10 Fast And Fun Cars For $7,000
Okay, so this one is a little over budget, but it’s an excellent price for a used Nissan 350Z Touring. And the 350Z is generally a robust car with the proper preventative maintenance. For the 2007 model year, Nissan changed the whole engine (80%), pushing the power output up to 300 hp and 268 lb-ft of torque.
The upmarket Touring specification was only available with an automatic gearbox, but it came with leather, heated seats, and nicer 18-inch wheels. Even with the slushbox, the Z retains most of the characteristics that kept it in production for 12 years. The turn-in is precise, it has loads of mechanical grip, and the car is more than happy to slide if you drive like a loon.
The 350Z remains fast, even by today’s standards. It completes the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.5 seconds and tops out at 155 mph. Prices of Z cars seem to be increasing at the moment, so now might be a good time to invest in one. Because the 350Z was such a smash hit, there are loads of aftermarket kits available as well.