This is in Australian dollars.
Here in Australia, 2009-2010 GTR's go for $85,000-$100,000 with sub 100,000kms on the clock (most around 60-70k kms)
I haven't gotten an official quote, but going off the car loan calculators I've done, I can finance a GT-R for around $1200 per month or $300 per week over 7 years. This works out well as it's a car I'd like to keep for 10 years.
I have a lot of questions and will greatly appreciate any advice:
I've never financed a car before, what do I need to look out for?
When it comes to buying cars such as this, is financing the norm or do people generally save up and buy outright? I feel I'd rather finance the car whilst still saving $600ish per week rather than saving up 100k over a few years and then spending it all at once. Even though I'll end up paying around 20k in interest, it's more convenient IMO. However if this is a unresourceful outlook to have, fill me in. As I said I'm new to all this and I'm not quite sure how people usually do these things.
Now onto the car:
How reliable are 2010 models? I've heard there can be issues with the launch control.
What's the upkeep like? I gather tyres and servicing will be on the more expensive side but they're not exactly high frequency expenses. However of there's anything else I need to look out for, please let me know.
Does the novelty wear off? I feel it's a car that would always be a joy to own, but would love to hear from people who have owned one for a few years.
I could always go for an AMG C63 or E92 M3 for around half the price, but they don't fall into the "dream car" catagory where the GTR does. However if this is something that is going to cost me a whole lot more than I'm thinking it will, I'd like to know.
And finally, how does the GTR go as a daily driver? My assumption is that it'd be one of the most practical daily supercars available. My partner and I do have an SUV that we get around in for family things etc. so I'd be driving the GTR to work and back 4 times per week, which is a total or 24kms + I'd weekend drive it occasionally and likely get to the track 1-2 times per year. I dare say I'll average 80-120km per week so about 4000-5000 per year.
I know that was a lot of questions and all reponses will be greatly appreciated. I also hope I've given enough info.
Edited by Rbs750, 03 May 2021 - 09:59 PM.