2003 Nissan Skyline Review

2003 Nissan Skyline GT350 3.5 V6 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18900 miles
Previous carVauxhall Astra

Summary:

Worth the money, but watch out for DVD players and navigation systems in Japanese

Faults:

Nothing major

DVD Player- Only worked with Japanese DVD's.

General Comments:

I purchased a Metallic blue Nissan Skyline GT350 on 23rd August 2005 for £18,750. The car is a manual transmission. I bought it with 18,900 miles on it. It is stunning to drive, but the ride is very bumpy. Cornering is brilliant. Acceleration is great. This skyline is basically a 350z with rear seats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2005

14th Dec 2007, 15:52

Stop Press: New Skyline GT-R sold for some one million yen over list at auction in Japan yesterday (14 December 2007). So you guys in UK will be paying through the nose if you want one any time soon.

18th Jan 2009, 01:07

Sorry to disappoint you, but the GT350 is not a Skyline (no matter what the badge says).

Have a look at any R32, R33, R34 or R35 model GTR or even GTS-T and you will see why..

18th Jan 2009, 08:43

Well sorry to disappoint you but Nissan have called it a Skyline, therefore it must be, so you're trying to say a Ford Fiesta isn't a Fiesta etc?

Peace out!

7th Apr 2009, 12:43

Actually... just because they call it a Skyline doesn't mean it's a Skyline.. in the US it's called an Infiniti... not quite a Skyline, and seeing as Nissan just launched a new Skyline that's not an Infiniti, how would you explain that one? One is a sports car, the other is a passenger car.

14th May 2009, 22:31

I just got back from Japan, the Skyline gt350 is the Infiniti G35 in the U.S. Still a Skyline. GTR are a model trim from Nissan.

1st Sep 2009, 22:55

These cars are the best to drift. The stock engine can have problems. They are easy to upgrade though.

4th Mar 2010, 06:54

Infiniti is only a US name to create a different brand, in the same way Lexus is Toyota or Acura is Honda. In countries such as Australia or Japan, it's just a Nissan or Honda (No Infiniti's or Acura elsewhere on this side of the world).

The Skyline V35 was never officially available in Australia through dealerships, so only Japanese imports are found here. But quite a few have been imported. So if Nissan call it a Skyline, then it's a Skyline not a GTR.

The 1986 Skyline was also a 4 door passenger car, as was the late 1990's models I've seen imported into Australia. No use debating if it's a Skyline, if Nissan says it is, then it is ;)

Wish they had them in Thailand :( where I'm moving :)

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review