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2007 Nissan 350Z

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2007 Nissan 350Z Review

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In the minds of many, a pure sports car adheres to the traditional formula of a powerful engine, taut suspension, rear-wheel drive and a cockpit built for two. While there are a good number of sports cars from which to choose, not many carry a sub-$30,000 price tag. Nissan's 350Z is one of them, delivering performance that rivals cars costing tens of thousands more. Yet, despite its reasonable price tag, the 350Z does not skimp on features or amenities. From its numerous suspension configurations to its available Bose audio system, GPS navigation and leather seating, the 350Z blends comfort and performance into a single, reliable vehicle.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a rear-wheel-drive sports car with loads of raw power, a great sounding exhaust, styling that will turn heads and a sticker that starts well below $30,000, the Z should be in your driveway.

You May Not Like This Car If...

The 350Z can deliver a rather firm ride, especially with the Enthusiast trim. To our eyes, the interior does not impart the same high-quality feel as the Audi TT, Mazda RX-8 or Porsche Boxster.

What's Significant About This Car?

The 350Z receives a new hood design and a more powerful V6 engine.

Driving the 350Z

Driving Impressions With its wheels pushed to the outer edges and its stiff suspension setup, the 350Z stays low to the ground and always conveys a feeling of stability and assured handling....

The heart and soul of the 350Z is its marvelously torque-laden 3.5-liter V6 engine. Rated at 306 horsepower, this powerplant rockets the lightweight Z to blisteringly fast speeds in just seconds.

Off-the-line acceleration is so quick that it may catch you by surprise the first time you drive the car. You'll find the same to be true of the 350Z's passing power. The six-speed manual has a short shift pattern that is terrifically precise as you move the shift lever from gear to gear. The 350Z can cruise effortlessly at high speeds and barely break a sweat, thanks to the sixth gear.

Hooded Dash Pods
The hooded dash pods are reminiscent of the original Z-car.

Aluminum Rear Strut Brace
The big aluminum rear strut brace may take up some of the cargo hold, but it looks good and serves a useful function.

2007 Nissan 350Z Details
2007 Nissan 350Z photo Interior

Inside, the 350Z provides an uncommon amount of passenger space for a sports coupe. We found that even our tallest driver felt comfortable in the 350Z and was able to reach the steering wheel and shift lever without having to lean forward. Reminiscent of the first Z-cars is the angled three-pod gauge cluster that sits atop the dashboard's center stack. Though the wide rear hatch does provide easy access to the 350Z's deep rear storage area, a large aluminum crossbar affixed to the tops of the rear strut towers somewhat hinders the placement of bulky items.

Exterior
2007 Nissan 350Z photo

The familiar styling cues that made the original Z so seductive are still in place, including the long hood, short deck and sweeping rear lines that flow down to form the large hatchback opening. Powerful projector-style headlamps flank a wide front grille and are mirrored around back by two teardrop-shaped taillamps.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 350Z comes in four trims: Base, Enthusiast, Touring and Grand Touring. Standard equipment includes a 3.5-liter V6, six-speed manual transmission, automatic air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), bi-xenon headlamps, five cup holders, rear defroster, power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, heated power mirrors, tire pressure monitoring system, AM/FM stereo with CD, 18-inch alloy wheels and a rear wiper/washer. Enthusiast models receive an automatic garage door opener, traction control and a limited-slip differential. Touring models gain Bose audio, heated leather power seats and Vehicle Dynamic Control. The Grand Touring trim adds front and rear spoilers and Brembo brakes.

Optional Equipment

The only options beyond the various trim packages are a DVD-based navigation system, a five-speed automatic transmission, side-curtain and side-impact airbags, and a choice between SIRIUS or XM Satellite Radio.

Under the Hood

The newest iteration of Nissan's 3.5-liter V6 now pumps out 306 horsepower. Enthusiasts will no doubt prefer the six-speed's short, precise shifts, but those whose commutes include stop-and-go rush hour traffic will likely be happiest with the five-speed automatic.

3.5-liter V6
306 horsepower @ 6800 rpm
268 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/27 (manual), 19/26 (automatic)

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2007 Nissan 350Z Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.2
Out of 10

Based on 553 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.5/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

I LOVE this car.

By on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 40,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun, Fast, but Safe"

Cons: "No cup holders, it's a sports car!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car was a gift from my sister, who worked most of the time out of the country, which is why there are so few miles on it for it's age. She also kept it garaged and in excellent condition. I have tried to do the same."

first roadster, so far so good. 6sp is great

By on Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Passing , exhaust note, everything."

Cons: "None so far."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Recently purchased used 2008 grand touring, roadster. This is my first roadster and it is a blast. We took it on a 2500 mile trip as soon as we picked it up and it was very comfortable, 25mpg average and reminded you what driving was all about. This car has enough power to make a guy happy, and my wife is comfortable driving it as well. Make sure get the 6 speed manual. The trunk is not big, but it worked out fine for two people. We were able to pack some shoes in the spare tire rim and that was just enough to make it work well."

Awsome car if you dont have far to commute.

By on Friday, July 24, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: needed a more comfortable car

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Awesome pretty much in almost every single way"

Cons: "the car did not have an AUX port."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Love the car when i had it, very fun to drive. I had the 2006 350z roadster--6 speed manual with the touring package. I used to only live 15 mins away from my work, so the commute was great, love having the top down and hearing that 300 horse doing its awesome thing! Sold it, because i moved an hour away from work and the commute was hurting my back. The car handled like a dream and i love the exhaust note that car gave. Never moded the car, i love the way the stock car sounded and look. If i hadnt moved, would still have that beauty!"

Well valanced.

By on Saturday, July 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 169,228

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "styling, very fun to drive"

Cons: "Lack a bit of power"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The 350z has been a very reliable vehicle, I own the base model. This vehicle lends it self great to modifications, for example you can upgrade most if not all parts from its Nismo counter part with very little effort. This vehicle handles great it gives the driver confidence when driving fast and slow:) The 350z styling looks great and even better with little aero pieces like the one that I own. The interior layout works just fine, I use my 350z on the daily basis and I am hard on the vehicle. Like many brands it is not perfect. The six-speed manual trans is good for what it is, it is super fun to drive and it keeps you engaged at all times. I initially purchased the 350z as a work vehicle because of the styling and its very well balanced power and drive terrain. The 350z has what many call adequate power in my opinion it could use more but its ok the kind of power it offer keeps a driver on a safe zone unless you do some thing very foolish.I would also like to add that 350z can out handle many higher priced vehicles. I get complements on 350Z all the time people of all ages approach and ask me about the car, this is one of these vehicles that appeal to different ethnic groups. And I conclude!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

like more than corvette

By on Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: baby on the way

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "strong tight and well built"

Cons: "gps should have been standard option and seat comf"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Fun car to drive and very responsive. Rocketship out of the box. First car I ever had to give up bacause baby on the way. Heartbroken, Need to find equivalent in four doors any suggestions??The only drawback is the comfort of seats on long drive.. My left hip would dig into metal under cusion, I'm tall so I know others have experienced this problem"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

good vehicle runs fine

By on Monday, July 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 122,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "exterior and body in great shape."

Cons: "one wheel is broken , i am trying to find one to m"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"good vehicle and it isnt 25000 either so it would be a great car for someone on a tight budget. mechanically sound."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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