The Nissan 370Z’s cabin and driving position are very much of the love-it-or-loathe-it variety. There are no complaints over the build quality, though, which has been flawless on every model we’ve reviewed.

If you like a low-slung, arms-out driving position, you’ll love the 370Z’s two-seat-only cabin, although the lack of under-thigh support on both seats isn’t an especially welcome feature. Nor is the lack of reach adjustment on the steering column/instrument binnacle, which moves as one in a vertical plane only.

Boot is still shallow but it’s wide at the back

Having said that, with a bit of fiddling on the otherwise excellent electrically adjustable seats it is possible to achieve a decent driving position, and the clarity of the instruments themselves is impressive, with a large trip computer screen appearing on the far left of the display and a big rev counter in the centre.

The standard 370Z gets 18in alloys, automatic wipers and lights, bi-xenon headlights and a dual chrome exhaust system on the outside as standard, while inside there is climate control, keyless entry and go, and auxiliary audio port.

In mid-spec GT trim the 370Z comes almost as well equipped as you could wish for. The seats are covered in leather and suede are heated and electrically adjustable, active noise cancellation, cruise control and Nissan's 7.0in infotainment system complete with sat nav, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, DVD player, a reversing camera and a Bose sound system.

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The Nismo model gets an aerodynamic bodykit, 19in superlight alloy wheels, Recaro sports seats and a leather and Alcantara clad steering wheel.

Less impressive is the amount of luggage room on offer and the way that the boot’s cargo remains partially on display, despite the fitment of a tonneau cover. The boot itself is unusually shallow and impaired by a big suspension brace. There is more storage room behind the rear seats if needed, but again the space itself isn’t an especially useful one for stowing bigger cases. 

 

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