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Complete Control with the NissanConnect Audio System

When you're out driving and want to listen to a particular song, or make a quick phone call, or just have your text messages read back to you, is it easy or do you find it a hassle? When you're using the NissanConnect Audio System, you'll have full command and have a great time doing it. No matter if you're the driver or a passenger in the back, the option to…

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The Nissan Versa Note Has Your Back


It's always good to be aware of what's happening on all sides of your car. That's especially true if you're like the guy in the video below, and you have an army of action figures trying to stop you from driving away. Lucky for this guy, he was driving a Nissan Versa Note that had the Around View Monitor feature, so he could avoid the toys and get away. Check it…

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Just For Fun, Nissan Engineers Mold a LEAF into a Pickup

We've talked an awful lot about Nissan technology recently. And even though it's built right into the brand's slogan, the latest innovations that have come out of the home office have still left us quite impressed. That being said, the next piece of automotive engineering is really exciting to watch, even if it isn't due to hit production anytime soon.

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Nissan Places NASA Technology into their Latest Models


Automakers are always looking for a new avenue to venture down; they are always looking for ways to improve technology and better the driving experience. However, more often than not these avenues involve music, safety or a more refined, fuel efficient engine. And besides the option of leather upholstery and the ability to recline, there really has yet to be any technology created which has really wowed us in comfort.

This is where Nissan steps…

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Accessorize your Nissan for the New School Year

The academic year has started for many and if you're the lucky few who don't start until after Labor Day the clock is quickly winding down. We have seen countless shoppers come in looking for a ride that can fit the whole family, a new or used vehicle for their sixteen year old, or a capable off-to college vehicle for the older ones.

However, there are many people who are set with their current vehicle, but that doesn't mean they can't have a bit of automotive buying fun. At Lithia Nissan of Ames  our parts center…

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Efficiency Meets Capability in the Nissan LEAF

Just because the 2015 Nissan LEAF Is a fully-electric vehicle doesn't mean that it can't withstand the rigors of daily driving. As proof of this, LEAF owner Steve Marsh recently drove his 100,000th mile in the zero emissions vehicle. Not coincidentally, Nissan also recently sold its 100,000th copy of the LEAF.

Clearly, the word is getting around about the LEAF's amazing utility and capability. When given a full charge, the?
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Nissan Calls Quits on the Cube, Continues Iconic Design

It's a sad time for uniquely-designed vehicle enthusiasts, as the Japanese automaker has decided to discontinue the Nissan Cube with the 2014 model year being its last. Of course, this doesn't spell the end for iconic design; quite the contrary, actually. With the huge success of the Juke under their belt, Nissan has stated that they'll continue on the path. Though a spiritual successor may not be in the works, they've…

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The Local Natives Perform With the Help of the 2014 Nissan Rogue

To prove the impressive capability of the 2014 Nissan Rogue, the Local Natives took the crossover SUV out in the desert for a little impromptu performance. The indie band rocked out with the help of two Rogue models as part of Nissan's "Off the Stage" series. So, without further ado, here's the Local Natives singing their hit song, "Breakers."

Beyond concerts, the 2014 Nissan Rogue has been redesigned to deliver sleek style, improved…

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Nissan Releases Video Rendering of Speedy Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

When it comes to the development of speedy and sporty models, the Nissan brand is no stranger, as you may have previously gleaned from models like the recently debuted 2015 370Z NISMO. The Japanese automaker is at it once again as they recently released a video clip of the Nissan Concept 2020 Vision Gran Turismo.

This vehicle is featured in the Gran Tursimo 6 video game for Playstation, where gamers can virtually get behind the…

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Jam out to your Favorite Tunes in the 2014 Nissan Sentra

Are you planning some fun driving adventures this summer? If so, you're going to need two things: a reliable vehicle and a good sound system. This is where the 2014 Nissan Sentra comes in handy. We love that this sedan offers the whole package, including NissanConnectSM technology and a Bose Premium Audio system.

You can feel free to put down the windows and blast your favorite tunes when cruising around in the Sentra. This…

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