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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
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  • 24
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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



6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Best car i've ever owned.

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

I bought this car with 86k on it and have not regretted it a single time! I was amazed at the gas mileage (22-25 city, 27-30 hwy) and the power and torque is great. I can run even with modded mustangs and newer turbo bmw's and can smoke most other cars. I've beat pretty hard on the car for about 12k miles now and it's held up to everything without complaint! The only problem I had was with the stock Bose subamp cutting out but there's an easy DIY fix for that which takes about 15 mins. Nissan built this car to last 200k and it's very obvious the quality they put into this car. Just make sure to have a set of snow tires on hand =P



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

350z enthusiast 5spd auto

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought my orange 350s with 107k miles on it, now it has 114k and still running with no problems. A few minor things such as flex pipes for the exhaust and a door seal which the tab broke off need to be fixed. Other than that its a great car, quick, responsive, it corners tight and comfortably, and takes a lot of concentration to keep your foot out of the throttle, its clear this car was built to run on a track.




A fast, reliable, loud beast!

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Vehicle: 2003 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I bought this car at 28,000 miles. It's sitting currently at 91,000, with no problems or major issues yet and upon my full inspection, nothing building. This car is extremely fast, with the new exhaust I put on it, amongst other engine modifications I've done, is louder than any other Z I've been around. It definitely turns heads! Even though I'm getting ready to sell my Z for a older muscle car, I'll get another one here soon. These cars are reliable as anything and are what they're supposed to be, a raw, fast, no bar's held performance vehicle.




Fun and reliable

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

The automatic/manual shift gives me flexibility for the road type. This car starts and stops precisely. After 4 years, I still enjoy driving it. People are always asking about the car's speed and agility. It draws a lot of attention. And it's FUN.




So happy

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

I have been eyeing the 350Z for years and am so glad I made this purchase. I love the feel of the interior, the looks of the exterior, the wide power band, the on-rails handling, and the sound the engine makes when wide open. I realize that there are various problems that will undoubtedly arise so I got an extended warranty and am not too worried. This car gives you confidence and I get looks everywhere I go. I love the ride and even make my daily commute in it. This car gives me a thrill that I can't accurately describe. I'm not sure if I own the car or it owns me.



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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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2003 Nissan 350Z Road Test By now, we're sure that most of you have seen the new "Z." And maybe even read about what it's like to live with one via our long-term test of a Track model. The n...


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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