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Nissan 350Z Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 287 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Nissan 350Z

  • Nissan's crown jewel. Expect initial high demand, but for the money, this is one of the best performance buys of 2003.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6 engine, impressive handling, offers a lot of bang-for-the-buck.

  • Cons

    Lack of luggage space, cruise control not available on base model.

  • What's New for 2003

    Nissan's premier sports car has been resurrected after a six-year absence. Possessing excellent handling and power, the 2003 Nissan 350Z comes with a price tag that is thousands less than the competition's.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (38 total reviews)


Love/hate relationship

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

Fun car to drive but ours came with too many shortcomings for us to be happy with it. As mentioned in other Z groups, the dealer plays dumb with the problems -- in our case the front end / tire problem and a 6 speed that has chronic shifting problems from 1>2. Trannie has been replaced once. The front end has had the TSB "fix". With new tires, the noise is returning after about 4000 miles. The seat covers were replaced at less than 12000 miles! And last but not least, burning premium gas these days is very hard on the pocketbook. We had an '88 300Z we owned until we traded it in on 350Z. After our current nightmare, we won't be owning any more Nissans.




Z-ya later

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

The best sports car if you can't afford a Porsche 911. Boxsters don't count, there not a real Porsche's!




Buyer beware!

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

The 2003 Z has a known and admitted front tire wear and nosie problem that Nissan declines to address for its buyers. If you don't mind buying new tires evry 5,000 miles, this car is for you. My Z began the problem at 8,000 miles; got the Nissan temp fix; and returned at 12,000 miles. It's days are numbered. See the problem at www.nissantireproblems.com




Excessive front tire wear and

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

The 2003 Nissan 350Z has a documented front end suspension problem that causes premature front tire wear and loud tire roar. Autoweek has reported that Nissan is now investigating the problem but no word yet on a recall. Otherwise you will be buying expensive new front tires every 5000 miles. The problem is explained at www.nissantireproblems.com




I love this car

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

This is the sweetest car ever. Emperor of Japanese Imports right now. Even its immitation, the Inifiniti G35, doesn't come close.




Almost perfect

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

I traded up from a 93 300ZX, and as perfect as I thought that car was, this one is even better. The power and handling are amazing, and the ride is not as rough as you might think. The brakes are awesome. The seats are excellent. Be warned, that for the 03 model year, most have front suspension problem. The front tires wear more on the inside, and get extremely loud after about 4,000 miles. Nissan will swap them from side to side at no charge, but the problem comes back.



Full 2003 Nissan 350Z Review

What's New for 2003

Nissan's premier sports car has been resurrected after a six-year absence. Possessing excellent handling and power, the 2003 Nissan 350Z comes with a price tag that is thousands less than the competition's.

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Gas Mileage

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  • 18
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  • 24
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