2008 Nissan 350Z  -  $29,205


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $29,205
Base Invoice: $27,409
Destination Charge: $695
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Cpe Man
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 25
Body Style: 2dr Cpe Man
Transmission: 6-speed close-ratio manual transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC V6 engine

Model Highlights

Datsun forever changed the world of affordable sports cars when they launched their sleekly styled, six-cylinder missile, the Datsun 240Z, in 1971. Five years after the Z car's reintroduction to the U.S. market, the 2008 Nissan 350Z happily stays true to the 240Z's successful blend of performance, style, and reasonable price.

The 350Z shares its platform with the Infiniti G35 sedan and G37 coupe. These cars all use Nissan's FM (front midengine) platform that places the engine behind the front axle line for optimal weight distribution, resulting in excellent handling. The 350Z uses the fourth-generation 3.5L, 24-valve DOHC V6 which in this application, makes 306 horsepower and 268 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual and a 5-speed automatic transmission with down-shift rev matching are available, and both a coupe and a roadster are on offer.

Inside, the Z is obviously a pure driver's car. The tachometer is large and directly ahead of the driver. When you release the tilt lever the whole instrument pod goes up and down with the steering wheel. It's a thoughtful detail that ensures a great view of the instruments at all times. The three small round gauges atop the center of the dashboard echo back to the original Z car, and a large storage compartment opens right below it. This is where the GPS system resides if you choose this option. Everything in the cockpit is pointedly styled, and just flat out works.

Even better than the interior is the driving. Nissan obviously went to a lot of trouble to make the Z chassis an exceptionally stiff one. Under the hood a brace connects the two shock towers. There is also a larger cross member that takes up a significant amount of rear cargo area. The Z's power is magnificent. The stiff chassis makes for a firm ride, but it also elevates the handling prowess of the Z beyond some high-buck sports cars. The ABS-equipped four-wheel disc brakes are absolutely fantastic.

The 350Z has a number of trims, including Enthusiast, Touring, and Grand Touring. The Enthusiast adds a limited slip differential, traction control, cruise control, aluminum pedals, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a HomeLink universal garage door opener. The Touring gets heated leather seats, Bluetooth, XM satellite radio, and a Bose audio system. The Grand Touring adds Brembo brakes, super lightweight 18-inch wheels, vehicle dynamic control and front and rear spoilers.

Side air bags for both the body and head are optional, as is a DVD-based navigation system, and satellite radio.

A limited number of NISMO coupes will be built for 2008. These special edition vehicles have a more rigid body (as much as 60% stiffer in many areas), a rear diffuser, a front spoiler, lighter wheels, large Brembo brakes, and a suspension with high spring rates and a bigger rear stabilizer bar.


Pros

Performance; aggressive style; comfort (for a sports car); reliable.


Model News

The 2008 Nissan 350Z continues on with no significant changes from the previous year. One new color is available: Nogaro Red.

The limited edition 350Z NISMO that was released for 2007 continues on for the 2008 model year. Available as a coupe only, the NISMO is billed as the best handling Z ever, and is equipped with all manner of performance enhancements, including an aerodynamic kit, tuned exhaust, lightweight wheels, Brembo brakes, and a stiffer body.


Value Writeup

Nissan's 2008 350Z manages to capture all the excitement of the original Z car. The 350Z is one of the few affordable sports cars that is still offered as either a coupe or convertible. The car's styling is notable, handling is taut, and power is ample, and the coupe starts at $28,605 including destination charge. Few other cars on the market can make such claims, while still being an honest-to-goodness sports car.


Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 MPG

Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
500.00 mi

Engine Order Code
VQ35HR

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/214

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
306 @ 6800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
268 @ 4800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.45

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.0 qts

EPA Classification
Subcompact

Passenger Capacity
2

Passenger Volume
50.5 ft³

Front Head Room
38.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.6 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.2 in

Wheelbase
104.3 in

Length, Overall
169.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.5 in

Height, Overall
52.1 in

Track Width, Front
60.5 in

Track Width, Rear
60.6 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.8 in

Trunk Volume
6.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3320 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P225/45WR18

Rear Tire Size
P245/45WR18

Spare Tire Size
T155/80D17

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.4 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
37.1 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.10 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.1 x 0.63 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Years
7

