2008 Nissan 350Z

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17 reviews
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Available Price Range $8,677-$21,281 Trims8 Combined MPG 20-21 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2008 Nissan 350Z

Our Take

Nissan's modern-day 350Z coupe went on sale as a 2003 model. Like the original, the 350Z has rear-wheel drive and a six-cylinder engine. Although the only addition for 2008 is a new color, in ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Cargo and storage space
  • Snug cockpit
  • Engine and road noise

Notable Features

  • Nismo package with aero kit
  • Coupe or roadster
  • 306-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • Bulging hood


Our Expert Reviews

Nissan's 350Z is getting a bit long in the tooth, and while the company has an updated model of its sports car in the future product pipeline, they continue to add little refinements to the Z, making it still one of the best sports cars on the market.There's only one semi-major feature new on our test car for 2008, though: Flashy "Nogano Red" paint, a $500 option that's almost ma... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

Based on 17 reviews

Love this car so much I'm on my 2nd one

by NeufZ from Boston, MA on December 11, 2009

If you're looking for a sporty ride that handles like a dream, the Z is for you. This car takes corners like a champ, by design, so you'll find yourself looking for winding roads to zoom around. The ... Read Full Review

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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