I can best describe this car as an addiction. I need at least one Nissan Z fix a day. It is very powerful, and handles like no other car I have owned or driven. I would recommend this car to anyone who has a strong appreciation of cars, and not to someone who has no sense of style or performance (Prius Drivers). It has been very reliable, and never fails to get me from point 'a' to point 'z'. If anyone gets a chance to buy one, they should take it!
My favorite features are most notably, the engine. It kicks out a lot of torque off the line, and I always find myself crying "uncle!" way before it does. My next favorite feature(s) are the T-Tops. No one can resist the guy/girl driving around with the tops off in the summer.
I absolutely hate the OEM wheels. They are the ugliest things I have ever witnessed. Next is the transmission's synchronizers. Nissan put the cheapest synchros they could find on this generation. Finally, the brake rotors tend to warp, but they are easily improved by putting on skyline brakes.
My 1992 model is my second Nissan 300ZX (the first being a 1990) and they are wonderful cars. I'd recommend them to anyone. Their gas mileage is never great, but is never horrible either, especially for the car you are getting. My car is around 12 years old and still looks better than most newer cars.
The t-tops in my first z were so much fun. My new one is a slicktop, which is supposedly lighter and more rigid. I think it might be true:) It has a lot of leg space for both the driver and passenger, and always a lot of power.
I purchased one in the spring of '04
so I havn't had the car for an long
time but I can tell you a few thing
that may help you make a decision on
buying one. The car handles like a
dream, on dry, solid pavement. Like
all rear wheel sports cars, it will
have its problems in the rain or if
you hit a patch of sand on a corner.
The car looks absolutely beautiful and
for the most part it is very reliable.
The only problems I've had are as
follows. DO NOT launch the car through
shifts on the stock clutch, it was not
desinged to handle it as i found out.
And constant agressive cornering will
cause power steering fluid leaks.
Handling and T-TOPS are great. A 13
year old sports car with tops that
don't leak a drop is amazing. The car
looks amazing from all angles. Also,
the cars engine sounds great when it
hits about 3500 RPM's and only gets
better til you hit the red line. IN
SILVER NOT A COP MAGNET
The only improvements I think Nissan
should have made would be, lighten the
car up a little bit. 6 SPEED MANUAL
would have been a great feature, but I
am content with 5. Gas milage is about
half factory specs if you like to have
a lot of fun when driving.