Used buyer's guide: Nissan 370Z

The Nissan 370Z combines driving fun with a strong reliability record

How much?

Search hard and you can find a 370Z coupe for as little as £15,000 from a private seller. However, most examples are priced from £16,000 upwards, and if you want a decent choice of low-mileage models you’ll have to spend in the region of £19,000.

That’s also the minimum amount of cash you’ll need to get into a Roadster, but these open-topped cars are surprisingly rare on the used market – and most of the convertibles available are priced from £21,000 upwards.

Although specifying an automatic box added £1,400 to the 370Z’s list price when new, manual transmissions are more popular, which is why there’s no difference in used values between the two.

Running costs

ModelInsurance groupFuel economyCO2 emissionsAnnual road tax
Coupe4626mpg248g/km£460
Coupe GT4626mpg248g/km£460
Coupe auto GT4626mpg245g/km£460
Coupe Black4626mpg248g/km£460
Coupe Ultimate4626mpg248g/km£460
Convertible GT4725mpg262g/km£475
Convertible auto GT4725mpg254g/km£460

Service intervals for the 370Z are set at every 12 months or 9,000 miles, so drivers planning to do above-average annual mileages could end up spending a great deal on maintenance. Check-ups alternate between minor and major, with prices around £200 and £325 respectively, but the sixth service is a big one – it’s priced at £565 as lots of consumables need replacing.

As all 370Zs are chain-driven, there’s no cambelt to replace, which helps cut running costs a bit. But on top of the service costs quoted, you’ll have to pay £56 every two years or 24,000 miles for fresh brake fluid, while new coolant is required every six years/54,000 miles, at £45.

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