Tag: Nissan

24 Posts

Jun 06, 2016

Inside Nissan's Hidden, Wacky Heritage Collection

Jim Motavalli

Where do old concept cars go when they retire? In Nissan's case, to the basement of a Nashville car museum. It's very special buried treasure.

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Nissan Altima ignition problems
Nov 01, 2015

This Week's Turd of the Week?

Car Talk Car Complaints

Don’t get some Nissan Altima owners started about their cars. But if you could get their cars started for them, that would be good.

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Nissan Juke paint options
Apr 22, 2015

The Nissan Juke: Horoscope Edition

Guest Bloggers

In which one of our guest bloggers has a little too much fun with the Nissan Color Studio. 

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Nissan Xterra gauges freeze up
Aug 20, 2014

What's Ailing Nancy's Gauges?

Dear Car Talk

The gauges in Nancy's 2000 Nissan Xterra keep freezing up. Tom and Ray have a diagnosis for Nancy. Find out what they say (and why she's not going to like it) right here.

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Jul 11, 2014

Nissan Leaf Charging: It's Free!

Jim Motavalli

More stations at work and shopping centers means that half of all Leaf charging is public now, confounding the predictions. Jim Motavalli has the latest on free, public EV charging networks. 

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Feb 27, 2014

Exploring Oregon...In an Electric Car

Jim Motavalli

Ready to visit the EV future? Jim Motavalli heads to Oregon, where 100 fast chargers are strategically located around the state, and no remote corner, pie shop, or brew pub is off limits.

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Nissan Leaf
Nov 16, 2011

Leaving the Leaf: When Anxiety Becomes Anger

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

What's the biggest problem with electric cars? As any blow-dried TV anchorman or ordinarily intelligent house cat can tell you, it's lack of range. Because once you run out of juice, there's literally no going back.

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NYC Taxi Nissan NV200
May 16, 2011

The Great New York City Taxi Caper

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

When New York City launched a contest, "A Taxi of Tomorrow," in 2007, the predominant cab on its streets was the Ford Crown Victoria, a large, gas-slurping piece of retro-tech with roots dating back to the 1970s.

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Aug 03, 2010

Charged Up and Ready to Roll: Volt vs. Leaf

Jim Motavalli

The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are two mainstream electric vehicles, with some similarities but also significant differences. If it's highway driving you're after, the Volt is for you. The Leaf will be a great commuter car, but you may need something else for backup.

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recommendations for a van for a veterinarian
Sep 01, 2003

Recommendations for an SUV/van that could be a "vet-mobile"...and my personal vehicle to boot?

Dear Car Talk

I'm looking for a vehicle to be my vet-mobile I'm a mobile veterinarian and am looking for a used SUV minivan with four-wheel drive that's durable for horrible nasty roads lots of snow and llama spit I have a fiberglass...

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