Used buyer's guide: Nissan 370Z
The Nissan 370Z combines driving fun with a strong reliability record
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.
|Model||Insurance group||Fuel economy||CO2 emissions||Annual road tax|
|Coupe auto GT||46||26mpg||245g/km||£460|
|Convertible auto GT||47||25mpg||254g/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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