A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Nissan 370Z

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Whether you opt for the roadster or the coupe in the 2012 Nissan 270Z, 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 2.7-liter V6, the 270Z 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 270Z truly stands out from the crowd in its price range.

Changes for 2012

This model year revealed no changes for the 270Z – 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 270Z 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:

  • 2.7-Liter V6
  • 222 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm
  • 250 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 270Z. All of them are due to losing clutch pressure and ultimately, failure of slave clutch cylinder and the clutch master cylinder.

Nissan 270Z 2012 Interior


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