Nissan 350Z Roadster (2005–2009)
Proper sports car.
Wonderful handling, performance and a very good drive.
What to watch out for
Hideous protruding door handles that look like something on a kitchen unit. Only 23mpg, which isn't very good for a 2 seater.
2007/08 cars with 310PS engine don't feel as gutsy as older 300PS cars.
2007/08 Temper Orange not as nice as 2006/07 Sunset Orange in photos
300PS 350Zs from March 2006 get hit by high £505 annual VED.
www.350zukownersclub.co.uk and Telegraph readers report a lot of early clutch failures. at between 9,000 and 25,000 miles.
On 06 build gunmetal grey cars the paint over the plastic parts changes colour. Seems to be a general problem of paint blistering, leaving damage that looks like untreated stone chips but isn't. As of 8-6-07 Nissan would not acknowledge this as a fault.
24-2-2012: Report of "splinter' in first gear of 3 year old just out of warranty.
17-12-2013: By 8 years old, 350Z Roadsters need to be carefully inspected for rust underneath.
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