2008 Nissan 350Z User Reviews

2008 Nissan 350Z Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 24 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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PROS
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 13 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"brakes" 5 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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Ninjaneer writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Review
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5

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This car does almost everything well.  It is quick handling, powerful, and very easy to drive.  It is economical and amazingly practical for such a small car.

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Interior noise is noticeable, even at moderate speeds.  The rear brakes are prone to fade under repeated hard (i.e. track) use, but are fine for normal driving.

Ninjaneer
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Fun, Fun, Fun! — This is my 3rd Z dating back to a 1979 280 ZX and a 1990 300 ZX. It is the natural evolution of its predecessors, but unique in its own way too. It retains fabulous Nissan reliability and maintainability with even fewer faults and foibles than the older models. It is one of the most fun cars to hop into and drive off to the beach--or the supermarket. It is as at home on the highway as it is on track day. The addition of a high-quality aftermarket sound system corrected the only significant shortcoming I noticed on buying it. That also helps to offset the noticeable road noise. This car was a huge bargain! I do not know of another car with a better grin for the buck value than the 350Z--except maybe the 370Z!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KCOUTURE writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo Review
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4

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My wife and I love taking this car on road trips.  It handles great through the winding mountain roads and the power makes the climbs seem easy.  I bought it from the show room floor because it looked much better with this Nismo package including the rims, body, and interior.  

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There was a lot of road noise when I bought it so I installed dynomatting throughout the entire car to reduce the dbs.

KCOUTURE
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Awesome Affordable Sports Car — The interior looks awesome with the red and black seats. The dark gray Nismo alloy rims are a nice contrast to the silver body. The car handles great on dry pavement but the back end can get squirrely on wet pavement. The tires are new but can wear around 30k miles due to the camber tires. When the tires wear it starts to get louder inside. The car accelerates nicely and the large Brembo brakes stops it quickly. The doors are heavy and it feels like a larger safer car. The ride is stiff yet comfortable. Overall it's a very fun car to drive and I enjoyed owning it. I have never drifted this car or abused it. The hardest I was on the car was testing the top speed on a desert road. Top speed was just under 160 mph. This car has always used synthetic oil since the 1st oil change with changes done on a regular basis approx. every 4k miles.

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Lee writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Review
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two thumbs up

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clutch makes noises

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Two Thumbs Up — perfomance is awesome..it accelerates very quick all the way to sixth. braking is very good also..had it for a year have not had to replace any brake parts yet. Did have one problem with it tho..the battery had to be replaced..new car batteries are junk. i would buy an optima for it. All over the car is very fun to drive..looks sleek and performs awesome throughout the whole car. I love it and ill probably never get tired of driving it. Payments kinda kill me tho..oh well. have to have my toys.

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Josh writes:
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Performance, price, actually comfortable for those of us in the 6' + crowd, cool exhaust sound without spending money on an aftermarket set-up.

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Front grill could use a bit of a tweak. Owners have reported a FEW problems, but not many.

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Holy Crap — I was at the Nissan dealership picking something up, and just looking at these, and the guy asked me if I wanted to test drive it. I said sure, and I'm sure glad I did. Holy crap. 306 hp, light as a feather (well, almost). I was never more unhappy in my own car until after I drove this. Heh.

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Tilbiyanhar writes:
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Strong and sweet-sounding V6 engine is happy at any rpm, capable handling and braking, excellent value, still looks great after several years.

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Two seats only.

Tilbiyanhar
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The 2008 Nissan 350z Is Still One Of The Best Performance Buys On The Market. — A proper sports car for the everyman. If we had just one sentence to describe the Nissan 350Z, that'd be it. While there have always been plenty of unobtainable sports cars out there to drool over, the 350Z's relatively compact dimensions, rear-wheel drive, two seats, muscular engine and sharp handling came at a price that real people could actually afford.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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armotors writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Touring Review
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Looks, drives, and feels amazing. Overall, one of the best sports cars out there.

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Not the most practical vehicle, but come on, who really buys a 'Z' for practicality?

armotors
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Amazing Performance For An Amazing Price. — For the money, hands down one of the best sports cars out there. Very versatile and fun to drive. Perfect for short road trips to the country side or trips to the beach. Very nice and powerful with a small hint of sensibility.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KCOUTURE writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo Review
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Very fun to drive.  Great for road trips.  Seats are comfortable and plenty of power and great handling when driving through the mountains.

