The Titanic II – a New Cruise Ship

Have you heard about this? Construction of a new cruise ship named Titanic II and modeled almost exactly after the original is underway. It’s said that costumes of the era will be provided and living and dining quarters will be the same, from separated dining halls between classes, to Turkish baths, a gym, a squash court, a grand staircase, and swimming pools.

Sounds pretty cool, doesn’t it? Except for the fact that, you know, the original one hit an iceberg. I think it would be really fun to reenact that time period on a replica of the Titanic, but I can see how some people might not be too excited by that. The ship will make a voyage from Southhampton, England to New York with 2,600 passengers and about 900 crew members.

What do you think? Would you be interested in traveling aboard a recreation of the Titanic?

The Great American Road Trip from Economy Nissan

I’ve gone on many road trips in my life. Some have been all the way across the U.S. and some have been only a couple states away. One thing they all have in common is that they’ve all given me an open view of our country and kept me out of the trap of never leaving the city or state that so many people fall into.

Of course it’s a great chance to bond with your family, but my family has always been close. For me, it was always more about being with my family to see all these amazing places many of my friends had never seen (and still haven’t).  I feel strongly that everyone should be on a road trip at least once, the further the better. The destination is always great, of course, but the stops along the way and the time inside the car are what it’s really about. Yes, even bickering with siblings – it’s all part of the experience.

Hopefully if you haven’t already, you’ll take your family on a classic American road trip and experience what has always been a huge part of my life.  If you have any vehicle questions or need to make sure your vehicle is all tip-top and ready for the road, don’t hesitate to stop in to our Nissan dealership or visit us online at

Nissan’s 2014 GT-R Track Edition Debuted in Chicago Auto Show

Nissan GT-R

If you’re an avid fan of fast cars and the companies that make them, chances are you’re familiar with Nissan’s 2014 GT-R, a speedy sports car designed to compete (and even beat) the likes of Porsche, BMW, and even Lamborghini. Well, hardcore fans and casual fans alike can get excited about the new GT-R that was debuted at the Chicago Auto Show: the 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition.

The Track Edition is one impressive vehicle, delivering a whopping 545 horsepower with 463 lb-ft of torque. Sporting a lack of backseats for weight reduction and heavily upgraded front bucket seats, the Track Edition also comes with a carbon fiber front splitter with brake cooling ducts and a finely-tuned suspension.  Stock springs have been replaced with Bilstein DampTronic shocks.

Some specs for the 2013 GT-R base model:

  • 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V6, 545 horsepower at 6,400 rpm
  • Dual clutch 6-speed transmission with three modes: normal, R-Mode, and Save
  • Fully automatic or full manual shifting via steering column-mounted paddle shifters
  • Hollow front and solid rear stabilizer bars to maintain maximum tire contact at all four wheels during cornering
  • Nissan/Brembo braking system, 4-wheel disc brakes

Find the Nissan GT-R at Nissan dealerships this year, but only 150 will be made of the Track Edition.

Nissan Brings Bose Sound System to the All-Electric 2013 LEAF

2013 LEAF

When you hear about all-electric vehicles, chances are that the word “luxury” doesn’t typically come to mind. That’s because at first, all-electric vehicles were meant to solely be energy efficient and barebones. With new technology, Economy Nissan is excited to announce the 2013 LEAF’s energy-efficient Bose sound system.

Now that the market for electric cars is expanding to be more mainstream, the demand for a more well-rounded and comfort-equipped vehicle is higher than ever. The sound system featured in the new 2013 LEAF is the same powerful, high-quality audio that people have come to expect, but with a much smaller footprint and about half the energy consumption of typical systems.

This new Bose system has a 4.5-inch Nd Richbass subwoofer inside of an Acoustic Waveguide bassbox, which uses special Bose technology to create powerful bass within small spaces. The mid- and high-frequency didn’t get the shaft, though – two 1-inch neodymium tweeters, two 6.5-inch neodymium speakers, and two 5.25-inch speakers combine to make a quality sound experience that doesn’t contradict the 2013 LEAF’s efficient nature.

What do you think – would you be more likely to buy and drive an all-electric vehicle if it had some more comfort features?