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Would You Buy A Previous Rental Car?
Would You Buy A Previous Rental Car?

As a car salesman in a former life, a third of my pre-owned customers refused to consider a car that had been a rental in a former life. They envisioned drivers abusing the car in ways I couldn’t even imagine. What they failed to realize is many rental cars are driven by busy executives...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa
Value Cars: A New Trend To Reduce Driving Costs

As the nation struggles with balancing its budget and making difficult choices on where to spend available dollars, Americans around the country continue to downsize the vehicles they drive in their attempt to make current economic realities livable—if not survivable. The latest trend has to...Read More»

2011 Nissan Cube
Video: How Nissan Checks Japanese-Made Cars For Radiation

The ongoing crisis in Japan has some consumers wondering if it’s still safe to purchase vehicles built in Japan. Nissan wants you to know the answer is a resounding “yes”, and has even posted a video to YouTube demonstrating the procedure for testing automobiles prior to shipment...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt in IIHS crash test
Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Are IIHS Top Safety Picks

They're both best-car-of-the-year winners, they're both available for purchase--for those with patience at least. And today the 2011 Chevy Volt and the 2011 Nissan Leaf are the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's latest Top Safety Pick winners. The IIHS says both the Volt and the Leaf ace its...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf Named 'World Car Of The Year'

This year’s World Car of the Year competition began with thirty-nine vehicles, picked by a team of journalists from around the world. The next stage cut the list of eligible vehicles down to ten, followed by the selection of three finalists at last month’s Geneva Motor Show. It came...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa
2012 Nissan Versa: Dirt-Cheap Compact Unveiled At 2011 NY Auto Show

Nissan looks to stick to its bragging point as offering the least-expensive compact car in the market with the introduction of the 2012 Nissan Versa at the 2011 New York Auto Show. How cheap is it? Some call it dirt-cheap, and at just $10,990, that descriptor seems accurate. The new front-wheel...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Study: Americans Avoiding Japanese, Korean Autos In The Wake Of Earthquake, Tsunami

To say that things have been tough in Japan since the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11 would be a gross understatement. With thousands of lives lost, homes destroyed, families separated, and up to 150,000 living in shelters, it seems almost crass to talk about the effect on business. But...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
Kelley Blue Book’s Top 10 Green Cars For 2011

When editors of Kelley Blue Book prepared to select the “Top 10 Green Cars for 2011,” KBB’s annual listing of the most fuel-efficient cars, they sought to balance what buyers want in today’s cars – safety, creature comforts and driving enjoyment – with fuel...Read More»

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Police Trace Airbag Theft With DNA

Besides edgy styling and performance, the Nissan brand is known for something else--vulnerability to airbag theft. So much so, that the aftermarket is retailing Nissan airbag anti-theft bolts similar to those used on custom wheels. AAA Mid-Atlantic called the theft of airbags the third most common...Read More»

2011 Nissan LEAF prototype
Nissan Investigates Starting Problems With Leaf EVs

Owners of the first mass-market electric vehicle are experiencing delays, but now some are faced with the car's first mechanical glitch, Nissan confirms. Some Nissan Leaf owners, in both the United States and Japan, have reported occasional starting problems with their vehicles, and Nissan has...Read More»

Alan Mulally
Ford Wins Big In 2011 Edison Awards

Ford Motor Company won the lion’s share of automotive-related categories in the 2011 Edison Awards presented April 6 in New York City. The Dearborn, Michigan automaker took home three gold and one silver awards in the 2011 Best New Product Awards and 2011 Achievement Award for company...Read More»

2011 Nissan GT-R
My Memorable Auto Show Moment: The Nissan GT-R

Car shows are American as apple pie. These events are held in all corners of the country, in venues big and small. What makes a car show moment memorable? Is it the special celebrity guest? The bag full of car-related merchandise? Or is it something simple? The 2008 New Mexico International Auto...Read More»

VW Bulli Concept, from Volkswagen AG
Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Pushes For Bulli Concept Production

Jonathan Browning, president and CEO of Volkswagen of America, has the Bulli microbus concept at the very top of his “unfunded projects he’d like to see in production” list. Shown at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, VW’s Bulli combines styling elements from the 1950s VW...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa teaser sketch
2012 Nissan Versa: 2011 New York Auto Show Preview

The 2011 New York Auto Show press schedule is out, and on the likely list of introductions is the 2012 Nissan Versa. Nissan confirmed yesterday only that it will unveil an "all-new small car" in New York, alongside the new Murano CrossCabriolet and the 2012 GT-R, at a press conference on April 20...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
What Will It Take For Electric Cars To Make Great Family Cars?

First, a disclaimer – I’m no scientist, not particularly good at math, and claim no expertise in dissecting voluminous data on the pros and cons of electric vehicles. But I am a writer who’s also a wife, mother of four, and live in a state and area (California/Los Angeles) where...Read More»

1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE
What's In A VIN: Where Was Your Vehicle Made?

Question: I keep hearing about my vehicle’s VIN. What is it? The vehicle identification number (VIN) is similar to a person’s social security number: it follows the vehicle around for life and is used by various government, banking, and insurance agencies for identification...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
Damaged Japanese Automaker Facilities Affect U.S. Market

The natural disasters in Japan continue to have a growing and negative effect on the U.S. automotive industry. U.S. carmakers are being affected by the vast network of Japanese auto part suppliers that were disrupted or shut down entirely by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Supply chain...Read More»

2005 Nissan Titan XE Crew Cab 4WD Side Exterior View
Banks Monster Exhaust Upgrade On 2004 Nissan Titan

As someone who has spent decades playing around with loud boats, when the time came to upgrade the exhaust on my 2004 Nissan Titan, I sensed an opportunity. Much to my wife's chagrin, I went with a Monster exhaust system from Gale Banks Engineering. The new exhaust gave my truck the throaty rumble...Read More»

Homer Simpson
5 Habits To Change During Lent -- And The Apps To Help You

The rain held off for most of yesterday's Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans, but around the time that the police department made its traditional midnight charge down Bourbon Street to declare the holiday over, storm clouds began rolling in. This morning, folks across the area awoke to a very...Read More»

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