18 February 2015

The Ultimate Nissan Buyers List: The Top 5 Nissans Ever

Nissan has always been a strong contender when it comes to cars. The Japanese car maker has ensured that reliability and safety are at the heart of every car that they produce. Japanese imports to the UK and US have been wildly popular. Reliability and functionality aside, you can pick up a great Nissan for a snip of the price. But, you don’t have to compromise on quality to get a fantastic car.

Nissan has gone from strength to strength. As such, the brand is now well-loved and well-known around the world. Recently introducing us to the Nissan GT-R LM NISMO during a commercial break for the Super Bowl XLIX, which was the perfect opportunity for Nissan’s “With Dad” commercial to air for the first time.

But, what are the best Nissans of all time? Here are our top five Nissan's of all time.

#1 The Nissan Skyline GTR 1969

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Let’s face it; the Skyline has become something of a legend among petrol heads. Everyone has, at some point, dreamed of owning this classic. It was quick, rapid and a true product of its time. When you look at the Skyline now, it doesn’t seem to have aged. Sure, it has the typical late 1960’s styling features, but it still makes for a fantastic car. Let’s face it; it’s all on our bucket list to drive one. Of course, you can pick a 2002 model too. It’s a lot sleeker than its original but is still a great car all-around.

#2 Nissan 350Z 2003

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Jumping a couple of decades is okay. The 350Z was a mean machine courtesy of Nissan. The sleek, superior styling made it a modern day classic. But, the thing that really enraptured people was its ability to kick out a whopping 287 BHP. It was a family coupe, but not as we knew it. The roadster was a funkier two-door model, but it was the coupe that stole our heart. It was fearless, fast and looked the business.

#3 Nissan Leaf 2011

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Okay, so electric cars may not be everyone’s bag, but the Leaf has had a lot of commercial success in the US. The Leaf is one of a kind. While many electric cars have been produced, the Leaf is the only one that is likely to stick around. Nissan have created an affordable electric car that looks good and sounds good too. While purists may not love the feel of an electric car, you have to admit the Leaf is a pretty good looking car. With three options on the Leaf, it’s groundbreaking in the world of electric cars. After all, Nissan pride themselves on giving their customers choice. 

#4 Datsun 240Z 1970

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We are back heralding the classics again, and used Nissan cars in Fayetteville don’t come much better than this. In theory, this car was an enormous risk for the Japanese auto giants. In the 1970s, the V8 engine ruled. But, Nissan took a step back and created the Datsun. At the time, the aim of Nissan was to provide European motor lovers a chance to afford a reasonably priced car. But, the risk paid off, and Nissan made a fortune from the Datsun.

#5 Nissan GT-R  2009

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The 480 BHP super beast was unveiled in 2009. What more can we say? It’s an impressive car with plenty of power.

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