1998 Nissan Skyline GTT 2.5 I6 from UK and Ireland
Japanese Ninja Car!
Nothing major. I drive long distance to Aberdeen and down to the south of England in her, and she don't miss a beat man!
Only fault is that the wire from the turbo to the gauge in the cockpit comes loose every so often, meaning the gauge falls off. No problem though as I have an APEXI auxillary boost gauge to use as a reference instead :)
Clutch is about half-worn, but I'll get that changed next year.
Only had it 4 months but she has not let me down yet <touch wood>.
Left her stood for 3 weeks at a time and no problem on start-up.
IF IT'S WET WEATHER - Danger is present! If you hammer it coming out of a corner, roundabout or overtaking you can risk a tail-spin! Skylines (like many good sports cars) are RWD and I've heard too many sad tales of skyline owners getting caught out, losing the back-end and slamming into kerbs - trashing the wheels and bodykits. Slamming into cars and fields because of this.
It's got some low-end tuning mods, but still turns over 30 mpg and I get about 400 miles off a 65 litre tank if I take it easy and hold the revs at about 2800 - 3000 rpm for motorway cruising.
Performance is ferrari-esque, and handles like an F1 car.
The ride is firm, but not impractical by any means. I just steer around the big bumps if they are getting to me, which is very easy given the cars agility.
Certain parts are scarce but not impossible to find.
Hard to find parts include: windows, engine, interiors, bodywork, Stock turbos.
At worst you'll need to source them from Japan, but there are loads of parts dealers in the UK who can do this. Not so sure about the states though.
Easy (ish) parts to get are : Clutches, bulbs, brake pads and discs, turbo upgrades, fuel pumps.
Acceleration is better than be imagined, even though it is *only* the GTR version's little brother.
You get a good exhaust on her and she'll spit flames man, I know mine does!
Gears are solid.
Interior is good too, not the best but still pretty enough.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 5th August, 2008