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You are in the Nissan GT-R
What is this discussion about?
#244 of 271 Re: why 2009 Nissan GT-R overpriced [paisan]
May 19, 2008 (5:36 am)
They can, but then it wouldn't garner the MAP and the allure of a "supercar".
That's why I actually like GM's marketing strategy for the Corvette better. Its a budget supercar. Its the performance and the name that sells it, not exclusivity. And because of that, they'll build about as many as are ordered. And it hasn't watered down the allure of the Z06.
Nissan has the performance and the name 'GT-R' behind it as well. If a select few are willing to pay 5-figures over sticker for it, even more people would be willing to pay sticker. I honestly think everyone would benefit from it, especially Nissan.
On the other hand, they might not want to throw them all out there the first year. Give us a taste and test the waters before ramping up production. Hard to tell before they have even started selling here.
#245 of 271 2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R
May 18, 2008 (12:02 pm)
Why don't GM or whoever makes this car cut the chase and make enough of those vehicles... Yes, it is very fast, but people don't have to pay a speculative 8 grand over MSRP just because the car maker artifitially limits it's production.
#246 of 271 Re: 2009 Nissan Skyline GT-R [kuk]
May 21, 2008 (3:01 am)
they might not want to throw them all out there the first year.
If there are say 40,000 people that want one in 2009, that's probably the limit to their market. Maybe another 20,000 people will become legitimately ready to purchase this car in the next decade? Not everyone in America is going to have one in their driveway, no matter how good of a performer it is.
So why build 60,000 in year one and basically sell yourself out of the market instead of average 6000 a year for 10 years?
And since our economy is based on growth, they have to 'ramp up' production to look like they are doing 'the same' year after year.
Though I agree, they should have started with more than 1000-1500. The markups will be significant for that reason.
And you already know its not GM that makes it.
#247 of 271 Re: why 2009 Nissan GT-R overpriced [bigmclargehuge]
May 30, 2008 (2:36 am)
Gee, you people really do your research research, don't you? Nissan can't supply more cars because the engines and the transmission are hand built which limits their production to only a thousand a month. If you want the shell alone, you can get it right away. You people wouldn't be complaining if this was a Porche with twice the pricetag and they told you that you would recieve it by the year 2010.
#248 of 271 Re: why 2009 Nissan GT-R overpriced [ace47]
Jun 02, 2008 (5:58 pm)
Also on a world level, the GT-R is at least on par if not far past that of the Vette. The previous generation GT-Rs were/are highly sought after vehicles.
On a side note, I was in an R8 over the weekend at Pocono Raceway at our NASA Northeast HPDE and the car is fairly amazing, and I'm not an Audi fan at all.
#249 of 271 nissan skyline 2009
Jun 29, 2008 (8:52 pm)
i would really love to get a hold of one of this beauties, but i heard that to replace the breaks is going to cost $6,000 dollars since you will have to replace all discs, and if you have a problems with a tire you will have to replace all tires d/t computerized traction
#250 of 271 Re: nissan skyline 2009 [ajgarcia]
Jun 30, 2008 (5:22 pm)
Any AWD car needs the tires to be replaced in sets of 4 due to the AWD system.
Rotors should be replaced in pairs on all cars.
I'm not sure the rotors will cost $5000 but they might cost $1000 for rotors and pads on the GTR, not uncommon for a near super-car.
#253 of 271 Re: nissan skyline 2009 [paisan]
Oct 09, 2008 (5:52 am)
$1000 for rotors and pads? Not uncommon for a 10 year old BMW 3-series. In fact, that would be cheap. And you have to replace the rotors every time you replace the pads.