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Fun car to drive, with caveats
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By 350Z
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2005 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Fun car to drive on back roads, esp. along the Calif coastline. Just be aware of maint costs. I drive it easy, only 7K a year, and still replaced 6 tires, tranny, the top, clutch pedal, clutch and flywheel. Clutch chatter is embarrassing! But, she has power and hugs the roads nicely. Stops on a dime and accelerates briskly. I think the traction control is about to go--what happened to Japanese engineering? Oh and subwoofer failed twice (note I owned 2 other Nissans but not sports cars and loved them)


Best Features

Exhaust note, handling, power, decent storage for a roadster, and 3 cup holders! My friend's BMW M roadster has none, hehe


Worst Features

Already subsumed by the 370Z so no comments needed about improvements.


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Nice head-turner
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By Mikester
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2005 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought my blue roadster about six months ago and it's been fun to drive on the back roads of California. Amazing how steady it is above 100 mph, but frustratingly heavy clutch at road speed. Handles great and most of the Z's gremlins have been fixed under warranty (buzzy shifter knob, rattling axle bolts(!?), failed air bag sensor, etc).


Best Features

Steady power band above 80mph, compliments from passers-by, exhaust note, turn radius, seat heaters, the smile it brings me on a summer day. Fairly rare to see one, compared to the more pedestrian Boxster (here in the Bay Area, at any rate).


Worst Features

Needs more reliable stereo, tach and tire monitor; less austere interior, spring-loaded rubber air dam like the Vette--too easy to scrape speed bumps! Dead pedal area should be larger. Clutch chatter when coasting at 5mph. Minor gripes for a cool car.


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2005 Roadster Touring
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By John Black
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2005 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Great car. Only problem was motor on window failed at 18 months. Dealer fixed it under warranty. Love the convertible, sounds good w/ good acceleration. Easy to damage or scrape front end on curbs, etc. due to low front end. (Part of the appeal of this car, but something to be aware of). Aluminum hood can be damage easily just by leaning on it, or in my case damaged by hail. I understand it saves weight, but again, something to be aware of.


Best Features

Look of the convertible. Exhaust sounds great. Fun to drive. For a convertible, very little wind noise.


Worst Features

Sound system is horrible for a car in this price range. Speakers are cheap and should be replaced. Driver's leather seat starting to show some signs of wear after 20K miles, despite using cleaner and conditioner.


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Fun!
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By Lankey
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2005 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This is a wonderful convertible. Lots of power and handles like a dream. The one drawback is interior room. If you're a big/tall boy you may feel cramped.


Best Features

Hide away top and the computerized readouts on the top of the dash so you don't have to look down to see your speed on the main dashboard.


Worst Features

A bit more leg room would be nice.


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Best ever
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By Wendy's Toy
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2005 Nissan 350Z Touring 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This is my second Z, first a coupe and loved it. Needed to step it up and go topless. Everyone loves the car and continues to get all the attention it deserves. Will always be a Z girl.


Best Features

Body, 18" wheels, conv.top, power, handling, sound system, triple black


Worst Features

dont like the plastic on the dash or doors. Could use leather


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