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Only 24 hours until my new car arrives....it's a GTR!

Discussion in 'Motors' started by NathWraith, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. mccarf

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 22, 2012

    Posts: 1,286

    I remember seeing one of these for the first time and I loved it. Even all these years later they still turn my head when I see one driving on the road. Excellent choice!
     
  2. Alex_6n2

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 24, 2007

    Posts: 2,638

    Location: Bristol

    100% agree.

    A few years ago I was shopping around for a hatchback. Ford quoted me a price for a Fiesta ST and a relevant PCP deal, so I went to the Audi garage round the corner and was quoted the same OTR price for an Audi A1. The PCP deal was more expensive however. I asked the salesman why the deal was so expensive in comparison to Ford, and he simply said "Because we're Audi, we're a premium brand. Look at this R8!"

    He wasn't too please when I discussed the Ford GT and that I think Audi are a middle of the road brand. Clearly Ford are a better finance company than Audi...

    Nice spec on the GTR OP
     
  3. Uncle_Gravy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2012

    Posts: 3,806

    Location: S.E Wales

    great purchase mate, the car is stunning, it's always been a dream car for me since i first saw it back in 08-09, hopefully i'll get to drive one, one day.
     
  4. Gibbo

    Commissario

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 30,234

    Location: OcUK HQ


    They are finally dipping under 30k, its taken some time but a few are there, gotta be careful though there is a lot of dogs as well but I've spotted what look like a couple of nice examples at 29-31k, huge amount of car for money even at 60k for a near new one, a 30k one is just bargaintastic.
     
  5. Andybtsn

    Don

    Joined: Oct 23, 2005

    Posts: 38,243

    Location: North Yorkshire

    I'm sure your Dad would approved greatly of this purchase. Fantastic car mate
     
  6. Scania

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 25, 2004

    Posts: 22,860

    Location: On the road....

    Just got home and viewed this thread on my 43" 4K screen instead of my crappy iPhone, wow! its beautiful, epic car.
     
  7. shadow_boxer

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 9, 2009

    Posts: 8,393

    Location: Stoke-On-Trent

    Lovely choice. What's the plan for the C63.
     
  8. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,879

    Location: Cheshire

    Gone now.

    Keep an eye out for it, well looked after car.
     
  9. rjk

    Caporegime

    Joined: Aug 8, 2007

    Posts: 25,240

    So glad I suggested it last. Great purchase. Can't wait to see it
     
  10. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,879

    Location: Cheshire

    So I have a leaky front driver side tyre.

    Warning came on last night, this morning its sat at 16psi. 30psi is standard.

    Pumped it back up to 30psi, no noises or damage visible.

    Annoying as tyres are brand new on the front and sourcing one Dunlop Run Flat GTR OEM Tyre seems to be a pain.

    However it could be a leaky TPMS valve.

    Not the best start to ownership!
     
  11. Kaeo

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 7, 2011

    Posts: 1,304

    Location: Edinburgh

    At least it's not a knocking or grinding from engine or gearbox. I'd be happy with that. :p
     
  12. Unisol Magic

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 24, 2013

    Posts: 151

    Very nice and welcome to the GTR club

    Should have my Knight Racer carbon fibre bonnet on my gun metal 15 plate by the end of next week

    I’ll try and remember to put a photo up
     
  13. kindai

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,022

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Likely culprit, I went through 5 replacements in my ownership.
     
  14. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,879

    Location: Cheshire

    This is true!

    Christ! I have full Nissan Warranty so its more the inconvenience. All Nissan Service centers are closed on Sunday but I'm gonna take it to the local tyre shop to see if there is anything obvious.
     
  15. Unisol Magic

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 24, 2013

    Posts: 151

    I have the same problem at the moment. Rear offside down to 26 which throws up the warning. It could be a coincidence of the cold weather and not reading correctly.

    Luckily I have a tyre place near my work that has nitrogen
     
  16. Sargeantpepper

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 12, 2006

    Posts: 137

    Location: Essex

    These have run flats! Never knew that.

    Lovely car fella
     
  17. tsinc80697

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Apr 10, 2006

    Posts: 7,649

    Location: North West

    Enjoy Nissan customer service :D You'll be better off at a local tyre shop than Nissan, shocking whenever I took my car to them.
     
  18. kindai

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,022

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Just mix some washing up liquid into water and spray it onto the valve after re-inflating to confirm. It will be a hairline crack on the TPMS collar most likely. Nothing any tyre places can do about it as the TMPS isnt serviceable. I always kept a spare to hand so my local tyre place could replace it, as you said, its the inconvenience.
     
  19. NathWraith

    Capodecina

    Joined: Dec 11, 2005

    Posts: 10,879

    Location: Cheshire

    I was surprised too!

    Yeah booked in at the local place at 1pm so we'll see what they can find.

    May give that a try if all else fails.
     
  20. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,038

    Location: Cheshire


    best scrap the car now then.