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2006 Nissan 350Z

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Fun But Flawed - Buyer Beware!
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By 2JPP8808
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2006 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Did lot of research before buying; knew oil consumption was an issue on some 06 Zs. Figured was worth risk, as Nissan warranty gave peace of mind. Thought was safe until Jan 2009, when car started making weird noises, suffered loss of power & oil pressure. Car serviced at dealer religiously, so service mgr determined engine needed to be replaced under recall. Took 2 weeks! In all car has been in shop more times than our Porsche & BMW combined! Issues included clutch assembly, brakes, electrical, trunk release, pass pwr window, TPMS, heat shield, wheel hub. Car has been kept at dealer days/weeks at a time at dealer, & no loaner car given, just shuttle. Thank God we have multiple cars!


Favorite Features

We obviously have a love-hate relationship with this car - so fun to drive and looks fantastic! The sound of the car's exhaust upon start-up & acceleration sounds great! Surprising fuel economy 18-19 MPG city & 28-29 MPG hwy, even with enthusiastic driving. Also fairly roomy cabin for sports car.


Suggested Improvements

In addition to all of our aforementioned problems above, there are lots of squeaks, rattles that have developed, even though we have very low miles! Interior materials wear way too easily (common Z issue). Sadly, Nissan dealer is hit or miss - when it's good, it's good; when it's bad, it's awful!


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Awesome value, some compromises
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By 2JnPP
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2006 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Nissan skimped on the materials used to make up for all the performance it packed in this $30,000 car. The overall interior "feel" is very cheap. We knew this before purchasing & were willing to make the compromise. However, we didn't bargain for all the rattles, creaks, and clanging we have with our Z. We've had several mechanical issues that usually takes the dealer multiple times to fix. We've tried working with a few Nissan dealers for service work and have been very disappointed in all aspects of their customer service. This is a beautiful car that's fun to drive, even on a daily basis. We recommend the Z, as long as you're willing to accept the negative aspects of Z ownership.


Favorite Features

For a sports car, the Z is fairly comfortable with decent storage, and surprising fuel economy (nearly 30 MPG highway). The power and acceleration, handling, and braking are excellent. Headroom is pretty good for a sports car, too. I love its sexy exterior design and aggressive exhaust note.


Suggested Improvements

Continue to improve interior ergonomics (like center console release button where arms rest, power outlet placement, springy action of coin tray, etc). Work on dealer customer service. Improve quality of materials used on vehicle. Get rid of rattles and creaks. More storage would be nice, too.


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I love this car
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By DaveN
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2006 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I love the car, it is fun to drive, handles beautifully and peforms better than anything else I have driven (for the money). It rides rough with the 18" rims and is noisy when driving in the rain (back wheel wells open) but to me the benefits far outweigh the negatives. I will buy another in the future.


Favorite Features

Performance. Handling.


Suggested Improvements

Somehow insulate the rear wheel wells and stop using the black paint on the internal armrest and latch mechanism for the dash cover. They are getting scratched and are the only way you can tell this is not a brand-new car.


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No Longer Needed a Truck
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By EJ
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2006 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Great fun to drive! The car has super handling and accelerates better than expected. I use it as a daily driver to commute about 15 miles to work each way... never looked so forward to driving to work and going home before.


Favorite Features

My favorite features include the very bright front lights, the transmission shifts like a dream, and the acceleration is super.


Suggested Improvements

The radio could be improved, a 12 Vdc plug could be located in a better place (One is behind the two seats and the other is by the passengers feet... not very handy for cell phones or iPod usage)


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Rocking Red Sports Car
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By Red Rider
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2006 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Just picked this up on 11/4/06 and haven't had the time to really put it thru the paces, but so far..... it's an amazing machine to drive. Had to wait until it was found in Redline Enthusiast package, but well worth the wait... Traded up from a 2005 Altima SE-R and very glad I did !!!! I Loved That Car As Well !!! Mileage suffers a bit by comparison, but the extra performance balances out the extra $$ Overall, a very exciting vehicle to drive and likely the last one I'll ever need to get.... Go to your local Nissan dealer and check it out for yourself.... You'll be elated that you did...


Favorite Features

Raw Power on tap at a seconds notice. Short Throw Shifter. Handling and Performance.


Suggested Improvements

Better MPG


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