Brendan

Cycling and Travelling around Japan

Nissan Skyline 250GT

Posted on | November 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

This past weekend, I took advantage of Nissan’s half price premium car rental campaign and rented the Skyline sedan (250GT) and went to Chichi with a few others.

Up until now rental cars had been small Toyota’s (Prius Aqua and Ractis) which were good cars but were not best at climbing hills. The Skyline was completely different, just put it in 2nd and it effortlessly went up the narrow twisty switchbacks. It felt so effortless and made it so easy. I didn’t wind up taking it on the highway but I am sure that it would have been very stable and easy able to  handle.

Having said that, the Skyline 250GT has a 225hp 2.5L engine and with the effortlessness that came with it I don’t understand what the necessity to opt for the 3.7L engine in the Skyline or other sedans with 4.0L+ sized engines. It seems very much like a case of diminishing returns.

Skyline 250GT

Skyline 250GT

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One Response to “Nissan Skyline 250GT”

  1. Takahiro ITOU
    November 22nd, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    Wow! That's COOL car!!
    The Skyline is known good car.

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