A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan 370Z

Whether you opt for the roadster or the coupe in the 2012 Nissan 370Z, you will be choosing a machine that will provide outstanding performance and a luxurious interior that you won’t be able to tear yourself away from. In league with some of the industry leaders, like the BMW Z4 or the Porsche Cayman, this is one car that needs to be on everyone’s bucket list.

Key Features

Thanks to a lightweight body, sport suspension, a wide track and that powerhouse 3.7-liter V6, the 370Z handles like a dream on the road. Available with either an automatic transmission or a manual that features SynchroRev Match and a short throw shifter, there is an option for everyone. With even a base model that is well-equipped, plus a wealth of available upgrades to add even more comfort, the 2012 Nissan 370Z truly stands out from the crowd in its price range.

Changes for 2012

This model year revealed no changes for the 370Z – perhaps because there are some things that just don’t need revamping?

What We Like

While we appreciate the stability control system, we are also infinitely glad it can be shut off so you can really have some fun driving and appreciating the acceleration and steering– only in safe areas of course! This car hugs the road even during cornering, and has impressive steering response and braking to back up all that power. The interior is also a vision, as it delivers supple, soft surfaces and trims that you wouldn’t think came from the Nissan line.

What Concerns Us

While this is a luxurious offering, some may find the value in comparison to horsepower a bit lacking. This also isn’t a great option for those looking to carry the family anywhere – it is only a two-seater and has very little cargo space available.

Available Models

The 2012 Nissan 370Z is available in either a roadster convertible or a coupe. Both options are also available with an automatic or manual transmission. All models use the same engine:

  • 3.7-Liter V6
  • 332 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm
  • 350 horsepower @ 7,400 rpm (Nismo)
  • 270 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm
  • 276 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm (Nismo)
  • City/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg (automatic), 18/26 mpg (manual)

Major Recalls

There are no major recalls on this vehicle.

Common Issues

There have been several complaints filed on the 2012 Nissan 370Z. All of them are due to losing clutch pressure and ultimately, failure of slave clutch cylinder and the clutch master cylinder.

Nissan 370Z 2012 Interior


Next Step

Schedule Pre-purchase Car Inspection

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Pre-purchase Car Inspection. YourMechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7-days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 2,000 cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Pre-purchase Car Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating

(5,189)

Rating Summary
4,847
184
37
38
83
4,847
184
37
38
83

Attila

19 years of experience
906 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Cadillac SRX V6-3.6L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Edison, New Jersey
Attila was great! Very knowledgeable and actually detected a fault during a pre-purchase inspection that would have cost me later.
Lexus ES350 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Fords, New Jersey
He is very good—offered all the significant details we needed from the inspection. Helped us figure out what needed to be fixed.

Shawn

12 years of experience
285 reviews
Shawn
12 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala V6-3.6L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Shawn was prompt, professional, and delivered the promised service as expected. This was a used vehicle pre-purchase inspection. Shawn also had to drive to multiple locations to perform the inspection, as the address listed that I provided him with was not accurate, but he still made it to the correct location within his time window and completed the inspection.
Toyota Sequoia - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Akron, Pennsylvania
Shawn was very prompt in communicating with me and was good at helping me decide whether to purchase a used car. He help me avoid a car with a repaired rusted frame that could be a danger to my family's safety since we were planning on using the car to tow a travel trailer!

Luis

18 years of experience
320 reviews
Luis
18 years of experience
Honda HR-V L4-1.8L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Warren, New Jersey
Luis was great. He showed up on time, acted professionally, and gave me confidence with a pre-purchase car inspection.
Acura RDX - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - South Hackensack, New Jersey
Luis did a thorough pre-purchase inspection for me, and found several major issues that made me pass on buying the car. Had I purchased the car, I almost certainly would have ended up paying thousands in repairs down the road. Thanks Luis!

Robert

20 years of experience
1089 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra L4-2.0L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Englewood, Colorado
He did a pre-purchase inspection for me. He was knowledgeable and fast, and knew what he was looking for. I really appreciate all the pictures and documentation he took of the state of the car before purchase. He noted potential issues with the car that I wouldn't have been able to notice. Would recommend.
GMC Savana 1500 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Golden, Colorado
I trust Robert. He gave me a list and we will take care of it the week of June 29. I will know then that my vehicle is ready for the winter and is safe to drive. I look forward to getting things ready for another winter of careful driving.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Related articles

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Nevada
With With so many papers, forms, and cards to keep track of it's only natural that we lose items from time to time. If that lost item happens to be your car title then obviously you've got a bigger issue...
How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Utah
There There are plenty of items we have to keep track of when it comes to documents and papers. It’s only natural that sometimes items go missing, or can even be stolen. If that missing item happens to be your...
How to Buy a Car Without a Title
Car titles can be misplaced, damaged, or stolen. You should acquire a replacement title, complete a bill of sale, or obtain a Surety Title Bond.

Related questions

What does it mean when the Charging System light comes on in the dash?
Your dash is information central – gauges and warning lights provide you with a great deal of important information. If your Charging System light comes on (it looks like a little battery), it means there’s something wrong. It should come...
What does the Air Bag Warning Light mean?
The Air Bag Warning light is located on the instrument panel. When the light is illuminated, there is a problem with the air bag system and the vehicle should be inspected or repaired as soon as possible. Tip Like all...
Is a clunking noise at 20 mph a sign that a mount is broken?
Hello. Thank you for writing it. A clunking noise can absolutely be a transmission mount that has failed. Typically you can examine these visually to see what kind of damage has occurred. You will want to look for cracks, bends,...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com