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Nissan GT-R owner reviews

“While it’ll be too hardcore for many drivers, if you can put up with the noisy motorway experience and high bills, the Nissan GT-R is one of the fastest cars in the world”

Carbuyer Rating

3.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.7 out of 5

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Common Problems

  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 case)
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Review 1 of 43

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

GT-R

Year

2020

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
I am lucky enough to be regularly in and out of many new Ferraris, Lambos and Mclarens on and off the track. Yet, my rating of the standard GT-R is - that it’s just epic regardless of the best of the so-called best. I bought my first one in 2017 (expecting to not love it) and recently managed to get one of the 18 50th Anniversary ones that were sold last year in the UK. I read the review here in disbelief! I have often blasted my ones over Exmoor on tortuous twisting heavily cambered roads that includes costs and troughs and these cars belie their weight. The last time I did such a drive just after Xmas, I laughed aloud and in my mind the words ‘this thing is dancing over this’. What an incredible machine. I have enjoyed fantastic reliability and the cars in their latest form (2017 model year on) are supremely comfortable real mile-munchers and just waiting for the moment they can be unleashed. I really wonder if the tester here actually drove the car in earnest off the track. Key point, the Nismo is track focused. The standard cars are set up for the UK’s bumps and lumps on a typical country lane. The tyres are specifically engineered for the cars and the wet grip is beyond belief, four-wheel drive adding so much to its ability to put the power down but the tyres themselves are a work of art. So many cars have some many design flaws and quirks, not these. I guess in part that comes from 10 years of evolution. Buy one. These cars are a love affair for those that own them. Unique.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Petrol, Other

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

23
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
still too new for any issues to have surfaced
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

black edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Awesome
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

black, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Awersome
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black Edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Capable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

premium, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
This car is absolutely superb. I previously drove an Audi R8 and this car is superior in every respect and was £30k less expensive. The Carbuyer review describes the car as uncomfortable but all supercars are stiff, the GTR is in fact more comfortable than most of its rivals and can effortlessly take on long motorway driving without discomfort for the driver or passengers. Yes, the beautifully upholstered rear seats would not be comfortable for those with long legs, but no other car with this shattering performance even has rear seats... The steering is direct, but never in five years of daily driving GTRs have I found the car following a line other than the one I was steering it towards, it simply remains glued to the road. The review was also uncomplimentary about the car's internal trim, I am amazed. The car provides extraordinary engine and systems live data and, while performing like a racing car, plays the music from your mobile and gives you a DAB radio and DVD player. I say to anyone who asks, that there is no car I would swap mine for. If you can only afford to drive one car, nothing compares to this one. The boot holds my golf clubs and my wife's, and both our golf trolleys and much more besides, what other car, which can accelerate to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds, can boast practicality like that? If you can't afford a new GTR buy a second hand one as they are bullet proof and can't be 'thrashed' unless they've lived on a racetrack. Pound for pound this is an amazing car, in fact it is just amazing full stop.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
Faultless.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

premium, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
The best car i have ever had and can't think of anything that comes close to matching it for the price
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

black edition, Above 3.0-litre, , Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic but running costs are a real issue.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

standard, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Rocketship
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Surprises me every time i drive it, it is tremendously awesome, every time i drive it i am reminded how lucky i am. I had read a great deal about the car before buying it, and the positive reviews helped me decide but what really swung it was the test drive and seeing it up close. Reads like an advert!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Recaro

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I have been lucky enough to own some quick cars in my time, a Porsche 911 Turbo, a BMW M3 & an M2, a Mitsubishi Evo FQ400 (this one was particularly good), but this GTR blitz’s all of them! It's not only extremely good looking, but the speed of the thing is mind boggling! The handling defies physics, and yes it’s not blessed with an interior as luxurious as the Porsche or BMW, but I can honestly say it knocks the socks off them all. The Japanese sure know what they're doing, love it!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2017 Nissan GT-R Recaro

Year

2017

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

24
Tell us what you think about your car?
I've had the car two years, A few months after soon after i purchased it I had Litchfield sprinkle some magic on it. The car is a beast, gets untold attention as its not just a poster car for children but also adults. Love driving it, makes you feel alive an boosts your driving confidence to the point where one would apply for a job as the next Stig. All fairness the car is great reliable, cheap to run (not as bad as its made out) 20k miles brakes only 20% used. I've had two services under service pack so cost zero so far. (Oh yes 1st set of tyres changed at 16k miles cost £1024 for all 3 MPSS 4's) Very reasonable. Only two complaints: BOSE stereo sound great a tad louder would be awesome. I missed out on Apple Carplay as it was introduced in 2018 :( Apart from that she is an absolute gem of car no problems whatsoever, each drive is an adventure.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems in 6 months so 100% reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

19
Tell us what you think about your car?
Never misses a beat
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Other

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Tell us what you think about your car?
no problems
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
perfect
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

black edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It does what it says in the brochure, Really happy with vehicle
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
An extreme performance car but with design issues regarding operation of gearbox when manoeuvring in confined spaces or on slopes. Also a serious problem with spoiler clearance when trying to drive into many hotel car parks when using it for touring.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black Edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
A blisteringly quick car that is fantastically equipped and great to drive. Its a real head-turner and gets a lot of attention whenever i stop for fuel or park up. Love it !
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2011 Premium Edition

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
Do not want to sound big headed but I have had a Porsche Carrera 4 and an Audi R8. They are nowhere near as much fun to drive as the GTR, the power is awesome and drive it in manual with the paddles and you literally have to hang on, every time I drive it. I absolutely love it, I cannot understand people who say it is thirsty and expensive to run what an earth did they expect? Just do not use a main dealer, I drive it nearly 3 hours to take it to "Kaizer Motors" in Kent who are fantastic. The only slight criticism is it is a bit noisy inside compared to the other 2 cars I mentioned. Buy it. Luv it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Other

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

19
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

12
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

18
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems so far
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Premium, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Car great, nissan customer service bad. Have niggling minor faults but visiting dealer is inconvenient and usually pointless as they have twice run through the same sequence of unsuccessful 'fixes'.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Premium Edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
For a car that can beat cars 2 or 3 times its price it is fantastic!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black Edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nissan try and avoid paying out anything under warranty. Costly servicing charges.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fabulous car. Thoroughly enjoying it. Electric fault was the car discharged itself overnight. Rtecharged and it was ok - never got any explanation from car diagnostics about why it happened.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black Edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
A very special car that puts a smile on my face everytime i drive it.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

BLACK EDITION, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

16
Tell us what you think about your car?
Built like a brick house
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

>3 litre, Petrol, Semi Auto

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

20
Tell us what you think about your car?
Not been tested yet - as it's high performance I anticipate it being less reliable than 'normal' cars but I do expect this as a trade off.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic performance for the money and yet still has a recognisable road presence as a genuine super car. Overly heavy though and really no need for such weighty powered electric heated seats for example. Car parts are very expensive and tyres are a nightmare to source. Fuel economy and range of tank poor, but these are the only negative points of an otherwise superb car which although not in the least bit pretty i wouldn't want to change for anything else.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black Edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Awsome performance, poor interior durability
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black Edition, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best value performance car - with nissan reliability and excellent after sales/service support.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
My car is reliable, fast and is a joy to drive. Eats up a lot of petrol, but i love her!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

black, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Great performance for price
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Black, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Superb performance, well made, spacious for two, well equipped, nothing to touch it as an overall package.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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