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2008 Nissan 350Z vs. Its Competition

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2008 Nissan 350Z 2-door Coupe Man Rear Exterior View
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Among rear-drive sportscars with muscle-car-style performance, the Ford Mustang and Dodge Challenger are obvious choices here.

Both come with a range of V-6 and V-8 engines; the Mustang also sports a convertible edition and a choice of manual and automatic transmissions.

The BMW Z4 is available as a coupe or roadster with six-cylinder and M-Series power.

The Infiniti G37 shares some mechanicals with the Nissan 350Z, but offers two tiny rear seats and a more luxurious interior, not to mention a far superior dealer experience.

2008 Nissan 350Z 2-door Coupe Man Rear Exterior View2008 Nissan 350Z2010 Ford Mustang2010 Ford Mustang2009 Dodge Challenger R/T2009 Dodge Challenger
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The 2008 Nissan 350Z returns to its roots, with amazing V-6 power and rear-drive handling.
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Nostalgia is still a big part of the appeal, but the 2010 Ford Mustang is now every bit a modern, refined sport coupe.
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Let the burnouts begin! The Ford Mustang finally has another domestic competitor.
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Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
SubcompactCompactMidsize sedan
Style Name  
2-Door Coupe Manual2-Door Coupe V62-Door Coupe SE
Rear Wheel DriveRear wheel driveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
2dr Coupe2 Door Coupe2 Door Coupe
Manual w/ODManualAutomatic
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