Used Nissan 350Z Coupe 2003 - 2009 reliability

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The Nissan 350Z is a good head-turner, but not as civilised as rivals

Nissan 350Z Coupe (03 - 09)
  • Nissan 350Z Coupe (03 - 09)
  • Nissan 350Z Coupe (03 - 09)
Used Nissan 350Z Coupe 2003 - 2009 review
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Steve Huntingford
Published01 January 2006

What should I look for in a used Nissan 350Z coupe?

Because of the popularity of the 350Z, there are lots of grey imports from Japan. While these work out cheaper to buy, they don't come with exactly the same specification as UK cars, and your insurer will probably want to charge you a higher premium. The exact service history and background of the imported car may also be unknown.

Overall, though, you should have little to fear. The company has a good reliability record, and Warranty Direct says that only 20% of Nissans require any attention. The only complaints about the 350Z concern knocking noises from the rear suspension, but this appears to be rare.

Depending on the age of the car, the service schedule should be complete, but the 350Z is a driver's car, so be wary of any vehicle that looks like it's had a hard life. Those big alloys are also prone to kerbing, and any uneven tyre wear will show up problems with the suspension.

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