Miscellaneous Thoughts: Your 2009 Nissan 370Z questions answered

2009 Nissan 370Z

You know the routine – it’s that time of the day again where gather up random findings and provide you updates on our press car of the week.

2009 Nissan 370Z Sport Updates: We have two more days left with the 2009 Nissan 370Z so make sure you keep asking us all the questions you want answered. Here are some questions answered from yesterday’s Miscellaneous Thoughts post:

kieran: Did you guys get a hold of one with the Synchro Rev transmission? I’d love to hear your take on that as well.

Yes, our 2009 Nissan 370Z Sport (the Sport Package is a $3,000 option) comes with the SynchroRev Match 6-speed Manual Transmission. While we hate any type of computer assistance while driving a manual vehicle, we absolutely adore the SynchroRev Match feature (activated by the S-Mode button). When down-shifting a regular manual transmission vehicle, you have to manually match your rev-speed to your road speed by either a heel-and-toe maneuver or quickly shifting to a lower gear while tapping the accelerator. It’s a tedious task for novice drivers and a bit annoying for professional drivers. Well, the SynchroRev Match feature matches the rev-speed to your road speed when downshifting, allowing for a smoother shift. We love it.

2009 Nissan 370Z S-Mode button

Pat: …how many MPGs are you guys getting?

Ah, the mpg question. While the EPA says our 332-hp 370z is supposed to average 18/26 mpg (city/highway), we’re averaging a combined 16.2 mpg.

ravensbd5309: wouldnt the navi be in the center of the dash underneath the pull-up square thing?

Our 2009 Nissan 370Z Sport doesn’t have a navigation system so yes, we’re left with that little pull-up square thingy. Since we don’t have the Touring package we’re also left without heated leather seats with suede inserts, driver”s adjustable lumbar support, a Bose audio system with 8 speakers, Bluetooth and a bunch of other cool features.

Keep the questions coming.

– By: Omar Rana