Why should I want it?
Nissan’s rapid and loud coupe could be seen as something from a bygone era, with its straightforward 3.7-litre V6 engine sending plenty of power to the rear wheels. It’s basically as hairy-chested and muscle car-esque as the Japanese brands have really got, and is a lot of fun in a deeply unsubtle way.
Why can’t I have it?
Premium-brand residuals aren’t far away, with the 370Z retaining just over 38% of its value over three years. And this GT model is still the more sensible option compared to the Nismo-tuned 344hp version that sits above it.
Arguments to use on the fleet manager
It’s a big practical car, and the only car you’ll ever need. You’re unlikely to get stuck when it’s snowy either, because it has all-wheel drive. The boot is a gargantuan 640 litres. It also looks quite subtle, too, so clients may not realise how you’re spending their money.
More fleety alternative
The 370Z is way more intense and crazy as a car, to drive, look at or listen to, but something more likely to meet with company car scheme approval is a 224hp BMW 225d Coupe M Sport. It actually costs slightly more than the Nissan, but does though offer emissions of just 124g/km, and is only 0.5sec slower from 0-62mph.
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