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8.0
/ 10
On Features
BASE INVOICE
$28,043
BASE MSRP
$29,930
On Features
The 2009 Nissan 370Z keeps things simple with a brief options list that still manages to offer some features worth the extra cost.
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Options are few: a nav system, a $1,300 seven-speed automatic, and a $3,000 Sport Package
Car and Driver

Touring trim adds leather, Bluetooth, and Bose audio
Motor Trend

Freshened styling and new features
Consumer Guide

The new 2009 Nissan 370Z fits well into its intended role as a budget sports coupe, offering thrilling performance at a low base MSRP. With the 370Z, Nissan keeps the features and options list light, which has several benefits. First, it simplifies the purchasing process since there are fewer options to think about. Secondly, and perhaps more importantly for those looking for cheap thrills, the reduced options list makes manufacturing cheaper for Nissan, assuring that it can stay affordable. Automobile Magazine certainly appreciates it, proclaiming that "the most loveable detail is the new 370Z's price. With a base tab of $30,625, this is the screaming sports car deal for tough times."

The standard features list on the 2009 Nissan 370Z is, in fact, pretty standard. Research conducted by TheCarConnection.com shows that there are few differences between the base and Touring trims of the 370Z Nissan. Automobile Magazine reports that the "base equipment is so generous" on the Nissan 370Z that "you'll be able to bypass the Touring edition's creature comforts." According to reviewers at Motor Trend, the "Touring trim adds leather, Bluetooth, and Bose audio." Autoblog reviewers also recommend that buyers "forget the Touring trim," which seems to add very little for the driving enthusiast, especially given the step up in price.

Optional features are few and far between on the 2009 Nissan 370Z, but Nissan is clearly going for quality over quantity in the options department. Car and Driver reports that "options are few: a nav system, a $1,300 seven-speed automatic, and a $3,000 Sport Package," all three of which get rave reviews from the automotive press. The Sport Package, in particular, attracts a lot of attention from Autoblog, where reviewers note that it adds "18-inch forged-aluminum RAYS wheels shod in Bridgestone Potenza RE050A rubber" and includes a "variable ratio brake pedal, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist." Other options require springing for the 2009 Nissan 370Z in Touring trim, as noted by Automobile Magazine: "Adding navigation, which includes iPod connectivity and a 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive, is possible only after you step up to life in the Touring lane."

Conclusion

The 2009 Nissan 370Z keeps things simple with a brief options list that still manages to offer some features worth the extra cost.

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