1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R 2.6L twin-turbo I6 from North America
I use two words and only two words to describe this car: F#%@ YEAH!
Blew the engine at 180K.
Unreasonable bargain! Though the mechanical failures were a tremendous setback, it is pure delight to serve mouth-breathers in new muscle, or stuff-shirts in overpriced European sports cars, at damn near anything.
And to think I only paid $CAN 13k for this car!
Sure the interior and exterior are sad and the sound system sucks, but who needs any of that nonsense? Especially when you have the sexy, sultry sounds of the mighty furious RB26DETT, roaring with every rev and gluing you to your seat at open throttle. Or perhaps the uncanny grip of ATTESA, keeping you on the road no matter how fast you drive or the current weather conditions.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th June, 2008
15th Sep 2008, 01:41
Update: I have to say, the continuous wear and tear inherent with this vehicle has become... bothersome. As it stands, I don't think I'll be buying another Nissan after this one. It may be the high kilometers, but having read some other reviews as cross-references, I don't think it would be wise to remain with the "status-quo."
19th Jun 2011, 16:09
Sad to hear that. How do you find parts in North America? Are they easy to come by, and are they very expensive?
1st Nov 2012, 17:19
Truth be told, parts availability is surprisingly widespread, to the point where it's about as easy getting parts for your Skyline, as it is any other 20 year old car. This may have something to do with the Skyline's popularity explosion in Canada during the mid-2000's, but gone are the days of regularly waiting months for all but the most obscure parts.
Also, the aftermarket support for this car is phenomenal - almost to the point where it makes more sense to upgrade anything on the vehicle as opposed to replacing worn parts. Only the most ardent restorers will have difficulty finding OEM parts.