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Nissan Races 2016 Micra

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

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The Nissan Micra, available in Canada, is a relatively low costing vehicle starting at just $10,000. Surprisingly, this small vehicle is used for races across the country. This subcompact car, though not the most flashy car on the market, holds its own when pitted against other vehicles.

A Nissan Mirca Cup Car is similar to the regular model, but doesn’t have the usual bonuses most of the models have. However, it does decrease the weight of the vehicle. This also increases the safety of the driver. Though the Nissan Mirca Cup Car lacks rear seats, the front seats are high quality racing seats with three-point harnesses. A roll cage and window net was added to the car, which is a “must” in all racing vehicles. Nissan uses elements from its other vehicles to outfit the model with the best technology the little car can handle. The brakes have been swapped out with race quality brakes on both the front and rear wheels of the vehicle.

With a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, the Nissan Mirca Cup Car emits 109 horsepower. The engine on the Mirca doesn’t go through any changes from the regular road car edition of the Mirca. Though there is no boost of power from add-ons, the Mirca can still travel quickly due to its weight of 2,200 pounds. The unique qualities of this car make it fun to drive on the race track. It has a unique combination of low power, great tires and strong brakes that make corners easier to maneuver on the race track. To get the Nissan Mirca Cup Car ready for the track, it costs about $23,000—a reasonable price for a race ready car.

Though this model isn’t the same as the standard Nissan Mirca, Nissan proves a great car isn’t defined by the numbers on the price tag or the spec list. By continuously participating in these kinds of events, Nissan find new ways to make their vehicles top notch. To view the latest models Nissan has to offer, visit Coast Nissan.

 

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Preventive Maintenance Saves You Money

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

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They say you need to spend money to make money, but in the case of your vehicle, you need to spend a little to save a lot. Keeping up with the maintenance of your vehicle is vital to keep it running smoothly.

One piece of your vehicle that you may overlook is your serpentine belt. Don’t know what a serpentine belt looks like? It’s the long belt that snakes around the front of your engine. The belt turns constantly every time your engine is running. It supplies parts of your engine the power it needs to keep moving forward. Things like your alternator, air conditioning compressor and your power steering pump are powered by the serpentine belt. On some models, the serpentine belt also supplies power to the water pump, power brakes and radiator fan. It plays a vital role in keeping your vehicle running properly.

With time, exposure to the elements and age, your serpentine belt wears out. If a serpentine belt snaps, the battery of your vehicle would die rapidly. It usually only takes a few miles for it to be drained before it dies. The issues that would result in a broken serpentine belt varies depending on what it powers. Some vehicle owners have had their engine overheat due to the fan and waterpump not being properly powered. In other cases, the steering and brakes have been affected, making it harder to maneuver the vehicle to safety. All of these issues can be easily avoided by regular maintenance.

The owner’s manual for your vehicle will advise when the best time to replace your serpentine belt. Another option is asking your service advisor for their recommendation based on the belts’ current wear. The service advisor has several ways to test the belt to make sure you stay safe on the road. Your serpentine belt is also checked when your car gets an inspection.

Properly maintaining your vehicle is crucial to keep it running smoothly. Most dealerships, like Coast Nissan, have a convenient service department that makes getting your investment serviced a breeze. For more information about the numerous services Coast Nissan has to offer.

 

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Nissan Announces e-Bio Fuel-Cell Research

Monday, August 29th, 2016

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Nissan recently released that it is in the process of researching a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell system that will run off of a bio-ethanol electric power. This new technology would be the first of its kind for automotive use worldwide. The technology would make vehicles run with high efficiency, using various fuels like ethanol and natural gas mixed with oxygen to create electricity.

This e-Bio Fuel-cell produces a great amount of electricity through its power generator, the Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell system, using bio-ethanol in the vehicle. The vehicle this technology would power would have a very efficient power system that would rival the distances that gasoline-fueled cars have. Not only would this technology make the car efficient, but it would make the ride silent.

Fuel-cells use chemicals that mix with oxygen that eliminate the waste of harmful exhaust and other byproducts. These kinds of fuels are widely available across the globe. As the technology continues to develop, it will become easier for the average consumer to use. Maintenance and other costs would be similar to the costs of a standard electric vehicle currently on the market.

This technology pushes society to reevaluate zero-emission vehicles as the new standard. Nissan recently released a concept car that reflects their ongoing research. It is based on a e-NV200 MPV and uses a 24kWh battery that allows it to drive over 373 miles. The vehicle also has the ability to run on ethanol-blended water, which is easy and safe to use. Nissan believes this is a sustainable fuel source because it is based off a substance that is mostly sugar cane and corn.

