LA Auto Show Breaking: Despite Lack of Free Food, Journalists Mob Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V; Altima Coupe

While there was no sign of Ghosn, Nissan announced that sales are up, up, up! And while the SE-R and SE-R Spec V will only account for 15% of Sentra sales, they are no doubt the hotness Nissan desperately needs to fight Honda. The Spec-V's close-range, short throw shifter is even mounted in the dash Aoyama style. It… » 11/29/06 4:07pm 11/29/06 4:07pm

LA Auto Show Preview: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

Our mate at Carscoop calls it a poor man's Infiniti G35, and despite the front-wheel-drive that's probably as accurate a comparison as can be made. Rather than a sawed-off Altima sedan, the new Altima Coupe — coming in mid-2007 as a 2008 model — has its own dimensions. Its wheelbase is four inches shorter than the… » 11/29/06 9:57am 11/29/06 9:57am