Used Nissan 350Z Roadster (2005 - 2010) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 05 Mar 2014
4.5
The convertible version of the 350Z - known as the Roadster - retains the rewarding driving characteristics of the coupe model along with the same punchy engine, but features an electrically-folding fabric roof which retracts in just 20 seconds. The model was actually developed to be a convertible as well as a coupe from the start and as a result it drives just as well with virtually no body shake, even over rough roads.

Nissan 350Z Roadster (05-10)
Superb engine, strong performance, great value for money, huge fun to drive
Awkward to use boot, noisy at high speeds

New price range:

£27,000 - £30,700

Used price range:

£2,903 - £8,168

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The convertible version of the 350Z - known as the Roadster - retains the rewarding driving characteristics of the coupe model along with the same punchy engine, but features an electrically-folding fabric roof which retracts in just 20 seconds. The model was actually developed to be a convertible as well as a coupe from the start and as a result it drives just as well with virtually no body shake, even over rough roads.

Like the coupe it is also great value for money while changes in 2006 included more engine power and improved interior quality. It was upgraded again in 2007 with an extensively modified engine identified by a bulging bonnet.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

2.5 out of 5

Practicality

2 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Nothing. If you're concerned about economy, the planet, moving people or a lot of shopping, look elsewhere. This is a big boys/girls toy.  

5 out of 5

Phill Barlow ,   23 Dec 2015    ... read more

 Boot is OK for 2 small bags or a load of shopping. Car is a great mixture of sports car and daily driver car. Mine was registered early in 2006, so the tax is about £290 pa. Later cars can be £490 pa.  

5 out of 5

David Carle ,   23 May 2015    ... read more

 Very little really. Its very reliable, but apart from that its hardly a practical car!  

4 out of 5

Andy Smith ,   20 Aug 2012    ... read more

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