What’s not to like about a roadster — the aesthetic of two doors, cockpit simplicity, along with balanced handling and a visceral connection to the road, all of which combine to create a stimulating driving experience.The 2019 Nissan 370Z Roadster, with 332 hp, offers all of the above; however, cold water was thrown on my enthusiasm when I realized our test model had an automatic transmission. Yes, the Z has paddle shifters, and an automatic is more efficient and quicker than a manual transmission. But the driving experience is not the same. No automatic or “manualmatic” system comes close to the experience of dropping into second gear, releasing the clutch and railing a corner. I get that working a clutch is not for everybody, but unfortunately, one has to give up the convertible Z, as the six-speed manual transmission is available only with the coupe.After pushing my transmission disappointment aside, the rear-wheel-drive Z has a balanced performance character … [Read more...] about James ‘Whitey’ Bulger dead, had been moved to W. Va.
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The Nissan Z car has been a pace-setter for the overall entry-level sports car market as we know it. From its very first introduction to our American shores in 1969 as the Datsun 240Z, the Z has been a staple in automotive history and lives on as a well-aged platform that continues to be refreshed to keep it going as strong as its proven 3.7-liter V6 engine in the latest 2019 model. >> Get the best price on the Nissan 370Z from a network of local dealers now. << Having a close tie with the Nissan 370Z from my many previous test drives with the latest Z car, receiving the new 2019 model year in the roadster form I was intrigued to see how well such a platform has aged. Nissan’s choice to keep the Z alive says something about the brand and its willingness to keep enthusiasts in their corner. The welcomed sharp steering and somewhat of a raw driving experience has paid dividends for a vehicle platform that hasn’t been changed much from its … [Read more...] about 2019 Nissan 370Z Roadster Quick Spin Test Drive Review
Tweet Tweet2009 marked the end of a car popularized by a fierce front end and futuristic pod – the Nissan 350Z. A true landmark in the world of sports cars, the 350Z, or Z33, gave consumers an affordable high-performance vehicle straight from space. Although many details have been refined in the 370Z (and some lost in the wind), it’s predecessor remains an enduring value with historic oomph – a fact unfortunately marred by a long list of dead drivers. Yes, the car’s unsafe. You’re here to know why owners continue to nod to Nissan, and why you shouldn’t care about such details at the dealership. For starters, you receive maximum enjoyment from cost-effective performance results. Snatch a Nissan 350Z for sale and experience: The 3.5L V6 If you never heard the word, Nissan’s VQ35 V6 received a few mind-altering adjustments before 370Zs took the torch. Lightweight aluminum and variable valve timing (among other elegant no-brainers) ramped … [Read more...] about Why the Nissan 350Z is Great High Performance Car to Own