The 370Z roadster has an incredible combination of performance style and value. A great road car, the roadster (convertible) version of the 370Z w/o the sport package is relatively smooth and much quieter than the coupe. The standard 18 inch wheels are also quieter than the 19" rays. The car handles securely and the interior room is large for a 2 seater. The driving position is as comfortable as most sedans.
The sport seats on this car are impossible for my 6'3" 200lb frame. Why i didn't get that at test drive ? I don't know but this is THE most uncomfortable car ever. Then the clutch and stick require too much effort and are notchy. The top has a permanent indent that the dealer says is supposed to be there. There is no leg room either. I had a BMW z-4 before that was perfect. The new ones are 20k more than this car and so I was swayed. What a mistake!
Brand new 2010 z roadster. Beautiful car poor quality design . Roof issues from day one followed by failed speaker and steering wheel sensor recall. Replaced roof, sensor and speaker under warranty. After warranty and many trips to dealer roof continues with issues and steering wheel sensor an issue AGAIN! Love hate relationship with this car. Finally sold it ?
This is my first Z since high school. Traded in my S Class Mercedes. Love the fun of it and hopefully will continue to adjust to the road noise and sports car ride. That being said, like others backing up and changing lanes is an adventure. All the controls are at your fingertips and very comfortable seats. My husband is 6 ft. 5 in. so not for him but it's mine anyway.
I traded my '06 350z roadster on this '10 370z roadster. I loved the 350. But this 370 is fabulous. Taking all the other reviews into account, throwing out the 6,3" guy who is not happy w/ the room, not a surprise, I agree w/ all the good words. My wife and I love the car! The only complaint is the way too quiet and innocuous exhaust note. The same was said wrt the 350. Didn't the designers read any reviews at all? Not smart. As for road noise, I don't find it all that bad even w/ the 19" wheels etc. Of course mine is the convertible, not the coupe which I can understand would be a lot noisier for sure.
Sport Package ($2,800 -- includes SynchroRev Match feature for manual transmission, 19-inch Rays forged wheels, upgraded "Nissan Sport" brakes and viscous-coupling limited-slip differential)
3,696cc (226 cu-in)
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
332 @ 7,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
270 @ 5,200
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 3.794, II = 2.324, III = 1.624, IV = 1.271, V = 1.000, VI = 0.794, Final Drive = 3.692, R = 3.446
As with every 370Z, there's the right amount of wheelspin, and there's "too much." Getting to WOT ASAP is critical to a quick time. Shifter still feels like it could stand some lubrication, and the engine/exhaust is ever present. If VDC is left on, both the launch and the 1-2 upshift are subdued to a great extent.
Excellent feel and obviously ample power, but something happened on runs four and five -- as if the ABS detected a lockup, the brake pressures dropped off momentarily, then returned full force.
Skid pad: Awesome, tenacious grip with properly informative steering wheel (though it feels a little too heavy). Easy to find the mild understeer on the limit -- equally easy to breathe the throttle to minimize its effect, just as the VDC does if it's left on. Slalom: The 370Z is one of those cars that intimidates initially but is truly trustworthy once you lean on it -- a rare and rewarding quality (like an Evo... or GT-R). Excellent balance at the limit that fosters risk-taking and has the reflexes to save oversteering, but you need to know what to do!