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I've been on craigslist nonstop since ive been trying to sell my car. And I was only looking at the g35 coupes 6mt. I dont know why i never looked at the 350z, they are like a grand cheaper, lower miles and fricken nice and fast. Im just wondering why would they be cheaper? and are they worse than the g35 coupe? would i be able to drive the 350z in the winter here in michigan? Is this a real daily driver, and will the insurance under my parents name be a hassle, or would it be similar to the g35?
 

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The 350Z & g35 are VERY similar.
Biggest difference is the g35 has rear seats(albeit very small ones-kid size).

Nissan builds both cars. The g35 has a better finished interior,runs quieter in stock form.
This is following Infiniti vehicles positioned as more of a luxury performance brand.
That may be why you are finding the prices are higher with the g35. Look at the Touring
model with the 350Z to compare to the g35.

Technically,the cars are pretty much the same.

As far as winter driving goes,both are not good choices. Many owners do drive their Z &g in the
winter(with a change of tires).

Good luck!
 

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Both the Z33 and G35 Coupe are built in the FM (front midship) platform and have a near 50/50 weight static weight distribution. That makes it a tricky proposition as a DD in the winter (unless you have a separate set of snow tires). Insurance will likely be higher for the 350Z, based on accident history. Both use the VQ35DE, which is a jewel of an engine that has won numerous awards.
 

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G35 vs 350z

I shopped both and chose the G35 for the following reasons:
1-G35 is way more roomy inside and that is important for me for daily driving- I'm a big guy.
2-While I wasn't worried about back seats originally, they've turned out to be great, I can bring friends, fully recline my seat for a nap on ling drives and put my briefcase, coat & other stuff in the back seat.
3-G is more expensive because it's a higher-end car than the z. It's considered a luxury sports coupe and the Z is a pure sports car.
4-G is easier to get in and out of because the doors are bigger. This may not mean anything to you but again I'm a big guy and after a few years, stuff like that begins to matter on a daily driver.

As for the weather, I don't see any advantages the G would have over the Z. Same chassis. Either car is a great choice. You might consider a 300Z as well. A well built TT 300Z is a badass machine, very roomy inside, unique, has TTops, more aggressive looking, hatch-back and overall one of the best sports cars ever made. I like them better than the 350. The 350 is going to be a more reliable machine, it just depends on your budget and if you have a great Z shop close to you.
 
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