It hurts knowing I'll never have an R34 GTR. By the time they're legal here the selling prices will be astronomical.
I know I'm not the only one who knows this feel, post R34's.
R34 a shit
They never were never are going to be cheap
R33 for life.
R33's are the unwanted middle stepchild.
R32 is OG and best.
>Thanks Bill Gates!
I wonder what he did with that 959...
TFW I live in Aus and own an R34 GTR as they are fairly common over here. I can tell you the grass is never greener/never meet your heroes. They are a nice car, but 15 years old now on average and from factory are slower than late model evo's and sti's. Also im envious of the R35 GTR's much nice and faster car but worth double second hand and up to 3 times new. R34's still have a timeless 'street cred' about them however.
Their government strikes again.
Remember when the American govt banned specific japanese imports so their local manufacturers had less competition and made more profits, but they had to get bailed out anyway?
No I don't. Refresh us on this anon.
lol dis gon be gud
I agree. However it comes to an interesting decision when shopping for cars like the 34R which are approx 60k AUD minimum for a decent non specialty model when you can get a very fast, better equipped, much newer car for the same money as that 15 year old Nissan. Similarly, the AE86 corolla are in a similar situation approximately 12k AUD for a nice "street cred" one. For that money you could pick up an S15 Silvia, which is again a much faster, better equipped car.
>Their government strikes again.
>Remember when the American govt banned specific japanese imports
Every time the Subject of GT-Rs being banned in the US comes up i always hear the following:
>they banned it cuz it too fast fo da po-lice
>they banned it cuz it wud outsell corvettes and vipers and shake da market
(just ignore the supra that was sold in the US and still got discontinued)
Don't get me wrong though i like these cars as much as the next guy but there were other cars that got banned that weren't even that extreme.
I sure hope i can import a RS2 Avant after 25 years...
in all honestly my 15 year old dunnydoor and failcon had more ability plus being GM and GM Copies (ford) parts where plentifiul and cheap unless you get a AU series then your fucked
its a meme Poor Walker car that most aussies and people aside from yanks (lol) have access for the last 20+ years, they are as common as fuck EVERYWHERE except the US, its grass is always greener syndrome and having owned one its not all its cracked up to be
>mfw late model turbo barra craps over the rb26det
>mfw the 2JZ craps over both
>mfw a v8 walks over everything without any boost
You're a little right I think.
If I recall, it was MB that pushed for it cause something about it being cheaper to import a yurop spec. I could be wrong.
Cause the whole safety thing is some bullshit. If that were the case, 25 years older doesn't automatically make them safe to drive on the road.
Yep, it's just the classic contrarian hipster meme. Can't like anything that's popular, so things like the AE86, Skyline, manual transmissions, and disliking FWD get shat on here. Whatever is massively popular next will be hated too.
There was never a LHD Skyline at all.
Oops, forgot about the HGLC10. But I'm 99.9% sure this was the only one.
R32s will be ridiculous prices too. Only slightly cheaper than R34s because there are fuckloads of them
>R33 is unwanted
>better than R32 in every possible way
I want Americans to leave
I don't want R35 prices to get any lower than they are now.
I want them to stay well out of reach of every single fuckboi yolo faggot that could afford them if they were cheap.
>negligible weight difference
>not longer understeers like a boat
>no longer has the ride height of a truck
>4WS no longer twitchy
Pls go and stay go
>implying R32s were ever small
This thread and threads like it kill me. God damn.
The same shit will continue to happen all the way up until every single R34 is legal to import:
>I want a skyline!
>$60k hell yeah I'll finance that
>fuck why do parts cost so much?
>man fuck this
>"R34 Skyline for sale, $100K cleanest R34 in America!!"
>settles for 1/2 asking price
I'm waiting right now to see a retard back home sell his R32 he got from Rivsu that blew a head gasket at at $27K asking price. Shit is comical.
You buy an R32 if you want the original shit
You buy an R33 if you want the improved R32 but its not original
You buy an R34 because even tho it might be worse i just think its better looking than the 32 or 33
1. It will and has been done
2. Do it and I will find you and eviscerate you.
3. Get an HR30 to ruin
Need to find out local real estate prices on a small-ish warehouse/garage type place.
All I can find are houses+garage and that's nowhere big enough.
Just for reference
>Cause the whole safety thing is some bullshit. If that were the case, 25 years older doesn't automatically make them safe to drive on the road.
Its not that they automatically become safer, its that classics don't have to stand up to modern safety standards.
You can import it. You just cant register or drive it. That being said the govt had a boner for the r34 for a while and was confiscating them. You can import it as a race car, but there's a lot of things you need to do. read: paperwork.
it was the crash standards mostly. thats why motorex had to crash a fuck load of them to get the rights to sell them. AND emissions, but anyone can get it to meet emissions, most can't afford to crash test them
Motorex became a registered importer and entered into the complicated process of working with the Department of Transportation to legalize the cars for U.S. road use, beginning with a series of crash tests. In the front crash test report to the D.O.T., filed on November 17, 1998, the R33 Nissan Skyline [GTS – note- Sam] used in the test is referred to as a 1999 A.I. Craft GTR 2 Door.
HIRO NANAHOSHI WAS only 26 when Motorex began crash testing Skylines. He grew up near Osaka, Japan, in what his friends say was an average Japanese family. His father was a salaryman who worked for the beer company Sapporo. Of the family, Eric Hsu, who knew Hiro both professionally and socially, said, “They weren’t in the car business, that’s for sure.”
yeah bro, them fucking sick 2 grand ls1 commodores leaking oil all over the place and ready to spin to a bearing
>even with muh intake exhaust and tune theyre still running high 15s
>bone stock gtrs run high 12s