2009 Nissan 370Z Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan 370Z: Seven Hours in the Driver Seat and I'm Still OK

March 12, 2009


I had to drive to the distant suburbs of Phoenix today in our 2009 Nissan 370Z. The trip started out in the usual fashion -- I left late and felt rushed getting to a 6:30 p.m. dinner (made it in plenty of time, though). The navigation system didn't help matters by continually suggesting that I drive down to San Diego and use Interstate 8. See here, Nav Lady, I only use I-10 when I go to Phoenix. Finally, in Blythe, CA, she relented and we went on to Maricopa without incident.


The big surprise of the day was the 370Z's seat comfort. I sat in the driver seat for 7 hours and did not get kinked up, much less sore -- a real feat for a Type A person like myself. It's interesting, really. These seats have a decent amount of adjustments, and the upholstery grips well through turns, but still, for this kind of money, it seems like there should be Recaros.

Still, 7 hours of comfort cannot be denied. I didn't even use cruise control.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 3,307 miles

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