2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan GT-R: Nothing Compares 2 U

August 10, 2009


I keep reading comments asking wouldn't you rather have a Corvette or a 911? The Nissan GT-R is so unreliable.

The answer is no. I would not like to have any of those cars over the Nissan GT-R.

They all have their good qualities. But unless you've driven a GT-R, you can't understand the difference.

Corvette: I wanted a Corvette since I was 11 years old. It's old school cool. It's American. But then I drove one. It was bright orange. It was fun but tired. It had no spark. Perhaps a ZR1 would make me feel differently.

Porsche 911: A Porsche says something about the owner. You're sophisticated, hard-working and you've earned it. You're not just some guy with a wad of cash who can't handle his Enzo. You like to drive. You know quality. Your bad boy days are over but you still like to get your kicks on the weekend.

GT-R: Modern. Dangerous beauty. Sicktacular. Each time is like the first time. Sure it shakes every bone in my body when I hit a small imperfection in the road. But there is nothing like putting your foot down on the accelerator and rocketing forward quicker than anybody else.

It's the way it feels. The way it makes you feel.

La donna e mobile.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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