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2003 Nissan 350Z

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By RedwoodZ
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2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Stylish, fun to drive. Admittedly "best bang for the buck".


Suggested Improvements

Don't sell a $30k car with major design defects but if you do, give *GOOD* dealer and national support fixing the damn thing. The interior is too cheezie. A front air dam / bumper that scrapes going over anything higher than a cow pie is not practical in the real world.


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Z-YA Later
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By Mike
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2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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


Favorite Features

1. Attention Getter! 2. Horse Power 3. Attention Getter even when dirty!


Suggested Improvements

better cup holders & a turbo version


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Buyer Beware!
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By Unhappy Z Owner
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2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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


Favorite Features

Design


Suggested Improvements

Nissan fix the front suspension problem.


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EXCESSIVE FRONT TIRE WEAR AND NOISE
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By piehole4
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2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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


Favorite Features

design


Suggested Improvements

Fix the front end suspension problem.


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I Love this Car
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By slypr
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2003 Nissan 350Z 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

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


Favorite Features

Everything. Its exotic, tasteful, immaculate, and gorgeous interior and exterior. Its economic yet powerful engine. Its maneuverability and handling. Last but not least, that symphonic, harmonious exhaust.


Suggested Improvements

The 350Z should have remained an Inline/Flat 6 like the last generation 300ZX and i know Nissan regrets not doing so. Also, please get rid of that immitation 350Z, the Infiniti G35 in the U.S. or "skyline" in Japan which is no longer the flagship sportscar for Nissan(the 350Z is).


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