Assistant Web producer Nate Martinez took the Z Roadster for a spin and observes, "It feels considerably lighter and nimbler than the 350Z. Chassis communication is immediate and easily discernible. Its ride is taut and well damped for urban slogging and canyon carving. Although the Synchro Rev Match is a nifty touch, I prefer to blip and row my own gears, so I immediately shut off the SRV when I jumped in.
"The upgraded interior is spot on. Its suede door panels and kneepads along the center console add an upscale touch, as do the uniquely designed sport seats. Even with the top up, it's airy inside, not cavelike as it may appear. Cubbyholes behind the seats helped with stowing small goods. Trunk space suffers dearly, but is roomy enough for a pair of medium-size bags."
2010 Nissan 370z
Roadster Months/miles in service 4/5547 Avg econ/CO2 19.0 mpg/1.02 lb/mi Unresolved problems Squeaky convertible top, driver side Maintenance cost $0 Normal-wear cost $0