Even though there are ways to reclaim a flooded car, some of those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy might not be able to drive their cars again.
Despite my desperate lobbying and pestering, Nissan did not allow me to drive any of the cars in their terrific collection. While this rejection stung, badly, Nissan was at least nice enough to make two cars available for some short rides in the alleyway behind where the collection was housed. One of which was this…
The compact segment is fiercely contended, with strong competitors coming from every major carmaker. With increasing quality deriving from each geographical location, expectations are rising, and customers are no longer willing to settle for a crappy econobox.
At Nissan's Yokohama headquarters, I saw a car that answered a huge problem in my life: how can I buy a GT-R when I have promised myself I will only drive cars with interiors like Victorian whorehouses? Well, thankfully, there's the GT-R Egoist edition.
While I was in Japan investigating many of Nissan's new science projects, one of the highlights of the trip (aside from seeing entire stores of claw machines) was a trip to the Nissan Heritage Museum, located on the grounds of Nissan's Oppama Motor Plant. The collection, also known as the Nissan DNA Museum, must be…
The whole point of Nissan dragging my pale, pale ass halfway across the world was so they could show off a bunch of new tech they're developing. And show off they did, with prototypes and inflatable cars and cutaway engines and all sorts of good stuff like that.
With cars getting generally better and better all the time, the things that automakers seek to improve become more and more subtle. Like how everything feels. Up until fairly recently, the only concern about how interior materials interacted with your hands was basically just making sure they didn't lacerate you too…
From inception, the Infiniti G37 has been Nissan's "BMW 3-series killer." And just like any car labeled as a "BMW 3-series killer," it didn't kill the BMW at all.
Have you ever looked at your car and thought, I can do better that that? The owner of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 280ZX must have, as this turbo ZX has been customized from stem to stern. Does its price however, have you saying, you can do better that that?
Back in the good old days, a nickel used to buy you a night on the town with your best gal, including a trolley ride, tickets to the latest Clark Gable film and the post-coital pack of cigarettes. Now it doesn't even cover 15 minutes in a downtown parking meter. How did this change over time? It's all part of the…
Earlier this week I was in Yokohama, Japan, at Nissan's GRANDRIVE test track, when I saw something amazing. An entire new line of cars developed by Nissan, and constructed via a radically new method. We weren't here to test these cars, but I was lucky enough to snap some photos. As you can see, they resemble current…
Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas.
The original Datsun 240Z is considered one of the most iconic and important sports cars ever made. The two-seat coupe offered great performance, exotic looks, a reasonable price tag — and it didn't leak oil on the showroom floor, unlike some of its European competition. The car hammered its British and Italian…
When you think of an activity that's beloved everywhere by safety advocates, law enforcement and parents' groups, what immediately comes to mind? That's right: illegal street racing. Of course. Nothing bad ever happens when you do that!
George Orwell wrote in 1984 that "the only hope for the future lies with the proles." Nissan Motors might agree with that sentiment, and has planned accordingly to build really cheap cars for the developing country masses by resurrecting the Datsun nameplate.
We've seen a lot of dumb crashes when drivers take their cars over crests and enter blind turns way too fast, but this one is in another league.
China and Japan have never really been the best of friends, yet they typically try to get along so they can mutually benefit. But over the weekend, relations took a turn for the worst over a substantial land dispute.
The Nissan GT-R is a stunningly capable car right from the factory. Add a few hundred extra horsepower and it's a jarheaded MMA enthusiast deep in the throes of 'roid rage. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?