Wed, 17 May 2023
More of CR's coverage on the Nissan Z here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/sports-cars/2023-nissan-z-review-a2145463162/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT
The 2023 Nissan Z enters the sports car marketplace as one of the few remaining models available today as a manual, competing for attention with the Toyota Supra, Subaru BRZ, and Toyota GR86. We bought a Performance model with a manual transmission for our test program, and share our first impressions of this resurrected nameplate, comparing its styling, gearbox, and driving dynamics with its contemporaries, as well as legacy Z models. And is higher octane gas combined with fuel stabilizer better for a car that will not be driven for a few months? Our experts answer this, as well as whether newer cars need an engine block heater in cold climates.
Toyota GR86 First Drive: https://www.consumerreports.org/sports-cars/2022-toyota-gr86-review-a7782593291/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT
Top Tier Gas Worth the Extra Price: https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/fuel-economy-efficiency/top-tier-gasoline-worth-the-extra-price-a7682471234/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT
:00 - Nissan Z introduction
1:50 - New features
4:20 - Styling
5:25 - Driving impressions
8:15 - Turbo sound/whine
9:39 - Manual transmission
12:39 - Handling impressions
15:20 - Interior impressions
22:39 - Should you use an engine block heater on a newer car?
25:31 - Should you use higher octane gas combined with fuel stabilizer for a car not driven often?
See more car ratings and reviews at https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/?EXTKEY=YSOCIAL_YT
Direct download: 2305_Talking_Cars_Episode_412.mp3
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