Nissan 350Z Convertible (03 - 09)

Nissan 350Z Convertible (03 - 09) review

Advice for buyers
(2003 - 2009)
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What should I look for in a used Nissan 350Z sports?

Due to the popularity of the roadster version, there are lots of grey imports from Japan. While these are cheaper to buy, they don't come with exactly the same spec as UK cars, and your insurer will probably want to charge you a higher premium for them. The exact service history and background of the imports may also be unknown.

When you're looking at a car, check the hood for signs of wear or damage. If you need to replace it, you'll spend a small fortune. The sexy alloy wheels look good, but they are prone to kerbing, so examine the rims and tyre sidewalls for possible damage.

Otherwise, there's little to fear, as Nissan has a good reliability record. Independent warranty provider Warranty Direct reckons that only 20% of Nissans require any attention. There are a few complaints about the 350Z that concern rear suspension noise, but these are rare.

What are the most common problems with a used Nissan 350Z sports?

Is a used Nissan 350Z sports reliable?