I probably like the new Nissan Z more than most people. Enough that if you gave me a $50,000 budget, it’s probably the new car that I would buy. The design just does it for me in a way that I can admit is irrational, but if I’m buying a new car, I have to connect with how it looks, and neither the Toyota Supra nor the Ford Mustang draw me in in quite the same way. So if you’re a Nissan fanboy, know that I am on your side here.
But there is one thing I really don’t like about the new Z, and that is the door handles. They do their job just fine, sure. You can use them to open the door to get out of your new Nissan Z. Or you could if Nissan actually built the Z in anything resembling meaningful numbers. I just looked it up on Autotrader, and there are 37 new Nissan Zs for sale within 500 miles of my apartment. But that’s a different rant for a different day.
Is it because I don’t like the fact that they remind me of the 370Z’s door handles? I don’t think so. It’s a different design, so it’s not like Nissan just reused the old car’s door handles. Maybe I just don’t like all the roundness together, which is odd considering I like other round things. Or that they look a little too cheap to me. I don’t know. I just do not like them. I do, however, like that the Z didn’t get canceled, so I guess I can live with them. But I still reserve my right to be grumpy about it on the internet.
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