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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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25 reader reviews for Nissan 350Z Coupe.
  • V6 276bhp GT 2dr

    paul gibbins Date: 03/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great fun to drive, especially with the traction control off. It sounds good inside and outside - good and throaty. The only downside for me the interior. The seats could be better but in its price range, what can you expect without adding several more thousand pounds?

  • V6 276bhp GT 2dr

    james colson , Derbyshire . Date: 25/07/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my Z car for just over two months now and overall I'm totally delighted with it. This is a car that makes you feel different. I find myself turning the stereo down in order to listen to the engine instead of up to drown it out!

    It is totally beautiful from any angle and oozes individuality and style.

    This is an easy well mannered car to drive, although my only criticism is a rather clunky second gear, which makes traffic jams harder work in this car compared with other cars I've driven.

    You can forgive this when you do hit the open road as the gearbox becomes slicker when using the full potential of that wonderful all-alloy V6 engine.

    I have not driven the Mazda RX-8 or the Porche Boxster but, as soon as I saw the Z, I didn't even want to!

    This is definitely a car for the boys (sorry girls) as there is absolutely nothing feminine about it.

    As a family man, the only way I could keep the peace was to buy my partner a Toyota Celica T sport - a nice car too but the Z has the edge.

    There's not much more I can say apart from, like the original Z car, the current Z car will also be a classic.

  • S-Tune GT 2dr

    shaun campbell , avon . Date: 03/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have driven quite a few performance cars over the last few years, but the nearest match to the 350Z was the Audi TT 225bhp. Yes, this was a good car, but now I own the Zed I can see that the TT is a camp hairdressers' car or for women.

    The Zed I would describe as the masculine coupe, and has the performance creditials to match the looks. From the minute you turn the key and you hear the roar from the 3.5 V6, you will fall in love with this car. Take it over 4000rpm and it sounds beautiful and where permitted take it all the way to 155mph (limited).

    In the beautiful cabin, everything pointing towards the driver, the optional GT pack is a must. It makes the car feel much more luxurious and, if finances permit, consider the NISMO bodykit (which I opted for). This makes the car look fantasic. It's a real head-turner and makes the car look much more of a brute.

    This is a wonderful car and deserves all the great reviews that it's received.

  • V6 276bhp 2dr

    jon mcnamara Date: 16/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Waayheeeeey!!! Is probably the only exclamative which can do this car justice. I picked up this little chap for a weekend testdrive with a view to having it as the next company car.

    The car was coloured in a nice "sunset orange", which was nicely matched by the colour of the brakes and interior. The styling is distinctive and really isn't apparent on the photo.

    I had a great time blasting it down the M27 on the way to work on Friday, and an even better time once I had mastered the fact it had six gears on the way back home.

    0-60 is a shocking affair, with lots of growls, howls and manly grunts emanating from the bonnet. The engine noise is a rare treat and has the effect of making you feel like you are six years old with your favourite toy. It's also pretty useful for hurrying along dallying pedestrians out of your path, as I inadvertantly found out in Portsmouth.

    The sound system is great, very handy little six-CD changer, with nice controls on the steering wheel. The sound level can be whacked up to match the engine noise, but then why would you do that.

    The downside is that, as a company car for me its a no-goer, what with the extreme amount of tax and the rather thirsty 3.5-litre engine.

    Shame... as I totally loved the car!

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