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Hey fellas,

I was thinking about selling my GT-R for either a 2010+ 4-door M3 or V10 M5 with manual transmissions. Which do you guys think is the better choice for a fun daily driver and kid taxi? I have a relatively short commute (30 minutes one-way) and never have a passengers in my car except for my kids.

I've been using the GT-R daily and have enjoyed it very much. However, it has been a little impractical shuttling my kids back and forth from school and other kid destinations everyday. I do find it a hassle to fold and move the passenger seat forward daily to let my youngest jump in the back. Also, I find it a little boring to drive at legal speeds. Does anyone else feel the same way about the GT-R when driven non-aggressively and not in berserk mode? I wonder if the M3 would be more fun to drive at lower speeds during the daily grind? I do like the engine sounds better on the BMW's.

When I do get the rare occasion to open up the GT-R or blast it around a corner or freeway ramp I LOVE IT! The car's abilities are just breathtaking and pulse quickening. I am so impressed by the GT-R's ability to make fast driving in the twisties look so easy. I just think it doesn't start getting really fun until you are in license jeopardizing speeds.

Will I be happy with a 4-door M-car? Or will I absolutely regret selling the GT-R?

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You are banished, lock this thread now before all hell breaks loose ! LOL
 

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More fun to drive at lower speeds during daily grind? I don't even get what that is suppose to mean. I find M3/M5's terribly boring.

I couldn't image trading my GTR in for one of those. If you think the exhaust sounds better on an M3, you need to put in some straight pipes on your GTR. The stock exhaust system is horrible.

I have a friend who has an M3 and its like it is not even there when parked next to my GTR.
 

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Get a van lol... keep your GTR...
 

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Don't do it. I made this mistake and I sold my 2010 GT-R in April and I "replaced" it with a 2011 BMW 550iX with a Dinan stage 2 tune on it (501HP and 580 ft/lbs tq) and it's not even close to a GTR in performance or fun factor. I miss the GTR so much that I'm searching for a '12 or maybe waiting for the '13. Nothing I've owned or driven compares to the GTR and I've driven M3's, 911's and owned a C63. I think the GTR is an amazing car but we might take it for granted after having it for a while. It's only when you change it for something else that you realize how good it really is. Just my 10c
 

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Don't do it. I made this mistake and I sold my 2010 GT-R in April and I "replaced" it with a 2011 BMW 550iX with a Dinan stage 2 tune on it (501HP and 580 ft/lbs tq) and it's not even close to a GTR in performance or fun factor. I miss the GTR so much that I'm searching for a '12 or maybe waiting for the '13. Nothing I've owned or driven compares to the GTR and I've driven M3's, 911's and owned a C63. I think the GTR is an amazing car but we might take it for granted after having it for a while. It's only when you change it for something else that you realize how good it really is. Just my 10c
Oh man a 550iX? What made you think after driving a GTR that a 550iX would suffice?
 

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The GTR is so good that 0-60 mph in 2.57 s, 0-100 mph in 5.9 s feels slow. These numbers are good enough for 2nd best at Road and track database behind the Veyron SS and all on street tires. Driven my friend's 2011 M3, no power at all. Spoiled by the tuned GTR. This is my opinion, everyone is different.
 

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Wait till Skyliner gets a look at your question........I'm actually a bit scared at what he may do lmao!
 

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Don't do it. Everything else pretty much feels slow, especially when you tune the GT-R. That M3 or M5 will be really boring in comparison.

You need to mod your car....
 

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v10 m5 is smg only and it's such a shIt gearbox in that car
 

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Sometimes it takes the voice of reason to find the right direction. Make that the many voices of reason.


I think the simple answer to my dilemma is to get another car to share daily driving duties with the GT-R. I was thinking about this before, but never did it.

I also need to start modding my car. I just got hung up with concerns of voiding the warranty. I'm gonna do it!

Thanks guys for bringing me back to reality.
 

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Well since you need the extra space in the back seat, I understand why you want to trade, especially if it is the only car you will be driving. I had the E60 M5 for 3 years and sold it last month and purchased a 2011 GT-R. I am waiting for the car to arrive. I've also had 2 different generation M3s so I am a big M car fan. I won't tell you which one is the better car because you probably know the answer. Plus, it's not just the performance that matters. Its the whole package and what matters is that you want to drive the car that fits your lifestyle and needs.

Assuming that you've made up your mind about the trade and getting the M5, I would only consider M5 with SMG. With manual transmission, it's a totally different car and not a good one, in my opinion. However, between the 2 cars, I would pick the M3 sedan with M-DCT. It has a far superior transmission than the the outdated SMG and the car itself is more fun to drive. Both cars are phenomenol past 5K rpm but pretty sedate in lower rpm, just like your GT-R. In fact I reckon GT-R is more tolerable driving slow than the high revving normally aspirated M cars. Bottom line, neither M car is going to offer you more excitement commuting to and from work or talking the kids to school etc. They'll offer more luxury and comfort but that's about it. If that is what you want, then do it, otherwise, if you have any doubts, keep the GT-R.
 

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I can relate to the struggles of trying to make a GTR a family guy car. It's tough putting kids in and out of the cramped back seat.

I'd suggest maybe at least trying out the Audi S4 though if you are going to go that route. Great riding car. Still pretty peppy. Not gtr peppy, but nothing to sneeze at.

Good luck to you on your search!
 

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I can relate to the struggles of trying to make a GTR a family guy car. It's tough putting kids in and out of the cramped back seat.

I'd suggest maybe at least trying out the Audi S4 though if you are going to go that route. Great riding car. Still pretty peppy. Not gtr peppy, but nothing to sneeze at.

Good luck to you on your search!
+1 on the S4. Picked a 2012 up a couple months ago.....great car.
 
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