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Nissan Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Nissan 300ZX Overview
1996 - 1984 (used)
Nissan 350Z Overview
2009 - 2003 (used)
Nissan Altima Coupe Overview
2013 - 2008 (used)
Nissan Cube Overview
2014 - 1998 (used)



Pickup Trucks

Nissan Truck Overview
1997 - 1986 (used)

Nissan Questions

Perry Carter

Clutch Is "frozen" In Up Position. Truck Starts But Can't Engage Clutch.

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My Alarm /tone For When I Lock Or Unlock My Doors With The Remote Quit Work...

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Sheri Dunne

Starter Not Working On Our 2012 Nissan Sentra

The starter in the car just stopped working, the car will not turn over. Is seems unusual of a Nissan especially 2012. Could it be something else?

5 views with 3 answers (last answer about an hour ago)

What Does The (!) Mean On My 2010 Nissan Sentra?

12 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 hours ago)
Joe Duerbusch

Maintenance Tire Indicator

I got a message on the dash upon start up. It says "MAINTENANCE" and below it is a icon of a Tire. No place in the manual has this. I suspect it relates to the tired, but the dash shows all tires wi...

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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 Murano CrossCabriolet
Nissan NX Nissan Navara Nissan Note
Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid 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.