Nissan Silvia S15

Discussion in 'Asian Forums' started by Panzer, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. The car I just bought is considered a collectors car <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>

    Isn't insurance different for cars under Collector car status?
     
  2. THe older the car is, the cheaper, but collectors plates means only taken out on weekends and such, BUT you get rad plates AND cheaper insurance IIRC.
     
  3. It is to protect the local car manufacturers/market.
     
  4. Yes the spec R II falls under Turbo s15, it the spec R II is basically ROH mag wheels and maybe different spoiler, so it doesnt really matter. Aussie also received a GT model which was a spec R with other goodies, such as leather seats and fancier mag wheels. But none of that bullshit really matters as it was a way for aussie to use up all their last redundant s15s since the production for it had ceased
     
  5. I know 2 people with one.
    One of theirs makes 260kw at the wheels.
    Its scary.
     
  6. awesome car. I want one.
     
  7. Nah. It's more about a pointless show of power. If people could buy whatever they wanted without having to meet safety specs for the country then it would mostly negate the governments control over auto standards, and god forbid the government ever give up power they don't need. Governments don't care about protecting markets anymore, as is shown by allowing the US economy to be completely destroyed by China. The bureaucrats just don't want to give up their little power trip over controlling which cars can be sold here, so they put an arbitrary amount of time there before they can be imported to make themselves feel better about it.
     
  8. Any pics of this 'Spec R II'?
     
  9. #34 dnd, Sep 10, 2007
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    As previously stated before in this thread, and an extract from something i found online. Bear in mind that as the extract says Nissan NZ released it, therefore it will be badged as a 200sx not a silvia (JDM). I could not find any pix specifically mentioning spec R II.

    "To use up the last of the S15 shells as the model was put out to pasture in 2002, Nissan New Zealand released a "Spec-R II" model with a better CD head unit (also from Pioneer), bigger 17" ROH alloy wheels in gunmetal, and Uniroyal tires. As a similar run-out excercise, Nissan Australia created a "GT" model by stealing some Skyline "GT" badges, adding leather seats, and some chrome treatment for interior bits and wheels."

    Edit: i found an a NZ auction for a spec R II
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=116496123&key=181705
     
  10. The Varietta was spew inducing.

    Good luck to anybody planning on buying one when the 15 year rule comes into place. If you can find one that hasn't had the shit thrashed out of it (not likely unfortunately) they are a really nice car.
     
  11. No... it's to protect the local car manufacturers and the local new car market. We have the same law here.
     
  12. That's what it was back in the day, at least here in the states. Where are you from again? If it had anything to do with protecting the companies that produce cars here it would involve putting big tariffs on ones made overseas, which we don't have. The US government gave up trying to help local manufacturers through legislation LONG ago in favor of globalist policies. Which I personally think is BS. You need only look at the destruction of American industry to see why it's BS.

    In reality it simply makes companies jump through hoops (as in going through all the emissions stuff, crash tests, etc) to sell their cars here that people might like to buy to make government officials feel like they're doing something useful. Our rule is 25 years so it COULD be argued that the US government actually cares about safety and emissions and such, but a 15 year rule clearly shows they don't really give a toss and it's more just a show of them "doing something" to ensure quality vehicles. As I said if they really cared about protecting local industry they'd have tariffs, and if they really cared about safety/emissions they'd NEVER let unapproved cars come in... Which leaves that it's just pure bureaucratic BS.
     
  13. Here is a friends S15 imported from Japan to the UK.

    She has added a few sublte mods to it as well and i love it! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  14. Here is a friends S15 imported from Japan to the UK.

    She has added a few sublte mods to it as well and i love it! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  15. There's actually alot here that have been treated really well. The biggest customer base among NZ-new 200SX's (both S14 and S15) here is dudes in their 40's and 50's. It's almost it's own culture, and they all know a shitload about cars too. It's a pretty cool thing. But then again, they don't sell them either <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  16. #42 christofurr, Sep 11, 2007
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    That one's local to me. I've seen it around a few times and it's in great shape. They're been trying to sell it for ages too.
     
  17. And it's #$%#ing cheap you dirty mother #$%#ing kiwi #$%#.
     
  18. it's heart breaking how cheap it is.

    but could you imagine all the nub new drivers that would be throwing these into trees if they were a fair chunk of change cheaper? there would be none left!
     
  19. And all of the straight ones will have ridiculous parts tacked on <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
     
  20. It's probably 2-3k too expensive, which is why it hasn't sold <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>
     
  21. Ha ha wtf.
     
  22. Thats what happens to all the a31 cefiros and r32 skylines over there and whats already happened to a lot of classic mazda rotaries. Everyone wants to be a drifter in NZ
    When i go back to NZ a s15 is on the list, haha
     
  23. I really do want one. I'm disappointed enough I can't get my hands on a decent S14 here in the States.
     
  24. It's even hard to get a decent S13 here in Calgary. If I could import an S15 now, I would be estatic. Don't worry, I am much more interested in daily driving and grip racing over drifting into unforeseen obstacles.
     

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