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Road Trip Games for the Family

Keeping occupied on a long trip can be difficult, especially since there’s not many things to do in the car. Fortunately for drivers, kids can be easily distracted with a fun family game. Kids both young and old enjoy some fun road trip games, and you may end up enjoying yourself as well. Here are a few fun road trip games for the family as suggested by us here at Nissan of Clinton!

The Alphabet Game

This game involves two players, each choosing a side of the vehicle. Each player then tries to complete the alphabet in order from A to Z using only the letters that appear on signs or license plates on their respective sides. The first player to complete the entire alphabet (without skipping letters) wins!

Telephone

The Telephone game requires at least three people to play properly. The first person whispers a story to the second person, who then whispers it to the third person, and so on. The last person repeats the story for the entire car to hear. It’s more than likely parts of the story were changed or lost, making it a great game for some laughs.

The Theme Song Game

Playing this game is as easy as humming the tune to a TV show. Other passengers then try to guess the show. The first person to guess correctly gets to hum the next theme song, and so on.

So get ready for your summer vacation and when you’re packing your bags don’t forget about these fun games! They’ll make the time go by quicker and everyone will have fun!

Best Nissans for Recent Grads: Altima, Rogue, Sentra

Looking for the best Nissans for recent grads? There are a number of options to choose from, and the Altima, Rogue, and Sentra are among the best for several reasons. Not only are they affordable, but they are also safe, versatile, and advanced. When you drive any of these three Nissan models, you get all the great features of a luxury or high-performance car without breaking the bank.

The Altima is a sporty sedan that has the perfect combination of athletic appeal and quality design. Recent grads have a lot on their mind, including student loans, job applications, and more. According to Nissan, the Altima is an ideal car for these buyers because it comes with features like a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with an Xtronic CVT—a fuel-sipping powertrain that saves you money without sacrificing performance. So, while you’re making payments on student loans and driving to interviews, you’ll save at the pump while also truly loving your ride.

Additionally, the Rogue is perfect for those who want an SUV. Many recent grads are migrating to big cities, which makes the Rogue—a compact SUV—an ideal choice. You can easily fit a bike, camping equipment, or whatever else you need for your next adventure without buying a massive SUV. The Rogue is the perfect SUV for recent grads.

Finally, the Sentra is a practical sedan that looks fantastic. You can get up to 37 mpg highway* when properly equipped, while the contoured exterior is bound to turn some heads. This model also has Bluetooth®, NissanConnect℠, and more. Stop by Nissan of Clinton to test drive the Sentra, as well as the Altima or Rogue.

*EPA estimates only. Actual mileage may vary.

Nissan TITAN PRO-4X Named 2017 Rocky Mountain Pickup Truck of the Year

Rocky Mountain Pickup TruckThe Nissan TITAN PRO-4X was named the 2017 Rocky Mountain Pickup Truck of the Year by Rocky Mountain Automotive Press, who called it the truck that “best matches the Rocky Mountain lifestyle.” The award was given at the Denver Auto Show on April 5th at the annual Charity Preview Party.

Rocky Mountain Automotive Press is made up of journalists from all over the Rocky Mountain area, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Idaho, and Utah. The president of the press, David Muramoto, said the TITAN PRO-4X has “the kind of detail—build quality, ruggedness and the latest technology—truck buyers love.”

The TITAN PRO-4X is equipped with a 390-horsepower 5.6-liter Endurance V8 engine and is available in five grade levels. Currently available in a Crew Cab body style, the TITAN King Cab will also come in the PRO-4X trim and will go up for sale in dealerships this spring.

The PRO-4X is covered by Nissan’s “America’s Best Truck Warranty,” which features bumper-to-bumper coverage for the first 5 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. It comes with technology such as Siri Eyes Free and active safety technology like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Warning.

For more information about the PRO-4X or the upcoming King Cab, give us a call today at Nissan of Clinton!

Sampson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Organizes “Art in the Park”

Sampson County Extension Master GardenerThe Sampson County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program organized the first-ever “Art in the Park” event on April 8th, where visitors to the Sampson County Cooperative Extension grounds off US 421 south of Clinton could view hand-made art pieces.

The volunteer group held an herb cooking class from 10am to noon on the 8th, which was proceeded by the “Art in the Park” event. The volunteers showcased their creative work and offered lavender shortbread cookies and strawberry mint-infused water made at the cooking event. The art was made of plant material as well as yard objects like chairs and grills that were repurposed as planters.

