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Nissan 350Z / 370Z vs. Kia Forte Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2014 Kia Forte   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Fortes, 8.8 months of data per Forte, average 22700 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2011 Kia Forte   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Fortes, 9.2 months of data per Forte, average 53000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2010 Kia Forte   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  21 Fortes, 10.0 months of data per Forte, average 71200 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2009 Nissan 370Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 370Zs, 10.5 months of data per 370Z, average 55200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2008 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 350Zs, 7.5 months of data per 350Z, average 55000 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2007 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 350Zs, 10.9 months of data per 350Z, average 50500 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 350Zs, 9.2 months of data per 350Z, average 74400 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 350Zs, 8.7 months of data per 350Z, average 64000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2004 Nissan 350Z   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  22 350Zs, 8.6 months of data per 350Z, average 75000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Nissan 350Z 56
19.5970695971% 19.5970695971% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  26 350Zs, 9.0 months of data per 350Z, average 103900 miles

First model year.

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Nissan 350Z / 370Z vs. Kia Forte Reliability Comparisons

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These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to much more closely track Nissan 350Z / 370Z and Kia Forte reliability as the cars age. Others tell you how reliable the Nissan 350Z / 370Z and the Kia Forte were a year ago, when the cars were a year younger and had 12,000 fewer miles on them. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Nissan 350Z / 370Z and the Kia Forte have been recently.

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
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.
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.
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 Kia Forte

Kia Forte Reliability and Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Hatch 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Everything seems real easy to work on and replace. Looking under the hood, belts and parts are easy to get to.
2010 2dr Coupe 173-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
love the warranty and company reputation in recent years
Kia Forte Reliability and Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 156-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
Some owners have reported getting transmissions replaced after a few as 600 miles. A little too risky for my taste! Others noted squeaking interior plastics and miscellaneous rattles in other components very early in the life of the car.