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Category Archives: Nissan

Whats Wrong With: Nissan


  There was a time when the name Nissan (or Datsun before it) stood for performance and attitude. Even as far back as the late ’70s it was known for … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

1980 – 1984 Datsun 200-SX: Giving Voice to The Future


You never forget your first one. A Car that is. My first one was a well-worn Honda Civic 1300. While it was a great car, it was not the kind that … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

1986-1988 Nissan Sentra Sports Coupe: The Look of Performance


I never owned a car during much of the time that I was in college, so as graduation time approached, I daydreamed about what my first car might be. It … Continue reading

January 15, 2014 · 3 Comments

2014 Datsun GO: Trading Nostalgia for Access


It’s been a few months since the announcement was officially made about the return of the beloved Datsun brand by Nissan. Unfortunately, for all those people in more evolved markets … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

2002–2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe: Slaying the Dragon


When you’re out front everybody’s trying to get a piece of you. That’s been the case in the highly competitive lower end of the premium sport compact market. The dominant … Continue reading

November 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

1999-2002 Nissan Skyline R34: King of the Monsters


Where Japanese sports cars are concerned; none is as famous as the Nissan Skyline. The Skyline goes back to the 50’s, but the modern high-tech cars we came to recognize as … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

1965-1968 Nissan Silvia: Uber Style Meets Zen Efficiency


When Japan was rebuilding its industry after World War II, many of its car builders made bike-cart like contraptions that were best suited for slow-moving high density traffic. As Japan’s economy … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

2010-2013 Nissan Juke: Funky + Functionality


What is it? The question comes to mind when you see the funky looking Nissan Juke for the first time in person. Its compact dimensions give it toy-like accessibility, yet the … Continue reading

March 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

1984-1988 Nissan 300ZX: A Stepping Stone to Greatness


When talking about Nissan’s Z car, the third generation or “z31” cars often get little love.  Before it, the light and lean 240Z and stole the world’s automotive heart. During the … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

1985-1987 Nissan MID4: The Automotive Trickle Down Effect


The age of the modern supercar has been with us for at least 30 years now. Many of the innovations from these cars have filtered down to pedestrian forms of … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · Leave a comment