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      11-25-2008, 06:05 PM   #1
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(Edmunds test) the all new 370z.....IMPRESSIVE:D

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0 - 30 (sec): 2.1
0 - 45 (sec): 3.4
0 - 60 (sec): 5.1
0 - 75 (sec): 7.5
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph): 13.4 @ 104.6
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 4.9
30 - 0 (ft): 26
60 - 0 (ft): 101
Braking Rating (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor or Very Poor): Excellent
Slalom (mph): 69.8
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.97
Handling Rating (Excellent, Good, Average, Poor or Very Poor): Excellent
Db @ Idl
e: 47.4
Db @ Full Throttle: 83.1
Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 71.0
Acceleration Comments: Low-spin launches resulted in big bog. With so much rear grip and modest torque, it takes a ton of revs to get the rears to scratch and spin (about 5,000-5,500 rpm). Even so, they hook up pretty early on, so a bog is not far away. Pedals vibrate like crazy and the shifter only slightly less so. Shifts are much smoother and slicker than those of a 350Z. I like the short throws, especially good for the 2-3 shift. Power falls off slightly in upper revs. Not sure if it made a difference or not, but I got my best run with the shift mode in Sport (isn't that only for match-rev downshifts?). In this mode, however, when I popped it out of gear at the end of the quarter-mile, the engine zinged up to redline (it didn't do this in non-sport mode). Had to go to 4th gear for the quarter-mile. Loud, but not in a cool, sports car kind of way. Sounds labored and doesn't rev freely.
Handling Comments: Ever-so-slight understeer on the limit, but you can't drive through and kick the tail out. In the end, it just blazes around in total control with minor adjustments through throttle input. Slalom: Steering is still a little heavy for my liking, but it's WAY better than that of a 350Z. The car still feels heavy; however, shifting the palpable mass from side to side with a very flat attitude. What starts out feeling like a car with a potential to spin turns out to be quite trustworthy. Again, found mild understeer on the limit that was difficult to drive through. The car didn't manage the dip/hop at cone #3 well at all, making me late for cone #4. I had to get pretty deliberate with my inputs to manage rotation on the final cone, but it worked quite well. Don't know if it has one, but the 370Z sure feels like it has an LSD that keeps the slide predictable and controlled. I'm certain this car could get a quicker run on a flatter surface.
Braking Comments: Yep, it's got 'em all right. Firm pedal only gets rock hard under full ABS. Zero flutter or hum. Straight, short, fade-free. "Worst" stop was 105 feet. Near-zero idle stroke.
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Looks great....!
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I hate the rear of this almost as much as the panamera. I also think the front end looks like a low-end aftermarket piece. Only thing I really like is the roofline.
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im not impressed... current Z did same acceleration numbers.
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am i the only one that thinks it's sin ugly?

related but unrelated, i had a friend that had a 350z, it was such a rattlebox. i imagine that a 370z will be as much of a rattlebox as the 350 will eventually.
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im not impressed... current Z did same acceleration numbers.
Not on this website....13.8 was the best run for the old
350Z............! (Comparatively, a 335i coupe does it in 13.4 in this website)

Admit that it's quick
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am i the only one that thinks it's sin ugly?

related but unrelated, i had a friend that had a 350z, it was such a rattlebox. i imagine that a 370z will be as much of a rattlebox as the 350 will eventually.
well it comes with the low price tag... do u want a fucking CGT for 30k?!!
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well it comes with the low price tag... do u want a fucking CGT for 30k?!!
CGT? come again?
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sorry, i guess i'm not hip with the lingo. i figured it had something to do with that, but was unsure.
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/\ I've got 3 friends with 350's and none of them rattle.

I was just with one of those buddies today. I definitely like the 370 better than the 350. From the sounds of the review they seemed to have fixed a couple of the bigger problems with the older model.
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i've had a G35 and it did rattle... my M3 has some rattles, so did my 335... cheap cars, expected... but if that came on a M6 or 7 series then DO MA!!!!
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Three things worth noting:
"Overall, Nissan's engineering teams managed to slice 225 pounds out of the package, although the addition of safety features and convenience equipment put most of it back. In the end, the 2009 Nissan 370Z is only 95 pounds lighter than the 350Z it replaces." (3360lbs)

"3.7-liter VQ37VHR (Very High Revving)" - I just thought this was a joke for an engine codename. "Very high revving"? That's almost as funny as Honda's "Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive".

"You feel even smarter if you use the SynchroRev Match option (part of the Sport package) for the manual transmission, a system of electronic switches that automatically blips the throttle for you during downshifts. It does its job so perfectly that it translates both into painless crawling in commute traffic at low speeds and improved chassis equilibrium and faster entry speed into corners at high speeds."
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Two things worth noting:
"Overall, Nissan's engineering teams managed to slice 225 pounds out of the package, although the addition of safety features and convenience equipment put most of it back. In the end, the 2009 Nissan 370Z is only 95 pounds lighter than the 350Z it replaces." (3360lbs)

"3.7-liter VQ37VHR (Very High Revving)" - I just thought this was a joke for an engine codename. "Very high revving"? That's almost as funny as Honda's "Super-Handling All-Wheel Drive".
it's not "very high revving" they're idiots! it stands for VVEL High Response

and VVEL stands for Variable Valve Event and Lift

altho it does rev kinda high (redline is 7600)

edit: another thing that makes a difference is whether this car was 6MT or 7AT... the 7AT is much faster than 6MT
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Just saw one of the new Maximas at Costco. The one that has the similar lights as the 370z. Man, it looked NICE. Much much better than it does in photos I've seen so far.

I haven't seen the 370z live yet but now I'm thinking it's going to look amazing in person.
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selling 4-pack maximas at costco??!
buy 3 get one free
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Disappointing, barely an improvement, with the exception of the handling which seems to be the biggest stride.

Not that I was going to buy one anyway.
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It will be fun for a tuned 335i to "toy" with a new 370Z...he he. But, if the numbers are accurate, then the new Z is a good match for a stock 335i (and beats it in handling)...impressive.
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Review looks nice. Wasn't Nissan's goal to be in direct competition with Porsche with their performance lineup of cars? What happened?
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