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Long Term Update 5: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster


It was associate online editor Mike Febbo's first time in this long-termer. "Power and torque are great, so good in fact that I would happily give up the close-ratio gears for a longer and more fuel-efficient sixth. I averaged 21.5 mpg on the highway. Grip is phenomenal. The car works amazingly well on smooth surfaces, but mid-corner bumps are an adventure at speed.

"A small whoopdee in the middle of a high-speed sweeper results in the rear end jumping around like a mechanical bull. What most cars would absorb with a little thunk, the Z turns into a big, gyrating 80-mph hula. The biggest shock was that the Z's wiggly hips don't seem to actually throw the car out of line. Despite the complaints, I really like this car. As a daily driver, the NISSAN 370Z would actually be decent, if you had another car with a trunk."
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