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View Poll Results: Should Nissan have badged the GT-R as an Infiniti?
Absolutely, I wish it was the Infiniti GT-R. 31 18.79%
No way, it's always been a Nissan & always will be. 117 70.91%
I don't care either way, the brand doesn't matter to me. 17 10.30%
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Old 08-05-2008, 04:14 PM   #51
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i think using nissan is better
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #52
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The nissan sky line is alwayas the skyline, not only the gtr. I dont know why they dont use the "sky line "name. And of course is a nissan not an infiniti, the other model could be but not the sky line gtr
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:51 PM   #53
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DUH NO!!!!! Just like Honda should have left the NSX a Honda , not an Acura!
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Old 02-05-2009, 10:27 PM   #54
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Stick with the way it's been...Nissan all the way.
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Old 02-06-2009, 09:08 PM   #55
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Agreed, Nissan brand suits the car better.
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:20 PM   #56
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After seeing how NNA handled everything... I think nissan japan should have handled it only. Nissan name of course should stay. But maybe they should have been serviced only at infinity shops or something with higher care. NNA really should have stressed more to the customer like the need for more maintanace than a z06 because its more like a lambo that you can drive every day. They really let the whole launch control problem get out of control too. They were really not ready or un informed.
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:40 PM   #57
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Infinitys are for people who can't afford a GTR. lol
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Old 02-23-2009, 12:15 PM   #58
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I think they did it the right way considering its a skyline not a G35 I think that if they would have put the infinity logo on it. It would have been strange. that's like Honda naming their new civic si the Acura civic si it's just not right plus infinity GTR doesn't sound right. "NISSAN GTR" which is the 2009 NISSAN Skyline GTR-35 not the infinity skyline GTR-35.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:47 AM   #59
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I'm glad the GTR stay as Nissan and as for the serivce wise my local Nissan is great. They rolled out the red carpet for me when ever I'm there. They gave me a brand new Altima off the lot for a loaner and they wash and waxed my GTR when the job is done.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:03 AM   #60
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Acura\Infiniti just for US market use only, Nissan GTR R35 is a international car.

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Old 12-29-2009, 11:40 PM   #61
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Asking whether the GTR should have been Infiniti instead of Nissan is like asking a parent the hypothetical question: If you could change the past, would you re-roll the sperm and egg dice for a different child? The attachment to your child would keep you from ever wanting to trade in.

From a marketing standpoint, it seems to me that it would have opened up a larger market. Anyone who would want a Nissan GTR would want an Infiniti GTR, but there are lots of image conscious people that would go for an Infiniti, but not a Nissan.

On the other hand, I came from the Porsche world, and there certainly was plenty of teutonic snobbery expressed when I first talked about the GTR. I don't think the Infiniti name would have changed that. It's still Japanese. BTW, it is 10 times more car than my old Cayman S for near the same price.

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Old 12-30-2009, 10:07 AM   #62
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The Nissan brand is available across the globe, Nissan are still introducing the Infiniti brand and setting up the Infiniti network. If the GT-R was sold as an Infiniti, they would be putting limits on where it could be sold and where it could be supported. The UK is one of the GT-R's major target markets and Infiniti was only introduced there last year.

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Old 01-04-2010, 02:07 PM   #63
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Yes, Infiniti is a "US brand" for US market only and too new for international~ not famous/success as LEXUS. GTR for Worldwide market have to use Nissan ^^
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It always has been and always should be a Nissan.
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:21 AM   #65
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How silly.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:09 PM   #66
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Talking I like they kept it Nissan....

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Well, I am the odd ball and voted it as Infiniti
Why, because, when it's time to do maintenance, you will see the difference how staff treating you compare to Nissan. You will also get free car wash if it's under Infiniti and free loaner car if the service takes long.


My Nissan dealership has been awesome. When I take the GTR in for service they send me on my way with a rental-usually in the form of a Maxima. Not a GTR but it beats waiting. They wash and vacumn the car for me and generally finish service the same day. If I have any questions on anything related to the GTR, I call the 'GTR hotline' number that they gave me.
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Old 01-17-2010, 12:57 AM   #67
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My Nissan dealership has been awesome. When I take the GTR in for service they send me on my way with a rental-usually in the form of a Maxima. Not a GTR but it beats waiting. They wash and vacumn the car for me and generally finish service the same day. If I have any questions on anything related to the GTR, I call the 'GTR hotline' number that they gave me.
That's really nice of them. Mind me asking which Nissan dealership it is? From what I know most Atlanta Nissans really not that good. The rental cars has been all handled by rental company and provided the cheapest possible rental car they can find.
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Old 01-17-2010, 04:01 AM   #68
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Also heard horror stories of Infinity dealers. Nissan treats me like a celebrity and I have my own service manager.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:43 PM   #69
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That's really nice of them. Mind me asking which Nissan dealership it is? From what I know most Atlanta Nissans really not that good. The rental cars has been all handled by rental company and provided the cheapest possible rental car they can find.
Jacksonville FL-Coggin Nissan. I live right over the border in St. Marys GA so it's only about a 25 minute drive away. I went around to different dealers, to see how they'd treat me. It was not fun at first. Most of the time they saw a 25 year old female and wrote me off. I even checked a dealership in TN when I was visiting the in-laws (they treated me horribly.) I have the rental car managers business card, so if I don't think Nissan has called them ahead of time (which so far they always have) I can shoot him an email and he'll have a Maxima for me. Sorry about the Atlanta dealerships. You can always email corporate Nissan. The lady in charge of customer service issues in the southeast is great.
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:29 PM   #70
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Although it shouldn't make much of a difference - keeping it a Nissan is kind of cool in that Nissan is spanking almost all the supercars with expensive brand names.

In other words, the GT-R does not only stay close to its heritage, but embarresses significantly more expensive supercars in almost every way - to quote a 2009 SL 63 AMG owner who got spanked, "that Nissan makes Mercedes look like they must have overlooked something . . . nice ride."

Kind of like a successful invasion of the supercar kingdom by an unlikely supercar manufacturing candidate creating a new supercar world order.
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Although it shouldn't make much of a difference - keeping it a Nissan is kind of cool in that Nissan is spanking almost all the supercars with expensive brand names.

In other words, the GT-R does not only stay close to its heritage, but embarresses significantly more expensive supercars in almost every way - to quote a 2009 SL 63 AMG owner who got spanked, "that Nissan makes Mercedes look like they must have overlooked something . . . nice ride."

Kind of like a successful invasion of the supercar kingdom by an unlikely supercar manufacturing candidate creating a new supercar world order.
+1.

Nothing like a dark horse winning against the more expensive and cliched favorites.

Expensive isn't always better at least if you're intelligent.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:39 PM   #72
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I would have liked to have seen it as it's own brand (Skyline) and be sold at Infiniti dealerships.
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I owned a 1972 Datsun 240-Z in a past life and really hated when they eventually changed the name over to Nissan. The Nissan-Z sounded so whimpy in comparison to a Datsun-Z. So they should have named it the "DATSUN GT-R 35". AWWWESOMMME!
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