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NISMO GT-R

by Tim Joseph

Edmunds said it was the fastest car they’ve ever driven but it’s not fast enough for you! Your new GT-R is here and for the most part you’ve enjoyed every minute of it. If only it could be faster you hear yourself saying over and over.

NISMO (Nissan Motorsports), Nissan’s motorsports and performance division has released a package that may help you. The GT-R NISMO package (only available in Japan at the moment) includes Bilstein adjustable dampers combined with firmer coil springs and a set of 20-inch Rays forged aluminum wheels wrapped in Bridgestone RE070R tires. To make the vehicle lighter the package also includes an exhaust silencer that’s shed 11 pounds, manually adjustable seats with carbon fibre backing and a carbon fibre undertray.

The price tag is set at 5,460,000 yen which is currently $50,074.32. We’ll keep you updated on the package when it comes to America.

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Nissan’s Electric Vehicle

by Tim Joseph

You are looking at Nissan’s upcoming electric vehicle. It looks like it’s built from a Nissan Cube which will go one sale in the United States early next year. My sources tell me March. The electric vehicle that you are looking at will go on sale in 2010. Today Nissan tested the vehicle on their track for a small audience of journalists. It is powered by a 660 pound Lithium Ion battery that is designed to offer more power than the type commonly found in today’s hybrids. Those who were there said the vehicle was extremely quiet and being absent of engine noise. They also said that the vehicle accelerated quicker than comparable gas engine cars.

There is still no word on things like top speed, range between charges or price. I’ll keep you posted as I find things out. This might be something you want to get on the waiting list for. No one wants to pay for gas and I bet they’ll sell quickly.

Dick Scott Nissan (734) 495-1000

Jeep Patriot Least Expensive SUV To Own

by Tim Joseph

Last week was a busy week here at Dick Scott. Chrysler Financial had announced that they would no longer be leasing. There were a flurry of customer who came in and leased before the deadline Thursday night. But what if you weren’t ready to lease? What if you wont be ready till this month or even four months from now? With high gas prices and now higher car payments the outlook may seem bleak.

BuisinessWire.com had an interesting article. They compiled a list of the least expensive Sport Utility Vehicles to own. Jeep Patriot will cost you the lease according to Edmunds.com’s True Cost to Own ratings. The total price of the vehicle over the course of 5 years will cost you $0.48 per mile (based on 15,000 miles per year). The Jeep Compass came in #3 and in the category of Mid size Sport Utility Vehicle the Nissan Rogue was #1 at a cost of $0.53 per mile. The Dodge Durango got top honors in it’s Large SUV category at $0.70 per mile.

Edmunds calculates True Cost to Own based on-

  • Ownership expenses for 5 year time span
  • Vehicles are driven 15,000 mile per year
  • Vehicles are financed using traditional financing and not leased
  • Buyers pay 10% down on vehicle
  • Buyers are in the “Gold” credit tier for the purpose of determining the finance rate
  • The loan term is 60 months
  • Buyers represent the average demographic in their state for insurance rates
  • Assumes a cost of $4.05 per gallon of gas

Edmunds.com also has a list of current rebates and incentives on the Jeep Patriot.

To test drive a Patriot or other Chrysler vehicle please call us at:

Dick Scott Dodge – 800-571-6906
Dick Scott Motormall – 800-486-2415

Nissan Getting Greener Every Day

by Tim Joseph

It really is amazing how quickly the auto industry is changing. Just a few years ago gas was in the mid-$1 range and now with it over $4 per gallon everyone is turning to hybrids and alternate forms of fuel. I found a couple of articles that I thought I would share with you all.

Today New York City Mayor Bloomberg will hold a press conference to give an update on the city’s five year plan to create an all hybrid fleet of taxis. Nissan has been donating 200 Altima Hybrids a month to help out. They are by far the biggest contributor to the program. If you’re interested in purchasing a Hybrid Altima when they become available in Michigan in the next couple years you may want to go to New York and hail a tax ride in one. You can read a full article here: http://www.nysun.com/new-york/mayor-to-thank-ford-gm-nissan-for-hybrids/81966/

In other parts of the world, Nissan unveiled it’s first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle yesterday at Imperial College London. The vehicle is a 4×4 X-Trail which is not available in the United States, however, they are available in Canada. I’m sure they will put this technology in US vehicles when it is ready. According to the article, the emission free vehicle only emits a few drops of water for every 300 miles it travels. This model is 40 per cent more efficient than previous models but will probably not be available until after 2015 due to high production costs. For more, read the original article here: http://www.platinum.matthey.com/media_room/nissan_unveils_fuel_cell_4x4_18684906.html

While we don’t have these vehicles for sale right now, Nissan’s vehicles are very efficient. Check out our Dick Scott Nissan Fuel Saver page for more info.

Tire Safety Part 2

There’s Safety In Numbers

You can find the numbers for recommended tire pressure and vehicle load limit on the tire information placard and in the vehicle owner’s manual. Tire placards are permanent labels attached to the vehicle door edge, door post, glove-box door, or inside of the trunk lid. Once you’ve located this information, use it to check your tire pressure and to make sure your vehicle is not overloaded-especially when you head out for vacation.

Checking Tire Pressure

Because tires may naturally lose air over time, it is important to check your tire pressure at least once a month. For convenience, purchase a tire pressure gauge to keep in your vehicle. Gauges can be purchased at tire dealerships, auto supply stores, and other retail outlets. Remember, the tire inflation number that vehicle manufacturers provide reflects the proper pound per square inch (psi) when a tire is cold. To get an accurate tire pressure reading, measure tire pressure when the car has been unused for at least three hours.

  1. Locate the correct tire pressure on the tire information placard or in the owner’s manual.
  2. Record the tire pressure of all tires.
  3. If the tire pressure is too high in any of the tires, slowly release air by gently pressing on the tire valve with the edge of your tire gauge until you get to the correct pressure.
  4. If the tire pressure is too low, note the difference between the measure tire pressure and the correct tire pressure. These “missing” pounds of pressure are what you will need to add.
  5. At a service station, add the missing pound of air pressure to each tire that is under inflated.
  6. Check all the tires to make sure they have the same air pressure (except in cases in which the front and rear tires are supposed to have different amounts of pressure).

Checking Tire Tread

Tires have built-in tread wear indicators that let you know when it is time to replace your tires. These indicators are raised sections spaced intermittently in the bottom of the tread groves. When they appear even with the outside of the tread, it is time to replace your tires. You can also test your tread with a Lincoln penny. Simply turn the penny so Lincoln’s head is pointing down and insert it into the tread. If the tread doesn’t cover Lincoln’s head, it’s time to replace your tires.