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    Jacamo — Great car, really enjoy driving it, could be faster but until im off my P's thats not gunna change. Ah well... still - great car

    Pros: Pretty, reliable, pleasure to drive, turns heads

    Cons: Non-turbo, so not as fast as I'd like... stupid P-Plate laws

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    Tough — great handling especially on straight line, highway, good fuel consumption,

    Pros: stable

    Cons: heavy without turbocharge

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    If You Think You Can Live With A Car That Can Tell You Your A Bad Driver Get One! — big jap gt that shouldnt be mistaken for a sports car IT'S NOT! very fast good handling great comfort . this is the essence of bling you spend every penny you earn making it look good and go fast there is nothing on this car you cant uprate you should only buy one if your willing to make sacrifices to keep it

    Pros: looks, perforance, sound, attention, it drifts!

    Cons: heavy, fuel costs, insurance,

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    Fastest Car I've Ever Driven. — 800+bhp....speed is awesome but fuel economy and reliability is poor.

    Pros: Fast.

    Cons: Always breaks down....LOL.

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    Fastest I've Ever Driven — 400bhp and more electronic wizardry than you could imagine. This car has warp factor 9 under the bonnet. However, for pure driving enjoyment, I'm sure there are other cars you'd pick first. To get across the UK quickest though... try and catch me in this. Playstation and Xbox made these cars truly famous for teenage youths!

    Pros: Truly incredible power and handling

    Cons: £50k car that looks a bit odd

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    Fast, Almost Practical, Great Styling, Turbocharged!!! — I've had this thing for 2.5 years and the time has come to sell it since I've just bought a Supra. I haven't had one thing go wrong with it in all that time either. Quite amazing for a car that's now 11 years old! I wanted to keep this car relatively stock since it's an auto and I've found that most people looking for an auto would prefer it stock. I also figured that it wasn't worth wasting money on expensive mods when I knew that I'd be buying a faster, manual car shortly down the track. I did have a Jaycar IEBC (Intelligent Electronic Boost Controller), DFA (Digital Fuel Adjuster) and Hand Controller but removed these when I put the car up for sale. I also had an Apexi pod filter (very noisy but sounds cool!) fitted but removed this and replaced it with a K&N panel filter in the stock airbox. I mounted a boost gauge in the A-pillar and fitted it with a cruise control specially for a trip I recently did from Sydney to Melbourne and back (1800km or 1100 miles round trip) and absolutely loved it! The car returned a best tank of 9.3L/100km on the trip with an overall average of 9.8L/100km - which is quite amazing given the power it has and the age of the engine. The seats were supportive yet comfortable and I had no troubles with anything during the trip. I'd love to keep the car and take it to Queensland in March/April next year but unfortunately it's quite pointless in me keeping two cars when I barely need one! Looks like I'll be taking the Supra there instead! I've had 5 people in the Skyline on numerous occasions and not once did anyone complain of being squashed or uncomfortable. The boot looks small but can actually swallow a lot of luggage, however there are all sorts of things in between the inner boot wall and rear seats, so they can't be folded down which was a big bummer when I needed to carry long things. I had stock suspension on my car which was fine, but after comparing it to my Supra which is a lot lower and is fitted with much lower profile tyres, I can see now that I would have benefited by fitting some aftermarket suspension. I did actually buy some Bilstein shocks and Whiteline springs as a fully engineered kit but never got around to fitting it, so I sold it. If that was anything like the Supra's suspension, I can see that it would have dramatically improved both the ride *and* handling of the car. I believe the stock suspension has something to do with my one small complaint about the car - the steering. The steering is fine most of the time but around long sweeping corners it can feel a bit nervous and uneasy. It just doesn't inspire confidence in the handling, especially after the rear let go on me when it aquaplaned across a very busy intersection shortly after I purchased the car! It could probably be fixed by adding a little weight and less sensitive while cornering. The stock shocks/spring should also be replaced with high quality aftermarket items that have been properly engineered specifically for the car, and people have told me that doing this brings the car back to life and is a joy to drive. The viscous limited slip diff isn't the best thing in the world but is certainly better than an open diff. The brakes are excellent - 4 pot front and 2 pot rear - the feel and stopping power is great, in fact, much better than the Supra's (which funnily enough were later replaced at the factory with very similar items to the Skyline's!). My car was fitted with the automatic gearbox. There really wasn't anything wrong with it - I can see why people prefer manuals over autos, but the reality is, this particular auto will kill the best manual driver's response time when kicking down a gear or two! It shifts very quickly and smoothly and is mostly intuitive. It would be nice to have an extra ratio or two (it's a 4 speed), and apparently stock-for-stock can actually beat a manual from a standing start until about 140km/h, due to the ability to hold the revs (and boost) against the brakes before takeoff. Compared to a Supra, a lot more money would need to be spent on this engine (RB25DET) in order to make similar power figures. Even the GTR's RB26DETT needs more work done but can ultimately match the Supra's power outputs. The 0.5L reduced capacity under the Supra's engine is noticeable, but by not that much as it weighs 100kg less and builds boost at very low rpm - at least compared to the Supra running in TTC (non-sequential) mode. It seems to return very similar cruising fuel economy to the Supra too. Overall, I loved this car while I had it and wish I could have kept it, but realistically, it just wasn't worth the extra expense. If I do ever need a second car to supplement the Supra, I will probably buy a close relative to the Skyline - the Stagea. These are an AWD wagon fitted with the same (slightly detuned) engine and are available as both manual and auto, and offer plenty of space and apparently have excellent handling.

