Last post on Nov 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM
You are in the Nissan 350Z/370Z
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Nissan 350Z, Coupe, Hatchback
#2031 of 2071 Re: 2008 350Z Long Term Reliability [boswell1]
Apr 08, 2008 (9:04 pm)
Probably not too many people have 50,000 or more miles on them yet. There may be a few here. I think long-term reliability should be on a par with other Nissan products, and comparable to the Infiniti G35. In other words, should be good.
However - just today I had my car in for service and they claimed the back tires need replacing, as they have less than 3/32" tread. I have barely over 11,000 miles on it!
What pisses me off is that when the car was sold there was a deal that came with the car that at 25,000 miles, they would replace the tires. The service manager said he absolutely wouldn't do that for me at 11,000. I made a fuss and finally he's giving me 10% off. Whoop-de-doo.
I used to be a big fan of this dealership. Right now, not so much.
Anyone else have Michelin Sport Pilots that needed replacing that early?
#2032 of 2071 08 Z smelling like its burnt
May 13, 2008 (10:18 pm)
I recently leased an 08 Z and right now it has about 2700 mileage on it.
My question is, however, is that is it normal for the engine to smell like its burnt after taking the rpm to the rev limiter, say for instance during a quick race?
I'm kinda new to having a fun/performance car so i just need some replies on this one.
#2033 of 2071 2005 350 Track or Enthusiast??
Jun 01, 2008 (1:51 pm)
Hey there, Just bought a 2005 w/27k mi for 18,5. Just about perfect condition. Ultra yellow metallic. But i'm not sure if it is "Track" edition as advertised. I look around and most track editions have 18" wheels, while mine has 17's and not sure if they are Brembo brakes. Is there a definitive way to find out? Vin #?
Thanks for any help.
#2034 of 2071 Re: 2005 350 Track or Enthusiast?? [jlp68]
Jun 02, 2008 (6:54 am)
Well, the Brembos say so right on the caliper. And pretty much impossible to miss:
Does your car have the spoiler? That was standard on the Track, but optional on the Enthusiast.
The other deciding factor is stability control. Enthusiast did not come with that. That would be a switch on your dash .... I forget what the acronym is at the moment ... but traction control, which the enthusiast has, would just be something like "TCS," while the stability is 4 letters, I believe ... maybe someone else can tell you what those are.
I hope you didn't pay the extra money for a Track without knowing the truth.
#2035 of 2071 Re: 2005 350 Track or Enthusiast?? [qbrozen]
Jun 02, 2008 (9:37 am)
Thanks for the info,
I am pretty sure now that its an Enthusiast. The brakes are not labeled, and it does have Traction Control, but not stability. and found the exact same trim level. Also, it is minus the spoiler. It would've been nice with the little extra, but I am definately happy with the level I have, and leaves a little room for future improvements.. I still think I did get a very good deal for it. Thanks again.
#2036 of 2071 2004-2005 350Z
Jul 14, 2008 (8:04 am)
Hi, Guys: I had a couple questions for anyone out there that can help. I've been considering a sports car for a long time. I' actually had my mind set on a C5 Corvette for quite a while now. But lately I've seen some 305Z's on the road and took a liking to them. Are they pretty reliable overall? I would be looking for an '04 or '05 most likely. I don't want to spend a fortune.
Any opinions anyone has would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.
#2037 of 2071 Re: 2004-2005 350Z [jeep1999]
Jul 22, 2008 (10:55 am)
Hey there, dont know if this message will be too late, but thought i'd add my opinion. I've had my 05' enthusiast for 2mos now, and LOVE it. It has 30k on it (2 of which I've put on myself). As for the reliability, Its been 2mos, with NO issues (except for damn premium gas price). It is also ultra-yellow, which has gotten MANY responses from people. I paid a little over 18k for mine, and have seen them up to 20-21k, in massachusetts area. Hope this helps you a little.
Jul 25, 2008 (9:46 am)
Hi, I am a college student looking into buying a used 350Z (03-05). Currently, I have a mustang but I'm ready for a change. If you would answer my questions below, I would greatly appreciate it.
1. How much does it usually cost to fill up the gas tank at todays current gas prices--$4.00/ gallon?
2. How many gallons of gas does the Z hold?
3. Is it very expensive to take this car to the shop for maintenance, oil changes, etc? Since this is a foreign car, would the techs at Wal-Mart do an oil change or do you have to take it to a Nissan dealer?
4. Are there really alot of blind spots? Are they easy to get used to?
5. What are the Mpg's (hgwy/city)
6. Is it a practical car for a college student who doesn't want to spend alot of money on a car (pmts and up keep)?
Any answer to these questions will be greatly appreciated and I look forward to hearing your responses
#2039 of 2071 Re: 350Z purchase [crossfireman3]
Jul 25, 2008 (10:07 am)
1 & 2 = 18-20 gallongs = $72-$80
3. You'll go through alot of tires. You may want to use synthetic oil. So, yes.
4. The blind spots never bothered me.
5. I used to average 25 mpg on premium gas.
6. No. I suggest something much cheaper with better mileage, cheaper parts, fewer speeding tickets, etc. Someone concerned about $$ should NEVER buy a sportscar.
#2040 of 2071 Re: 350Z purchase [qbrozen]
Aug 01, 2008 (6:35 pm)
I agree... if you can't afford it don't buy it. I LOVE the looks I get when driving my pearl white touring coupe. I CAN afford it and wouldnt trade it. So don't ask! And yes I DO speed at every opportunity. Especially when an sub par sporty wanna be lines up with me at a stoplight. They learn real quick. Z is the boss! And usually they hate it when they get beat by a girl. Most men would typically like to get beat by a girl, right?