Shopping for a new car should be fun and exciting. However, with almost limitless choices, it can be overwhelming. It’s true — you will have to make some decisions. For example, you must decide whether you want a sedan, SUV, or truck. Do you want a fuel-efficient model, something powerful with spirited driving, or off-road capability? You may want a premium interior with the cutting-edge tech everyone is talking about. And the most critical question is, do you want a new car, or will you be happy with a used vehicle?
With the right coaching and perspective, your choices will get you behind the wheel of your dream vehicle. So let’s explore some of the benefits you can enjoy when you buy a new car rather than a used model.
If you’ve ever shopped for a new car, you know that new car smell is real. There’s nothing quite like slipping behind the wheel and taking a deep breath. But a new car has more than just that smell — there are plenty more factors for you to enjoy:
You’re the first person to drive a brand-new car. That means you get to enjoy the vehicle in its peak condition. You get to break in the driver’s seat and set the controls to your liking, right down to presetting your favorite radio stations. There are no scratches, dings, or dents outside, and no missing radio knobs or tears in the upholstery inside. Everything is new, looks great, and works perfectly.
You also get to drive the car at its mechanical best. Automakers continue to improve the quality and craftsmanship of vehicles to the point where they run thousands of miles without needing anything more than routine oil changes.
You decide how you drive every mile in a new car. New-car owners typically take excellent care of their vehicles, and you probably will too. However, you can’t tell how a used car was driven by looking at it. You don’t know if it was pushed hard in stop-and-go traffic for years or was gently cruising around town.
As a result, new cars cost less to own overall because you won’t have the maintenance issues used cars encounter. And whichever new car you choose, our finance center professionals can quickly get you into a deal that fits your budget and lifestyle.
Every year we see new technology and features introduced. Only a few years ago, many of these extras were optional equipment. Today, manufacturers, such as Nissan, include them as standard features because buyers consider them must-have equipment.
For instance, everyone wants the latest driver-assist technology, such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring. Unfortunately, if you buy a used car that’s 3 to 5 years old, you may not find these systems included. But you can bet a new vehicle has a suite of technology to enhance your Cape Girardeau travels and keep you safe.
In addition, the infotainment technology in new cars elevates your driving experience like never before. Touch screens offer access to the internet so you can find somewhere to eat, book a hotel room, get navigation information, and stream your favorite music with a few taps. And you can sync your smartphone for wireless operations using simple, intuitive voice commands.
New in-vehicle tech allows for remote accessibility and operations as well. Now you can download an app and use it to start your car and set the climate control from anywhere. These apps can lock or unlock your vehicle too. Plus, you can use them to find your car in crowded parking lots.
When you buy or lease a new car, you get significant warranty protection. For example, almost every Nissan has a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty. A limited warranty covers every part on your new car, from bumper to bumper, excluding normal wear and tear.
In addition, you have a five-year limited powertrain warranty that protects you against failure of any part responsible for propelling the car. That covers your engine, transmission, drivetrain, axles, etc.
Nissan continues to make quality vehicles that drivers love. If you’re considering a new car, we have a few popular models you might like. And we always offer new vehicle specials to save you money.
Growing families with an adventurous attitude love the 2023 Nissan Pathfinder. Outside, it projects a rugged yet refined appearance. The Pathfinder’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system features seven drive and terrain modes, and a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds backs up that capable profile.
Inside, you have three rows of refined comfort. Semi-aniline leather appointments, heated and ventilated seats, multizone climate control, and the latest in-vehicle tech keep everyone cradled in luxury and connected no matter where your adventurous life leads.
Perhaps the most popular SUV in the Nissan lineup, the 2023 Nissan Rogue continues to dominate the midsize SUV segment. The Rogue’s bold exterior style was made for turning heads around town, yet it’s capable of immediately escaping them.
The Rogue has a 201-horsepower turbo engine that delivers spirited driving dynamics while posting a 37 mpg rating on the highway. You can stick with the standard front-wheel-drive platform or opt for Nissan’s intelligent all-wheel-drive system for enhanced traction and control.
Top trims offer premium leather seating for up to five people. You also get the latest safety and in-vehicle tech to elevate your driving. Plus, you get the versatility of an SUV with 36.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat up.
Nissan’s midsize truck offers full-size style and the capability you want from a pickup. The 2023 Nissan Frontier has the rugged styling and four-wheel-drive capability you need to leave the pavement behind confidently. Powered by Nissan’s 3.6-liter V-6 that makes a best-in-class 310 horsepower, you can tow up to 6,690 pounds.
Frontier owners love the zero-gravity seats that have you floating in comfort. And you can counter those cold winter mornings with the remote start feature to activate the heated seats and steering wheel before you get in. Plus, you get all the latest technology to keep you connected on your next excursion.
John Sinclair Nissan has an expansive inventory of new Nissan cars, trucks, and SUVs at competitive prices. So if you’re ready to take the next step and buy a new vehicle, we invite you to shop our virtual inventory. You’re closer than you think to enjoying the benefits of new-car ownership.