Last post on Jul 15, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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Chevrolet Corvette, Nissan GT-R, Car Comparisons, Coupe
#20 of 42 Re: It's a bargain super car [nickdago]
Nov 14, 2008 (1:32 pm)
Gee, that sounds about as bad as GM having a bulletin out about transmission noises.
They are not required to fix transmissions with "marbles in a coffee can" noises with the 6AT. Their bulletin supercedes any Lemon Law, and GM doesn't have to fix it or pay out.
headstone, "Chevrolet Corvette Transmission Issues" #59, 11 Mar 2008 2:52 pm
Though with the Corvette, the problems just start at random, without any abuse. With the GT-R you can at least expect it to work if you are respectful to the car.
No, that doesn't make the GT-R better/worse. The key is to buy what you like. Just take into account that Nissan isn't doing anything different than any of our other favorite automakers.
#21 of 42 Re: It's a bargain super car [nickdago]
Nov 15, 2008 (2:07 am)
What happened to taste being subjective? It may surprise you but there are few people outside of the US who actually care about a 115K Vette that looks like every other Vette with a few minor differences that few people can spot. The GT-R is a world wide phenonem(exagerating a little) that everyone knows. There are also lots of people who would rather have a dual clutch transmission in a 85K car than a manual trannsmission in a 115K Vette. You'll notice that nearly all the wothwhile supercars have paddleshift transmissions, with the Vettes being the exception. The purists card is also getting old from people trying to justify their favourite brands being manuals over others being manumatic in nature. The Vettes interior is also ultra cheap for a 115K car.
And how many tries did the testers need to get the ZR1 of the line properly? A GT-R would be long gone before the average driver can gain enough traction. Unintentional burnouts are not the characteristics of performance oriented car. The torque should not be an excuse.
#22 of 42 Chrome Wheels
Nov 26, 2008 (8:52 am)
Hideous, Tasteless? These guys sound like europeans. I guess they were actually talking about the Nisan.
Nov 26, 2008 (10:25 pm)
Is this the long lost Sprint(commercial) guy or what? Dual clutch, should only need 1 to get the job done. Paddle shift in the Vette, someone needs to do their homework!! Sounds like someone tryed to grow up on a bicycle with a vr'room motor on it.
#24 of 42 Got the winner right
Nov 27, 2008 (8:14 am)
Nothing quite says "I'm the ultimate Japanese fan-boy" like buying the hideous GT-R. I'm not crazy about the clear window in the ZR-1 hood that overlooks a plastic engine cover, but otherwise the ZR-1 is pretty OMG. At least they got the winner right in this test, despite the nonsense about the chrome wheels being hideous. Sometimes even Edmunds rises about their anti-domestic bias.
Nov 28, 2008 (11:51 am)
the zr1 is a awesome machine, although that steering wheel is like a pimple on a supermodel....i could still make it work, and the gtr a nice peice of macine too. it looks like it would lead a rebellion in terminator rise of the machines
#27 of 42 Missed-information
May 31, 2009 (5:42 am)
I own a 2007 Z06 and OWNED (past tense) the disappointing GT-R. The all wheel drive eliminates much of the joy of driving. The "goin' four-wheelin' " feel of the GT-R becomes more bothersome the longer you drive it. AND the warranty is voided the first time you use the GT-Rs launch control. It feels like a space age tank that wants to be put on a diet, lowered and driven hard. BUT you are not allowed to do so! After six months of ownership, I had a "friend" eliminate records of launch control use from the balck box and sold it. The GT-R has some great conceptual ideas but misses the mark. I will stick with my outdated RWD true American sports car. I wish I could afford a ZR1... the Z06 will due for now. Do not bye the hype. The GT-R is not all it is cracked up to be. My Z06 is now 505 RWHP with just a tune and K&N CAI kit! And I can drive as hard as I like and KEEP the warranty in place!
#29 of 42 Re: Missed-information [bigmclargehuge]
Jun 02, 2009 (2:22 pm)
But one (GT-R) and read the owners manual!
If you use the launch mode, it voids the warranty!