Emissions Years
3

Emissions Miles/km
50,000

Emissions Miles/km
70,000

Emissions Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V521000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 02, 2008

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Potential Number of Units Affected
204361

Summary
NISSAN IS RECALLING 204,361 MY 2007-2008 ALTIMA, ALTIMA COUPE, 350Z, MURANO, ROGUE; AND INFINITI G35 SEDAN, G37 COUPE AND EX35 PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS' OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) CONTROL UNITS. A VARISTOR IN THE OCS CONTROL UNIT LOCATED IN THE PASSENGER SEAT CUSHION MAY HAVE BEEN MANUFACTURED OUT OF SPECIFICATION. UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS, THIS COULD CAUSE AN INTERRUPTION OF SIGNAL BETWEEN THE OCS AND THE AIR BAG CONTROL UNIT (ACU).

Consequence
THIS COULD RESULT IN THE PASSENGER AIR BAG BEING SUPPRESSED WHICH COULD FAIL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL TEST THE SIGNAL BETWEEN THE OCS AND ACU SYSTEMS USING A SPECIAL TOOL TO CHECK THAT IT IS FUNCTIONING AS DESIGNED. IF NECESSARY, THE SEAT CUSHION (CONTAINING OCS HARDWARE) WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW ONE MANUFACTURED TO SPECIFICATION. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE NOVEMBER 3, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT NISSAN AT 1-800-647-7261 OR INFINITI AT 1-800-662-6200.

CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

Frontal Driver
Not Rated

Frontal Passenger
Not Rated

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L DOHC V6 engine

Continuously variable valve timing control system

Nissan direct ignition system

Drive-by-wire throttle

6-speed close-ratio manual transmission

Carbon-fiber composite driveshaft

Rear wheel drive

Independent multi-link front & rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Front strut tower bar

Rear strut tower brace

P225/45WR18 high performance Bridgestone Potenza front tires

P245/45WR18 high performance Bridgestone Potenza rear tires

Compact spare tire

Spare tire cover w/wheel wrench, front tow hitch, jack

18" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels

Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering

4-wheel vented disc brakes

Electronic brake force distribution

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/brake assist

Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Aluminum hood

Body color bumpers

Body color pwr heated mirrors

UV-shielded glass

Flush mounted bi-xenon high intensity discharge headlights

LED taillights

Variable intermittent front wipers

Rear wiper

Cloth bucket seats

8-way manual adjustable driver seat

4-way manual adjustable passenger seat w/seatback fall-down function

Center console box

Leather wrapped tilt steering wheel

3-bay instrument gauge cluster w/oil pressure, voltmeter & trip computer

Dual trip odometers

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows w/1-touch auto up/down, auto-reverse

Pwr locks

Remote keyless entry system w/rolling code protection, remote front window down & trunk/hatch release

Vehicle security system

Nissan vehicle immobilizer system

Pwr fuel door release

AM/FM audio system w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers, digital clock

Automatic climate control

Rear window defroster

Sunglass holder

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Dual map lights

Aluminum interior accents

Leather wrapped shift knob

(2) 12V pwr outlets

(5) beverage holders

Front seat side pockets

Seat back map pockets

Passenger storage net

Lockable storage behind passenger seat

(2) rear parcel boxes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/brake assist

Nissan advanced air bag system-inc: dual stage front air bags, occupant classification sensor

Front active head restraints

Seat belts w/pretensioners & load limiters

Tether anchor

Energy absorbing steering column

Driver knee bolster

Front/rear crumple zones

Side door guard beams

Electronic brake force distribution

Dual note horn

 
[C03] 50 STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
[E10] EXTRA COST PAINT
$500

 
[S01] SIDE AIR BAGS/HEAD CURTAINS
$620

 
[K96] AERODYNAMICS PKG
$550

 
[L92] CARPETED FLOOR MATS
$95

 
[M95] PAINTED SPLASH GUARDS (4-PIECE)
$160

 
[N93] CARGO CONVENIENCE PKG
$80

 
[P93] ALUMINUM KICK PLATE
$110

 
[R95] 18" CHROME WHEELS
$1,680

 
[T94] CARPETED TRUNK MAT
$70

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