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The Car We Couldn’t Have Patrols Japans Roadways

12.19.16 - Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R Police Cruiser

One of the cars that couldn’t be brought to the US that we wanted to have on our roads and tracks for many years is the Nissan Skyline but it wasn’t allowed to be brought to the US. This car was certainly allowed in Japan and was part of the mistaken horsepower numbers in Japan that had limited all vehicles to a maximum of 276 ponies even though we know now that many of the cars on the road at the time the Skyline was originally built made more power than this, including the Skyline.

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The Nissan Titan Enters Uncharted Waters

11.22.16 - Nissan Titan

For as long as the Nissan Titan has been on the market it’s always been offered as a Crew Cab model. The Single cab offering has not been something that was presented to us a possibility and this has been a part of the market that Nissan has missed out on. For 2017, the Titan will finally be offered as a Single Cab, taking an important step toward the improvement of this market and becoming a choice that you can have if you’re looking for a great new work truck for your business to use at the job site.

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Autonomous Features Continue to Grow

01.12.16 - 2016 Nissan LEAF

The partnership between Renault and Nissan continues to be one that benefits both companies and the announcement has been made that has informed us they plan to offer more autonomous technology in ten vehicles between now and 2020.  These vehicles will be offered in the United States, Europe, Japan and China.  This signifies a serious growth in technology for the brand and model lineup of this this partnership.  We already see some of their goals being realized in the fact that there is a zero emissions vehicle on the market in the form of the Nissan LEAF.

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Popularity can be the Reason

white Hyundai Sonata 2016

When you see a large crowd purchasing the same thing on the day the item comes out for sale, such as the newest iPhone or next great tech gadget, you might wonder if the item is really as good as it was advertised to be.  On the other hand, nearly a year of sales and an item that is still popular and desirable could cause you to feel you can trust the crowds and take advantage of the item for sale.

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What is the Future Car for Nissan?

Nissan IDS

The Nissan IDS is one that appears to be the futuristic car that Nissan is developing to give us a car that not only offers a great battery pack but can also drive you wherever you need to go.  The goal at Nissan and at some other automakers is to have a zero emissions and zero fatality car that can be the ride you choose to ensure your safety and enjoy the ride to and from your destination.  The battery pack put in the IDS is a 60-kWh battery and with some autonomous driving technology this may be much closer to a reality than you might think. Continue reading

Sedans We Don’t Think of Often

Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup

BMW has led the charge for great driving sedans since the 1980s when they showed up with the M3.  Others have followed with their own performance variants, but we often don’t think of them because of the notoriety of the M3 and the AMG performance models from Mercedes-Benz.  Even though these might not be your typical choice for a performance sedan, they can all give you the drive and performance you want in order to be great cars to own.  With that in mind I offer you ten sedans you should consider although many are going to be models of the past, but it’s still worth a look.

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The Most Reviewed Sedans for 2015

KIA Optima 2016

Sedans are the largest class of vehicle on the market and offer the most economical option in most cases for owners to enjoy.  Offering great fuel efficiency as well as excellent performance and capability, sedans are general the most affordable vehicles not only to purchase but also to operate.  With so many sedans on the market, and general the vehicle that is chosen as the daily commuter car or the one used for running errands.  Sedans are great for a small family to enjoy and are easy to drive wherever the road may take the owner and their passengers.  Here are the top ten most reviewed sedans for 2015.

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IIHS Tests Minivans to See How They Stack Up

2015 Nissan Quest

Minivans have for many years been the vehicle of choice for growing families to offer the security of the safety offered for all rows of seats. We have all felt safe and secure on the road in a minivan knowing these vehicles were built to help keep our loved ones secure in case of a collision and offer the features needed to help avoid possible damage with on board warning and signals to let us know we might be heading into a dangerous place with the van. What if the feeling of security was taken away from the minivan?

In recent months the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested four minivans in the small overlap front crash test with some very disturbing results. For the vehicles we have all utilized for decades as the right and safe family hauler, four minivans were tested and all four performed fairly poorly in the test. In fact, three of the four were rated at poor rating and the four gained and acceptable rating, but for a vehicle that is meant to carry the precious cargo of the future of our families even an acceptable rating is just not good enough.

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Recall of Nissan GT-R and Infiniti EX and FX due to Steering Column

2008 Infiniti EX35

Losing control of your vehicle would be an extremely scary endeavor. For owners of some Nissan GT-R models as well as Infinity EX and FX models this could very well be a reality. Due to a design flaw in the outer tube of the steering column of these vehicles a driver could lose temporary or permanent control of their vehicle, causing a collision. A statement released by Nissan North America quotes representatives as stating: Continue reading

Due for a Redesign, the Nissan Titan Has a Lot to Offer

Nissan Titan

The Nissan Titan is Nissan’s answer to the need to compete in the American truck market.  Since its launch, the Titan has turned heads and pleased eyes by offering a bold look, lots of power, and comfort for the entire crew.

Unfortunately it has been a few years since the Titan has undergone a full upgrade and it is certainly overdue.  Talks are already in place to offer a redesigned and upgraded model in either 2015 or 2016, but for the time being the Titan does have some seriously special features.

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