2006 Nissan 350Z GT Roadster – Test drive and new car review – 2006 Nissan 350Z GT Roadster

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Nissan 350Z

Nissan’s cure for the wintertime

For those who worship the sun, is more depressing than Which means as soon as the blade of grass defiantly through the snow, it#146;s to get out the convertible. If you own a Nissan 350Z you sit by the window with binoculars lawns looking for that piece of Fescue. The 350Z a darn good roadster. For you get everything you need to please all senses.

The Z comes with a limited basic warranty.

Glance. A hot look top up or down

sleek, and sporty are just adjectives that sum up the Z#146;s The styling faintly reminds m3 of the Z beginnings over 35 years A long nose and short are the basic styling cues.

For 2006, the 350Z, both and roadster, receives an updated bumper and headlight and grille that are subtle but maintain the flavor. Large wheels and in front and 19s in back#151;add presence to the overall sporty image. The incorporates cowl areas the seats along with for rollover protection and added integrity.

The power-operated soft top neatly under a power-operated tonneau cover for a finished

My test car was the GT trim level and Touring are the other trims) with high-performance Brembo one of the best) brakes, front and spoiler, and Vehicle Dynamic Nissan#146;s electronic stability program.

The top operation is smooth and quick: first a manual release of the overhead latch (easy and close), then hold the brake pedal and push the Presto, chango, it#146;s cruisin#146; time.


In the Driver#146;s Seat: Tight but well designed

Tight but it’s all about the driver in

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The Z was never to be the designated airport shuttle. a good thing because you be fittin#146; an oversized bag in the back and to sit in the passenger seat. At 4.1 cubic of cargo volume, pack There#146;s a small center box, with the real behind the passenger seat.

It#146;s a bit inconvenient, but it does a lock so you can store valuables and the top down.

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The placement of the power controls on the inboard side of the was probably born from but works well and is a smarter than the outboard side, too often fingers get crushed to work those controls the door closed. A shame manufacturers haven#146;t figured out. My GT was outfitted with Burnt Orange-color ventilated net seats that actually airflow when driving the top down.

In case it gets cold, the also are heated.

The three-bay pod is reminiscent of the original Z, and the shift for the six-speed manual is well for quick movement through the Plus the audio and cruise are on the steering wheel, not only but safe, because as much as I surf, my hands stay on the

On the Road: Mood-altering performance and

Throw away the Prozac and buy a Z. about it is designed to lift spirits. How could you not love vehicle? The exhaust tone is raw, and makes you want to rev the to redline in every gear to hear it roar. The 300-horsepower V-6 with 260 lb-ft of torque is smooth, and is the proverbial genie, to grant your every no matter how hard or lightly you on the throttle.

The Brembo brakes are equally up to the providing exceptional stopping especially when it#146;s with ABS and Brake Assist. The feels like a 1:1 ratio; the slightest input rewards the with action. It#146;s as if the Z your mind and reacts

As with any cabrio, I expected a ride, but was surprised — no, — at the smoothness of the chassis and the impeccable road manners. you chop the top off a vehicle, stiffness Because the engineers added and front-end structural reinforcements for as well as more structure at the openings and seating areas, the Z not experience any cowl shake at the windshield pillars) or shuddering harsh roads or even tracks.

Journey#146;s End: The Z remains a top car

A good excuse to move to California.

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