I'm ready to pull the trigger on a GTR and have a few questions please. I've narrowed it down to a 2015 for the obvious upgrades over the previous years and I prefer the '15 wheels over the '16 wheels. I like the front end of the '17 but not the back end as much as the '15/'16 model.
I'm on the fence regarding having the paddle shifters on the wheel vs the column. I like the interior better of the '15 vs the '17.
The only thing that could possibly sway me into a '17 is perhaps the ride quality for day to day cruising or the occasional spirited drive through the mountains. The 20hp bump would be nice to have too. I've watched countless videos on YouTube lately and pretty much everyone keeps regurgitating the same ol' stuff on the 2017 as if they have a script. Everybody claims that the ride quality of the '17 is noticeably softer than previous years and brings out the "GT" in GT-R. Some even go as saying that the ride quality is too soft and the car has lost its backbone. What I don’t want is the ride quality to be too harsh and distract from my enjoyment of the car. It needs to be Daily Driver worthy, should I choose to do so. Slightly firm over bumps is ok, but harshness/ratting the car isn’t.
Doing a search, I found one thread on here from December IIRC discussing the ride quality of the ‘15/’16 vs ’17 and the results were inconclusive. The OP claimed the ’17 had a nicer ride while another user posted later claiming that from his experience, the ride quality of the two cars was identical. Has anyone upgraded to a ’17 from a ‘15/’16 lately? What are your thoughts on the ride quality?
On another note, a small part of me is interested in the 2015 NISMO edition. My only concern is the ride quality, again. From the several videos I watched on YouTube, they stated that the ride quality of the Nismo was extremely harsh, even on the softest setting. The problem is, ride quality is subjective. So, I’m curious, is having the 2015 NISMO edition on the softest setting = to the firmest track setting of a standard ’15 premium edition?
Changing the subject, are the seats in the Black Edition GTR’s anymore narrow than the standard premium seats? I’m 210lbs with a 38 waist with an athletic build (ie wide shoulders).
Any input would be most appreciated.