Toyota Celica vs Nissan 350Z


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Toyota Celica


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Nissan 350Z



Visitors to the 2002 British International Motor Show saw the updated Toyota Celica with improved security features, subtle handling and look-and-feel tweaks.

Even the most experienced driver needs a vehicle with high security levels to benefit from the full potential of a well-balanced chassis and a comprehensive motor. For this reason, security and driving pleasure are seen as one in the updated Toyota Celica.

Front disc diameter is increased to 275mm on all models for extra stopping performance and more resistance to fade - the 189bhp T Sport has been so equipped since release.

Toyota Celica T Sport also has VSC (vehicle Stability Control), TRC (traction Control) and BA (brake Assist) as traditional equipment.
The 2006 Nissan 350Z, a sports coupe/roadster with an auto legacy that spans 35 years, comes in 5 versions: Base, Enthusiast, Touring, Track, and Grand Touring. For the 2006 model, Nissan made minor equipment improvements and look-and-feel changes, notably to the front bumper, headlights, and grille. For all models of the Nissan 350Z, Nissan runs a 3. 5-liter DOHC V-6 that produces 300 hp (223KW) and 260 lb-ft (352 Nm) of torque, combined with a six-speed manual transmission. With this comprehensive customization, the Nissan 350Z provides the satisfaction of performing the 0 to 60 mph sprint in about 5. 3 seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 156 mph.

The modest changes for 2006 include a redesign of the Nissan 350z's dashboard to offer a more stylish and coordinated experience, with cowhide-wrapped helm, cloth or cowhide bucket seatings with extra lateral support for the driver. The Nissan 350Z contains generous performance features, with an instrument array that is on gimbals that enable pivoting for better viewing. Overall, the dashboard is better coordinated, more ergonomically improved, and more premium than last year.

Contrasting with the base model, the Grand Touring boasts an improved footprint with graceful lines that extend to the fender extensions sweeping over the larger wheels. All look changes to the Nissan 350Z are almost imperceptible, except for the gem-like LED tail lights and comprehensive Xenon headlamps. The convertible, as is true with most, looks better with the top down, but sports an all-glass back window and padded roof.

With such an able performer, one can appreciate the compliment of a thrilling soundtrack, provided by an auxillary 240-watt system with 6-CD changer, MP3 capable. Keeping this stallion under control is facilitated by having the necessary controls in an simple to reach array on the helm. A DVD navigator is auxillary, as are side and side curtain airbags.