I NEVER expected a Multi-Valved, Twin OHC engine to ever be so smooth and liner all the way through it's power band. The engine in of itself was the deciding factor in my purchase. The handling was indeed a factor as was the styling but I've also found the build quality be be very good. I bought the Base model through my ignorance but have plans of the purchase of an enthusiast model next.
2005 Nissan 350Z Performance 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
It makes driving so much fun. It is everything I would ever have expected it to be and more. I have driven Nissan's for years. I had a 280Z, and a few Maxima's but the 350Z if by far the best one I've owned.
The seats are extremely comfortable. The pickup is fabulous. The body is absolutely beautiful and it certainly is an eye catcher, especially in yellow!
The buttons for the heated seats and the button for the flashers are in a poor place. If I am resting my arm on the armrest I find that I sometimes turn one of them on. Those features should have been placed in a better spot.