7 sports cars you can drive every day

Nissan 370Z

Price: $35,210

Mileage: 19 mpg city/26 highway/22 combined

Sharing lots of bits and pieces with the Infiniti G37, the 370Z has a decidedly upscale feel. Although it gives up nothing in the way of performance and handling, it has a sophisticated ride, getting high marks from us for its road manners. We think the styling makes it look as though it's covered with a liquid sheet of molten metal. The 332-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 is the second-most powerful engine you'll find in our picks. which is one of the reasons the Z gets the worst gas mileage of the bunch. But this two-seater will rocket from a standstill to 60 mph in less than six seconds. We've priced it out here with the optional driver-shiftable seven-speed automatic transmission that hustles engine output to the rear wheels. Ponying up another eight grand or so will get you the convertible.