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My date took one look at the Nissan 370Z and proclaimed it a “smurfmobile.” Yes, sure, the Monterey blue paint job of our test 370Z Touring automatic does look a bit Smurf-like. The comparison gets a little murky from there.

While the Smurfs have Belgian roots (those crazy Benelux minds), this Nissan coupe was born in Tochigi, Japan. Smurfs eat smurfberries, while the Nissan prefers a strict and plentiful diet of 93 octane premium unleaded. A Smurf is all about kindness, modesty, sharing and helping. The 370Z is about being fast, loud, and leaving you in a cloud of exhaust. It will flaunt its good looks while blowing your white pants and hat clean off.

Smurfmobile?

Don’t bet your mushroom house on it.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/nissan-370z-to...pin-review.html

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Well done review.

Let's me know just how much I wouldn't want this car without badmouthing it. Just the sort of review no one writes anymore.

Thanks for that.

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Well done review.

Let's me know just how much I wouldn't want this car without badmouthing it. Just the sort of review no one writes anymore.

Thanks for that.

Hah...out of curiosity....how did I do that?

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Hah...out of curiosity....how did I do that?

You laid out the strong and weak points of the car without any drama - letting the reader decide the verdict.

Nicely done.

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You laid out the strong and weak points of the car without any drama - letting the reader decide the verdict.

Nicely done.

Thanks.

I imagine the 6 speed in "Sport" guise, as opposed to Touring, would be a better experience.

Though what would really help is a little less weight hanging off the front end.

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Thanks.

I imagine the 6 speed in "Sport" guise, as opposed to Touring, would be a better experience.

Though what would really help is a little less weight hanging off the front end.

Can't argue with those points.

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Classic American writing in style of the 60's, 70's writers missing in the current twitter, facebook, blogosphere world. Pure facts with writer's emotions not biasing or forcing the judgment.

Seriously Chris, have you taken any writing lessons?

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Classic American writing in style of the 60's, 70's writers missing in the current twitter, facebook, blogosphere world. Pure facts with writer's emotions not biasing or forcing the judgment.

Seriously Chris, have you taken any writing lessons?

Thanks.

Lessons...not really. I was a photojournalism major in college so most of my classes were towards the visual end of things. That said I did have some journalism (word, not visual) classes. Those were more/less about news reporting though. Writing about cars is a different animal. If anything, it's OpEd writing.

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Lessons...not really. I was a photojournalism major in college so most of my classes were towards the visual end of things. That said I did have some journalism (word, not visual) classes. Those were more/less about news reporting though. Writing about cars is a different animal. If anything, it's OpEd writing.

Agreed on the OpEd - that's why it is so difficult to get the balance just right. You did that in this one.

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