With one of the great bargains in all of motordom in your product portfolio, why waste time and money telling the story to the mainstream media? There is a bit of wind intrusion with the top up, however. . Door pockets are much smaller than necessary, a minor tragedy given the lack of a conventional glovebox. In the sports-car-value grand prix, the Z Roadster is the hands-down champ. It comes with cruise and traction control, a viscous limited-slip rear differential, racing pedals, and xenon headlights.
Steering feel and feedback are not quite at Porsche levels but are more than adequate for serious thrashes, as is the responsiveness of the notchy, short-throw six-speed shifter and the brakes. The Nissan does give up some territory to its Teutonic brethren in terms of overall refinement and the quality of interior materials, but these are issues that lose significance once you hit the road. Like all the models in the 2004 350Z lineup, it has a 3. Other interior materials appeared a tad chintzy, save for the genuine metal! Output is rated at 287 hp at 6200 rpm, and torque peaks at 274 lb-ft at 4800 revs. The manufacturer reserves the right to change product specifications, options, or prices at any time. Poseurs beware No matter when you get behind the wheel of the Z Roadster, poseurs, beware.
It comes with cruise and traction control, a viscous limited-slip rear differential, racing pedals, and xenon headlights. The door panels, vast, plain expanses, felt somewhat oppressive over time. The top is insulated and features a glass rear window with defogger. Storage is a challenge in most sports cars, but with the Z Roadster, it becomes a downright weird proposition. Fitting fine Although the cabin was not fitted with the optional trick fabric-mesh-insert bucket seats, the Frost leather counterparts on our Daytona Blue Touring model were quite firm and comfortable, with solid side bolstering. This remains one of the most refined engines out there, and aside from a small dead spot that can lead the unwary to stall the engine from standstill, it offers a broad and sweet powerband, particularly in the 3000- to 6500-rpm pocket. It comes standard with vented Brembo brakes, 18-inch wheels, a tire-pressure monitor, racing pedals, and a viscous limited-slip differential.
Reasonable efforts are made to ensure that the information included on this site is accurate; however, neither dealer nor its affiliates will be responsible for typographical or other errors, including data transmission, display, or software errors that may appear on the site. The main instrument cluster tilts along with the steering wheel, which meant yours truly kept the wheel in a higher-than-preferred position for the sake of dial visibility. A slick, power soft top stows beneath a way-cool hard tonneau in about 20 seconds, an arrangement that saved development costs and whatever minimal storage space that was available in the trunk 4. The aforementioned navigation unit hole is puzzling. Like all the models in the 2003 350Z lineup, it has a 3.
There is no appreciable line of sight through the rear quarters with the top up, so make sure the mirrors are properly adjusted before zooming off. It shares the same engine with all the 350Zs across the board--a 3. The engine is the same across all 2004 350Zs, a 3. There is a locking compartment behind the passenger seat along with a medley of smaller cubbies, which also house the 12-volt outlets. The trunk lid opens to a vertical position, so trunk space, though challenged, is quite usable. Wind noise and buffeting are also quite low, thanks to a tempered-glass wind deflector. The emphasis on lack of residual noise is important, because the baritone growl of the 3.
The basic Z coupe became the best-selling sports car shortly after its introduction in 2002, according to Polk registrations, so you have to figure Z enthusiasts and open-air fans alike, thanks to word-of-mouth and blogging, would readily take matters into their own hands once the roadster hit the streets, tire camber bedevilments be damned. . . . . . .
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