Nissan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,840
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,880
#3 Fred McClelland
Fred McClelland
Reputation 1,840
View All

Nissan Make Overview

Passenger Cars

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

SUV/Crossovers

Vans/Minivans

Pickup Trucks

Nissan Truck Overview
1986 - 1997 (used)

Nissan Questions

Desiree Johnson
0

What Can Cause A Nissan Altima To Lose Power After Doing A Tune Up

15 views with 7 answers (last answer 6 hours ago)
DEANYRK
0

Dash Lights And Instrument Panel Not Working

926 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 hours ago)
cmaltima
0

I Have A 2009 Nissan Altima, My Check Engine Soon Light Came On, I Took To ...

10 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 hours ago)
Shannon Johnson
0

What's Needed For Motor Swap? Swapping A Sr20de For A Sr20 Vet In A X Trai...

0 views with no answers yet
tgckatz
0

I Have A 2001 Maxima Se, Only Have 28k Miles! Does Get Driven Once A Week,...

16 views with 2 answers (last answer about a day ago)

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 NX
Nissan Navara Nissan Note 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.