The Nissan Z Cars: Japan’s Answer to Muscle Cars

The year was 1949.  The car was a 1949 Oldsmobile Rocket 88, the first American “muscle car,” according to Car Digest, and who are we to argue.

What was a muscle car?  It was exactly as its name suggests, a lightweight car with a whole lot of muscle, usually a powerful engine capable of taking on all competition in a street drag.  They were quite popular in the United States during the 1950s, 1960, and even early 1970s.  Then the oil embargo hit, and the new hot words were “economical” and “fuel-efficiency,” and the muscle cars disappeared from the American roads.

Nissan Plans Big Changes for 2015

Nissan has some changes coming your way in 2015. As Nissan continues to set records in sales in 2014, they are confident that their success will translate into huge sales next year.  So far in 2014, Nissan is up 12.7 percent over 2013, with the bulk of their record sales attributed to the redesigned Altima,…

Mazda, Nissan, and Honda Recall 3 Million Vehicles

If you own a fairly new Mazda, Honda, or Nissan, chances are you will be receiving a recall notice in the mail soon.  Especially if you live in one of the Southern states in the United States. Honda, Nissan and Mazda recently announced a recall for approximately 2.8 million vehicles because of a problem in…

2013 Nissan Altima

What is the best-selling model for Nissan?  If you said the Altima you would be absolutely correct.  Now, having said that, is there any advantage to redesigning that which leads you in sales?  Well, one only has to look at the story of the Toyota Matrix to answer that question.  Once the darling of the…