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2009 Nissan 350Z - Styling Review

 
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The styling of the 2009 Nissan 350Z is true sportscar inside and out.
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car's styling still looks fresh
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the rear flanks are gorgeous
Car and Driver

a vehicle to be seen in
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a modern design
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According to road tests studied by TheCarConnection.com, the 2009 Nissan 350Z gets great reviews for its edgy styling,

Edmunds says, “the car's styling still looks fresh, even though the current-generation Z debuted for 2003,” while Automobile points out that inside the 350Z, Nissan’s “most obvious Z genes are the sweeping lines extending from the roof to the hatch opening and the shape of the little rear windows behind the doors.” Their favorite detail? The “unique vertical door handles, which feel great to the hand.”

The 2009 350Z roadster draws some criticism for its shape. Car and Driver says, “the rear flanks are gorgeous,” but “the rectangular backup-light cluster and the front grille don't fit.” Automedia notes that “like every roadster, the 350Z looks un-interesting with the top up,” but it “turns into a beautiful open-top 2-seat sports car.” Cars.com complains that “no one would know I was driving this new, vastly improved 350Z instead of one from last year or five years ago.”

The interior design of the 2009 350Z is largely unchanged from 2003, but its interior finishes are greatly improved. Edmunds appreciates how “all of the controls a driver might need are close at hand.” Car and Driver points out that “the three instruments that are angled toward the driver atop the dash recall the original 240Z's interior.” Automobile sees the same effect: “the three gauge pods clearly evoke the 240Z,” while “the very high beltline and short window height bring to mind the Audi TT, as do the aluminum accents.”

Conclusion

The styling of the 2009 Nissan 350Z is true sportscar inside and out.

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