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1996 Nissan 300ZX
2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,594
6 listings nationwide

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2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,294
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1996 Nissan 300ZX
2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback
No Expert Reviews
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Eric Tallberg Preview:

The big news from Nissan regarding their 350Z for '09 is that this sporty speedster will be available only as a drop-top. Nissan has decided to discontinue the coupe for this model yea...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1996 Nissan 300ZX
2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback
writes:
Owned this 96 TT #265/300 which was a fast and great car. Lightly modified to mid 400HP after restoration. Bei...
Looks/Style Ranked 1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback worse.
"Tighter body fitment and perfection of body lines."
Value Ranked 1991 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr Turbo Hatchback worse.
"High value due to final model year and dual airbag system standard."
5
writes:
Close to compare a tie in many ways.
35
1996 Nissan 300ZX 2 Dr 2+2 HatchbackReview:

1996 300zx 2+2 Still Sexy After All These Years — This is the second Z32 2+2 that I've owned and I plan to own many more. I love driving this car and...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
10
writes:
Loved the looks, sound, and handling of this vehicle. This car is for those people who want a cheap vehicle to...
Front Seats Ranked 1999 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD better.
"The interior feels much nicer than the one in 350z because the Cadillac is meant for luxury while the 350z is made to appeal to those who love sports cars."
Family Car Ranked 1999 Cadillac DeVille Sedan FWD better.
"Simple. The passenger capacity. Of course the DeVille is a better family car because it has space for 5 to 6 occupants while the 350z omly has space for the driver and one passenger."
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2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Yup — LUV. i liek the car soo much its amazing looking and the performance is amazing, very resonsive. rel...

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

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2009 Nissan 350Z Roadster EnthusiastReview:

Nice Nissan 350z — All the performance is so greaat, the accelaration is so beautiful,the break i dont know,its easy t...

Specs

1996 Nissan 300ZX
2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
17 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
22 MPG
24 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 20 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
222 hp @ 6,400 RPM
222 hp @ 6,400 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
306 hp @ 6,800 RPM
Torque
198 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
198 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
268 lb-ft @ 4,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
--
10.6:1
10.6:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
3,000 cc
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
--
3.76 in x 3.2 in
3.76 in x 3.2 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 5 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Side Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player -- Standard
Cassette Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 43 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 22.7 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 4.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 537 lbs
Exterior
Length 178 in 169.8 in
Width 70.9 in 71.5 in
Height 48.1 in 52.5 in
Wheelbase 101.2 in 104.3 in

Available Options

1996 Nissan 300ZX
2 Dr 2+2 Hatchback
2009 Nissan 350Z
Roadster Enthusiast

Exterior Colors

  • Carbon Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Black Metallic
  • Moonlight White Pearl
  • NOGARO Red Metallic
  • San Marino Blue Metallic
  • Silver Alloy Metallic

Option Packages

  • [R95] 18" Chrome Wheels

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