Apr 07, 2014
Reviewed By Alex Martin-Banzer
Price as Tested $46,370: 3.7-L DOHC V6, 6-speed manual transmission with SynchroRev Match
Likes

Very nice Pearl White with the red Nismo accents. Hugged the switchbacks on California’s Highway 74 like a rear-wheel sports car should. Nismo-tuned exhaust made great sounds when the SynchroRev Match kicked in, for a satisfying throttle blip between downshifts.

Dislikes

The Nismo-tuned suspension was not as fun when city commuting. The lack of torque left something to be desired when taking off from a stop. You can’t really call the visibility “bad,” because there is no visibility.

Verdict

A weekend type of automobile. While the Nismo puts a smile on your face while conquering sharp back-road hairpins, city driving is a hassle. The best way to make sure you don’t cut anyone off is to pull over and wait for everyone to pass you. The SynchroRev Match creates all kinds of noises that are fun at first, but having every car next to you at the stoplight think you’re trying to race gets tiresome.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating
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