It Makes a Real Impression, Even in Hollywood - 2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test
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2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

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2009 Nissan GT-R: It Makes a Real Impression, Even in Hollywood

October 27, 2009

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Sunday I drove in our 2009 Nissan GT-R to have brunch with a friend I hadn't seen for 10 years. During this time he's become a writer-producer for the hit show "24." Naturally, I wanted to make an impression and show him how well I've done, too.

Turned out, he was out on his front lawn as I came rolling up his street. He rushed over and said, "I thought, 'That can't be Phil coming in that incredible car!'" Then he looked at it and said, "What is it?" I told him it is one of the fastest cars on the road. And it is a Nissan.

Being in show business, he was thinking Ferrari, Porsche, BMW. No, this is as fast as the big boys.

There's nothing Hollywood people like better than hearing about something they didn't know. Maybe Jack Bauer will be driving one soon.

In other news, we are selling the GT-R. So you can begin sending all the "I'd never buy an Edmunds car..." comments. Also, we took it to Carmax just for fun, to see what they would give us for it. Want to guess what their number was? And what about our asking price?

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