There is often a perception that drivers need to refinance their homes to be able to afford a sporty and satisfying ride, but AutoGuide.com recently debunked that myth with its list of the Top 10 Performance Cars Under $30,000. Among the auto-news site’s affordable performers was the Nissan 370Z Coupe, which was recognized for its responsive 332-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 engine as well as its range of amenities and upscale touches.
The 370Z Coupe’s powerplant is paired to a standard six-speed close-ratio manual transmission that provides smooth shifting, while a low center of gravity and a wide stance ensure crisp cornering. Donning automatic on-off HID bi-functional xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights, Nissan’s sports car has the sleek looks to match its nimble performance. Inside the driver-focused cabin, buyers are treated to standard Bluetooth connectivity, Automatic Temperature Control, two 12-volt DC power outlets, an eight-way adjustable driver’s seat and a Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start.
“Buyers of the Nissan 370Z Coupe get the style, performance and amenities of a sports car that costs thousands of dollars more,” said Jeff Rosen, general manager of Rosen Nissan Milwaukee. “There are other affordable sports cars on the market, but none that can fully harness V6 performance through their transmission and chassis like the 370Z Coupe can.”
That unique mix of capabilities was on full display earlier this month in the United Arab Emirates, where a pair of Nissan 370Zs set a Guinness World Records title for the longest non-stop twin vehicle drifting. Performing at the Nissan 370Z Drift Experience in Dubai, the two Nissan Z cars drifted side by side on a track for 28.52 kilometers, or 17.7 miles. Amateur drivers were also able to test out their drifting skills in a safe environment at the event with the help of the Prodrift Academy.
Car buyers are at risk of information overload this holiday season with the countless dealership sales and the heart-warming commercials accompanying them. Fortunately, there are auto researchers like Edmunds to help them cut through the clutter, and the publication has highlighted the 2015 Kia Optima and Soul as vehicles featuring legit deals this holiday season.
The 2015 Optima LX is showcased prominently in the Edmunds.com December roundup of lease deals priced at or around $199 per month, and our Milwaukee Kia dealership is currently leasing the model for $189 per month with just $1,999 due at signing. For that pricing, buyers will get plenty of standard technology in the popular midsize sedan, including Bluetooth connectivity, USB and auxiliary inputs, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls and a Tire-Pressure Monitoring System.
Available for the same lease pricing structure as the Optima through our Kia Holiday Sales Event, the base 2015 Soul urban hatchback is touted in the Edmunds.com December roundup as well, offering its signature boxy styling in a sleeker and more responsive form after a redesign for the 2014 model year.
The Kia Holiday Sales Event at Rosen Kia Milwaukee also includes great leasing deals on the 2014 Sportage crossover CUV, the 2015 Sorento LX crossover SUV and the 2015 Cadenza premium sedan, but it only runs through January 5, so make plans to head to our dealership soon for a test-drive!
While we’re expecting that many more happy customers will leave our Milwaukee Nissan dealership with new vehicles during our holiday event this month, it gives us a great sense of pride to know that Nissan has already reached its best-ever annual sales in 2014. Helping put the automaker over the top last month were record November sales of the Nissan LEAF and Rogue, two vehicles that have been strong sellers all year long.
Sales of the Nissan Rogue compact crossover SUV surpassed 15,000 units in the United States last month, an impressive 44 percent increase compared to November 2013. Through 11 months of 2014, Nissan has moved 25 percent more Rogue models than it did in the same period last year.
As for the Nissan LEAF, sales of the all-electric vehicle totaled 2,687 units, marking its 22nd consecutive monthly record and the highest-ever tally for an EV during the month of November. The LEAF broke the annual sales record for an EV way back in October, and its year-over-year sales have risen by 35 percent year-to-date.
With the Rogue returning a best-in-class 33 mpg on the highway and the LEAF boasting an 84-mile driving range, the two popular Nissan vehicles both provide buyers with surprisingly affordable efficiency. If you’d like to give yourself the gift of great gas mileage this holiday season, or just want to cut out gasoline altogether, stop by Rosen Nissan Milwaukee for a test-drive.