2013/2014 Nissan Altima S – $500 (March 3 – March 10)
2013 Nissan JUKE – $500 (March 1 – March 31)
The Nissan Maxima is the perfect luxury sedan, focused on comfort, safety, and sleek design. Not only is it great to look at, but it also drives like a dream. With 2 trim levels, plenty of customizable options, this car is ready to impress you and get you on the road in style.
For smaller budgets, the Nissan Altima is affordable but still full of features and style that you expect from Nissan. Redesigned for the 2013 model year, the Altima has caught the eye of many top reviewers. Kelley Blue Book named it one of the 12 best family cars this year, so what are you waiting for?
The Nissan JUKE is a unique, fun car that doesn’t fail to blow you away with its power and engineering. An IIHS Top Safety Pick, this car is full of personality and includes an impressive driving experience.
If you haven’t already noticed, the 2014 Nissan Rogue is quite the award-winner! It already has several on its trophy shelf and now it has one more to add to it! Kelley Blue Book has named it to the “10 best SUVs Under $25,000” list!
The Nissan Rogue for the 2014 Model Year was completely redesigned with three unique trim levels that will fit every drivers need. There is room for seven passengers or 70 cubic feet of cargo space. It also features active ride control, active engine braking and active trace control! Don’t forget it can get up to 33 MPG highway fuel economy in front-wheel drive models as well!
“2014 Nissan Rogue is actually one of the most practical choices on this list. Case in point, the all-new Rogue returns best-in-class fuel economy on the highway* thanks to an enhanced CVT transmission, while a newly available third-row seat ups the Rogue’s people-hauling capacity to seven” stated by KBB.com.
With the complete new look for the Nissan Rogue, we at Jim Harte Nissan see why it made the “10 best SUVs Under $25,000” list! Stop by and see for yourself! What award do you think it will receive next?
The Jim Harte Nissan I Harte Basketball Sweepstakes have officially started on our Facebook page! It is running now until March 14th for all of you Basketball-lovers!
It is super easy to enter and you will have a chance to win a $100 gift card to a restaurant of your choice to watch the games and you will also receive a free one-year maintenance plan to use at Jim Harte Nissan!
All you have to do is visit our Jim Harte Nissan Facebook Page, make sure you like the page and then enter your name and email to enter the sweepstakes! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity for you to keep your car in tip-top shape for free and a gift card to celebrate the ongoing basketball games.
Only one entry per person and you must be 18 years or older. The winner will be chosen at random to receive the gift card as well as the one-year maintenance plan that includes 4 oil changes and two tire rotations. For all the rules and regulations, visit our Facebook page.
At the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan had what they called the “Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by Cummins” on display. It’s not a production vehicle, neither is it a concept. Nissan calls it a “project” aimed at testing the waters to see what the reaction to the mid-size diesel truck will be.
Under the hood, Nissan placed a 2.8-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 350 lb-ft of torque and an estimated 200 horsepower. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. According to Nissan, this combination will make it 35 percent more efficient than its V6 gasoline-engine counterpart.
We have to think that the next-generation Nissan Frontier will very likely come with a diesel option. Most automakers that produce trucks are starting to include diesel engines, so Nissan can’t wait too long before rolling out this bad boy.
Whether you are single or a couple, Valentine’s Day can be fun for everyone! We are in the Valentine’s Day spirit here at Jim Harte Nissan and we thought we would put a list together for everyone to enjoy on Valentine’s Day… whether you have a date or not!
Ok, all you singles we will get the couples activities out of the way first: Be a little creative with your dates this year ladies and gentlemen; dinner and a movie date is overrated!
Recreate the first date you ever had together
Take a boxing class together (or some kind of fitness/dance class together)
Rent you or your partner’s dream car and go for an adventure
Get crazy and go skydiving or bungee jumping!
Paint a picture together (either at a class or at home)
Stay at home and have an Iron Chef competition or dress up and stay in and cook all heart-shaped foods
Alright, just for you singles; you can do the above too or:
Take your parents out to dinner
Send flowers/candy to your single friend
Buy your pets something fun
Have a singles party with all your single friends!
Pass out a dozen roses to strangers who look sad or lonely. You might make someone’s day!
Have a movie marathon with your best friends
Make heart-shaped cookies and desserts for your co-workers
Have your own ideas? Post them below and let us know! Otherwise, get creative and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nissan just passed a major landmark, their 80th birthday! And to prove that the automaker is still on the cutting edge of car technology, they brought not one, but two concept cars to the North American International Auto Show, also referred to as the Detroit Auto Show. Check out the descriptions below!
Nissan Sport Sedan
The Nissan Sport Sedan has a simple name, but don’t let that fool you. This car is a vibrant example of design features that Nissan plans to use on future models. With a bright orange shell, and a v shape that flows from the grille to hood and roof, the aerodynamic styling is rumored to be a dramatic rendering of the upcoming Nissan Maxima redesign. The car features a roof that appears to be floating, and the lights now have a distinctive boomerang curve.
Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept
The Nissan Sentra NISMO concept is based off of the production Sentra’s capable frame. With 240 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque, the 1.8L turbocharged engine is ready to tear up the track. Featuring a new black grille, carbon fiber accents, and larger tires make it more intimidating. Ready to join the NISMO ranks with the Juke, 370Z, and GT-R, this car is worthy of the new badge.
Earlier this month, Nissan announced it has sold over 100,000 zero-emissions Nissan LEAFs around the world. It released a press release for number 99,999, which was sold to Amy Eichenberger of Charlottesville, Virginia. Number 100,000 was sold in the UK to a dentist.
The Nissan LEAF was first introduced in December 2010 here in the United States. In just over three years, Nissan is the first auto maker with an electric car to reach sales in the six-digits. According to Nissan, the LEAF has also captured 45% of the worldwide electric market.
Amy, who says she wasn’t even looking for a new car, was impressed with her coworkers Nissan LEAF and started doing some research. She said she had always been a Mercedes driver because she appreciated the quality and safety she felt.
She said, “I’d been told once I drove a Mercedes I’d never drive anything else again. I don’t need fancy, but I do appreciate the solid feel and craftsmanship of a luxury vehicle, and I get that in the LEAF.”
Are you curious to see if the all-electric Nisan LEAF will fit your lifestyle? Come visit us at Jim Harte Nissan and take the LEAF out for a test and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.
While Nissan brought ten total vehicles to the Tokyo Auto Salon, giving them one of the biggest portfolios on display from January 10 to 12, it was really all about one car—the 2015 GT-R NISMO, Nissan’s latest iteration of the supercar so powerful it seems crazy—but crazy in a good way—that we’re allowed to drive it on real world roads.
The 2015 NISMO took the Nurburgring circuit by storm, blistering around the path in 7:08.679, making it the second-fastest production model car ever to take the track. The NISMO was not the only race car featured in Tokyo, either; Nissan brought along the GT-R NISMO GT500 and the ZEOD RC, both of which are destined for competition in the 2014 motorsport season.
Sure, Nissan brought along some more pedestrian models, too, but every once in a while, it’s exciting to be reminded that the same brand responsible for these racing monsters is responsible for the stylish and reliable cars featured here at Jim Harte Nissan, like the Altima and Sentra. Come in today and check them out for yourself!
Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. With the winter weather and frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing the past couple of days, it makes sense that car doors could freeze shut. However, this scientific logic offers no comfort when frozen car doors become a reality on one such freezing morning. If you’ve experienced frozen car doors, here are some tips on defrosting them and preventing your doors from freezing again.
Try all the doors. Though the driver’s door is locked, you may be able to get inside through one of the passenger doors. Then you can heat the car from the inside out.
Make sure the lock isn’t frozen. If you can’t turn your key in the lock, try heating the key with a lighter or melting the icy lock with warm (not boiling) water.
Melt the ice around the door’s frame. The most effective way to do this is to spray a de-icer or windshield washer fluid around the frame. After giving the solution a few minutes to work its magic, try again to pry the door open. You can also try using a hair dryer if this doesn’t work.
Hopefully, one of these tricks will help you un-stick your frozen car door. For next time, winterize your doors by spraying a cooking spray on the rubber lining of the doors and wipe them down with a paper towel.
According to Lifehacker.com, water from rain and melting snow seeps into the doors’ crevices and freezes. Oil will help prevent the water from sticking around long enough to freeze.
We hope you find these suggestions from your neighbors at Jim Harte Nissan helpful. Stay warm this season!
2014 is now open for business, and that means that you’ve got to stick to all of those resolutions you set. No sweets, more exercise, and—for once—be nice to your brother. But did you think to set any new year’s resolutions for your car? Here at Jim Harte Nissan, we can’t think of any better way to start the New Year than by setting goals for your car in the year ahead. They’re simple, easy to stick to, and will likely end up saving you some moolah in the long run.
Lose Some Weight! – You won’t have to wean your vehicle off of cookies and burgers (you and your sweet tooth, on the other hand, have a long road ahead) in order to help your vehicle shed some pounds. Try to keep the inside of your car clean; nobody wants to ride and drive in a car with fast food wrappers and empty Coke cans on the floor mats. Eating healthier may help you cut some of the trash, and try to stick to a routine of cleaning out your car once a month. Additionally, cutting extra weight that might be stowed in the trunk will end up saving you in fuel economy along the way.
Stay Fit! – You may not be sure how much use you’ll get out of that new gym membership, but keeping your vehicle in tip-top condition will be a priority to get the most out of your mileage. Keep a regular maintenance schedule, and get in the habit of checking your fluids, tire pressure, and what’s going on underneath the hood. Heck, you might even learn something about how your car works if you’re not careful.
Stop Smoking! – Your car might not have a stop-start feature built in, but you can condition yourself to cut your vehicle’s costly smoking habit when idling. If your car is going to be stationary for more than 10 or 15 seconds, you’re better off shutting off the engine and restarting when you start moving than you would be in burning precious fuel as you wait for the light to turn green. Not only will you cut down on needless emissions, but you’ll help your car or truck achieve better gas mileage.
For these and more New Year’s resolutions for your car, stop in and see us at Jim Harte today!