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Hey Everyone,

Ive been following the boards but never really had the reason to post until now. I have a white 2010 gtr and have been contemplating on trading her in for a new 12. The car is stock with 9k miles. Do you think it would be worth trading her in for a 12. What is the average people are putting down on a trade up?

TIY

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Twenty-five to thirty thousand is a lot of mods for your '10-enough to get you '12 like performance, or more. Are the upgrades in the '12, such as auto headlights, backup camera, smoother ride, LED running lights, worth the cash, in your opinion? Is the security of a fresh warranty, without the hassle of explaining what mods you've done, worth the cash? It's a lot of money for not much of an upgrade. There are lots who have done it, but there are also those whom have put the money towards upgrades to their existing car. I think it comes down to a personal choice on the value/dollar you're getting.

Plus, can you find a '12 in the color you want at a price you're willing to pay? How much time and effort are you willing to spend searching?

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My 2cents: no. U can make ur 2010 perform better then a '12 for less then 5k when it comes to power. The cars are just to similar, Id wait for a more substantial model redesign then just a mid cycle freshening w 99% the same hardware.
 

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I have wondered the same thing, but decided to get a few mods to outrun a 2012.

If you bought a used 2012, the difference would only be about $15k plus tax if applicable in your state. You should be able to sell your white 2010 for about $67k. There is a blue 2012 for sale on the board asking $83k. I would guess you could find other 2012's for low $80's as they come up for sale.

I will probably upgrade to a 2012 in the next year or so.

Good luck on your decision.
 

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Not really worth getting a 12 yet if you already have a 10. You can easily mod your 10 with bolt ons, cobb, and a custom tune to be faster than the 12. WIth the new cobb alpha firmware, you can pretty much get LC4. Unless you like the new suspension, rear diffuser, strut bar, and daytime LEDs, no need for the 12.
 

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+1 for no.
 

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I am assuming most of you are basing your decisions on a used 2010 versus a new 2012.

What about used versus used? Is a used 2012 worth $15k more than a 2010 assuming both have about the same mileage? If it wasn't too much trouble to sell my 2010 I would personally do it. However, its much easier to call a vendor and order a couple basic mods and boost past the 2012
 
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