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A Mistake
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By aewj
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2005 Nissan 350Z Coupe Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Want to look good on the road? Then this may be your car. The body styling is sleek and exotic. It is fitted with an engine that sounds mean and has the zip to really move you. The true test of ownership, though, comes from driving for several months. After that, you realize the Z requires patience at the repair shop and money - lots of it. During the brief periods that the car is out of the shop, it is fun to drive. The bucket seats are narrow and can be quite uncomfortable after several hours of driving. Mechanical problems, dealer/warranty issues, and an uncomfortable ride are the price for looking good on the road. Unfortunately, the fun soon subsides.


Best Features

The appearance is truly awesome and the power of the Z is a real blast - especially if you are used to a 4 or 6 cyclinder sedan.


Worst Features

First, a total recall. The car is not nearly ready for production and suffers from design immaturity. Second, Nissan needs to solve the tire tracking problem (a set of tires is gone in less than a year). Third, Nissan warranty and dealer support needs help. Smiling while saying "no" is not good PR.


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Z35th Review
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By Scott
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2005 Nissan 350Z Coupe Anniversary Edition 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Love this car! Excellent experience. Must have! So much fun to drive and the style is sweet.


Best Features

The displays on the dash is probably my favorite feature in general with the 350Z. Plenty of excellent features on the 35th (brakes, 6-disc bose, 18" wheels, 300 horse power, etc.)


Worst Features

4 seater? Even though theres the G35 which is basically the same thing, I would still have liked to have the Z have rear seats like the old 300ZX.


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tons of fun
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By 2005 nissan 350z
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2005 Nissan 350Z Coupe Anniversary Edition 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I love the bright yellow color. Acceleration great. I like all the stainless steel accents. It is fun to drive. I enjoy the Navigation system. Bose sound system great!!! I wish it had a better console for drinks. It has 1 flimsy plastic holder. Overall I love the car!! The cost of insurance is high, but worth it. I am happy with my purchase.


Best Features

Speed, body, Bose sound system. Great air conditioning. Navagation system very helpful. Pleasant voice. Quick reroute. Wonderful exceleration. Need for speed, I can"t drive 65!!


Worst Features

Please provide space to hold beverages. Stereo system so large very little room for trunk space.


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DZ
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By Dan Zeiders
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2005 Nissan 350Z Coupe Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is incredible. I grew up with the Z car and this is a great addition to the improving line from Nissan. Without even pushing the car, I have come to respect what it can really do. This is not made for going through the drive thru or strapping on a bike rack, it simply performs. Young kids today buy cheap cars and sink money into them that only makes them sound horrible. This car sounds great and blows all the little tin cans away.


Best Features

The exterior look of the car and the handling. I suppose the power and acceleration aren't too shabby either. It is fun to take normal corners over 60 mph and not feel scared that the back end will bust loose. If it does, it finds itself quickly and keeps on going.


Worst Features

Better rearview visibility. Also, Nissan should come out with a Turbo model like the older Z cars.


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Stealthy Sports Car
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By exu2boy
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2005 Nissan 350Z Coupe 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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This throaty 350Z V6 burbles happily at idle, thrums at speed, and roars with excitement during acceleration, but without the *screaming* that the S2000 and RX-8 force the driver to endure. This is a sports car and it's not designed for everybody. I had a back spasm for a week as my body adjusted to the tight seat and high window sill (where my elbow rests when I lazily cruise). The Z is a great highway commuter car; I get 27mpg on the highway cruising at 85mph. A quick downshift into 5th and I can pass anything with ease.


Best Features

6-speed shifter is precise and a pleasure to run through; leather- wrapped steering wheel and instrument cluster tilt together; hatchback operation makes the minimal storage area extremely easy to access; fabulous gas milage; this car makes me giddy.


Worst Features

I really wish I had cruise control, but couldn't justify spending $2700 for it; better tires - the Potenza RE040 are terrible in rain and horribly noisy; needs brighter radio illumination as one can't see its display at all; more substantial dead pedal as it's just too small.


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