Spectacular! I was a bit reluctant to buy a 350z at first, of course the performance was great, the look spectacular, but what about the no back seats or the harsh ride. well after about a month or so of driving, i had forgetton about what i might be missing and was concentrating on shifting b4 reaching redline, watch ppl disappear in my rear view and listening to the wonderfully tuned v-6 engine along with with awesome cool sounding bose stereo that comes in the touring model. Also this car gets tons of attention, even though they've been out for a while, i still get looks cruising along the coast. people treat it, as if its an exotic.
performance, seats - the grip you firm, but are very comfortable..stereo-fantastic, the bose with the 6 cd changer couldnt be cleaner, although i have noticed it to skip at times because of the tight suspension. oh well, can't have it all.
maybe a little better gas mileage..i think i have been around 19 miles per gallon.(although it is a sportscar) and i consistantly drive with lead in my shoes.. maybe a little softer suspension in the touring model. all and all though..a fantasticly reliable strong sportscar..
I have owned my 350 for about 2 years now and it's still as fun to drive now as it was when I first bought it. Super fast, awesome design and lack of them on the road still allows the heads to turn when I drive down the road. Although some of the interior features are a little cheap, I still feel like I'm in a cockpit behind the wheel. The handling is outstanding, but you pay for it with bumps on the road. Have had gliches with the windows, but it was covered on the warrenty. This car isn't just for dudes, my wife drives it all the time. Not much else to say except go see for yourself!
Cockpit like seating. Sound of the intake at higher rpms. Sound of exhaust at higher rpms. Solid trans and shorter gearbox. Brembo brakes look and work awesome.
Get rid of muffler system and use true dual exhaust. Driver interior door handle should be the same on both doors.
2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
I've had 3 Z's and this is the best. Performance is excellent; handling is as good as a Porsche and driving it is fun. The ride is harsh, but that's the way it is with a true sports car. The rear visibility is poor and the stock tires are terrible in wet or snowy weather, so you have to replace them with quality G/T sports car tires that have a good rating is wet weather. Terrific performance for the money.
Overall handling; responsiveness; reliability
Redesigned rear window for better visibility; better tires; too light in the rear when driving in snow; get rid of the "hole" in the center of the dash when you don't get a GPS system
This car is an eye-catcher and gets all sorts of inquiries...."How fast have you had it?" being the front- runner. The only problem I've had in the 8 mos. I've owned, the front tire noise. Had it shipped from TX and right off the truck, it sounded like the rotors were grinding gravel and destroying the brakes. Dealer recommended switching the tires from the initial Potenzas to Mich Pilots (like the Infiniti G35 coupe uses) ... presto! ... problem went away and the drive was 10x better. Cost $230/tire plus labor, fortunately Nissan issued a recall and reimbursed me for this issue.
Look, performance, engine "growl".
Switch the tires, louder stereo...passenger auto up can be tricky and uncooperative at times.