Nissan is a Japanese automobile manufacturing company that sell cars worldwide. Nissan is known for reliable cars and trucks, and for producing some of the most exciting sports cars of all time. Nissan introduced the 350Z in the United States in 2003. The car was the fifth Z-car, dating back to the Nissan/Datsun 240Z from the 1970s. These high-performance cars are easy to own with a Nissan 350Z repair manual.
The Nissan 350Z was introduced at a time when the retro-modern car design had become popular. Initially conceived as a modern reinterpretation of the Nissan 240Z, designers opted to create a spiritual successor rather than build a car that looked retro. As such, the Nissan 350Z was an instant hit with drivers looking for a performance car without the massive price tag many sports-oriented cars of the era carried.
Power was provided by a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter V6 engine that pumped out up to 306 horsepower to the rear wheels. Tuners quickly jumped on the Nissan 350Z platform and began modifying the car for racing use. Nissan released various models tuned by their in-house performance shop NISMO, and modified versions of the Nissan 350Z have produced nearly 1,000 horsepower.
The Nissan 350Z was such a popular racing vehicle, the National Automotive Sports Association even created a class just for drivers of the 350Z. Like its predecessors in the Z-car line, the 350Z is popular in drift racing, where its wide, low body and rear wheel power allow daring drivers to get sideways through corners.
The Nissan 350Z is considered to be one of the most easily modified Japanese performance cars on the market. Parts availability is very high and performance options are nearly endless. Customizers love the Nissan 350Z for the ease of modification, and it is not uncommon to see complete body kits that change the appearance, modified engines and exhaust systems that increase power, and wild paint jobs associated with the Japanese drift racing and tuner scene.
The Nissan 350Z is destined to be a collectors item, and already, high quality, low mileage examples are increasing in price. The last Nissan 350Z was produced in 2008. Despite the performance-oriented intentions of the Nissan 350Z, owners will find the vehicle to be very reliable when properly maintained with a Nissan 350Z service manual that provides detailed instructions on basic service and in depth repairs.