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Old 01-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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Love it or Hate it - this GTR is Fast...well then they say it broke!

Supposedly this car was putting out 600 hp and they launched 100 times using Launch Control before the tranny finally broke. Love it or Hate it.....this car definitly rocks...This is what performance looks like....at least temporarily. Had they beefed up the tranny....no one would be complaining about the capability of this car.

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Old 01-21-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Dude, there's nothing to hate about that car. . .it's is simply bad ass. . . the tranny can be an easy fix in the future also. . .

Wish I had the money for one. . .
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:36 PM   #3
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You know, if you have skill you can get to 0-60 in under 4 seconds w/o LC. Trust me, you're not really going to care about .5 of a second, it's still fast as hell.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:39 PM   #4
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I'm not going to argue it's not a bad@$$ car, but anyone can build a fast car that doesn't have any durability/reliability. Still, the future is bright for that car and it's only going to get faster.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:06 PM   #5
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I'll never say it's not fast. But even if they gave it to me for free, I'd rather have a ZR1.
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Old 01-21-2009, 04:44 PM   #6
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I'm not going to argue it's not a bad@$$ car, but anyone can build a fast car that doesn't have any durability/reliability. Still, the future is bright for that car and it's only going to get faster.
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I'll never say it's not fast. But even if they gave it to me for free, I'd rather have a ZR1.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:21 PM   #7
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Where is my clutch pedal?
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:08 PM   #8
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I hope I see that car there next time I'm at speed world! (With a new tranny)
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Old 01-21-2009, 11:35 PM   #9
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I have loved skyline longer than most on this website. But using the launch control a hundred times, and it broke? That doesn't scream quality to me. And it depresses the hell out of me. That car should be bad ass, all the f****** time. Not bad ass only when it leaves the shop. Plus you have to have a mechanic nearby that is specially trained to work on the damn thing. Which there are only a few. I like the new Skyline (ooops, i mean "GTR" sorry) but until all of the bugs are fixed the R34 is going to continue to be my favorite skyline!
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:17 AM   #10
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Widened and hardened gear sets are already in development, I was actually surprised that the first shop to announce upgrades is only a couple hundred miles away too. (South Side Performance).
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Old 01-22-2009, 01:06 AM   #11
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I respect the car, and have a pretty good feeling that Nissan will get it up to par by next year, even though it's taken a major blow, but my biggest gripe is that the damned thing is just so... unbelievably ugly.

Edit: And I'm a little miffed that MotorTrend stated that it's quality is "unsurpassed among supercars", because it's pretty damned far from it. In fact, right now it's quality is the laughing stock of supercars.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:42 AM   #12
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Off topic. .. Is the SS still going to have the launch control that was talked about? ? ? I haven't heard of it will have it or not now.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:58 AM   #13
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So a few trannies broke. We've had that here as well, it is a first model year. What do you expect.

Does everyone forget:
LT engines optispark
Camaro weak 10 bolts
GTO half shafts and rears
CTS-V rears breaking(and btw alot of them were denied warranty)

Every first model year has some issues, that being said I usually wait until the 2nd year is out.

Still I think it's a damn nice car especially for awd, but I'd rather have the Z06 anyday!
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:09 PM   #14
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I'll never say it's not fast. But even if they gave it to me for free, I'd rather have a ZR1.
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:29 PM   #15
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to who said the tranny is a easy fix. it costs 20k to replace
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:41 PM   #16
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to who said the tranny is a easy fix. it costs 20k to replace
He said the tranny is an easy fix in the future meaning that Nissan will likely improve it on next years cars...
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:26 PM   #17
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I'll never say it's not fast. But even if they gave it to me for free, I'd rather have a ZR1.
The ZR1 doesn't do itself justice by differentiating itself from the normal body style of the Z06 and other Vettes.

The GT-R does a damn good job of being it's own car and making sure when you see it, you know it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:40 PM   #18
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The ZR1 doesn't do itself justice by differentiating itself from the normal body style of the Z06 and other Vettes.

The GT-R does a damn good job of being it's own car and making sure when you see it, you know it.
I don't see any reason why the ZR1 needs to differenciate itself. It's a Corvette...and it looks like one. That's 50% of the reason I like it over the gtr -- I think the Nissan looks like a shoe.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #19
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Reasonable, respectful, mature comments about the GT-R.

This car is a marvel of technology, and Nissan has already removed the launch control.

I want every fun car. If I were rich, I'd have a warehouse full, and you can bet a GT-R would be in there.

And Porsche's, Ferrari's, crap loads of Pontiac's, Toyota's, Nissan's, Oldsmobiles, Lamborghini's, BMW's, Dodge, Ford, AMC, etc, etc., etc.

Since I'm not rich, and must choose one or two fun cars, I choose Corvette first, and Camaro second.

Due to my old busted back, the Corvette is no longer an option. Plus I never fit quite right in the Vette.

Camaro is much roomier, and is my first choice for my next vehicle purchase.
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Old 01-22-2009, 05:32 PM   #20
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The ZR1 doesn't do itself justice by differentiating itself from the normal body style of the Z06 and other Vettes.

The GT-R does a damn good job of being it's own car and making sure when you see it, you know it.
The old ZR1's were the same way. Did the SS or Z28 or ZL1 camaro not look like a camaro? I don't see how your argument holds any water.
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I don't see how your argument holds any water.
Arguments aren't designed to hold water. I was simply saying that if one was driving a Ferarri, it's distinctive, you know it. When you see a GT-R you know it. If one were a see a ZR1 you might not take it for a ZR1 right off the bat. For as awesome as it is, it should be different.

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:44 PM   #22
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The GTR is overhyped. Yes its fast, very fast. It has better performance than any car under $80 000. But while much has been made about GTR vs Z06, the elephant in the room has been the Viper which will outperform both (and try to kill you in the process). Then there is the transmission/launch control issue, and the claims of fudging the 'ring time, and the imediate price increase, the lack of improvement for the V-spec, etc. Impressive? Yes. Godzilla? Maybe, but there is still King Kong and others that put up an equal fight.

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I don't see any reason why the ZR1 needs to differenciate itself. It's a Corvette...and it looks like one. That's 50% of the reason I like it over the gtr -- I think the Nissan looks like a shoe.
Thats one bigass shoe then

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