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Nissan 350Z Convertible (03 - 09) review

(2003 - 2009)
Nissan 350Z Convertible (03 - 09)
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Which used Nissan 350Z sports should I buy?

When it was launched, the 350Z had a 287bhp engine, but the range received a mild face-lift in 2006, giving a slightly higher trim level and a hike in power to 297bhp. Power went up again in 2007 to 309bhp.

Equipment levels are similar to those on the coupe. The convertible comes with air-con, remote central locking, a CD changer, alloy wheels and electric windows as standard. GT spec adds heated leather seats, cruise control and an upgraded stereo.

There are only six colour options, including bright Sunset Orange. For some it's the perfect match for the aggressive nature of the car, but for others it's a complete turn-off, so beware. It's the same story for the Alezan orange leather interior. The only other option of note is parking sensors. There was no automatic option.

You could also shop around for a car fitted with some of the selection of dealer-fit extras available from Nissan's motorsport division, Nismo, including body styling kits and alloy wheels.

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Which used Nissan 350Z sports should I buy?

When it was launched, the 350Z had a 287bhp engine, but the range received a mild face-lift in 2006, giving a slightly higher trim level and a hike in power to 297bhp. Power went up again in 2007 to 309bhp.

Equipment levels are similar to those on the coupe. The convertible comes with air-con, remote central locking, a CD changer, alloy wheels and electric windows as standard. GT spec adds heated leather seats, cruise control and an upgraded stereo.

There are only six colour options, including bright Sunset Orange. For some it's the perfect match for the aggressive nature of the car, but for others it's a complete turn-off, so beware. It's the same story for the Alezan orange leather interior. The only other option of note is parking sensors. There was no automatic option.

You could also shop around for a car fitted with some of the selection of dealer-fit extras available from Nissan's motorsport division, Nismo, including body styling kits and alloy wheels.

For all the latest reviews, advice and new car deals, sign up to the What Car? newsletter here