    Pros: *Almost* practical, great torquey engine, excellent cruise fuel economy (average to good in city driving), comfortable/supportive seating, decently sized boot, sound awesome even with a stock exhaust, ultra-reliable.

    Cons: Rear seats don't fold down, ceramic turbine wheels break at boost much higher than 10 psi (also due to the restrictive side-mounted intercooler), starting to become almost ubiquitous in some parts of Australia!

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    Skyline — This is Skyline - no further comment required! If you're a sportscar officionado you've read the reviews. If you're a gamer you've owned virtual versions of it in video games. If you're a Gran Turismo fan, tears are coming to your eyes right about now. It took me a few days or so to get accustomed to the power and handling a rear wheel drive sportscar, but after a brief learning period, I was off to the most enjoyable driving experience of my life thus far. This car handles like its on rails, accelerates like a bat out of hell, and responds to aftermarket mods as though it were a blood-thirsty demon! If only there were top-rate tuners and mechanics available (where I was living at the time) to appropriately modify & tune this car, it would have seen so much more potential. YellowBird, forever!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Performance, handling, monstrous response to aftermarket modifications.

    Cons: Its a Porsche killer, but its still no Porsche :-(  Remember, "There's No Substitute"

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    A real good car. The 2L lacks power though. This car handles and especially brakes well. Just dont like the boy racer image withs cops pulling you over and other cars trying to boy race you. A good reliable car. Just get premature rust on the side mirrors.

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    2002 Nissan Skyline Reviews

    This Is The Finishing Touch Of This Car Later This Car Will Only Be The Good Car Left. By Warrsa

    i like everything about this car it good to cruise about in and its one of my favourites of all time the accelration is extremley quick n-60 2.8 seconds 0-100 in 90 12 seconds its sister cars has been... Read More

    Nissan Skyline By Colby

    i like this car because it is fast its got a turbo but i dont like this car because it is a big gas guzzler and it has awd (all wheel drive) and if you have a family not a great car its like a race ca... Read More

    2001 Nissan Skyline Reviews

    Great Car For A Great Price. Don't Even Bother With A More Expensive Wrx Or Supra By Simon

    Performance is exceptional in stock form. Car accelerates from 0-100kmh in around 5.8 seconds, brakes stop you on a tack as it has 4 disc brakes, handling is acceptable but you really need some qual... Read More

    Great For The Track, Not So For City Driving, Especially Poor Road Conditions. By William

    R34 Skyline GTR V Spec II is one car can straight of the Japanese GT racing events. It's got excellent acceleration (0-100Km in 5 sec) and handling; Braking is great provided by 4/2 Brambo brake kits,... Read More

    2000 Nissan Skyline Reviews

    2000 Nissan Gt-t By Robert

    It's Japanese motoring history great to drive good pick up and go. Great car to drive fast or cruzing around. problem just wont to spend more and more money on it. Not a car if you care how much fuel... Read More

    Awsome By Michael

    This is my 2000 nissan skyline its amazing and i added twin-turbos to it and now it has 410hp so its fast and loud alot of people underestimate it which is sad because i already beat a guy in a lambor... Read More

    1999 Nissan Skyline Reviews

    Nismo By nismo1183

    My dream car. the name says it all what are the best Japanese sports cars ever created next to the NSX and the supra. I believe these cars are up there with Ferraris and Lamborghinis just because of t... Read More

    The Car I Have Always Wanted By Reece

    i have owned my 99 R34 nissan skyline for almost 4 years and it has been an awsome car to own and drive, it has great handling and can be pushed hard and likes to get abit sideways. it can be thirst... Read More

    1998 Nissan Skyline Reviews

    Jaw Dropping Goodness! By Dustin

    Wanna go fast? Here is the perfect car. You may think your twin turbo supra or what ever you drive is fast but this twin turbo super moster will destroy what ever trys to take it on. Zero turbo lag an... Read More

    Love It Inside Out. A Car I've Always Wanted. By Bez

    Performance: Quick on boost, can get upto speed very quickly, the upgraded brakes work a treat, and the handling is insane. Can corner very easy. Build Quality/Apperance: Overall built alright only "r... Read More

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