Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sexy Lines Drive Powerful Japanese Beauty

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Sexy Lines Drive Powerful Japanese Beauty

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Vani Naidoo

EVERY girl has a showstopping pair of shoes.

They were ridiculously expensive and are unbearably high, but they elongate the legs, thin out the ankles and dot the i on any outfit.

If you're like me it takes concentration to walk in them and a feat of co-ordination to make it on to the dance floor, but who cares when you can hang at the bar and send out the vibe. They make you feel good on fat days, allow you to venture out on bad hair days and can even give you the courage to face that high school reunion.

Yep, those shoes make you feel like a princess in a room full of beauty queens.

True, they are somewhat impractical and hardly subtle but like the Nissan 370Z they are fun, feisty and worth every cent.


This car is pretty spacious for a two-seater with sufficient leg and head room despite the sloping roof. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is nicely weighted and chunky to the touch, but unfortunately is adjustable for height only. Seats are pretty supportive, they suck you in and hold you tight which is needed should you really put the 370Z through its paces. Instruments are well thought out and funky especially when lit up at night, with the main cluster attached to the steering column so they are always visible. Additional gauges are mounted on the centre of the dash adding to the sporty feel. The boot is free of the cross brace that was so annoying in the 350Z predecessor and what the cargo space lacks in depth it compensates for in width.

On the road

Our powerful seven-speed automatic with steering mounted paddle shifters hardly missed a beat. It is equipped with the same 3.7-litre V6 that does duty in the six-speed manual and both models boast Nissan's Synchro Rev Match technology which automatically adjusts the throttle to match the revs. That ensures a more balanced and smooth ride.

The 370Z is a thrill, accelerating effortlessly and hanging on to corners with sublime tenacity. There is some road noise but understeer is remarkably less than in the 350. The new model shows poise and composure and far better manners than some more expensive offerings. …

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