Nissan’s Z range of coupés reaches back to the 1970s 240Z. The 350Z was introduced in late 2002. It has a naturally-aspirated 3.5l V6 with 280hp and, very importantly, rear-wheel drive. A roadster was introduced in 2003. Production ended in 2009 upon replacement by the 370Z.
- Quite powerful
- Decent brakes (Brembo, though not on all models)
- Built for handling
- Quite heavy
- Not practical as daily car (almost no boot space)
- Styling not to everyone’s liking
- Performance parts less plentiful than for e.g. a BMW