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2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X, Side 3/4 View

2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Luxury – Road Test

In Canada when we think of trucks the F-150, Chevy Silverado and Ram 1500 are the first that come to mind. Why not the Nissan Titan? Maybe it’s because all we ever see are the others. Ford sold 145,694 F-150’s last year, whereas Nissan sold only 2,807 Titans. That explains why you rarely see Titans out in the wild. But just because something is not popular, doesn’t mean it’s not good. You don’t see Ferrari’s every day either, but you wouldn’t automatically think they were temperamental and prone to breaking down… oh, that’s not a good example. How about this… outside of North America there are virtually only 2 pickup trucks: Nissan and Toyota. They own the world the way Ford, GM and Ram own North America. Nissan is a legitimate pickup truck manufacturer, they just get overlooked here. What does the rest of the world know that we don’t? Let’s check it out and see…

2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X, Iain Shankland, Road-Test.org

Nissan Titan Leaving Canada – Will Focus On Crossovers And Sedans Instead

August 18, 2020 / After testing a Titan for a week, I returned it, only to find that Nissan has pulled the plug on it here in Canada. That’s rather unfortunate because it’s a really good truck. Watch this space for a full review. It’s still available at dealers and on the website – so grab one while you can. There are still some new 2019’s available along with 2020’s. The last time I checked there was at least $15,000 off and no charge freight, making them very affordable.

2020 Nissan Maxima Platinum – Road Test

It’s been a couple of years since I last tested a Nissan. They are never at the top of my list of must-drive vehicles and I don’t know why, because every time I drive them I love them. This week I had the opportunity to spend some serious seat time behind the wheel of the Maxima Platinum. I was expecting a decent enough drive, comfort-wise – what I didn’t expect was how much I really loved this car!

BMW April Fools, road-test.org

Car Makers Sharpen Their Crayons For April Fools Day

With another April Fools day in the record books, it’s time to review what kind of pranks the automakers have been getting up to. It’s funny to see the extremes they’ll go to just to prove they actually have a sense of humour. Here are our favourites from this year. First up, the runner up for the best 2013 April Fool’s prank by an Automaker… BWM  P.R.A.M. With a royal baby due this summer, BMW proudly announced the launch of the limited edition BMW P.R.A.M. (Postnatal Royal Auto Mobile). Available in Princess Pink or Royal Blue. The soft-top convertible has been designed using our EfficientDynamics technology. With two or four-wheel-drive, it rides as smoothly on a polo field as it does down The Mall and comes with air conditioning and built-in extendable flagpoles as standard. For those who are ‘too posh to push’ this masterpiece of motherhood even comes fitted with N.A.P.P.I.E. (Nanny-Assisting Petrol-Powered Injection Engine).

2010 Nissan 370Z Coupe – 40th Anniversary Edition – Road Test

Last time out we drove the 370Z Roadster. This week I’ve got the Coupe – the 40th Anniversary Edition no less!  So is it much different? To be honest – it’s the same but different. The two are so close that this is more of a “Point-Out-The-Differences” type of a review. Where the two cars differ though, they are significant – so read on…..

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2010 Nissan 370Z Roadster – Road Test

It been a while coming, but I finally managed to get behind the wheel of Nissan’s iconic Z sports car. The last time I was in one – as a passenger – was about 25 years ago! This week not only do I get to drive it, but I get to drive the all-new version – the 2010 370Z Roadster (next week I’m driving the 40th Anniversary 370Z Coupe, so come back to find out about that!). Has the Z really been around that long? 1970 – that was the first model year – way back when Nissan were called Datsun. I remember the Datsun 240Z – it was one of those cars everyone loved the second they saw it. Powered by a 2.4 liter in-line 6 cylinder producing 150 hp, it was only available with a 4-speed manual transmission, (that ruled out about 98% of the American population as potential purchasers – they only know how to use the right foot when driving). As the Z went through its various upgrades and changes, it …