2009 Nissan 370Z Long-Term Road Test

2009 Nissan 370Z: So, What Do You Think About It?

June 01, 2009

2009 Nissan 370Z in Griffith Park -- Photo by James Riswick, Edmunds.com

I sometimes find my truest opinion comes forth when I have to quickly answer the question "so, what do you think about it?" There's no chance to be wishy washy or be swayed by nit-picks (wrong fuel gauge) or pet likes (the excellent iPod interface). Oh, and try explaining Synchro RevMatch to a neophyte in 10 words or less.

Such a situation happened this weekend at a barbecue in Griffith Park when a fellow attendee asked (after first pondering what I was doing taking a picture of my car), "So, what do you think about it?"

"It's really rough. Rough ride, loud, the clutch and shifter are stiff. You have to really manhandle the thing. When you're driving aggressively, it's great, so if you do a lot of weekend driving or maybe a track day, go for it. But I don't think many people would want to drive it every day. It would get old. I'd rather have a BMW 1 Series or maybe a Hyundai Genesis. Looks cool, though."

Hmm, so that's how I feel.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 7,200 miles

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