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FEATURES | 8 out of 10
Adds open air action in the form of a new power-operated, fully-lined fabric top
Industrial-strength seat heaters send a continuous shot of heat up the length of your spine
I did find that the optional Bose stereo was distorted at very high volume
The 2010 Nissan 370Z is a true bang-for-the-buck sports car, especially in its base coupe trim. Prices on the roadster rise into the low-$40,000 range, but even then it's very competitive against the likes of the Porsche Boxster.
The base 2010 Nissan 370Z coupe starts just under $30,000, placing it among the most capable sports cars in its price range. For $30,000 you won't get much in the way of high-end features, but Automobile feels that "the base equipment is so generous" that "you'll be able to bypass the Touring edition's creature comforts." If you do choose the Touring edition, Motor Trend says you'll be treated to standard "leather, Bluetooth, and Bose audio." Most of those features come standard on the $36,000-plus Nissan 370Z roadster, which also "adds open air action in the form of a new power-operated, fully-lined fabric top with a glass rear window." Reviews surveyed by TheCarConnection.com rave about the top, which Left Lane News says "opens and stows in 19 seconds." Motor Trend appreciates the simplicity of operation, deeming it "a one-touch deal," with no need to latch the top to the windshield header. The top can even be activated from a button on the Nissan 370Z's door.
Inside the roadster, luxurious amenities abound. Chief among them are the "heated and ventilated seats" that Motor Trend says "are standard." Edmunds reports that both temperature settings are incredibly effective, with the "industrial-strength seat heaters [sending] a continuous shot of heat up the length of your spine," complemented by an "equally powerful seat ventilation feature." The 2010 Nissan 370Z also features a Bose stereo, which is optional on base versions of the coupe, but Automobile cautions that "the optional Bose stereo was distorted at very high volume."
Options aren't exactly the Nissan 370Z's forte, and reviews read by TheCarConnection.com expose a dearth of available extras. However, the 2010 Nissan 370Z is relatively well-equipped anyway, so most consumers won't miss sifting through an endless options list. Car and Driver reviewers remark that, overall, "options are few: a nav system, a $1,300 seven-speed automatic, and a $3,000 Sport Package." Other options for the 2010 Nissan 370Z are listed by Automobile Magazine as "navigation, which includes iPod connectivity and a 9.3-gigabyte Music Box hard drive."
The 2010 Nissan 370Z's one-touch convertible top is attractive and functional, and audio features are high points.