Posts from ‘Nissan’

Apr
04
Chrysler 300

Chrysler 300

My father has owned a total of one non-American-brand vehicles in his life. That vehicle was a 1999 Subaru Forester, which he purchased used from me. Now in his eighties, my dad has never strayed too far from a core vehicle type—that being a largish sedan featuring inoffensive styling and something more than 4-cylinder power under the hood. In reverse order, his most recent cars include a Chrysler 300, Buick Lucerne, Oldsmobile Aurora, and an Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme.

Feb
09
2022 Nissan Frontier Concepts

2022 Nissan Frontier Concepts

2022 Chicago Auto Show

At the 2022 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan is unveiling a trio of pickup-truck concepts based on its redesigned-for-2022 Frontier midsize pickup. As concept vehicles go, these are pretty down-to-earth machines—they’re all based on the regular-production 2022 Frontier, with the addition of readily available Nissan Accessories components and aftermarket accessories, as well as a few custom one-off pieces and body graphics.

Feb
08
Nissan Armada Vs Toyota Sequoia

2022 Nissan Armada Midnight Edition vs 2022 Toyota Sequoia Nightshade

The full-size SUV segment has seen a lot of activity in the last couple model years. Jeep got back into the category in a big way with the revival of its Wagoneer model (and luxury-trimmed Grand Wagoneer version) for 2022. General Motors rolled out a formidable roster of all-new SUVs for 2021—the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and GMC Yukon. And Ford treated its Expedition (which was redesigned for 2018) to a heavy refresh for ‘22 that includes updated styling, upgraded tech and infotainment features, and an off-road-oriented Timberline model.

Feb
07
2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum in Boulder Gray Pearl/Super Black two-tone paint (a $350 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum AWD

Class: Midsize SUV

Miles driven: 174

Fuel used: 9.7 gallons

Jan
04
1972 Chevrolet Komando, South African Car Ads

1972 Chevrolet Kommando

It’s sort of like a strange dream. Everything feels familiar, but somehow changed, in strange and wonderful ways. That’s how I feel whenever I revisit the cars of Australia, and also the vehicles of South Africa.

Nov
29

Chip Shortage, Used Car Prices

In June of 2017, my wife and I purchased a 2014 Nissan Juke for our teenage daughter. While this may sound like an extravagant present, it wasn’t really a gift at all. Truth be known, my kid wanted no part of driving, but my wife and I wanted no part of chauffeuring her to 6:00 AM water-polo practice five mornings a week. The car has served us well, and is now with our youngster at a college about 200 miles from our suburban Chicago home.

Nov
18
2023 Nissan Ariya

2023 Nissan Ariya

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Nissan introduced the U.S.-market production version of its first all-electric SUV this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. According to Nissan, the new Ariya crossover SUV is the first production model that represents the company’s electrified brand identity.

Nov
08
2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X

2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab in Baja Storm Pearl (a $395 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive2022 Nissan Frontier PRO-4X Crew Cab

Class: Compact Pickup

Miles driven: 168

Fuel used: 10.5 gallons

Oct
21
2021 Nissan Kicks SR

2021 Nissan Kicks SR in two-tone Electric Blue Metallic with Super Black roof (a $250 option)

2021 Nissan Kicks SR

Class: Subcompact Crossover

Miles Driven: 272

Fuel Used: 7.1 gallons

Aug
30

Hot Deal Madness

Fun fact: Most car dealers pay a small amount into a regional advertising fund for each vehicle they sell. That money is spent on ads and promotions tailored to reach would-be car shoppers in a given area. In many cases, manufacturers contribute additional cash to the fund. And, depending on the franchise, some of that money may be spent by the dealer on store-specific ads.