I had been a 300Z owner for over 12 years and was excited when the first Roadster became available. I purchased one of the first ones on the market. I now have 22,000 miles on my Roadster, still not driving in rain or winter days. However, am now experiencing issues with the leather seats showing excessive wear and the blue convertible top is coming apart and gas lid not opening on 1st or 2nd try being issues with Nissan about repairing these items under warranty. Have been declined on repair of the leather seats but after 6 months of negotiating, possibly will get the top and gas lid repaired. Beginning to feel the thrill of the ride is not worth the hassle.
The ease of convertible top and the thrill of changing gears with the growl of the engine is what makes driving a 350Z a great experience.
Better quality of material for top and leather seats. More cooperation between Dealer, NissanUSA and the buyer. After the purchase you feel they have your money and you are on your own.