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Guys this isn’t even close, Viper all the way!!! I love my GTR, it’s fast and it’s a good looking car but no way is it even close to owning a Viper. Driving a Viper is a lot more engaging and fun to drive and if your looking to be noticed you’ll instantly be a celebrity if that’s what your looking for. I personally think it’s as close to owning a supercar as you can get. And no I don’t think it’s a supercar but the reaction you get from other car enthusiasts is on par with some low end exotics….
I have this exact issue with the GTR. It is to the point where I can't stop at a gas station to fill up without someone trying to ask me about the car. I skip going to the car wash during the day because last time I was there at normal hours I had 3 people in the bay with me talking to me about the car as I was washing it. I always get people at stoplights trying to talk to me all while taking pictures, it has got to the point where I don't even look over at other cars when I'm stopped because I don't want to engage in conversation. Maybe it is the area I live?
 

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Luke,

Where do you live? I'm in Orange County in SoCal and I don't have that issue at all. Occasionally I get comments, but nothing like that.
I'm in south Denver near Cherry Hills / Denver Tech Center. There is no shortage of high end cars around my area but I have seen very few GTRs. It also probably doesn't help I have bright red CCWs lol.

If the 303 part of your name means you're in Denver, the behavior is all too familiar. I've only been out here three years and two+ with the GTR. Never really got that type of interest in SoCal for obvious reasons with so many GTRs out there along with other cars to gawk at. It's just on another level here. Most are positive comments and I at least try to acknowledge the genuine interest of those who just haven't seen one in person. A lot of them are car guys who just want to chat but I could see how it could get old especially if you're trying to get something done. Can't imagine what it's like for the Lambo guys.
Glad it isn't just me! Recently while filling up I had a 7 11 clerk run out into the parking lot and yell that he wanted to race me... In his Kia that has a turbo. I politely declined saying it would probably be a pretty close race but that started more conversation with others at the station. It is weird to say but if I need to go somewhere quick and not risk someone stopping me to talk about my car I take my Evo 9 which is pretty ridiculous in its own right. The only time I get asked about the Evo is from people who know a decent amount about cars.
 
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