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Should you buy a Nissan 370Z?

There are probably a few of you out there who don’t even realise that the 370Z is still in production, given it was launched way back in 2009. But it is, and these days, it’s refreshingly out of step with its opposition.

As more and more of the Nissan 370Z’s rivals adopt smaller engines and turbochargers to get the most amount of power possible, the hulking great 3.7-litre V6 in this car is beginning to feel like a bit of a dinosaur. But for some, this will be a real selling point. That’s in combination with an overtly physical and involving driving experience that has all been refined out of the two-seater sports car market.

It does mean that compared with more moden rivals, the 370Z will be expensive to fuel and to tax. But the upside is instant performance from its deep-chested engine, and a curiously retro driving experience. On rational grounds, though, the 370Z is a difficult car to justify other than on purely emotional grounds, and in terms of its performance delivery.

If those two characteristics are a priority for you then your pool of cars seems to be diminishing by the day. Here’s a six-pot coupe for hot hatch money.