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Nissan GTR

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Just reread & noticed he is 21,definitely safer than a Saxo VTR as mentioned previously!

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The myths about servicing, tyres etc. are just that, servicing at Litchfield, a great indie, is very reasonable and they know more about the car than any Nissan dealer, tyres are £1200 for a set of Bridgies and the bonnet doesn't really cost £11k to repair, it was one guy that got ripped off and his insurance paid out in the end.

My beasty

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If anyone is ever out this way feel free to drop by for a look and maybe a spin if I have time, but bring some spare underwear :)

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Very nice motor mister :^

So why you getting yours serviced at an indie then? :geek:

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1 - Nissan HPC"s are very poor, the staff turnover is horrendous, the car parks pack the cars in like sardines, lot's of owners reporting damage to their cars whilst in for service

2 - Ridiculous prices on parts and labour, don't get me wrong if you spend this sort of money on a car you expect to pay to maintain it but not be ripped off, Nissan prices are more than double

3 - The indie in question has invested in exactly the same equipment the Nissan dealers have and has an awesome track record in looking after high performance jap cars

4 - Warranty remains fully intact

They also did a special build on a GTR for the boss of the Renault F1 team, when you have a nice car you want the best techs working on it, you can even go into the workshop and watch everything they do.

http://www.litchfieldimports.co.uk/

http://www.litchfieldimports.co.uk/press10.asp

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Thanks for your reply, and yes mass Market dealers are never going to be able to provide the care and 'customer experience' of the more specialised brands, however I thought that Nissan might have addressed that via it's HPC's.

So the 6 month/6k service intervals are a myth then (@ £700)?

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Thanks for your reply, and yes mass Market dealers are never going to be able to provide the care and 'customer experience' of the more specialised brands, however I thought that Nissan might have addressed that via it's HPC's.

So the 6 month/6k service intervals are a myth then (@ £700)?

Yep, it's 6 months 6k but cost is very reasonable, check out this price list from Litchfields.

http://www.litchfieldimports.co.uk/GTR_Servicing_parts_and_costs.pdf

The GTR owners club site is also a mine of information.

http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/nissan-gt-r.html

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If anyone is ever out this way feel free to drop by for a look and maybe a spin if I have time, but bring some spare underwear :)

I'm out this way all the time. I live here. :D

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Yes that does seem reasonable:^. However their labour rate is only £55/hour, which is around half what dealers will charge in this neck of the woods.. :dunno:

I do a 350 mile round trip twice a year, it truly is a pleasure to visit them and 350 miles in a GTR is mucho fun :)

My first service I had done at the Cambridge HPC, car was picked up on a low loader by the concierge service, all very nice and poncy until the dealer managed to puncture one of my tyres and let a retard drive it like that for 30 miles to another branch on a deflated run flat :shock:

£236 for an oil change together with the worst customer service i've ever encountered was a real eye opener and so many others have come forward to reveal similar problems so after that I do the trip to Litchfields.

Soooooooo go get a test drive, loosen the purse strings and put aside 2 Saturday mornings a year for a trip to Gloucestershire :D

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I'm out this way all the time. I live here. :D

Desira are opening their HPC next month, not that i'll be using them but you could go and book a razz, ahem I mean a test drive :) There's an East Anglia mini meet being organised, details will be on the owners club soon, last time we had one of each colour except white, i'm sure you would be welcome to come and have a gander :)

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Desira are opening their HPC next month, not that i'll be using them but you could go and book a razz, ahem I mean a test drive :) There's an East Anglia mini meet being organised, details will be on the owners club soon, last time we had one of each colour except white, i'm sure you would be welcome to come and have a gander :)

I had a spin in a blue R34 several years ago - don't recall the dealership (who cares? :D) on Hall Road at the time.

There was a white GTR for sale at the Bentley Garage on Duke Street in Norwich. It was there only last week! I did stop and dribble over it for a few minutes.

If you could keep me (us?) posted about the meet, that would be brilliant.

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