. I am a five foot five woman the car was built for a 6 to 6 foot4 man. Power and Associates is proprietary information owned by J. Punk rock especially sounded lifeless and tinny. From a mechanical and drivetrain standpoint they are almost trouble free. I have always been a fan of Japanese sports cars because the ability to upgrade components and tune the engine is key thing for me.
Some transmissions on 03-06 cars develop gear grinding issues. The turn radius is very tight. As always, have a trusted mechanic check it out. The engine has held up over time, I've never had a transmission problem or any other major failure. The interior has chips all over on certain surfaces.
Nissan is one of those weird companies. I have always been a fan of Japanese sports cars because the ability to upgrade components and tune the engine is key thing for me. From reading forum posts, a common complaint with the 03-04 is gear grinding I believe in 3rd gear and a few other transmission related issues. The Z still looks good and surprisingly up-to-date. The transmission is different from the 03-06 cars and has much less instances of grinding and other issues.
I didn't get it past 100K before it was totaled so I can't really attest to any super long term reliability. Something strange happened between the time Nissan introduced the 350Z in 2003 and today, when the deceptively similar-looking 2007 model arrived for this review. The 03-06s are still great cars and I'm sure you will love it either way. It does have pretty bad blind spots, but all convertibles do. I'm really serious in buying one soon after I sell my old car but I heard a lot about Nissan, especially the Z line not being reliable, meaning sh! Send David an Hide full review. It is under 1 quart every 1000 miles, and other than that the car has been bulletproof and I drive it hard regularly. The only thing that went wrong with it is the Evap vent valve failed a few months ago.
I'd avoid any Z burning oil, personally. I had a blast in a miata around the track, but having a car slower than the fiesta would make me sad. An excessively sooty tailpipe will help show that. Check for alignment issues, which can be done by checking the tires wear. The following chart shows the 14 most common problems for 2007 Nissan 350Z.
It can take turns like a champ, at the same time I feel very safe in it. The heated seats switch is next to where your arm rests on the center console so I find myself switching on my seat heater all the time. I love the digital speedometer also. The Mustangs sound better and are more practical. The doors are long, and so the windows are long. Power and Associates Power Circle Ratings do not include all information used to determine J. The window motors are known to fail, too.
Never had any mechanical issues at all. The Nismo chassis is so damn stiff. Besides the oil consumption, the car never gave me any issues. I owe all this to the Enthusiast trim, with the leather seating, lim-slip diff, etc. I don't baby it by any means.
It is quite tractable around town yet very responsive on the highway. Mine wore terribly on the inside of the front tires. It's about a second quicker to 60, and unless you have some great curvy roads nearby you'll basically just be driving something that looks and sounds better. It was a two owner car and was taken well care of. They are a bit pricier but you are getting the best engine and transmission of the bunch - better numbers, higher revving engine, little to no oil burning, and a transmission that doesn't grind gears.