As Nissan continues to research new technology and the constantly changing needs of the consumer, they continue to create high quality vehicles. To view the latest models Nissan has to offer, visit Coast Nissan.

 

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Review of Performance and Safety Features of the 2016 Nissan Versa

Friday, June 10th, 2016

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 The 2016 Versa stands out from the rest of the crowd because of its value proposition. Offering style and features for a price unseen elsewhere in the industry, the Versa offers its driver new car technology and features at a used vehicle price.

Performance and handling

The 4 trims are offered with a single engine but varying transmission options, responsible for differences in the power output as well as fuel efficiency. All the models come fitted with a 1.6l, inline4 with DOHC camshaft. It can squeeze out 109 bhp power at 6000 rpm and 107 ft-lb torque at 4,400 rpm. The base S is available with a dated 5-speed manual transmission as standard or a musty 4-speed automatic as optional. The higher trims get the CVT transmission, which is far more engaging and lively.

Safety

Standard on SL and optional on SV and SV+ models, you get a range of features like traction and stability control, headrests and adjustable rear headrests, tire pressure monitor, easy tire fill, 4-wheel ABS, front-side airbags and full curtain airbags, rearview parking camera, Bluetooth wireless data link for hands free driving.

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Review of Interior and Exterior Looks and Features of the 2016 Nissan Versa

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

 

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 The 2016 Nissan Versa is vying for attention in the highly competitive subcompact space with the likes of the Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio, Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta to go against. The advantage that the Versa holds over all of them is that it provides a level of value and features that is virtually impossible to beat.

Interior looks and features

What really draws you to this Nissan offering is its bucket loads of space inside the cabin, be it the front or the rear or the cargo. This is probably the only subcompact sedan where a 6-foot tall person can sit without his head touching the headline of the car confidently. The front seats are comfortable for city rides and offer amenities to be a realistic vehicle for everyday use for a driver and several passengers.

The dash is easy to read. There is the standard trip meter, the analogue tachometer and speedometer, etc. There is a large glove box and also 3-knob climate control. The audio display and controls are simple yet practical and provide the expected features for a modern vehicle.

Exterior

The Versa has an appealing design, particularly considering its very reasonable sale price. You get 15inch steel wheels on the base model which gets upgraded to 15inch aluminum alloy on SV and 16inch alloy on SL. The design keeps up with modern trends and focus has been kept on comfort rather than looks or breakneck speed. The car gets all season tires and there are options like rear trunk spoiler, splash guards and accented chrome trunk that you can choose from. The side panels however, get character lines, which Nissan has named “squash lines”.

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Performance and Safety Review of the 2016 Nissan Altima

Monday, June 6th, 2016

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The 2016 Nissan Altima is focused on improving its performance and fuel efficiency, making it a leader in its class. It does pack a punch under the hood and the SR actually feels quite nimble and sporty.

Performance specs

It comes in two engine options: the 2.5 liter, 4-cylinder, DOHC and the 3.5 liter, V6 DOHC. A Hybrid variant is no longer available. The 2.5 liter produces 180 bhp power and 180 ft-lb torque at high rpm ranges. Redline rpm is at 6800 rpm. If you rev up the SR too close to the redline, the car software automatically downshifts significantly. But the engine feels nice throughout the range. The V6 produces 270 bhp power and 258 ft-lb torque. The CVT manual transmission feels nice and smooth. The gears are simulated in the SR and SL to copy the gear ratios of automatics. The others come with manuals.

Safety

This 191.4 inch (109.3 inch wheelbase) long sedan is packed with safety features. ABS, traction and stability controls as well as rearview parking cameras are standard on all models. Some of the top get blind spot detection, rear cross traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control with front collision warning with emergency auto braking (only SL). Nissan also provides emergency assistance and lost car location assistance. It has a tire pressure monitor and is easy to fill, which means a warning system sounds buzzing when the tires have been inflated adequately. No separate monitors are required. The 2015 Nissan Altima, similar to this one, had got the highest possible ratings on crash safety tests from IIHS and NHTSA.

Nissan is giving you a “substantial” car for a reasonable bargain. It starts from the $23,000 level and goes up to just below $35,000 level, for the fully fitted top trim SL. So, it can cater to a wide section of the market. To know more, contact us at Coast Nissan.

 

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Nissan Altima Tech features

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

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In the Nissan Altima, the company’s proprietary technology literally looks after you. The SiriusXM powered NissanConnect Services provides you with a selection of services and plans that range from the phone’s remote start access and extends to calling help in case the system sense an accident.

