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Nissan Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Nissan 300ZX Overview
1996 - 1984 (used)
Nissan 350Z Overview
2009 - 2003 (used)

SUV/Crossovers

Vans/Minivans

Pickup Trucks

Nissan Truck Overview
1997 - 1986 (used)

Nissan Questions

LRiaJ2719
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What's The Best Feature In The Nissan Murano?

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Jon Parker
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Why Does My 1990 Nissan Stanza Stall And Back Fire When I Give It Gas

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Kendall Smith
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What Would Prevent A Cvt From Working Properly In Cold Temperature?

my 2012 nissan sentra no longer shifts properly during cold weather, below -5C, until it has been driven 5-10 km,sometimes it takes longer. It used to get 400 km per tank of fuel in town now it gets 1...

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El Carpenter
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How Can I Check If Timing Belt Is Working Properly

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x25mj
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I Have A 2010 Nissan And When I Drive To About 65-70 Mph The Steering Wheel...

my car has 87,000 miles on it and changed the tires around 45-50,000 last time but do not recall having this issue before.

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Older Nissan Models

Nissan 100NX Nissan 180SX Nissan 200SX
Nissan 240SX Nissan 280ZX Nissan Almera
Nissan Axxess Nissan Bluebird Nissan Cedric
Nissan Cefiro Nissan Cherry Nissan Elgrand
Nissan Grand Livina Nissan King Cab Nissan Laurel
Nissan March Nissan Micra Nissan Navara
Nissan Note Nissan NX Nissan Patrol
Nissan Pickup Nissan Pintara Nissan Prairie
Nissan Primera Nissan Pulsar Nissan Qashqai
Nissan Serena Nissan Silvia Nissan Skyline
Nissan Stagea Nissan Stanza Nissan Sunny
Nissan Teana Nissan Terrano II Nissan Tiida
Nissan Van Nissan Vanette Nissan Wingroad
Nissan X-Trail

Nissan History

The Nissan corporation was first founded in Japan in 1933, and was officially dubbed the Nissan Motor Company in 1934. The first Nissans were sold under the Datsun brand, with the Datsun 1000, a pickup truck, the first to arrive in the US.

In the '60s Nissan merged with Prince Motor Company and began offering passenger cars with the Datsun 210 and 510. With large, American cars dominating the market at the time, when Nissan entered the market it was on the cusp of the small import car revolution in the U.S. The Nissan pickup truck was the first compact truck to hit the U.S. market.

The '70s saw the rise of Datsun's Z cars, which, both new and old, are still sought after today. The Z also cemented Nissan's place in the performance car market, and was joined later by other sporty coupes like the Pulsar, NX, and SX.

In 1981 Nissan dropped the Datsun brand and began selling all cars under the Nissan brand. Nissan did well through the early 1990s, satisfying a variety of customers with sedans like the Sentra, Altima, and Stanza and with larger vehicles like the Pathfinder SUV and Quest minivan. However, by the late '90s, Nissan's fleet had grown stale, and slowing sales and impending bankruptcy  threatened the company's future.

Carlos Ghosn, who assumed the role of CEO in 1999, is credited with turning the car manufacturer around. Now Nissan is one of the most profitable car companies in the world, and has released new models like the Murano crossover SUV, the rugged Xterra SUV, and the subcompact Versa in recent years. Nissan is also meeting the supersized truck demand with the Armada SUV and Titan pickup. Many of Nissan's core vehicles, like the Sentra and the Altima, were recently redesigned, and the auto maker is set to release its first hybrid car in early 2007.