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2005 Nissan 350Z

Nissan 350Z Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 287 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 Nissan 350Z

  • Nissan's crown jewel. For the money, this is one of the best performance buys on the market.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Smooth and powerful V6 engine, excellent handling, available drop-top version, a bargain compared to anything that can run with it.

  • Cons

    Rough ride on Track model, some low-grade interior materials, lack of luggage space, poor rearward visibility.

  • What's New for 2005

    Enhancements for the 2005 Nissan 350Z include a standard tire-pressure monitor, heated outside mirrors and a driver-seat height adjuster for both front and rear portions of the bottom cushion. Clutch pedal effort has been reduced this year, and the five-speed automatic transmission now features downshift rev matching. The navigation system has a faster processor for improved route calculation times. A special 35th Anniversary edition includes 18-inch alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, front chin spoiler, rear spoiler, available two-tone leather seats and a choice of three exterior colors, including a new Ultra Yellow. A slight bump in horsepower is also part of the package.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Love my car!

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

In the past 10+ years I've had the opportunity to own some really great high performance cars: corvettes, mercedes, BMW's. This little Nissan is by far my favorite car of all time! It fits me like a glove and is a blast to drive! In a few of the other 'high performance' cars I was not as comfortable with the drive or the performance. This car truly feels like an extention of me. It also attracts some attention which is always fun! I love the fact that I see very few other Nissan 350Z Convertibles when I am out ~ and there seems to be a corvette or BMW at every corner. It is really fun to drive something that looks and feels 'special'. I plan to keep this car for a very long time.




Nissan 350z a winner

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

I love driving this car it handles very well, very responsive, smooth exceleration. Radio system could be better although adequate. Backing up a slight problem because of vision.Gas mileage not to bad 15 city 20 Hwy. Convertible top fast and smooth both up and down. Overall a great car for the money




Sweet

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

This car is just fun to drive,has a great performance, stylish interior and exterior designs. It also provides a comfortable and smooth ride, excellent handling gets awesome mileage ,very reliable. In my opinion i would give this car a perfect ten but hey that just my opinion.




Oh baby

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Great car fun to drive seats not long enough, when fill car with gas will splash back on you and the car, why I don't know. Could have better materials for interior. But still a great car to drive.




The best in it's class

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

A joy to drive on CA expressways and country roads. Quick acceleration and handling tops.




So far so good

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Vehicle: 2005 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 5A)

Bought a black Roadster Enthusiast on 2/21 - so far so good. The fun factor is off the scale - I love the throaty growl when you put your put into the accelerator and the ride and handling is great. Interior comfort is good and we went without leather since we're in Arizona. With the top up blind spots are severe but manageable. The trunk is acceptable - much better than the Crossfire we test drove. Wind noise is noticable, but you can have a conversation with the top up or down. I have a concern about the tire feathering and will keep an eye on that issue as we drive. We're expecting many, many years and tons of miles from this quality Nissan product.



Full 2005 Nissan 350Z Review

What's New for 2005

Enhancements for the 2005 Nissan 350Z include a standard tire-pressure monitor, heated outside mirrors and a driver-seat height adjuster for both front and rear portions of the bottom cushion. Clutch pedal effort has been reduced this year, and the five-speed automatic transmission now features downshift rev matching. The navigation system has a faster processor for improved route calculation times. A special 35th Anniversary edition includes 18-inch alloy wheels, Brembo brakes, front chin spoiler, rear spoiler, available two-tone leather seats and a choice of three exterior colors, including a new Ultra Yellow. A slight bump in horsepower is also part of the package.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 23
  • highway
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