Performance that lives up to Style
By S'Avant on
2009 Nissan 370Z Touring 2dr Coupe (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
Have owned many sports cars before (from MG's to Porsche's), but never had a Z. The 370Z really looks the part: aggressive, integrated, and brazen. The interior is a good place to drive in, and the seats work well for spirited driving. I have the touring pkg. with alcantra seat inserts that are comfortable in hot or cold weather. This thing goes great, brakes well, handles well, and is flat out just FUN! I considered a Porsche Boxster or Cayman, but this is more involving at 2/3rds the price. Not as refined, but you're not paying Porsche prices for parts or service, and it is arguably more fun in daily driving. Ride is firm but comfortable on the highway. Handling not upset by bumps
Engine, handling, brakes, and steering feel very much in touch with the road. Never boring vs. Porsche seemed TOO refined! Nice touches include satellite radio, bluetooth, 2-stage heated seats, instrument binnacle moves with steering wheel adjustment. Sport wheels and limited slip diff. work!
Basically love the car. Worst feature is poor rear view when backing out of parking. Engine runs hot, would like an oil cooler. Want more aggressive exhaust note. Touring package should beef up the sound insulation, mat thickness, etc. over just sport model where their weight should be minimized.