The “Art in the Park” event was also meant to advertise the group’s annual azalea sale, which is ongoing through the month of April. Buyers can find showcased azaleas, geraniums, herbs, and more at the Extension Office at 55 Agriculture Place in Clinton.

The group of 20 puts on seminars and outreach events for all ages, including cooking classes and other educational programs. To support the Master Gardeners, you can buy from the azalea sale any time between 10am and 6pm, Monday through Saturday, until the end of April. Our staff at Nissan of Clinton love supporting local organizations, so we hope you’ll stop by the sale!

Nissan TITAN King Cab Added to Lineup

TITAN King Cab

With the TITAN King Cab, it has wide-opening rear doors for easy access to the back seats. The body style comes on both the half-ton TITAN and TITAN XD.

The Nissan TITAN lineup is finally complete with the addition of the King Cab body style. This cab fits in between the standard single cab and full-size Crew Cab. The King Cab has available seating for up to six passengers and even offers a “rear seat delete” option for buyers who want a secure, flat loading area.

With the TITAN King Cab, it comes with wide-opening rear doors for easy access to the back seats. The body style is available on both the half-ton TITAN and TITAN XD.

On the TITAN XD, King Cab models will be 230.5 inches long and come with a 6.5-foot bed. This cab is available on the S, SV, and PRO-4X trims. It can be paired with either the Cummins 5.0-liter V8 Turbo Diesel or the 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine. On the TITAN half-ton pickup, the King Cab models come with a 6.5-foot bed, but the 5.6-liter Endurance V8 gasoline engine is the only option.

“The launch of the new King Cab body is the last step in a journey that began in December 2015 with the debut of the breakthrough TITAN XD, which continues to carve out a unique white space between competitors’ heavy-duty and half-ton trucks,” said Fred Diaz, division vice president and general manager, North America Trucks and Light Commercial Vehicles, Nissan North America, Inc.

All TITAN models are assembled in Canton, Mississippi, and here at Nissan of Clinton, we are proud to offer the full American-made Nissan truck lineup. Stop by today and pick out your favorite.

Amazing South Carolina Road Trips to Take in Your Nissan

South Carolina Road Trips

Spring is here, which means warmer and sunnier days ahead. Check out some of these fun South Carolina road trips you could plan to take.

Spring is here, which means warmer and sunnier days ahead. If you’re planning to spend some days travelling on the road this year, head to our beautiful neighbor to the South, South Carolina! Check out some of these fun South Carolina road trips you could plan to take. And, if you need a new road trip cruiser, come see us now at Nissan of Clinton.

  • Lighthouse road trip. Travel up or down the east coast of South Carolina and see some of the most beautiful and historic lighthouses in the state.
  • Haunted road trip. If you love all things that make you jump, travel across the state and visit these seven spectacularly spooky sites, including the grave site of Alice Flagg, one of South Carolina’s most famous ghosts.
  • Waterfall road trip. This breathtaking road trip has you visit seven beautiful waterfalls across the state and will take less than 5 hours of driving.
  • Amazing places road trip. This route takes you past Table Rock, the Pretty Place Chapel, Whiteford’s Giant Burger, and more. You might be able to hit every spot on just one tank of gas.
  • Ghost towns road trip. Drive past some of South Carolina’s forgotten towns. You’ll see the remnants of Pickneyville, Colonial Dorchester, and more.

What is your favorite road trip route to take in the spring?

Why Buy a New Nissan? 2017 Altima Features

new 2017 Altima features

The 2017 Altima features are unparalleled, offering many unique combinations you just can’t find elsewhere. In fact, the new Altima is one of the top models on the market. We’ve put together a post of the top five reasons to consider buying the Altima, each of which displays the latest features and design options on this new sedan.

According to Nissan, one of this model’s top features is its interior design. This includes spacious seating for up to five, as well as available leather trim and the latest technologies. You’ll find ergonomic seating, as well as a climate-controlled environment and user-friendly infotainment. Nothing tops the new Altima interior.

Another reason to consider buying the Altima is for its intelligent technology. This model comes with state-of-the-art systems such as Siri Eyes Free to keep you safe and connected as you drive, Bose Premium Audio, and the intelligent NissanConnect system. You can also easily integrate your smartphone, increasing connectivity.

