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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 559 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.3/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.4/10
    Performance
    9.6/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.4/10

excellent sport car

By on Saturday, December 26, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 82,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "beautiful car a modern classic"

Cons: "too fast for a young girl"

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

"Daughter medical student at buffalo university is using her car only during school breaks vehicle is in very good condition bought certified at Nissan of Pembrook Pines documents available."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

The Driver immediately connects to the car and the

By on Thursday, December 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Fun,fast, sexy and Safe"

Cons: "cant open the window in the rain. Water pours in"

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

"I've been a Nissan fan for some time and finally grabbed a Z as the kids went to college. I laugh at those who buy BMW's or any other expensive sports car. Not only do I get compliments all the time, I look forward to even running to the store. This car is fun!, Fast!, Solid and Enthusiastic. A quick change to summer tires and it goes from fun sports car to track ready. The faster you go the tighter it gets. It seems to just lay down on the pavement and dare you to stay on the gas. I have yet to reach any sort of limit where I don't feel completely in control. If your like me, want a reliable sports car and don't have the 60k plus to lay down, you will NOT be disappointed. This is a drivers car and looks good doing it. On a safety note, it has airbags everywhere. I unfortunately experienced this. Got slammed by a huge old cadi in the driver's door. They were traveling at 45 and ran a light as I was turning. The airbags all deployed, but bottom line, I walked away without a scratch. The car was easily repaired and I drive it today. I couldnt have been more blown away at how the car performed in an accident as well. Drive with confidence."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I've loved owning this car

By on Tuesday, November 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "beautiful, reliable, fast :-)"

Cons: "a little loud inside"

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

"I have now had my 2005 Nissan 350Z for 10 years. I still love walking up to it and looking at it! It's sexy and beautiful, but more importantly, this car has NEVER had any problems whatsoever. It's been a great car, extremely reliable."

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Awesome Ride!!

By on Saturday, September 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 47,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Great price, design, fun to drive & great resale!"

Cons: "No back seat?"

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

"When I first bought this car I couldn't stay out of it! Everything about it is sensational. It handles the road well, looks sexy and is a very great performance vehicle! I have taken good care of her & given her lots of TLC! I am the first original owner. She has never been in an accident. She has only 47,500 miles and a few minor wear & tear bumps & bruises. I know she will be a good ride for her next owner!!"

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Great performance, acceleration and handling!

By on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 62,000

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: "Acceleration, handling, braking. Fun to drive! :-)"

Cons: "Sometimes you feel the road bumps, its a sportscar"

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

"I currently own a 2007 350Z roadster touring that I bought brand new. Great performance car! Best bang for the buck! Yeah, you can get a vette or porche, BMW, lotus, or even Ferrari, but you will spend twice or even triple the money for them, or more! This car handles so well, comparable to a vette, or even BMW. One day before my 50th birthday, September 8th 2015, this stupid lady turns left when I was right on top of her doing around 60-65. I had only one direction to go, RIGHT! I SWERVED RIGHT AND WE NEARLY COLLIDED! If I had gone left, I would have caught her right rear quarter panel. I made that move to the right hoping nobody was coming out of the shopping center she was going into, and then I went back into my lane like I was driving on RAILS! Some guy even honked to get my attention and said,"Great Move, that was Awesome!" I RECOMMEND THE 350Z, AND 370Z! You can't go wrong with either of them. They are both awesome and the best bang for the buck money can buy in my opinion."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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