A blast to drive, and looks good too
The clutch was replaced at 119000 miles.
The leather seat on the drivers side is worn on the bolster.
The 300ZX is a blast to drive.
The weight of the car helps keep it planted solidly on the ground, but the 3.0L V6, coupled with the 5 speed manual and rear wheel drive can make that weight get up and move.
The 3.0L engine really doesn't start to move until you hit about 3500 RPM, and likes to be driven in the upper range.
The interior is well laid out, with most controls at your fingertips. However, I recommend replacing the Bose stereo with a newer stereo equipped with a remote. The stereo is a pretty good reach away if the seat is all the way back, and the remote control overcomes that.
The steering wheel does not tilt, which would have been a nice option.
The climate control works well and keeps the car at the temperature you set.
Maintenance is pricey and not for the average do-it-yourself mechanic. Be prepared to pay 30-70% more for parts and repairs than you would a normal sedan.
The 300ZX requires premium fuel, which is a drawback, however I think it's worth the extra cost because the car is so much fun to drive.
I really love driving this car, and highly recommend it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2004