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Back end can get squirrely on wet pavement.  

KCOUTURE
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Limited Edition Nismo — This is my 2nd 350Z. When I saw it on the show room floor I had to get it. The NISMO style looks awesome. The car is quick but most notable over 40 mph. The car handles great on dry pavement. The road noise was loud until I installed dynamat which lowered it by 30 dcb.

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Steven writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Base Review
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Awesome control and power.

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Two door two seat car. Not for a family man (unless your kids are older, lol)

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A Rush To Drive! — This is a Collateral Vehicle that was seized. I had no idea of what we were getting our hands on when we arrived. Can I say I was very happy to find this vehicle in great shape and ready to roll. On the mountain passes of Colorado, this thing wanted to run my friends Audi A6 Sport into the ground. You cannot imagine how fun this car is until your drive it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Roadster14 writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Touring Roadster Review
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Low Mileage, fun to drive, hugs the road, excellent traction, beautiful San Marino Blue, awesom acceleration, braking and handling

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Needs high test gas

Roadster14
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Sporty Must Have Convertable Low Mileage, Smells New Leather Interior — This car is a must have for the person that wants a sporty fun car to drive. Perfect for driving with the top down on a beautiful Spring day and cruising the road no worry car. Maintenance free, low mileage, easy handling, hugs the road control. Just tap the accelerator and it flies down the road can't wait to get off work fun!

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

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Ray writes:
2008 Nissan 350Z Nismo Review
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fast, handles amazing, with amazing stopping power. TWO SEATS

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harsh ride, loud.

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I Enjoy It. Its Fun — its quick, and nimble. car gets up and goes, doesnt like to be driven lightly. its a fun car to drive indeed, just sucks for everyday driving very bumpy. and its about 60 bucks a week to fill up, and 40 bucks every 3k miles for gas. the catch is the tires cost about 650 a piece to replace.

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2009 Nissan 350Z Reviews

I Dont Know By Däni

Performance - acceleration, braking, handling Build Quality - has it needed repairs? squeaks/rattles Appearance - both interior and exterior styling Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance Fun Fa... Read More

Drafting Addict By Ashlen

It is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 306 horsepower and 268 pound-feet of torque!!! so for me the performance is just perfect..Fuel economy, top speed hovering around the 150-mph, Top-class dyn... Read More

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2007 Nissan 350Z Reviews

Worthy Replacement For The Legendary 240z But Better!! By craigmommer

Owning this car is like taking a trip down memory lane. The 350z does everything my very modified 71 240z did but vastly better. The total package is faster, smoother, handles and stops better, look... Read More

One Of The Cars That You Have To Try Once In Your Life. By saudsas1574

its going to be hard to be apart from this car got so many good memories and was a great reliable car through my journey in the states very fun to drive and easy to handle, perfect car for anyone who ... Read More

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2006 Nissan 350Z Reviews

Fun, Fun, Fun By NCourtois

Interior paint even on arm rests, already had both of those replaced too due to same scratching issues. I am a neat freak and it was driving me all the time. Car also gets lots of attention, if I was... Read More

Buying This Car Was A Great Choice! By Terry

I love the rush I get every time I drive this car. I have never lost a street race because this car has amazing stability, performance & balance. I can honestly say I've never broken down with this ca... Read More

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2005 Nissan 350Z Reviews

Excellent Car By albcorpcars

The thing i like the most about this car is its maneuverability, and how it handle any road at all speeds. Also the gas consumption is not bad. I prefer this car over my two other cars own at all time... Read More

Awesome By richcar

The car handles corners beautifully and has a lot of low end torque in second and third gears. I like that it only has two seats. I always gets comments no matter where I am. It has been the best car ... Read More

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2004 Nissan 350Z Reviews

The 350z By nissanman350z

the Z was a a great car made by Japan, it can be made into a great track car if wanted, or can be a good daily driver. The car is super fun to drive, it drives super straight couldnt be happier with t... Read More

It´s Good! By Henri

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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