The Nissan 370Z is Nissan's answer to the Porsche Boxster and Porsche Cayman, depending on whether you choose the open-top Roadster or the coupe. Both versions are powered by the same 3.7-litre V6 petrol engine, coupled to a six-speed manual or seven-speed auto gearbox, and have rear-wheel drive. The Nissan 370Z offers lots of standard equipment, including supportive leather bucket seats. Loud, dramatic to look at and fun to drive, it's not the most sophisticated sports car, but that's a huge part of the Nissan 370Z's appeal.
- Plenty of performance for not much cash
- Enjoyable to drive
- Lots of standard equipment
- Expensive to run
- Performance isn’t as strong as figures would lead you to believe
- Not a great long distance car
The rear-wheel drive Nissan 370Z's driving position and loud exhaust amplify the sense of sportiness compared to the likes of BMW's Z4 or Audi's TT, and its powerful engine and huge grip mean it's a very exciting car to drive. Lots of standard equipment and plenty of power make it a tempting choice, but there are some compromises – including limited boot space and high fuel consumption.