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  1. How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Car and driver lap times https://www.caranddriver.com/features/lightning-lap-20062017-historical-data-every-lap-time-every-car-feature These are the peers to the Golf R - Not the R35 154 LL2 Nissan 370Z NISMO (2009) 3:12.0 #4 (2010) 155 LL2 Volkswagen Golf R (2015) 3:12.3 #9 (2015) 156 LL1 Ford Mustang V-6 (2011) 3:12.5 #5 (2011) 157 LL1 Nissan 350Z Track (2006) 3:12.5 #1 (2007)
  2. How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Almost certainly a dsg Golf R as well
  3. How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    True there are some sub £30k ones but if you cant afford a good R35 GTR you sure as hell cant afford a bad one , a good one is £45k plus
  4. How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    No it cant, stock Golf R runs low 13's in the 1/4 mile , start winding the power up and try for those sub 4 seconds 0-60 and you'll break something at least with the manual you will
  5. How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Not driven one then? Go drive one and come back . Best part of £35k for a new plus options , no warranty once you've put your £120 map on it (More like £700 if you go anywhere who knows what they are doing) http://www.goapr.co.uk/products/ecu_upgrade_20tsi_gen3_mqb_r.html They arent a bad car , great family car, a good daily, practical with a bit of pace when you feel like it, cheap to run, but compared to a R35 GTR really ? The only reason anyone would take a Golf R over a GTR is if they cant afford a GTR and then they are just making excuses and fooling no-one. There is no shame in saying you cant afford a GTR , most people cant they are outside the reach of the average working joe
  6. How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Of all cars why the Golf R ? They are so just so dreadfully dull , boring to the extreme, they are simply the "Beige" of performance cars , yes they are fairly quick but there are a lot better hot hatches out there today and much better ways to spend 30K, you could have a 600hp car for that and not an 8 or 9 year old one either The GTR may be a lot of things but boring it is not. I have a mate who has owned a few GTR's and another who runs a specialist garage for them and they reckon one would cost about twice what a 370z does to run . Of course you could be unlucky and end up with a big bill but you could with a Golf R and you are looking at 10k for a new engine for one of those
  7. How low will it go? GT-R Depreciation

    Golf R with a few bolt ons as an alternative to a GTR , cant imagine what world that would be Quickest Golf R in the world runs high 10's on the 1/4 stock 35 will run 11.0 The Golf R isnt even an impressive hatchback nowadays. Audi TT-S is the same dull package , TT-RS perhaps Th GTR has aged and others have caught up but you still get an awful lot for your money but its true that the lower end of the market the bigger your contingency fund needs to be
  8. what is 190 bhp "at the wheels"

    Manual or automatic ?
  9. Sprinkle bird seed/breadcrumbs on the floor around the bike. After a few hours the birds will have left a message for him that parking there might not be a good idea
  10. photobucket p500

    For photobucket users with chrome or firefox there is an extension that fixes the linking issue , its called the "photobucket embed fix" , tried it with chrome and it works fine Firefox extension https://addons.mozil....ix/?src=searchChrome extension https://chrome.googl....flicjjgj?hl=en
  11. Towing a trailer behind a 370z

    You cannot modify a car to make it emit more emissions than standard nor are you allowed to make it noisier than standard 3.1 Legislation Operation of this procedure relies on the use of 2 offences: Silencer/ exhaust system altered to increase noise – Reg. 54(2) The Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986; Avoidance of excessive noise – Reg. 97 The Road Vehicles (Construction & Use) Regulations 1986. In summary, vehicle exhausts must not be altered or replaced in a manner which increases the noise above that emitted by the type approved exhaust fitted by the manufacturer. In any case the sound emitted by an exhaust fitted to a standard car must not exceed 80dB.
  12. Towing a trailer behind a 370z

    Think you mean Construction and Use , this is the same legislation that covers many modified parts like HFC's, exhausts and spoilers , some people like to pick and choose what laws they will follow and ignore
  13. 370z Auto

    Adrians gearbox ended up in my old zed , I felt it was awful when in drive , in full manual it was ok if you like hard positive shifts all the time , but barely functioned as an conventional auto and was the reason I sold the car
  14. Towing a trailer behind a 370z

    Like many many parts fitted to zeds , wouldnt stop me provided it was safe
  15. Towing a trailer behind a 370z

    http://www.370zhitch.com/ You can get towing hitches in the US