: Nissan GTR - Don't gently hit the front bumper, it'll cost you over $15,000
11-13-09, 04:40 PM
£11,000 to repair a cracked front bumper (http://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/127250-accident-dont-do-what-i-did.html)
(at todays exchange rate that's over $18,000)
11-13-09, 05:00 PM
11-13-09, 05:20 PM
Not such a "performance bargain" anymore, eh? lol
I read that whole thread. I think I'd be interested in seeing the bill, and what that one member, walthong, the insurance underwriter says.
11-13-09, 09:17 PM
Hhah, just as they get rid of launch control, this pops up lol
11-13-09, 09:24 PM
And if you're meaning the hood, yes. Literally "pops" up.
Forgive me, I'm sick, and that was terrible. :lol:
11-13-09, 10:03 PM
11-14-09, 12:39 AM
Stupid safety features.
11-14-09, 12:44 AM
That pedistrian safety feature, is that just a Euro-spec thing or do the Anerican market models have it too?
Haha. This was my response when my BIL suggested I should look into buying a GTR. Another blackeye for Nissan.
11-14-09, 10:20 AM
That pedestrian safety feature, is that just a Euro-spec thing or do the American market models have it too?
From what I read of that forum post, it's only Euro-spec because some guy posted the part numbers of everything that was replaced, and he couldn't find the "special" ECU for the hood thing.
I think the pedestrian thing is Euro-only, but it's coming to the US in a couple years. As for the repair costs, well, if you have to ask, you can't afford the car.
11-15-09, 06:52 AM
Just to be clear active pedestrian safety systems like that are not a legal requirement over here.
The only requirement here is that the hood is a certain distance from the top of the engine, so that if a pedestrian lands on it it can deform due to the gap, so I can't see why they fitted this system unless they don't have enough under hood clearance but if that's the case it's the only car I've ever heard of with that problem and there are plenty of other swoopy cars that don't need it so...
11-20-09, 12:19 PM
In case anyone is interested, the guy posted the invoice:
11-20-09, 12:30 PM
Finally. I've been following that forum post.
11-22-09, 04:09 PM
Wasn't it 40 years ago that cars didn't even have seatbelts, 30 years ago that the Government made us wear them, then 20 years ago that cars didn't have air bags, and 10 years ago that they were mandatory on all vehicles. Now you got safety features for people who are too slow to get out of your way. Is this the future of cars? (http://video.adultswim.com/squidbillies/mouth-to-mouth.html)