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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 08:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey guys i've been saving for my first car and ive always loved the nissan skyline. I wanted to know how can i import one and how much are they usually when used? I might have connections for getting one also but im not sure yet, i know a grammy award winner that gets cars imported all the time and he would probably help me buy 1 and import it for cheap just i wanted to ask u guys. Just so u know he was the guy that conducted in the sunny and cher show
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post #2 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 09:28 PM
 
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Hey guys i've been saving for my first car and ive always loved the nissan skyline.
Try to hit a tree and not another motorist, and say hi to elvis for me...

Seriously, a skyline for your FIRST car?
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The current Skyline in Japan is the Infiniti G36.
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Try to hit a tree and not another motorist, and say hi to elvis for me...

Seriously, a skyline for your FIRST car?
lol ive driven faster cars
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That was your 666th post, newbieguitarmaker
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post #6 of 59 (permalink) Old 01-29-2007, 09:32 PM
 
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Just get a 6, no turbo.
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That was your 666th post, newbieguitarmaker
nice i wouldnt of noticed that hah, and yeah im not going for the really fast models with turbos
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lol ive driven faster cars
Well, maybe ive taken you up wrong.... when you said first car, i assumed you were 18/19 (or maybe younger). You have a few years solid driving experience?

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Ok my bad, i have taken you up wrong. When i think skyline i think 270HP or whatever it is..
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Well, maybe ive taken you up wrong.... when you said first car, i assumed you were 18/19 (or maybe younger). You have a few years solid driving experience?
yeah i know this 1 rich kid that like owns the county here and he has a mclaren f1, that is pretty dumb letting a kid drive a exotic car, just skyline is a little different than a mclaren
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Try to hit a tree and not another motorist, and say hi to elvis for me...

Seriously, a skyline for your FIRST car?
You beat me to the punch!!! when I first read this thread I thought of making fun of this dude too!!!
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Well, for one you can't import them anymore, unless you're going to file the paperwork for the EPA yourself. Motorex in Cali was importing them and charging about 80K for a used one. They are no longer importing them for some reason and with the Skyline due to show its face in the US next year, I would wait.

But, since this is going to be your first car, I would suggest you get a Civic Si as your first vehicle. Unless you're one of those spoiled rich kids whom mommy and daddy buys anything he/she wants, then try asking your folks to give you 70-80K for a 500hp car b/c that's how much the skyline is going to cost in the US when it's released, and yes, it's going to be a Nissan and not an Infiniti. Infiniti was rather "disappointed" when Nissan said the car was going to be Nissan through and through.

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How much are GTOs over there. Thats the most bang for your buck you'll ever get.
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A big part of the problem is that American safety standards are much more harsh than in Japan. Therefore a lot of work has to be done to them before they are legal in the States. Basically the whole support structure has to be 'beefed up' as well as emissions, etc etc. Way more trouble than it's worth to look like a 'Fast and Furious' guy. They are incredibly sweet rides though.
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How much are GTOs over there. Thats the most bang for your buck you'll ever get.
Not true Mad Max...
A skyline comes stock with 500 Horsies, to find a like new condition GTO with that kind of juice, plan on spending the same amount as a new Skyline.

I'd wait for them to be officially imported.
OR
Drive up to Canada, our own LGM works next to a shop that brings them in to Canada and they restore them and re-sell them, but only in Canada AFAIK.
Of course, then it's just a high speed burn across the border...they'd never catch you!
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Move to Sydney Australia. Skylines grow on trees over here...or should that be "get wrapped around trees..." Hmmmm... So many teens getting them these days over here. It's taken the fun out of it. Alot of these teens here end up destroying their cars and the lives of other people though. So yeah, keep the fun on the track.

They're a fun toy. I have a highly modified one, and track it frequently at Oran Park and Eastern Creek Internation Raceway.




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