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Nissan 350Z Coupe (03 - 09) review

(2003 - 2009)
Nissan 350Z Coupe (03 - 09)
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What used Nissan 350Z coupe will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Nissan 350Z coupe?

The 350Z has strong residual values, and because there aren't many around, you may have to pay high prices for the car you want.

Running it will be an expensive business, too. Average fuel economy is just 24.8mpg and, according to the handbook, you should feed the 350Z higher-octane premium unleaded petrol.

Servicing intervals are quite frequent at every 9000 miles. However, you could opt to use an independent garage for this, which will save you about 20% off your bills.

For all that, compared to the competition, the Nissan looks a good second-hand buy. And, although it's clearly in a lower league than the Porsche Boxster, the Audi TT and Mazda RX-8 are squarely in its sights. The 350Z holds its value well and it should prove cheaper to maintain, but for some the stumbling block will be that it doesn't have the same quality image as the other two.