The Real Deal
By Mike's Z on
2007 Nissan 350Z Grand Touring 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Waited 37 years since I laid eyes on the 1st Z back in 1970. Owned a 280 and 300, but this is the car of my dreams. Owned almost a year, 8K miles. It has exceeded all my expectations. Few cars outrun it, no cars outclass it. Best described by one car editor as "painfully beautiful". A literal work of art from any angle. Nissan did this right, with a ground-up redesign keeping true to the true spirit of this legendary car. Tame enough for daily commutes, but it turns into a different car when the tach hits 4K. The interior is a cockpit. The power and steering effortless. My hearts skips faster every time I see it.
It's a Z. Specifically, the burnt orange leather seats, the cockpit with gauges, the gorgeous exterior that fascinates at every angle. Oh, those LED bullet taillights. The longing, envious stares from everyone.
Two things: 1.) Make the rearview mirror manual (the car sits so low that most trucks and SUV headlights blind you, and the autodimming isn't strong enough). 2.) install a mechanism to allow the passenger seat to flip up so the driver can access the compartment behind it.