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Long Term Update 6: 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster


"I still find it amazing how much removing the top wakes up the 370Z," writes senior editor Jonny Lieberman. "There's something almost sterile about the hardtop that's missing from the Roadster, especially when the top is down. Sure, it's still a convertible (and a modern, heavy one at that), so it's not the most ideal track car. But there will always be something wonderful about a car that makes you smile while you're commuting home from work.

One more thing -- kudos to Nissan for including a display that tells you what gear you're in. Sure, if you're on a track driving competitively, you ought to be aware of what gear you're in. However, if you're in 50-mph traffic and a gap suddenly opens up, it's nice to know you're in fourth, not sixth, as downshifting into second at 50 mph can be both surprising and unpleasant."
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