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Nissan 350Z / 370Z vs. Honda Element Reliability Comparisons

You won't find Nissan 350Z / 370Z or Honda Element reliability information like this anywhere else. Actual repair frequencies, not just vague dots, to make it clear how much the Nissan 350Z / 370Z and the Honda Element truly differ in reliability.

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Nissan 350Z / 370Z Reliability vs. Honda Element Reliability: Nissan 350Z / 370Z Reliability vs. Honda Element Reliability:
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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2009 Nissan 370Z   18 370Zs, 9.4 months of data per 370Z, average 39700 miles

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2008 Nissan 350Z   11 350Zs, 9.5 months of data per 350Z, average 43900 miles

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2007 Nissan 350Z   13 350Zs, 8.4 months of data per 350Z, average 44100 miles

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2006 Nissan 350Z   12 350Zs, 8.7 months of data per 350Z, average 60300 miles

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2005 Nissan 350Z   15 350Zs, 9.9 months of data per 350Z, average 71100 miles

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2004 Nissan 350Z   24 350Zs, 9.1 months of data per 350Z, average 76400 miles

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2003 Nissan 350Z 28 350Zs, 10.0 months of data per 350Z, average 98200 miles

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Honda Element Reliability Results through December 31, 2014

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What People Are Saying about Reliability and the Nissan 350Z / 370Z

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Nissan 350Z / 370Z

Nissan 350Z / 370Z Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Hatch 332-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed manual RWD
My last two Nissans have each gone over 150,000 miles. Both were easy keepers, reliable, and inexpensive to service. I expect the same from this one. Servicing costs on the Cayman are a nightmare by comparison, despite long recommended service interval
2008 2dr Hatch 306-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Very reliable, have not had long enough to evaluate durability.
2007 2dr Convertible 306-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I drove this car in 15 degree weather, It cranked up the same as 80-90 degree days
2006 2dr Convertible 300-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
So far no problems.
2005 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
nissans have always been know to be well built and reliable.
2004 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
never had to do any major repairs on my Z
2004 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Relatively cheap to maintan for a sportscar. Nissan engines can run pretty high in mileage and be just fine.
2004 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Strong, durable engine and drivetrain. Have only had standard maintenance - no repairs. This includes taking the car to the track and autocross on occasion.
2004 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
I bought mine with about 160,000 miles on it kind of as a toy as I didn't anticipate having a 400 mile a week commute. Through all that though it has been dead reliable. Here are the only issues I've had with it: - Clutch needed to be bled as pedal would sink to floor in hot weather (still operable though) - Replaced/upgraded brakes - Alignment was way out of whack and feathering front tires (common problem) - Driver's side window motor failed the day I bought it (fixed obviously, common problem, no issues since with OEM Nissan replacement) - Trunk latch and dampers were shot and needed to be replaced It starts up and runs like clockwork. I could see this car going another 100K miles in the hands of the right owner.
2003 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Nissan has a decent reputation for quality. After doing copious research I found the 350Z to have pretty darn good reliability for a sports car.
Nissan 350Z / 370Z Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr Hatch 332-horsepower 3.7L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Engine is a hit or miss with oil consumption.
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability and Durability of the Honda Element

Honda Element Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed automatic AWD
Zero problems. Durable on modest off-road trails for camping, hiking, etc. Interior handles all sorts of spills, messes, and dirty loads.
2006 4dr SUV 166-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Car runs like a champ, everything works and fits properly.
2005 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed manual AWD
It might be thirsty and relatively low on power, but the tradeoff is that the powertrain is low-tech and incredibly reliable. No non-maintenance engine repairs, still on the original clutch at 130k. The interior materials are very tough (though they do stain easily), and the only issue I have is that the hard plastic in the cargo area does scratch easier than I would like, but then again I've been hauling quite a bit back there.
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
honda is a reliable make.
2004 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
It has been a very reliable vehicle with little trouble.
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
I have put on 110,000+ miles and the only thing I have done is change oil/filter, tires, brakes plus regular maintenance.
2003 4dr SUV 160-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed automatic AWD
Currently have 78K miles with only one minor repair which was a replaced shock absorber.