I knew a guy who purchased a (new or almost new) Nissan 350Z convertible that looked very much like this next car. It had a manual gearbox and a ragtop and he loved that car. Drove the daylights out of it. Until the day he rolled his topless Z somewhere up in the mountains and ended up with a massive headwound (broken collar bones, broken arm, broken everything, released from the hospital still with dirt in his bloodied head because they couldn’t find his insurance card or ID and he didn’t know his name, so they thought he was a deadbeat) and doesn’t remember 24 hours of his life. But here is the kicker, because after he got out of the hospital he took the insurance payout and purchased a Toyota Prius. No joke. I guess what I’m saying is…don’t drive a 350Z and bash your head on a rock, unless you want to drive a Prius. Find this 2006 Nissan 350Z offered for $6,500 in Lake Forest, CA via craigslist.
I hate to say it…but the Z33 generation Nissan 350Z hasn’t aged well at all. The interior surface coatings are about as durable as the coating on an M&M and the interior design (eg gauge color) has aged about as well as Miley Cyrus. Sure…there are some people who might find it attractive, but even […]
Modern (post 2000 model year) cars are fast, complicated, and comfortable. Some are still too expensive, but others have depreciated into serious DT territory because of the immutable laws of supply (the OEM sold a ton when new) and demand (the newer versions are cooler/better/nicer smelling)…which have oddly favored the Infiniti version of the Nissan […]
I’m a big fan of Nissan’s 350Z offering (launch in 2002) because it reversed some of the mass and complexity of 300ZX and returned the car to its original roots — handling and affordability. But…I’ve got to admit that I’ve always been a tad disappointed that Nissan never released a lifted Dakar Rally ready version […]
It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another edition of Daily Turismo’s better than flying around the world in a glider with Carrot Top and a beehive game also known as Mid Week Match-Up! There are plenty of times when you need a back seat in your car, but there are also times when […]
We’ve said it before, but this deserves a quick refresh — what is the best money spent on any car? The previous owner’s money!! When you buy any car, this should be something you have calculated in your head. If the previous owner is making a profit from the sale, then you might be purchasing […]
The following article is written by DT commenter slowcarSLOW-MPGlol. In 2003, Nissan resurrected the Z nameplate with the same basic ingredients as its fore-bearers: Two seats, six cylinders, four wheels – or five if you count the steering wheel. Speaking of which, the Jack-o’-lantern-hued gauge cluster tilts up and down with the steering wheel. Neat. […]
The Nissan Z was introduced in 1969 as a lightweight, simple sports car (the 240Z)- not a rocket in a straight line, but excellent in the curves. Unfortunately the Z car aged like Elvis – by the 1996 300ZX, it was fat, bloated, sporting tremendous sideburns and giant gold sunglasses – a far cry from […]