2012 Nissan 370Z consumer reviews

$32,280–$33,580 MSRP range
side view of 2012 370Z Nissan
100% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.6
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4.6

Very affordable sports car!

This car is a high school graduates affordable dream car, that has met every expectation I had! From the crazy torque to the luxurious inside this car has given me everything I looked for. Very pleased in owning my 370z

5.0

Beautiful, Fun, Sporty Car

You'll really enjoy driving it! Complements when you park it!! The automatic has the option of paddle shifters for a more "manual" feel. Easy to put convertible top up and down. Can get a set of golf clubs in trunk. Comfortable seats w/ heating & cooling. Only adjustment is the visibility isn't great, but we do have a back-up camera.

4.6

All purpose sports car for an amazing price

From the factory this car handles very well, it doesn't feel light but inspires confidence in the driver once they've committed to a corner. Power and straight line speed are respectable but not death defying, with some modifications though...the 370Z rivals cars that are worth more than twice it's price.

4.3

very nice performance car

it's really a very nice performance car, with nice price on it. automatic for this car is good, but the most fun for this car is in it's manual transmition.

4.0

Great Sports Car with Flaws

I had the 2012 370Z with the Sport Package. The vehicle looks awesome (I had a few people think it was a Porsche), sounds good, and it performs awesome when driven hard. The interior is very cramped with little room for storage and the seats are very flimsy: you can feel the headrest move around if you lean your head back. With this car you get sports car performance at budget car price so there are sacrifices and cut corners.

4.4

More bang for your buck

Heavier among Japanese sports cars, yet deceptively nimble. Steering is surprising responsive, engine lays down plenty of power, the rev matching is really cool feature too. Black and red interior upholstery is a nice touch in my opinion. Feels like a true sports car, because it is. Interior design for luxury items / comforts are lacking. Cup holder etc is not very ergonomic, stereo sounds good, but is plain, not very versatile... obviously sacrificed for the sport quality. If you're a sports car enthusiast then you will not likely be disappointed. It does all things sport, VERY well.

4.7

Real Deal Sports Car - No Excuses

I am a big-time car guy - literally obsessed. I always have been. This 370Z is a real deal sports car both in form and function. With respect to form, it is a stunning car - low slung, wide, big hips, swooping cabin and simple lines from the headlight to the tail light....the whole car looks of a higher quality and price than it is - almost like its been cut out of a single piece of metal. With respect to function, this car is the real deal - engineered from the onset to be a sports car with the engine mounted BEHIND the front wheels and the driver's seat almost sitting on the back wheels - the car rotates so perfectly around the center. The on center feel of the steering wheel is locomotive straight and small inputs to the left or right have a nice weight and require meaningful movement - you really feel like you control how the car moves. The engine note is menacing...it builds with such aggression and anger as you move through the revs that it takes some time to get used to. At first, I kept shifting at 4k or 5k thinking I was at red line. I then realized that this car is a screamer and happily revs to its 7+k redline over and over. One gripe.... pedal travel is a bit too long. You have to get used to really pushing in the pedal to find the meat of the power band. This can be good at high speeds or on a track because you can really control your RPMs. That said, around town, you have to give it more effort than I'd like. This is a Nissan/VQ setup issue that I also see in my 2011 G37x though so I'm used to it. On to more subjective items....the car is an absolute blast. I love the sound, the smell and the feel. The car feels purposeful when being handled - heavy steering, vibrating shifter and gauges dancing. It all adds to the excitement of flogging the car around, especially when the roads get twisty. I think this car is at its best when driving in the 3rd gear on back roads. In this way, you really feel the punch of the engine and the turns really let you feel how powerful and responsive the brakes are, especially in sport trim package. Also, I just love hearing the engine roar and ricochet through the woods that surround my favorite woods - its all so visceral and real...so much of a working man's life with wife and kids is a neutered existence but this car is far from that. It offers unapologetic aggression that is more akin to a muscle car than some might expect from a Japanese sports car. In summary - forum pundits and car review journalists will bring this car down for not being as light as the BRZ or as fast as a WRX STI or as practical and value-oriented as a Mustang....to which I say, thank god. This car brings a blend of power, sports car purpose and design that those cars just don't. I've even seen reviews that discuss how family cars can now accelerate about as quickly as the Z...also true. BUT...the Mustang is a front heavy porker that is more of a GT car than a sports car. The WRX is a hyped up econo-box with turbos and a torque curve that dies off at the top. The FRS - while structurally brilliant is 100hp shy of being a thrill ride. The Z brings it all together - much closer in spirit to the Cayman than any of it's "competitors" at about $20k less....this is where the Z is the real value and NOT overpriced as many reviews will say. And who wants to race around in a V6 camry?!? Like the Porsche, these Zs are part of a long-standing lineage of built for purpose, no excuses sports cars....and this Z delivers. It looks special, it feels special and it drives like a boss. If you want a real sports car - especially if you can swing this as a second car - you absolutely won't be let down by the Z. Take it from me - the car obsessed, real world driver who researched for years before pulling the trigger,

5.0

Great Car!

I love sports cars. I traded in my Mustang GT (which was a great car) for the 370Z. I love the 370z. Quick as lightning and you do not see many of them on the road so they always catch your eye. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up ;).

5.0

best car ever

i have owned many bmws and love the reliability and engineering of nissan!!!!!! in my opion the z car is one of the best cars i have ever owned!!!!! it is fast , rattle free and reasonably priced. one smooth operator that i will enjoy to the max. i compare the z against 3 z4 bmw coupes. it is beautiful, practical, and engineer ed the way vehicles should be made!!!!!! i love my z coupe and smile every time i drive it, a great car in many ways!!!!!!!

4.6

Great Experience

I used cars.com to find my new 370Z. I contacted the dealership, and was in my car the next day. The dealership was terrific to work with. I also had several dealerships contact me in a timely manor offering to help as well. I wanted a very specific car and was able to find it on cars.com and the dealership I contacted was willing to work with me. The entire experience was very pleasant.