The 370Z is a stylish sports car that offers a lot of power and capability for an affordable price.
Replacing the 350Z, the 370Z coupe and all-new soft-top convertible is a faster, more capable sports performer with incredibly good looks and a quality-built interior cabin. Automobile Magazine writes, "The 370Z addresses every major complaint about the outgoing car -- namely its weight and sub par interior quality -- but maintains and, if anything, further distills the basic Z-car formula. ... On paper and in person, the new 370Z appears to be a very worthy successor to the Z-car line and, once again, a smashing sports car bargain."
The 370Z isn't, however, without flaws. Test drives report so-so fuel economy and coarse engine performance as the Z nears redline. But, considering everything that it offers, critics seem more than willing to overlook these issues. By and large, reviewers find that the new Z is an incredible sports car -- especially for the price.
Other Sports Cars to Consider
Those in the market for an affordable sports car should consider the hardtop convertible MX-5 Miata. It's the best of both worlds, offering top-notch sports handling in what can pass for either a coupe or convertible. For more passenger room, the Mazda RX-8 also makes a great choice -- though it can't compete with the 370Z or Miata in terms of performance.
Shoppers seriously considering a 370Z should note that they can upgrade to the luxury of a BMW Z4 for not too much more.