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mahazara

Looking for a R35 in Melbourne and not finding many condition one in the 110k mark

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Hey Guys, 

very new here. was always a Silvia fan boy and had those s13 to all the way to multiple S15s to Evos and houses, houses and now back in looking for a R35s as they are a bit affordable. 
looking in Carsales, i am not finding many good coindition R35's in Melbourne for the price i am willing to pay.
Some of the other question, is it worth buying a 35... looking for one for a while now and driven multiple so far.. but looks like my budget will get me a 2011 model at best case which i am not sure is even worth? 
Alternate option is thinking Audi RS3s which doesnt compare i know.. 
i know someone of you keyboard warrior will probably flog me before a proper answer,, so yeah.. just looking for some of your honest answers if you own a 35. What are they like, known issues and so on.. 

 

Regards,
J

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So what are you exactly asking? Can't afford an R35 in the condition you want?
You could wait another 12 months for lower prices and more money in your pocket

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My old man was vaguely looking at secondhand R35s a few years ago. I'm sure they're even cheaper now, but from what research I remember: If you have the budget, you probably don't want anything pre-2011 facelift.

It got a power-bump and is reportedly more fuel efficient. Bigger brakes, revised suspension. If i'm not mistaken they did fettle with the gearbox too as the early-production ones don't have a great reputation for reliability (though those were probably owned by muppets who could only afford the early ones and launched it too any times for their mates).

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Correct cant see the justification of spending close to 140k for a 2014+ 35 that i can probably get for 100 or 110 for a 2011. but then doing all the research and couple of test drive, a) not finding a good condition and b) getting 2nd thought on whether its a risk getting a 2011 ish model and save that extra 30 -40 k ... 

yes read about all the gearbox dramas. from the driving experience, handling wise i felt more confident on an Evo handling than a R35 handling, the Evo felt very grippy on the road where as the R35 didnt compare.. not sure if thats cause of tyre or suspension maybe.. . but anyway.. yeah so i am stuck on whether to get a 2011 even 

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Depends what you want the car for.

Is this a recreational weekend car? track car? daily?

Good thing is you've got your budget - there's plenty of choice at that price point. Are you strictly thinking Japanese performance cars? You mentioned you might be cross-shopping with an RS3, but like you said - they're very different cars.

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