Honestly, if it hadn't been for the soft top, this car would have probably been my favorite roadster in the whole wide world. I know that many people are purists, and for them a cloth roof consequently means it is a great, old-school car, but I'm not like that.
Not until I saw how a hard top can completely transform the look of a convertible did I realize that cloth roofs are not exactly pretty. Plus, a hard top convertible can offer the best of two different worlds – the thrill of open top motoring and the safety and warmth of a closed coupe.
Why would I want a piece of rag over my head, a piece of cloth that can only offer weather protection. A knife would go through it like through butter for crying out loud! And considering the fact that where I live now a knife is the least deadly type of weapon available in every one of my neighbor's home, I have to say I would be a little worried parking the Nissan 370Z Roadster in front of my porch.
Of course, after I knocked a bit on the engine hood my initial impressions were toned down a bit, courtesy of the 330 horsepower available. After driving it for a couple of hours around my neighborhood I found another thing I don't actually like about it.
It has no friggin' suspension! Driving it on an imperfect back road is like trying to read Braille with your tooshie fercrissakes! Did Nissan design this car to be used exclusively on the track or on the autobahn?
Don't they know that there are drivers out there who use their two-seat sports car to pick up chicks? Come to think of it, I think the stiff suspension might work to my advantage in this particular situation... Because of you know... rapid up and down movements. Hehehe!