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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

What a sports car is

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

I've owned my car for over 6 years and purchased it new. It is a true driver's car with emphasis on going fast and doing it well. Practicality and comfort are afterthoughts. The trunk will take a reasonable amount of stuff, as long as you "pour" it around the strut brace. Its handling is very confidence inspiring and the car always eggs me on. It's like it's always taunting me: "You know, you could've taken that turn faster!" I recently replaced the OEM tires with BF Goodrich KDW's. Gas mileage plummeted, but grip is outrageous. The new tires turned my Z from a nice car to a race car. Engine is fantastic: incredibly reliable, predictable, smooth




Never going to sell my

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

Excellent balance of performance and strong good looks, I look forward to many years of driving enjoyment in my Z.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Zagnificent 350

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

This is one tight car. From shifting to cornering the 350Z has a dynamic racing feel. Your wish is it's command. This is a true sports cars sports car. Highway cruising speeds do not do this car justice. It is extremely smooth and deceiving on the open road and equally capable on curved surfaces. The always illuminated gauges are there to inform you about tire pressure, mpg, temp, speed, rpm max, dte, and more. The practicality of the 350Z is not so much. After all this is a true sports car. It has moderate storage compartments behind the seats and the stabilizing bar in the rear hatch area really reduces your cargo space so pack lite. Bottom line:This is a drivers car that won't dissapoint!




Slot car racer

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

The handling with this car is absolutely amazing. It drives like the car is connected to the road similar to the slot cars one had as a child. It rides a little hard but that is expected and desired from the Track model. If you want great performance you can't go wrong.




My favorite car!!

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

This is the first car I bought that allowed me to sell my Ninja 1200 and still have fun on the road. Since no auto could give me the power the Ninja had, I can drive to enjoy the trip. I normally put on 300-400 per day on trips-I am 6'1/195lbs and still very comfortable at the end of the day. Since I don't abuse the throttle, I average 24-25 mpg.




Made for the track!!

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

I have owned my 350 for about 2 years now and it's still as fun to drive now as it was when I first bought it. Super fast, awesome design and lack of them on the road still allows the heads to turn when I drive down the road. Although some of the interior features are a little cheap, I still feel like I'm in a cockpit behind the wheel. The handling is outstanding, but you pay for it with bumps on the road. Have had gliches with the windows, but it was covered on the warrenty. This car isn't just for dudes, my wife drives it all the time. Not much else to say except go see for yourself!



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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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ramirezadrian
ramirezadrian
08-21-2014
Have an 2003 350z but when I put it in 3rd gear it stays in neutral any thought on why that may be?...


loui
loui
05-22-2005
i just got a 350z 2003 for my first car....it is black on black...... and i really wanted to sup this car up.. i want headers, intake,,(loud, nice puring)exhaust, coolers, HID lights, lambo doors, and...



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