When it comes to Nissan cars, technology is always in the forefront. Innovation takes the form of Advanced Drive Assist Display. It helps you see all the vital stats of your Nissan Altima at a single glance. The Advanced Drive Assist Display provides you complete turn-by-turn directions. It also provides caller ID if your phone buzzes while you are driving. This way, you can make the important decision of whether to take that phone call or not. Whatever the information, this Nissan proprietary technology serves it right where you can see them.

The NissanConnect offers you the earth on your fingertips. Want to know where you will go for your fitness sessions? Let Google search the place for you. It understands that you are driving and it is tough to call someone with your fingers on the phone keypad when they should ideally be on the steering wheel. The technology enables you to call without using your hands. You can invite friends to a party or can ask for directions to the nearest gas pump for a refill. All facilities are just a click away.

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Nissan Altima Safety features

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

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Nissan has its own safety philosophy: Nissan Safety Shield. It describes an exhaustive approach in all safety related matters. It is implemented in the engineering and development of all vehicles the company manufactures. It is the company’s way of looking out for its customers.

One example of the Nissan Safety Shield is Nissan Advanced Air Bag System. It features a total of six standard air bags. These are the dual stage supplemental air bags in the front complete with seat belt and including occupant classification sensors. Then there are side impact air bags mounted on the front seat and supplemental too. The last supplemental air bags are mounted on the roof and engineered for side impact. A rollover sensor takes care in case of a mishap.

The Nissan Safety Shield Technology provides you a bouquet of advanced systems. These start from Blind Spot Warning to the Predictive Forward Collision Warning. There is also the Forward Emergency Braking to help, protect, monitor and respond. The Rear Cross Traffic Alert assumes prime importance when you back out of any parking space. This feature detects and then warns about vehicles that is hard to spot behind the driver. The Blind Spot Warning System comes to action when a vehicle is detected in blind spot area. An indicator blinks on the driver’s and the front seat passenger’s door. A light also blinks on Advanced Drive Assist Display. A warning chime ensures that you remain alert while opening the door.

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Nissan Altima Performance features

Monday, May 30th, 2016

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With the Nissan Altima, you can reconnect with the feeling of why you learned to drive in the first place. The Altima SR technology places you bang in middle of excitement. This sports suspension is specially tuned and urges you to take through the corners. You will remain close to action via the paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel. If driving is your first love, this is your place in the world.

The purpose designed smoked headlights will set you apart from the herd. The look of the feature when you drive can only be described as stunning. It is a perfect blend of performance and style. If you like to put new spin on the thrills, the 18 inch aluminum alloy wheels allow you to do so. It is designed specifically for the Altima model. The weight is less contributing to increased performance. It shows the competition how to walk the talk.

The Nissan Altima will thrill you in a number of ways. Excitement is simply an accelerator away. It does not matter whether you choose the efficient 4-cylinder, 182hp engine or the powerful V6,270hp engine, you will get the benefit of maximum power delivery and innovative engineering. Add the performance mad Altima SR and you will enjoy an unmatched driving experience.  Efficiency is ensured by the Xtronic CVT transmission. You become a gearless wave warrior.

If you love to own a Nissan car, make the Nissan Altima your vehicle of choice. For the best deals, drive down to Coast Nissan.

 

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Nissan’s Scratch Shield

Friday, May 27th, 2016

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A clear coat that is more robust when compared to its competitors and will leave your vehicle looking better, longer can be had with Nissan’s Scratch Shield technology. Clear coats enhance the external beauty of a car. Scratch shield is efficient at hiding scratches that are very fine and reinstates the car back to its original form or nearly undetectably close to it. Nissan has announced to continue its expansion of Scratch Shield all across the world. Scratch shied is marketed as a self-healing clear coat which can save on costs down the road in maintaining your Nissan’s appearance.

The main feature of a Scratch Shield is that once applied, the car appears to have scratches that are five times lesser than a conventional clear coat painted car. Scratches that are as old as a week or new are successfully masked by the Scratch Shield technology.

The structural component of the Scratch Shield includes an exclusive resin which is highly elastic in combination with the clear coat. This improves the flexibility of the paint and strength depending on the varying resin density in the mixture.

Self-repair of the paint is blocked when the scratches are so deep that the clear coat bonds are broken or in case of clear coat, peeled off. The time taken to self- repair post application of Scratch Shield is temperature and scratch depth dependent. In the case of deep scratches, time taken to restore may be a week or more. Nissan is extending the concept of self-healing to phone cases as well.

To get a coat of Scratch Shield on your Nissan car, and keep it looking new longer, visit Coast Nissan

 

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