Check out the safety features on the new Nissan Altima. This model comes with the latest engineering, including advanced airbags, LATCH child safety seating, and more. You can rest assured that you’re safe behind the wheel of the new Altima.

The Altima also has a bold exterior design, with sporty looks and an athletic build. Not only does this compliment the impressive performance, but the Altima also has features like LED lighting and optional chrome trim to make your car stand out.

Finally, the new Altima has the latest driver assist technologies. These features optimize standard safety systems, and they include things like Blind Spot Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, and more. Added peace of mind is one thing you just can’t find elsewhere.

Things to Do in Clinton for Valentine’s Day

Things to Do in Clinton

There are a lot of the great things to do in Clinton for Valentine’s Day, including B&Bs, nice restaurants, and scenic locations for a relaxing picnic.

Looking for things to do in Clinton, NC? There’s plenty for this Valentine’s Day. From getting dinner at a nice restaurant to having a picnic, you’ll find something for everyone. If all else fails, consider a romantic drive through the country in a brand-new Nissan. Read on to learn more about ideas for Valentine’s Day in Clinton, NC.

Clinton is well-known for its B&Bs, according to TripAdvisor, which is a great way to get away this Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re looking for a romantic trip or you simply want a night out, the range of B&B locations in Clinton will cater to your every need. Among the top locations are the Ashford Inn and Richert Inn, both of which are quaint houses with good food and accommodations.

You should also consider a fine dining experience. Clinton has tons of restaurants that are great for date night, among which the top-rated names include Alfredo’s Ristorane Italiano (with a Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor), The Hungry Farmer, and Ted’s Charcoal Steakhouse. Be sure to make a reservation, as it can be busy in there.

Finally, consider a relaxing picnic in a scenic location. Near Clinton are some truly memorable places, including the Jones Lake State Park (ideal near sunset), the Singletary Lake State Park, and the Cliffs of the Neuse. Just be sure to bring a blanket and warm clothes in case of cold weather. These are just some of the many things to do in Clinton this Valentine’s Day.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0 Concept

Nissan is all about innovation, and they prove that with the new Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept. This all-new styling concept signals the future of our vehicles.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0

The Vmotion 2.0 concept debuted officially at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With this concept comes a preview of how future Nissan sedans will look. The concept vehicle is sharp and futuristic, exactly what you picture when you imagine vehicles of the future.

Marketed as a “new concept for tomorrow’s busy professionals,” the Vmotion 2.0 car is named for its signature front design, in the shape of “V” to increase aerodynamics. An extended wheelbase offers plenty of room on the inside and wrap-around rear glass opens up sightlines and makes for a gorgeous see-through roof.

Nissan Vmotion 2.0

This car not only shows the future through its exterior, but also through its engineering. The Vmotion 2.0 shows the future of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility program. With its physical efficiency comes zero emissions.

“Technology is evolving. So is design. At Nissan we see design as the ultimate expression of how customer see themselves, but also an expression of the vision and values of our brand, “ said Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice Presiden and Chief Creative Officer, Nissan.

So who knows? You may be behind this futuristic wheel one day.

Benefits of Driving a Nissan Truck

benefits of driving a nissan truck - nissan of clinton - clinton, nc

If you love pickup trucks, then you know how important it is to have the perfect truck for your lifestyle. Thankfully, a Nissan truck is perfect for anyone. Here are some reasons to call a Nissan truck yours today.

Options – Nissan has three different trucks so that you can find the perfect truck for you. If you prioritize maneuverability and efficiency, you’ll want the Nissan Frontier. The Nissan Titan gives you even more space and strength. And if you want diesel, that’s what the Nissan Titan XD is for. No matter what truck needs you have, Nissan will fulfill them.

Noteworthy – The Nissan Titan is a standout in its class. The 2017 Titan was named the 2017 Truck Trend Pickup Truck of the year. It earned this award for its durability and practicality. If you’re driving a Nissan Titan, you’re driving an award winner.

Innovations – From truck bed innovations to interior technology, any Nissan truck comes packed with the latest innovations. A Utili-track Channel System in your truck bed gives you a smart way to transport cargo and NissanConnect gives you information and entertainment.

Style – When you choose a Nissan truck, you’re getting that aggressive yet sleek style that is sure to turn heads on the road.