Bought this Z car sept 05 new and its the best £26000 Ive ever spent, it is an upgrade from an 04 MR2 which was a very poor choice. Great fun to drive ( the Z ) and completly mad if stability control turned off.
It does attract boy racers who seem insistent on overtaking you ( or trying to )at any cost, but whilst stationary the drool for ages. I have often returned to a car park to find a crowd having a look through the windows ( I have had seatbelt covers and floor mats made with my name embossed which sets the interior off ) and generally looking around.
Superb exhaust note at all speeds.
No problems so far and dont expect any.
Am getting about 20 MPG, but I do have heavy boots on.
I drove it new from the new Nissan dealers In Newcastle upon Tyne just over 1 year ago and have had no communication from them since, so have to say dealer satisfaction is low, unlike Toyota who seemed to be in touch every month.
Servicing will be carried out by independant garage for half nissan cost without affecting the warranty.
If you have the money you wont go far wrong for a high powered sports car
I bought my 350Z back in Oct 04 and have run it trouble free for 45,000 miles to date.
It's fantastic to drive and looks stunning, although it doesn't have the Audi or BMW badge it also doesn't look like it should driven by a girl.
You do go through fuel and tyres, but you should know that when you buy it so don't complain, just enjoy the drive.
I purchased my 350Z GT some 25 months ago and managed to avoid the long waiting list at the time by picking up a cancelled order.
Without doubt, the 350Z is a 'muscle' car; my father said that it reminded him of the Austin Healey 3000. Despite his 72 years of age, he kept finding excuses to drive it whilst I was away on business, "just to make sure the battery doesn't go flat" - yeah, right!
It's a great car to drive, with a superb soundtrack, good quality, reasonable economy (33mpg on a sedate run, less if you exercise your right foot) and without ruinous servicing costs.
I've not experienced any quality or reliability problems and was looking forward to another 12 months with the car until the other weekend. When cresting a brow of a local single carriageway road at 50mph, I found a foreign articulated lorry on the wrong side of the road and decided that the hedgerow was a better bet than the side of a 44-tonne truck.
All the airbags deployed, the seatbelt tensioners worked and whilst the car had only one untouched body panel (the rear hatchback), the passenger compartment remained completely intact and I walked away without a scratch. Looks like a trip to Nissan this weekend for another one, although my local BMW dealer is offering me very attractive terms on a 3.0si Z4 Sport. This is going to be a tough decision.
I have owned my 350Z since November 2003. The car is magic - it has great looks, and still turns heads wherever you go. The engine sounds fabulous, and the handling is brilliant.
There's just one problem - there is an annoying knocking noise at the rear of the car on the nearside whenever the body rolls on uneven roads, or when using a multi-storey car park.
The dealer replaced an anti-roll bar link, which apparently is a common fault. However, the noise is still there. Further investigation by the dealer of the shock absorbers and suspension at the rear still hasn't cured the problem.
It seems to come from mid-height on the chassis. Anybody else encountered this problem, and if so, how is it rectified? It's annoying! Apart from that, I haven't encounterd any other problems - well, except that it's thirsty!
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