Adam Levine in Nissan GT-R Test Drive Video

Here’s the story: Nissan challenged Adam Levine, lead singer of pop band Maroon 5. The automaker said Levine couldn’t sing while being driven around at breakneck speeds in the Nissan GT-R.  He took them up on the offer.

In the Nissan GT-R test drive video that resulted, Adam starts out sounding good, singing the first few lines to Maroon 5’s hit single, “Sugar.” He maintains control during the first burnout. However, as soon as the GT-R gets into motion, Adam can’t help but yelp a little.

For the first half of the ride, Adam manages to stay focused, though his vocal performance is peppered with nervous laughter and also the occasional howl of delight. Pretty soon, the speed and tight handling of the GT-R immobilizes his voice and he can only utter a lyric here or there. Eventually, he explicitly concedes, “I don’t even care about singing anymore. I’m just going to enjoy this!” His face is lit up with delight. At the end of the ride, he says, “I want to do it again!”

We here at Nissan of Lake Charles are sure this is what you would say if you test drive any of the great new Nissan models on our lot.

Hot Deals, Cool Rides sale going on now!

Nissan of Lake Charles’ Hot Deals, Cool Rides Sales Event is going on now!

Qualified buyers can get great financing offers on new Nissan vehicles, including 0% APR financing for up to 60 months on on the Nissan Armada, Titan, Quest, Pathfinder, Xterra, Juke, 370Z, and Murano! From family-friendly to off-road-ready, there’s something for everyone at this sales event.

If you’re not looking to buy, leasing options are available at low prices, and with $0 down, on plenty of big-name models, including the Sentra, Versa, Altima, and Frontier.

 

Nissan Altima named best sedan for used buyers

2006 Nissan Altima

Right now, dealer demand for the pre-owned Altima might be best expressed by that old Van Halen song: everybody wants some. The Nissan Altima has been named the best midsized sedan for used car buyers, and demand for the affordable-but-fun car is up. The 2005 through 2010 models received the best marks from Edmunds.

The Nissan Altima is well-known for reliability, and its fuel-efficient-but-stylish design make it fun and family-friendly. Interior ergonomic design and comfort, as well as ultra-smooth operation, make it great to drive.

And, while demand for the Altima is up, now may be the best time for buyers to look for used cars. The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) reported in April that we could see the price of used cars decrease this summer, and they have recently confirmed that report.  In fact, some models’ value could drop by $900 in only one month.

 

TrueCar.com IDs the most popular rides for moms

Just in time for Mother’s Day, TrueCar.com has identified the ten most popular cars for moms – and three Nissan vehicles make the list. It looks like the stereotypically dorky soccer-mom van has gone by the wayside! Today’s moms are driving stylish sedans and crossovers, offering both power and family-friendliness.

According to data from last year about women with children and the cars they drive, the Nissan Altima is among the top rides for moms. The midsize sedan has a sporty exterior and a roomy interior, with room for five and over 25 feet of cargo space in the truck. An amped-up engine and great gas mileage also make this an ideal family car. Newly remodeled, the 2013 Altima is sure to be a win with moms (and everyone else) in the coming year.

The five-passenger Nissan Rouge also made the list. With a 50star crash safety rating and accolades from experts and drivers alike, the crossover has been a big hit since its debut five years ago. The midsize SUV can maneuver into tight parking spaces while providing huge cargo space and 170 horsepower.

Rounding out Nissan’s mom-pleasing fleet is the Nissan Sentra, a compact car priced under $20,000. With gas mileage over 30 miles per gallon and seating for five, the Sentra offers great economy for small families.

Nissan of Lake Charles is proud to offer all of these vehicles and many more. And, perhaps a test drive in a new or used Nissan is just what Mom is looking for this Mother’s Day!