2003 Nissan 350Z User Reviews

2003 Nissan 350Z Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 63 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"handling" 27 reviews
"power" 27 reviews
"ride" 24 reviews
"speed" 11 reviews
"brakes" 10 reviews
CONS
"space" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"heavy car" 4 reviews
"storage" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews

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Joshua writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Review
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5

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It is very fast and handles really well.

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It is very low to the ground which means that I scrape curbs quite often.

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One Of The Best Overall Cars I Have Driven. — I just really liked how it drove and not to mention the look of it. Mine is very fun to drive given that it is a manual. I enjoy the car overall and haven't had very many problems with it with the exception of the obvious upkeep and maintenance of any car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Airick writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring Review
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5

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handling

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speeding tickets..

Airick
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Go Getter — great car for the price..can not beat it for the money.When you combine price and looks ,this is the car to get..Made my ride to work more enjoyable..Usually can not keep a car more then a couple years,kept this one for 5..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring Review
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Fast, good-looking

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Bad gas mileage, sucks in snow

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Z-car — Fun to drive, looks nice, lots of buttons, good (not great) sound from the Bose system, low maintenance. Crappy gas mileage, but that's to be expected. Still gets looks, 5 years after release.

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therobbie writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring Review
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Reliability, Engine performance, braking and steering and stylish appearance.

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The stiff suspension and firm handling and nearly 50/50 weight distribution is impressive, however does require a bit of an adjustment from my earlier model. However, on long drives, there is plenty of room and performs like a touring vehicle should.

therobbie
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A Truly Dependable, Stylish And Timeless Sports Car. — As a previous owner of a 300zx, I am impressed with the engineering upgrades to this model. From the heated seats to the engine performance and specs, it truly deserves to be on the Motor Trends best 10 cars list.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ewingerson writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring Review
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5

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Fast, great handling, fun, just what a 57 yo needs.

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Milage is not great, but have to trade, has the power, and I have my foot to the floor alot. Hate driving like a grandma.

ewingerson
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Great Value For A Mid Range Sports Car. — Bought it in 2010 w 13,000 miles, for $15,900. Had been very well cared for. Have mainly driven in the warm Idaho months. Handles great, plenty of power. Bose sound is a plus. Has been very reliable. Had problems with cracked SSR GT3 wheels, probably due to Bridgestone/Fireston;'e Potenza run flat tires. Can not tell if deflated. In dry idaho weather, bead seal can break and leak. Had to put pressure caps on to tell if inflated. Replacing with Michelins, and replacing wheels.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kevin writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Track Review
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5

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Gorgeous looks, Strong performance & handling

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Interior marks easily and has a few squeaks & rattles, Poor storage in the boot (due to rear strut brace), Rear visibility compromised by large c pillar, Suspension can be a bit stiff on poor road surfaces.

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Great Looking Car With Performance To Match — I love this car. It handles great from the factory and has an engine which allows the driver to exploit these dynamics. The VQ35 has a wide power band which suits most driving styles. The engine revs cleanly and has a very flat torque curve. The brembo brakes are super strong & for most applications are fade free. The interior of the car does not quite match the looks. There are a few squeaks & rattles and the material on the kick panels marks easily. The switches for the seat heaters are poorly positioned but this was corrected in the update model.

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Garrett writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Track Review
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4

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Good Power
Great Brakes

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Heavy
Trunk room...never heard of it.

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Rides Nice, Good Power, Great Brakes, Not As Nimble As One Might Think — Even after many adjustments and aftermarket suspension pieces the car still rides very nice, but when you want it be aggressive it can be. Just hop out of the car tweak some of the suspension and off to the curves you go. Power Band it pretty impressive for a 6 cylinder thats not really on the light side. It will surely surprise someone or another vehicle if they are not expecting it. Brakes are best I have ever felt with some minor aftermarket adjustments (Stainless steel lines, Different Pads, Stock size drilled and slotted rotors). Overall impressive car for the money and still able to pull over 25mpg if you drive nice. ;-)

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Brian writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Performance Review
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Nice Handling with good tires/suspension. TORQUE &  HP IS AWESOME! GOTTA LOVE A V6 getting to 7000rpms. Nice modifications available on the market...
Love the car...

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His weight is a little bit big for the track on the weekends, but with a few light parts and modifications, the car is awesome in the streets and on the track!

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My Little Japanese Muscle Car! :d — The best car I've ever owned! Always like it, everytime I get into the driver seat, put the key into ignition, and hear this V6 VQ35DE roar in my garage...

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Tmi1080 writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Review
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Looks good
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Great for cruising

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Tmi1080
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A Good Tuner Car — Great performance, Perfect sounding engine, Good looks, Great handling,The interior is nice, Great reliability, Great Fuel Economy, reasonable price, Not a lot of maitenainance, Great brakes, not a family car, no cargo space, No back seats, But I don't need Back seats, a trunk, or for it to be a family car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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TimM02 writes:
2003 Nissan 350Z Touring Review
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5

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Pure distilled fun and excellent handling in twisties; 287HP at 27MPG and comfortable 1000+ mile days as it eats up the freeway.

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Honestly, I can't think of any negatives to this car.

TimM02
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Flawless Enjoyment — This fast with only 287HP? Really? Seriously, a fun car to drive. Not a dragster, but serious fun in the twisties. I enjoy it as much as, perhaps more than, my ST1300 motorcycle. Also very pleasant to drive long distances - turning 1000 mile trips tours a day drive. I've averaged 21.4 MPG over 70,000 miles, with 27.85 my highest tank. Last 1500 mile round trip to Yosemite averaged 25.65, with many miles on twisty side roads. Beyond normal oil & filter changes, the only maintenance has been to replace brake pads at 35,000 miles, and replace pads and rotors at 60,000 miles. The car had the common front end growl and I went through a few tires early on; but once I got off the OEM tires I've had no problems.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2004 Nissan 350Z Reviews

The 350z By nissanman350z

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All this car needs more, is little more power and less weight. Well there is (VQ35DE) 3.5 liter engine with good torque. Brembo brakes: good touch and powerful. Car is nice and easy to drive. I real... Read More

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2005 Nissan 350Z Reviews

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2006 Nissan 350Z Reviews

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2007 Nissan 350Z Reviews

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