2009 Nissan GT-R Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan GT-R: The New Mustang

August 14, 2009

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A few weeks ago you'll surely remember we had our GT-R's coolant changed as part of its 25,000 mile service. I'll also call on you to remember a post I did the following week showing the information gauge reading 120-degrees F. The story there begins with me forgetting to turn North on Highway 15 near Ontario / Fontana California in an attempt to head to Death Valley. The story really begins with me winding up at the wreckage, heat, stink and depression of Salton Sea.

Picking which of the condemned buildings to shoot in front of was impossibly easy: If people are milling about doing God-knows-what inside, don't stop. It's a rule to live by. So I picked this, it was, I'm sure, designed as a retreat; a beach front club or bar where swank drinks would be served to swank customers in linen suits. Instead, as I stepped 10-yards from the GT-R, a young man stepped out from the rubblem wearing a T-shirt or a dress, I couldn't tell, scratching his head like he was trying to pull the words out yelled, "Hey....is that the new Mustang?"

"Yes." And then I ran away.

Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant @ too frightened to read the odometer.

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2009 Nissan GT-R in VA is:

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