Originally Posted by Cabinetman
Having owned two GT-Rs (2011 and 2012) I can tell you that they don't make the best daily driver. The suspension is stiff even in "comfort" mode. Also, there is a lot of road noise from the tires as well as odd sounds from the power train that the owner's manual describes as normal. The front lip is low which makes it difficult to get into a steep parking lot or driveway. Add in the high price of maintenance and I would have a hard time owning a GT-R as my only vehicle.
Having said that, I truly miss my Nissan and would still own my 2012 today if my business was doing better. The performance is amazing and puts a lot of more expensive cars to shame. You also get a real trunk and seats that are easy to get in and out of unless you are a little thick around the middle. The GT-R was by far my favorite weekend car and I've had a lot of other nice cars including a E90 M3, 997.2 C2S, IS-F, GT500 and my current Boss 302.
This man speaks the truth.
However, whilst they DO have a few NVH issues, I don't really think they're any worse than say, a ZR1 or Z06 'Vette?
(FWIW, a few mates have them and we added sound deadening in the rear cabin compartment to minimise noise from tires and transaxle).
And yes, although the GTR is relatively affordable given its Supercar performance, you are rewarded with Supercar levels of maintenence costs.
And they're not a car I'd like to own out of warranty. Eeeek!