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New Nissan Micra: Super Supermini

Five generations of the Nissan Micra have shown the car to be a worthy, if dull, contender in the small car stakes. It sold very well and was sound and reliable and all that but couldn’t really shake of that fuddy-duddy image. That’s all changed now. Ignore the rather silly ‘accomplice’ TV ad and instead concentrate on the many good points of this very attractive car. Continue reading

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Nissan X-Trail – A Worthy SUV Contender

Nissan X-Trail is not a silly or meaningless name for a car – unlike some I could mention. It conjures up an image of the great outdoors and of rugged exploration. The thing is, like almost every other car in these lifestyle days, or so it seems to me, the Nissan is now softer in its approach to the SUV market. Continue reading

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Nissan – Finger On The Pulsar

There’s a whole flotilla of quality small cars on the market these days so the Nissan Pulsar has its work cut out to impress in the highly competitive family hatchback market. The good news is that, like its bigger brothers the Qashqai and the X-Trail, the Pulsar impresses. Continue reading

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The New Nissan GT-R for 2017

The Nissan GT-R is one of my favourite cars so I offer no apology for extolling the virtues of the new model at length here. Since its launch in 2007, the Nissan GT-R has been at the cutting edge of the premium sports car sector. It’s an uncompromising performance four-seater (sort of) for enthusiastic drivers, a car which completely embodies Nissan’s ‘Innovation that Excites’ motto. I drove the current model a while back and you can see that HERE. Continue reading

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Infiniti Q30 – First Drive

Let’s get one thing straight from the outset. I am not going to do any ‘To infinity and beyond!’ jokes; I only went to Reading. So it was that, bright and early with the weather staying mercifully dry, I rolled up at the Infiniti premises in the aforementioned town to trial the new Infiniti Q30 Active Compact hatchback and cast a stern, discerning eye over the showroom stock. Continue reading

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Nissan GT-R: My Favourite Car Of 2015

In 2015 I have had the privilege of driving more cars than ever before. It’s been a great year and I’m grateful to all the manufacturers and press officers who made it possible. I don’t usually participate in all this COTY stuff because all the motors are different: differently designed for different people for different purposes to cater for different needs, seen differently. Continue reading

Short Drive Review – The Nissan Pulsar

West Way NissanFollowing up on the success of their Qashqai and Juke models, Nissan are now firmly back in conventional hatchback territory with the Pulsar. In terms of looks this latest offering springs no surprises and doesn’t bring anything dangerously different to a fiercely competitive sector of the automotive marketplace. As you can see from the images the Pulsar follows the accepted design thinking for the small family car and adds some discreet contours along the body line whilst retaining brand identity. Continue reading

Our Automotive Future – The Nissan Leaf

New Nissan LeafAs drivers we have to accept the future. Whatever we may think, change is coming so we might as well embrace it. As they say – the future’s bright; the future’s electric – which serves as a suitable introduction to our featured car – the Nissan Leaf. Continue reading

Godzilla Untamed: 2015 Nissan GT-R

Matt Keegan of Auto Trends Magazine spends a week with a monster:                                                       Every once in a while I hit the Mother Lode with my weekly drivers. That bonanza comes chiefly in the form of a sports car, a prized model that turns heads and snaps necks. A BMW M6, Porsche Cayman, Porsche 911 4S, Corvette Stingray and a Jaguar F-TYPE have each landed in my driveway over the past two years. But it wasn’t until a Nissan GT-R arrived was I able to fully appreciate the historic significance and full-blown power of this iconic model. Continue reading