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2010 Nissan 370z Roadster

Day 1

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
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I think I’m getting old. As I left the house this morning, I looked at my shelf in the entry and asked myself, “Are my sunglasses on my desk?” This was followed by five minutes of intense searching about the house, after which I gave up and went to work. Could they be in a car I no longer have in my possession? Fast forward to an hour later, when I needed to find the keys to the padlock on my trailer; yup, lost those too!

Thankfully, after a good hour of searching, high blood pressure and deciding all was lost forever I found both things, though I’m still baffled how the keys ended up where they did. But this brings me to this week’s tester, the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster — which, by the way, I don’t think I’m too old to drive, because I can get in and out and it doesn’t hurt… yet.

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
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Painted in my favourite Z colour — Black Rose, which looks very much like Brickyard, which was a similar colour on the 350Z — and optioned out with Bordeaux softtop and wine-coloured leather seats, it is quite the striking roadster, especially in late October in Ottawa, when people look at you a little sideways if you drive around with the top down.

Starting at $46,998 with the six-speed manual transmission, as my tester is equipped, the Z roadster has gotten faster, smaller, lighter and less expensive than the outgoing 350Z roadster. My car adds the very cool Sports Package for $4,000, which includes four-piston aluminum brake calipers up front and two-piston grabbers in the rear, larger 19-inch Rays light-weight wheels with high performance tires and the very slick SynchroRev Match feature that blips the throttle for you on downshifts.

Also included in my tester is hard disk drive-based navigation with satellite radio and a 9.3GB hard disk on which to store your personal music; this option adds $2,500 to the price of the vehicle, for a total just over $53,000 before freight/PDI and taxes.

2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $53,633

For more information on Nissan and the 370Z visit Nissan Canada

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