For The Nissan 370Z Roadster offers sharp styling and muscular performance.
Against Refinement is awful, interior quality is poor, running costs are high and it simply isn’t enjoyable enough to drive.
The brawny Nissan 370Z Roadster looks the part and is fast in a straight line, but similarly-priced rivals, such as the Audi TT, make the Nissan feel heavy, noisy and outdated.
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Buying a Nissan 370Z won’t give you headaches, because there are so few decisions to make. For starters, there’s only one engine: a 3.7-litre V6 with 326bhp. That means performance is blistering, but it’ll also mean hefty bills for fuel, insurance and - if you drive it like it should be driven - tyres.
There’s a choice to be made with transmission, though. You get a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but you can pay extra for a seven-speed automatic ’box. We’d save the cash and stick with the more involving manual.
The last remaining choice is the trim. Whichever version you go for, you’ll get plenty of kit. Even the entry-level car comes with alloy wheels, powered seats, climate control, keyless engine starting, automatic xenon headlamps, Bluetooth and a socket for an MP3 player. Step up to a GT model and you get heated leather and suede seats, a CD changer and cruise control.
The more expensive version of the 370Z add plenty to the cost, but not much to improve the driving, so this is our favourite model in the range.