The carbon-fiber colored cloth seats are form-fitting, supportive and comfortable, made of a soft material that grips the body in the corners. Has 154,000 miles and no major problems at all. The brakes are easy to modulate, fun to use, and do a good job of stopping the car. Clutch pedal effort has been reduced this year, and the five-speed automatic transmission now features downshift rev matching. Did not like any other body style until the 2003 350Z came out. They kept it all day more than once.
Model year 2005 Year of manufacture 2005 First year of ownership 2006 Most recent year of ownership 2008 Engine and transmission 3. Took it back and forth to college for a year as well 140 miles one way. Below the radio are three large knobs for the automatic climate control system, which comes standard. Bulging fender flares make the Z look like it's ready for the racetrack, which it is. Anyway, they are great cars and I highly recommend buying one.
Especially with the 7 speed Automatic with Paddle shifters, it changes gears faster than the six speed manual. It has I'd guess 20% tinted windows, and while driving you feel like you're 007. Bounce over the curbs on a road racing circuit and the Z will hold its line. Paid 40 bucks to correct with dealer direction to contact Nissan for reimbursement. Although awkward to reach, the compartment is quite large and can easily fit a laptop or a camera case. It uses continuously variable valve timing to widen the power band and decrease emissions.
Air bag warning sensors system needs to be replaced. It's smooth and sounds like a big sports car engine. But it does not come with Vehicle Dynamic Control or the aluminum pedals, and it's fitted with the 17-inch wheels. The engine is still pulling smoothly as the rev limiter steps in somewhere just north of 6500 rpm, but this engine is more about low-rpm torque than high-revving horsepower. There's no shortage of kit, either.
The 350z continues an amazing tradition of great sports cars. Turning onto a winding road proves this beyond a shadow of doubt. It is a great, fun ride with power and looks to spare. I'm thinking about driving it all the time when I'm not driving it, and when I do drive it it's hard to pull myself away from it. While its firm ride, abrupt throttle response, and awkward cup holders don't make it a great place to drink coffee, eat doughnuts, and make phone calls on the way to work, it is a comfortable car with usable cargo space, and getting in and out isn't impossibly awkward. Whether you opt for the six-speed manual gearbox or the five-speed automatic, there are no dogs in the lineup.
A slight bump in horsepower is also part of the package. The navigation system has a faster processor for improved route calculation times. It's fast, it's fun, it's pure sports car. This car is very fast with brilliant acceleration. Thanks Nissan for building my dream car, yours truly, a believer. It's balanced well for accelerating out of corners.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. The chassis generally is standing up well, although there are some reports of high tyre wear. Cons: How would you improve your 2005 Nissan 350Z? I almost can't wait to enter the Z's cockpit, and a thrill ride it is. This year Nissan commemorates 35 years of Z production with a special anniversary edition coupe, and there's much more to the model than just the unique badging. I love the car, Grand Touring edition is even better. All 350Zs share the same sports suspension and Nissan's superb V6 engine, which punches out 287 horsepower and strong torque. The seat belts have pretensioners and load limiters.
Needless to say i am a fan of Nissan. For long trips or vacation trips it rides and handles in a superior manner. The Track Coupe had all of that, but had a more defined sporty edge with 18-inch alloy wheels, bigger disc brakes and electronic stability control. Downshifts are electronically managed to ensure an overly rambunctious pilot doesn't over-rev the sweet V6. Bounce over the curbs on a road racing circuit and the Z will hold its line. The steering is sharp and accurate and the Z changes directions brilliantly in transient maneuvers, without excessive understeer turning in or sloppy oversteer coming out. Inside, the 350Z was snug.