2008 Nissan 350Z Roadster Touring Review
Though it wasn’t built for run-of-the-mill driving, the Nissan 350Z Roadster Touring is a good value as far as sports cars go. This unendingly fun-to-drive toy is great for romantic weekend escapades and costs nearly half as much as its cousin, the Nissan GT-R. The Z Roadster flaunts a curvaceous body along with a powered soft top, making an intimate evening of stargazing a breeze. Under the hood is a 306-horsepower V6 engine capable of propelling this nimble-handling convertible from 0-60 mph in just 5.3 seconds. Decent vented disc brakes on all four wheels help bring the dynamo to a stop.
Inside the car’s rather cozy cabin are two perforated leather-appointed seats (both powered and heatable) and a seven-speaker Bose audio system with a six-disc CD player and a subwoofer, ideal for when you want to turn up the bass. Other features include an automatic temperature control system, a rear glass window, power and heated sideview mirrors, and conveniently illuminated steering wheel-mounted audio controls.
Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile warranty; five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.