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Can GT-R be a daily use car?

Discussion in 'The Malaysian Skyline Club' started by picks, May 25, 2007.

  1. Liner

    Liner Senior Member
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    Not to mention if its parking under a open area, the car is under the scorching heat and many rubber elements will go eventually, bubbles at the dashboard and so on.

    I thought that the megal mall basement area near the escalators are pretty ok?
    So looks like if a average income earner with no reserved parking and it has to be a daily, the GTR is definately a no go even in standard form huh...
     
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    i been keeping track of this thread for some time and it leads to no where. :confused:

    To be use as daily driven car or not, is really up to each individual. If you can afford to drive it everyday, then by all means do so, if you can't then just drive it during the weekend or as minimal as possible, or and only or just buy it and park it at home for your viewing pleasure only.
    I think that's the conclusion... :smokin:. Too bad I don't own a Skyline, else I would drive it everyday. But I do drive my FD almost everyday....
     
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    Can't agree with you more. This thread has no purpose. Yes the GTR can be daily driven but not by everyone. If you can afford it, great! If you can't, then well life's not fair I guess.

    One of my daily drivers is worse than the GTR, no rear seats, purely two seater also, Z33. But I think the FD would be harder to live with :wavey:
     
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    pimpin: oh no.. the Z33 is not meant to be a daily driven car? damn.. i thought of buying it and b my daily driven car :p~ anyways, i still want it.. hehe..

    about the GTR as a daily driven car.. hmmm.. russ has been driving it everyday when he's back home for 6 weeks until we 'checked' it into desmond's workshop :) he enjoys driving his car around.. so it just depends on different individuals >.<
     
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    nicole, daily driven or not, is really up to you... If you can do it, then by all means do it...


     
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    Its fine if you don't have kids (which I don't neither do I plan to!) and boot space is decent - there are instructions on how to fit more than 1 golf bag inside :rofl:

    But careful when you buy one, so so so so so so many dodgy ones out there; mine has the seatbelt tags intact, legit AP, etc. I got a stock '03 and spent about 80k on it so far but driven only 4,000kms since I've owned it :driver:

    Sell to you lah, 200k cheap cheap
     
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    wah! with bodykit? i find the amuse bodykit damn niceeeeeeeeeee.. hehe.. btw, the Z is black?? and what mods u have?

    ps: can u pm me instead? don't want to hijack this thread with a Z topic :p~
     
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    One last off topic post and I'm done! :wavey:

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    One last off topic post and I'm done! :wavey:

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    i think those practicality and fuel consumption are two of the main issues here. driving client in your gtr, i dont think got any problem with that. but again, you may want to find another car to ferry the client. maybe more appropriate.

    and also, you mentioned about novelty. good points.
     
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    It is not mainly on how much the consumption is. First, the Skyline is quite a wide and lengthy car, and I believe most would have huge 18" or 19" wheels, lowered to the shits, twin-plate clutch, loud exhaust etc etc. Imagine getting in and around KL and PJ during peak lunch or office hours, rain, jam and parking would be alot to put up with.

    And remember, that is on top of what you are suppose to be concentrating - Work!

    I for one would not fancy getting stuck in a jam in a Skyline trying to force my way out and around Malaysian traffic ...
     
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    It's not pratical if you don't have the $$$$ and vice versa!!!! Done..... I know few that drive their GTRs to work.....
     
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    Question for the not-so rich people - how much headaches do you have servicing and maintaining your R34 GTR skyline - getting and waiting for parts etc.
     
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    That's why buying is easy, maintaining is harder..... Make sure you're financial healthy to enjoy the ride....
     
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    whatever it is,all depends on the depth of your pocket i think...
     
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    So far so good. "Touch wood!"

    But really, if you left it stock it wouldn't give you problems. The moment you modify any car, expect headaches. But for aftermarket, unless you want a complete Tomei engine, most shops would have stock (exhaust, coolers, gauges - the usual upgrades).
     
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    Tie Rods, Bushes, ATTESSA Plates?

    I think there would be headaches....

    BNR GTR34 is not a mass market car - may only 50+ in KValley.

    No many place to buy - must have kaki/lubang
    Waiting....
    Expensive..Fedex
    Need to buy $$$$ Volume to Get Service - or fly kite....
    Mechanic not experienced...
    ???


    Waiting...waiting...headache...waiting....
     
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    I been driving my car for works about 3 month since after i sold off my work car, take my advice. DON'T do it, cause when i compare my car with some other R34 GTR, their car condition look soo perfact cause the hardly drive it and my the PETROL really kill me, like Min RM40 per day. 2 or 3 day a full tank. Next would be my parts cause alot of it since to be wearing off.

    I have twin plate clucth but i dont have much problem with jam, you just need to pratice and get use to it.

    Parking is kinda hard because i have nimo kit on but then again i can have priority in some place, like park on their front door or something, just say my car could not get into their car park.
     
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    Lorry or Tractors can also be daily drives... but weather its practical or not is a different story.. Some people can also ride bicycle to work if they love doing it :)
     
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    rm40 per day ? How much kms are you travelling per day? Anyone else using the GT-R as a daily? Looks like its really not practical at all driving a GT-R to work or use it as a daily. Would the GTT's be any different ? Opinions anyone?
     

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