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How does the Skyline (gts-t) sit with running costs? I.E. what kind of mpg do you get on a standard car and how reliable are they? Is it a case of, the more fiddling you do to the engine etc, the less reliable it becomes?
 

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I think this topic came up about a week ago and it's certainly been covered many, many times. As a rough guide though, I get about 10mpg town driving and about 18mpg on the motorway. My car is overfueling a lot so it's currently in the garage having a new ECU fitted for a re-map.

More mods and more power will put more strain on certain engine components but normally as you up the power you'd be upgrading parts like the oil pump, water pump, fuel pump and fpr anyway. If all the parts are installed correctly and the car is mapped to run UK fuel there shouldn't be too many problems.
 

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and nailing it feels so good :rofl:


Dont worry bout how reliable the car is.... As long as you buy a goodun, it will last forever, if you take care of it as usual....

Get one, you wont regret it
 

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you get mpg relating to runing a 2500 cc turbo car... same as any other really.

30mpg if you're really good, 10 or so if you nail it.
Thats pretty much the nail on the head........

I get between 100-130 miles per every £20 (just over 19 litres) of v-power i put in, at 100.9p a litre. Though when playing i've had it down to about 70 mile to £20.........

Oil filters-£4 nissan sunny local motor factors.
Oil 5w 40 silkolene- opie oils/oilman on here, 10 litres were about £80 last time i ordered.

Not much difference to running/servicing the omega V6 i had before this. Just alot more fun to drive:D
 

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i they cost aot but the more i think about it its not much more if any than the ex police v6 vectra i had
 

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just get rid of the 2 seater.ure a married man now.you need the space.plus your loaded anyway.get a skyline on that driveway.dont know about TOTB mite be working ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????
 

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or if you take it around nurburgring expect between 5-7 mpg but boy was it fun lol
 

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10mpg!!! Jesus!!
I thought getting down to about 18mpg in mine was bad. So you really have to be loaded right enough to own and run a Skyline? LOL
 

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You've got to put the Skyline into some sort of perspective when judging running costs...
It's a big, 250bhp + car, it's not going to be cheap to run!
No-one would complain if they took their Porsche 911 to a garage and were told a service was going to be 100's of pounds and they wouldn't moan that it only got 20 to the gallon. Like a 911 or Renault GTA etc they are a specialist car that most people on here I'm sure wouldn't drop off at the local grease monkey for a service, you have to be prepared to pay what it costs to keep them running properly.
People think because it's 'only a Nissan' it's going to be cheap to run, it's not!
It's a 'proper' sport cars and that's reflected in how much it cost to keep on the road
 

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I can see where you're coming from Paul. I'm just really surprised that it's that low. I would expect high maintainence costs due to what the car is, but not that low for fuel economy.
I mean, I can get 26mpg out of my mothers Merc CLK 230 Kompressor convertible. It's a very heavy car with a supercharged 2.3lt engine. Ok, it's only pushing out 200bhp. To put another perspective on it, our artics in my work run at 7mpg and our 7.5tn trucks at 12mpg.
 

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you're talking about an engine design that is ~20 years old. Of course it's not going to be as good recent merc engine in terms of fuel economy.

It's not reocket science. It's an old car, heavy, with a turbo, 30mpg on a highway run isnt *bad*, its average for a car/engine of the era.
 

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Service and petrol are not the real money sappers as everyone expects to pay what they pay.

Don't service it properly and you will soon find out your pockets are not deep enough. Love your car and your car will love you :)
 

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you're talking about an engine design that is ~20 years old. Of course it's not going to be as good recent merc engine in terms of fuel economy.

It's not reocket science. It's an old car, heavy, with a turbo, 30mpg on a highway run isnt *bad*, its average for a car/engine of the era.

True mate. I re-read the post from the top and completley missed the "30mpg if you're good" part. Just focused on the negative bit.
Need to stop doing that.:disappointed:
 

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True mate. I re-read the post from the top and completley missed the "30mpg if you're good" part. Just focused on the negative bit.
Need to stop doing that.:disappointed:
They are capable of 30mpg, but unfortunately Skylines are difficult cars to drive economically!!
 

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Well, if you're anything like me, most cars are difficult to drive economically.
You're posts are hard to read Paul, cause of that avatar :)
 

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You've got to put the Skyline into some sort of perspective when judging running costs...
It's a big, 250bhp + car, it's not going to be cheap to run!
No-one would complain if they took their Porsche 911 to a garage and were told a service was going to be 100's of pounds and they wouldn't moan that it only got 20 to the gallon. Like a 911 or Renault GTA etc they are a specialist car that most people on here I'm sure wouldn't drop off at the local grease monkey for a service, you have to be prepared to pay what it costs to keep them running properly.
People think because it's 'only a Nissan' it's going to be cheap to run, it's not!
It's a 'proper' sport cars and that's reflected in how much it cost to keep on the road
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30mpg - Jesus - do you have a 1.6ltr skyline lol.

I thikn i average about 18-20 in mine when i'm shunting through the traffic.

I think the worst i've had it was £15 in about 30 miles. I was struggling with an incredible cram p though that made me depress the loud pedal quite a lot.

On a goo day £15 might see me for 50-60miles tops.
 

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30mpg - Jesus - do you have a 1.6ltr skyline lol.

I thikn i average about 18-20 in mine when i'm shunting through the traffic.

I think the worst i've had it was £15 in about 30 miles. I was struggling with an incredible cram p though that made me depress the loud pedal quite a lot.

On a goo day £15 might see me for 50-60miles tops.
30mpg is Driving Miss Daisy style... :)
I generally fill mine up after about 230-250 miles and that's usually 50 litres or so to fill the tank, which is roughly 21-23 mpg...
Considering that's in a car capable of well over 150mph producing something over 250bhp I'm not complaining - it's worth every penny!
 

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I agree, i never complain about how much it drinks because i have so much fun :D Worth every penny...;)
 
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