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

You won't find Nissan 350Z / 370Z or Kia Forte 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 Kia Forte truly differ in reliability.

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.

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Year Make/Model Repair Frequencysuccessful repair trips per 100 cars per year Compared to all models for the same year  
2014 Kia Forte   11 Fortes, 8.1 months of data per Forte, average 8600 miles

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2011 Kia Forte 25 Fortes, 10.4 months of data per Forte, average 40000 miles23
20% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2010 Kia Forte 27 Fortes, 9.4 months of data per Forte, average 51200 miles38
30% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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2009 Nissan 370Z   17 370Zs, 9.4 months of data per 370Z, average 32400 miles

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2008 Nissan 350Z   12 350Zs, 7.1 months of data per 350Z, average 40500 miles

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2007 Nissan 350Z   10 350Zs, 8.9 months of data per 350Z, average 39400 miles

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2006 Nissan 350Z   14 350Zs, 7.9 months of data per 350Z, average 68700 miles

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2005 Nissan 350Z   12 350Zs, 8.7 months of data per 350Z, average 73700 miles

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2004 Nissan 350Z   17 350Zs, 8.6 months of data per 350Z, average 68900 miles

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2003 Nissan 350Z 26 350Zs, 9.0 months of data per 350Z, average 97000 miles

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50% Fewest Trips Most Trips
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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.
2003 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Its engineered to last and the parts are reasonable, not cheap, but reasonable
2003 2dr Hatch 287-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual RWD
My car has 50k on it and it was heavily track used by the previous owner. Basically no problems or major repairs. Pwr steering pump went out, given it was a first year model, notorious for bugs. After that, only needed new tires.
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.