Some may argue the point, but there are plenty of us who believe that growing up is highly overrated. In this culture, the next generation is usually expected to carry on like its predecessors: graduate high school, go to college (and likely grad school), get a respectable job, find a compatible mate, buy a house in the suburbs, have two or three kids, adopt a dog, and mow your grass on Saturdays. As people mostly in our 30s, that’s the path we’ve been shown, but after driving the 2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster, we feel just fine about putting that all on hold.
Skipping the traditional route for a drop-top Z, at least in part, actually makes a lot of sense. The housing market is sicker than a parent of a two-year old in daycare, those student loans can ride the deferment train for a few more years, and cutting grass is only marginally more entertaining than watching grass grow. If you’re lucky, the compatible mate might be a person, or maybe you’ll just use the passenger seat for your dog. And the kids? Well, it’s either them or the Z. With thousands of miles of bonding time between us and Nissan’s Roadster, we’ve come to the conclusion that Jr. can sit it out for a few more years. Daddy’s got some driving to do.
Photos courtesy of Nissan.