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2011 Nissan Skyline GTR 28 19.86%
2008/2009 Porsche 997 GT3 113 80.14%
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #141
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I wish I could afford to make this decision.

I say GT3 RS.
I'm too big for the race seats in the RS and the 2010+ RSs are $120k+.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #142
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #143
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You only heard one gtr with that problem? Damn I can name over 10 in the tri state lol.

Nissan put out a notice for it. So it's a free fix, just a sad 2-5 days without the car though
Well yeah, only one car around here. I've driven a few that had worn out bearings at around 40k miles and made noise/vibration (one of them at 22k or so) but only the one that actually failed and had to be towed in. I think all of them were 2009 or 2010 models also. So yeah the bearing is a common wear part, but so is a throwout bearing in a car with manual transmission and similar horsepower. I think GTRs are pretty much bulletproof as long as you don't stress the AWD or transmission beyond what they were designed to do. They don't like being driven in tight spaces or in traffic, that's for sure.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:06 PM   #144
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The GT3 makes no sense at all in this case. The GT3 is a "stripped" track model. If you are looking for a track car, the GTR is far superior and MUCH MUCH faster. So, as a MACHINE, the GT3 isn't even in the running against the GTR, since if all you want is a track monster, the GTR is far superior. Now, if you want a fast daily driver, a GTR vs a regular Carrera of your choosing would make a lot more sense. This is where the GTR loses to the Porsche. It loses on the name. It loses on the curb appeal. It loses on the panty dropping factor. However, like I said, as a driving machine who's sole purpose is fast laptimes, there isn't really a contest.
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A Porsche chassis engineer took a standard GT-R bought in the United States with regular road tires, and tested it on the same day against a Porsche 911 GT2 and a Porsche 911 Turbo. According to Porsche, the GT-R posted a time of 7m 54s, with the 911 Turbo managing 7m 38s and the 911 GT2 getting down to 7m 34s.
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The GT3 makes no sense at all in this case. The GT3 is a "stripped" track model. If you are looking for a track car, the GTR is far superior and MUCH MUCH faster. So, as a MACHINE, the GT3 isn't even in the running against the GTR, since if all you want is a track monster, the GTR is far superior. Now, if you want a fast daily driver, a GTR vs a regular Carrera of your choosing would make a lot more sense. This is where the GTR loses to the Porsche. It loses on the name. It loses on the curb appeal. It loses on the panty dropping factor. However, like I said, as a driving machine who's sole purpose is fast laptimes, there isn't really a contest.
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I got some good news today...a job offer with a decent bump in pay. I already have an 05 ZCP M3 and I'm getting the itch to pick up a second car sometime next year. I've narrowed it down to a new Nissan Skyline GTR and a used (08-09) 997 GT3. Which one would you pick and why? I'm leaning towards the GT3 but the GTR can be such a monster with some mods.
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The GT3 makes no sense at all in this case. The GT3 is a "stripped" track model. If you are looking for a track car, the GTR is far superior and MUCH MUCH faster. So, as a MACHINE, the GT3 isn't even in the running against the GTR, since if all you want is a track monster, the GTR is far superior. Now, if you want a fast daily driver, a GTR vs a regular Carrera of your choosing would make a lot more sense. This is where the GTR loses to the Porsche. It loses on the name. It loses on the curb appeal. It loses on the panty dropping factor. However, like I said, as a driving machine who's sole purpose is fast laptimes, there isn't really a contest.
I'll probably only have time to do about 5-7 track days a year so I'm definitely not strictly looking for a track car (if I did, I'd go in a completely different direction). I'll definitely drive the car more around town on the weekends and after I get back from work.
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I'll probably only have time to do about 5-7 track days a year so I'm definitely not strictly looking for a track car (if I did, I'd go in a completely different direction). I'll definitely drive the car more around town on the weekends and after I get back from work.
The GTR has more room inside, with larger seats than the Porsche GT3 and will likely be a better DD. If you have to deal with a lot of traffic the DCT in the GTR may also be the better option than the manual only Porsche GT3.

I didn't read through all of this thread, but look into a 997 Porsche Turbo which is around $75-80k IIRC. This car would be a bit better than the GT3 as far as DD goes and is obviously a Porsche which is going to be better build quality, be more recognizable, respectable and panty dropper. If you raise your budget you can also look into the Turbo PDK if you are worried about traffic.

Everyone has their limit of what they are willing to put up with as a DD. some people can DD a GT3 RS, Lotus Elise/Exige, and others can't DD anything short of a 7 series/S class. The GTR or the Turbo may be the fastest around a track, but will lack the fun, driver involved experience of a GT3 or GT3 RS. If the car is going to be an occasional, nice weather DD I would probably take the GT3 RS if it was an option. The GT3 vs Turbo vs GTR would be a difficult decision.
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Did not know the gtr will beat the gt3 by so much..
damn, didn't know the gtr was also faster then the gt3 rs also..


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damn, didn't know the gtr was also faster then the gt3 rs also..


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The things that I would consider are.

What the car would be used for.
Cost of maintenece when the car goes out of warrenty.
Cost of insurance.
Aftermarket parts avaliability.
Cost of the aftermarket parts vs cost of factory parts.

Etc.

I'd go on a GTR and GT3 forum and look around there as well.

Again. I'd go for the new GTR vs a used Porshe.
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That may be the case but, When you sit in the GTR do you really just concentrate on how cheap the interior is? Or do you simply not care?

I mean look at the corvette. People don't buy them for the interior. They buy them because they're beast.
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The interior of the GTR does not feel cheap. It's not a Ferrari or Bentley but you guys are complete idiots if you think the GTR has an interior comparable to a Corvette. The materials are absolutely fine, the seats are wicked comfortable (wouldn't hesitate to drive across the country,) and the dash layout is intuitive and nice. It's not like you're driving around with the equivalent of a Sentra interior just because it's the same brand. It's the same comparable quality as the R34/R33/R32 were in their day.

My main gripe with the interior of the GTR is the center console area by the shifter. You can't keep anything there because it will either scratch the painted surface or fly all around inside the car, or both.
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The GT3 makes no sense at all in this case. The GT3 is a "stripped" track model. If you are looking for a track car, the GTR is far superior and MUCH MUCH faster. So, as a MACHINE, the GT3 isn't even in the running against the GTR, since if all you want is a track monster, the GTR is far superior. Now, if you want a fast daily driver, a GTR vs a regular Carrera of your choosing would make a lot more sense. This is where the GTR loses to the Porsche. It loses on the name. It loses on the curb appeal. It loses on the panty dropping factor. However, like I said, as a driving machine who's sole purpose is fast laptimes, there isn't really a contest.
You drive a S2000, you should know faster lap times != better track car.
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The interior of the GTR does not feel cheap. It's not a Ferrari or Bentley but you guys are complete idiots if you think the GTR has an interior comparable to a Corvette. The materials are absolutely fine, the seats are wicked comfortable (wouldn't hesitate to drive across the country,) and the dash layout is intuitive and nice. It's not like you're driving around with the equivalent of a Sentra interior just because it's the same brand. It's the same comparable quality as the R34/R33/R32 were in their day.

My main gripe with the interior of the GTR is the center console area by the shifter. You can't keep anything there because it will either scratch the painted surface or fly all around inside the car, or both.
I don't know about anybody else but I didn't compair the interior of the GTR against the Corvette. All I'm saying is that people buy the corvette NOT for the interior QUALITY. (Not layout.) But because the thing is a beast. Same would go for the GTR. (If the interior quality is lacking, IDK. I haven't seen one in person.)
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