2009 Nissan GT-R: Main Attraction in Podunk
March 11, 2009
For my quick trip to Vegas, there could only be one car to roll big in: our 2009 Nissan GT-R. It's also my first time behind its wheel so I was really nervous. And I know this will disappoint most of you but I kept my speeds pretty sane so my trip took about 4 hours with only one stop for gas and another quick stop to secure the hood of the car.
The hood was popped open when I had stopped to get gas 50 miles or so away from Vegas. I had pulled up to a gas station in the middle of nowhere. There were no restaurants around or anything, just this gas station. It didn't even have a Shell sign, just one painted on its roof that promised "Gas & Food."
I thought this would be a quick stop until a couple of 20-something boys stepped out of their F-350 and walked over to tell me that my car was hawt. "Is this your car?" one asked. "No, it's my work car. I work for Edmunds.com," I replied. "Ohhh, it's just your 'work car,'" they said. And then: "Does it have turbo? Is it Tiptronic? How much does one of these go for? How fast did you go? Do you mind popping the hood?"
So I popped the hood for them. Who was I to deny them a chance to check it out? Plus I was on the road all day, this was a nice break. Just funny though because even in the middle of nowhere this car still manages to draw crowds.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor