One of the biggest problems when traveling or moving is trying to fit everything in your vehicle (2017 Nissan Altima, anyone?). We’ll share some of our favorite space-saving tips that will make packing your car a breeze!
- Pack similar items together – Make sure that you have breakable items at least kind of together. This will help you make sure that they’re placed carefully in a low-risk area of the car.
- Take advantage of all space – The trunk isn’t the only place to store things in a car! Store items under seats and anywhere else you can find it.
- Use bags, not boxes – As you may realize, it can be hard to fit a squared-off object into a rounded car interior. By packing in bags your cargo becomes more pliable and easier to fit.
- Bonus tip: use vacuum bags for even more space!
- Use an overhead carrier – There will always be times when you just need more space than you have. Add a carrier to the top of your car and pack it with the items you know you won’t need until you reach your destination.
Whether you’re going on a road trip, leaving for vacation or moving, let’s face it: space is always coveted when packing your car. Make the most of it with a new 2017 Nissan Altima sedan from 171 Nissan in DeRidder, LA!
Seeing as February is missing two to three days compared to the rest of the months, we at 171 Nissan often wait with bated breath for the month’s sales reports — how did we do with fewer days to reach our goals? This year, however, we exhaled triumphantly when Nissan Group released the numbers. Selling over 105,000 vehicles, Nissan broke February sales records. What were we worried about?
With 105, 631 units sold, last month’s sales increased 16.7 percent over the numbers reported for the same period last year.
Sales were led by the ever-popular Nissan Altima and the all-new 2014 Rogue, which has only been on the market for three full months. Combined, the two models accounted for more than 48,000 vehicles with new owners.
The two weren’t the only stars in Nissan’s diverse lineup, however. Both the all-electric LEAF and Frontier jumped in sales by over 100 percent; and the trendy Juke saw sales rise 83.7 percent to record the best sales seen during any month.
Now that we’ve made it through the shortest month of the year, we’re excited to see how sales improve when we have a few more days in the month.[Top]
This week, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) released its 12 Best Family Cars of 2014, a list of the 12 cars that, after extensive research, KBB felt were most suited to families on the road. In an exhilarating victory, Nissan claimed a quarter of the top spots. The Rogue, Altima, and Pathfinder all made the final cut.
To select the top 12, Kelley Blue Book editors decided on 21 top contenders, based on vehicles that had earned top ranks in the website’s Expert Ratings in several different family-friendly categories. Some of these categories included room for child seats, cargo space, comfort, safety, rear-seat entertainment, and driving performance.
After the editors had narrowed down the options to the top 21, they turned to actual families for feedback; thus, the winners have been tried and tested not just by editors but by the people who truly use them for family needs.
“Each of these vehicles was designed to fit the needs of a wide range of customers and situations, while also being family-friendly,” said Dan Mohnke, vice president, Nissan Chief Marketing Manager & Marketing Operations. “From Pathfinder’s more conventional family profile to Rogue’s wealth of amenities and clever cargo solutions to Altima’s ideal fusion of sportiness and practicality, the mainstream appeal of these vehicles’ designs has been borne out in robust sales numbers and third-party accolades such as these most recent awards from KBB.com.”
To see a complete list of winners, visit KBB.com.[Top]