Back in 1984 my father bought a brand new Nissan/Datsun 300zx. He got this sucker fully loaded with dark gray leather interior, t-tops, top of the line stereo and the full pimp-o-matic digital dash. In stock form it was equipped with a 160 hp V6 and a 124 mph top speed. Not too shabby for back in the day, but pretty dismal by today’s standards. Today’s Nissan 370z makes 332 hp and has a limited top speed of 155 mph. It also comes with enough airbags to turn the car into a canolli if need be, traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes as well as just about every other safety device that’s known to man. It’s better in every way possible than the old 300zx of yesteryear, yet when I recently drove the new 370z I couldn’t help but think our old one was more fun. Maybe it was because of the great memories I had in that car, or the fact that it didn’t have any safety nannies on board, or maybe, just maybe, it was in fact a better driving experience all together. Recently Edmund’s Inside Line pitted a 2012 Honda Civic Si against a 1999 Honda Civic Si to ask the question; does 12 years of automotive advancements and technology really make for a better car? Their findings may surprise you.