Bought a Touring Roadster about two months ago. Here are the pros: powerful, handles great, roomy for a two seater (interior and trunk), great manual transmission, decent bose stereo, easy top operation, nice stock rims. Cons: poor gas mileage, no telescoping steering wheel, road noise, strange rattle over bumps, poor visibility. All things considered, its a great car. The fun factor far makes up for any imperfections. It feels like a true sports car. It has this "brute power" kind of feeling. Its a little heavy for such a little car, but I like that, it makes the car feel solid and planted to the road. I think for the money, it is a great value. I would highly recommend this car.
This is my first Z and I'm pleased to say that everything about the Z legend is true. The newest VQ35HR engine has legendary horsepower and torque, mated with the 5sp Automatic for legendary reliability, the sound of the exhaust is addictive, the design is an instant classic. Very respectable MPG for a little monster car like this. And cool tuned suspension/ride for the balance between road handling and comfort. Everything I was hoping for and a lot more.
Launches are pretty repeatable but not very snappy.
Good balance between firm pedal and ability to modulate brake pressure. Exceptional resistance to brake fade.
Shift feels heavy... nicely balanced on the limit of grip, but steering feels unnecessarily heavy; crisp turn-in; lifting/breathing off throttle will walk the rear out predictably. If it had just a little more power, or better yet ? LESS WEIGHT ? it'd be even more nimble and responsive (esp. through last gate in slalom).