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Guys,

I've narrowed it down to 3 GTR's (all are black):

2009 26k miles, clear bra, 1 owner, tires/brakes @ 50%, warranty till 4/2012.....$59,000

2009 21k miles, 1 owner, dealer says tires are "new" but brakes never changed, warranty till 11/2011.....$62,000

2009 26k miles, 1 owner, previous auction car, carfax says tires were changed at 17k and 23k and brakes never changed, warranty till 12/2011...$58,500

It seems like option #1 would be my best bet but I wish it just had a tad less mileage...what do you guys think! Unless something amazing pops up I'm going to move on one of these this week! Any opinions would be appreciated! Thanks!
 

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1st one looks good if everything checks out, and paint/body look good.
 

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+1 first choice
 

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were the brakes replaced on the first car?....and if so did they put new pads and rotors on?
 

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Pick the one that is in the best overall condition, flicker data, paint, etc. A couple G's either way doesn't really make much difference ...
 

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Make sure the 18k mile service was done. That's around $2,000 at the dealer.

Can't go wrong with black. Good luck.
 

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I confirmed with dealer (different than that of the selling dealer) that the transmission fluid was changed on the first car. The service advisor informed me that the owner brought his own transmission fluid as well.
 

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Where are all these GT-Rs for under $60k? Every damn place I call will not go under $60k no matter what. Even when the car has been on there lot for 2+ months. Idiots.

The greed factor when it comes to selling a GT-R is going to push me to the Z06 or CTS-V.
 

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Where are all these GT-Rs for under $60k? Every damn place I call will not go under $60k no matter what. Even when the car has been on there lot for 2+ months. Idiots.

The greed factor when it comes to selling a GT-R is going to push me to the Z06 or CTS-V.
Looks like 60k is the magic number.
 

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All over 20k miles though, that is why price is low. Would you not be better spending more to get a car with much lower miles? There are plenty of them out there or is price the deciding factor?
 

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Well it looks like option one and three were sold. I had the first one go through a 3rd party inspection and as suspected there were quite a bit of dings/scratches all over it and the front tires were completely bald. I decided to try and get it for an even lower price but the dealer sold it to someone else before they would agree on the lower price. Maybe a blessing in disguise?
 

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All over 20k miles though, that is why price is low. Would you not be better spending more to get a car with much lower miles? There are plenty of them out there or is price the deciding factor?
Miles don't mean anything, Its all how the car was cared for, Mine has 44k miles, and i bet it runs and drives better then alot with 1/2 the miles

I have seen cars (not GTRs) that had 10k or less miles that were beat to hell, Just because it has low miles doesn't mean you are getting a better car, Just means you are getting one with less miles
 

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Miles do not mean anything when you know how those miles were done. Unfortunately buying used is very hard to verify. I am sure the general consensus is that most people would prefer a low mileage car. All a matter of personal preference.
 

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Do you know if any of those were launched with VDC off or modified? I would have a Nissan dealership check black box data, if possible.
 

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I think Hollywood confirmed this with car 1. Any car that has higher mileage will have been subjected to more time on the road and therefore the increased chance of chips, damage etc as well as the increase of wear on components. It sounds like you got a very good deal. I am stil searching.
 

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I really feel it is a mistake to pick a used GTR with the greatest emphasis being on selling price. IMO, You should shop for cars in the range of market value for a given model year, miles, and color. Then look closely at vehicle condition and make a choice. There will always be someone who paid less, but that doesn't mean they got a better deal....
 

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I really feel it is a mistake to pick a used GTR with the greatest emphasis being on selling price. IMO, You should shop for cars in the range of market value for a given model year, miles, and color. Then look closely at vehicle condition and make a choice. There will always be someone who paid less, but that doesn't mean they got a better deal....
Your reply should be a sticky.
 

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I really feel it is a mistake to pick a used GTR with the greatest emphasis being on selling price. IMO, You should shop for cars in the range of market value for a given model year, miles, and color. Then look closely at vehicle condition and make a choice. There will always be someone who paid less, but that doesn't mean they got a better deal....
After seeing the condition of the GTR that I had an inspection done on..I agree with you completely. My mind set had been to find the cheapest Black GTR under 30k miles. I found out that it was the cheapest one for a reason. I believe it would have taken at least $3000 to get it back to tip top shape and at that price point I could find one that was well kept.
 
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