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Red Carpet Classic at Blackburn Motor Company

A car show is the perfect place for enthusiasts and history buffs to spend a weekend! The Red Carpet Classic is coming up fast, so be sure to mark your calendars. This year’s annual car show will be held at Blackburn Motor Company in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Grab your keys, the kids, and your car! This year is bound to be one that you don’t want to miss.

All kinds of vehicles are welcome at the 11th annual Red Carpet Classic. Muscle cars, hot rods, race cars, antique vehicles, and tractors are just a handful of what we want to see on the lot! Registration starts at 11am on April 22nd, but attendees can pre-register and save a little money.

The Friday Nite Drive In starts at 6pm and will feature the animated movie Cars. Vehicles will be judged and could win a variety of awards. Several potential awards include the People’s Choice, Sweet 16, Mayor’s Choice, and Kid’s Pick. Awards will be presented at 2pm on the day of the show.

See vicksburgcruisers.com for updates regarding scheduling and event changes for the 11th annual Red Carpet Classic later this month. We here at Blackburn Nissan hope to see you there!

Check Out These Exciting Nissan Armada Highlights

2017 Nissan ArmadaBack when it first made its debut on the market, the Nissan Armada—like other full-size SUVs—wasn’t built to be a smart, technology-packed vehicle. However, 2017 is a new era, and the new Nissan Armada for the 2017 model year makes use of plentiful tech to compete in a segment and automotive market that increasingly rely on connectivity features to sell vehicles.

It doesn’t disappoint, thanks to new safety systems, a new Around-View monitor, and various other strides in performance that make it a great off-roading vehicle.

The Around-View Monitor is useful in multiple situations, from backing up, to changing lanes on the highway, to navigating difficult terrain. This is due to its ability to display a bird’s-eye view of the area around the Armada. Additionally, the Nissan Armada has several of the most “basic” safety tech systems, like blind spot detection and lane departure warning.

The Nissan Armada is also built on the same Patrol platform as the Infiniti QX80, which means you get the look and space of a luxury-class vehicle for a fraction of the cost. Premium features like a 13-speaker Bose audio system, an 8-inch color touch radio, and LED exterior lights come standard on the Armada, too, so you won’t be missing any amenities, either.

The new Nissan Armada offers a ton more features for families in need of a large hauler, so make sure you check out the new 2017 model year loaded with technology and luxury materials. We’ve got the new Armada on our lot here in Vicksburg. Be sure to stop by Blackburn Nissan to check it out!

How to Decide Between Manual Vs. Automatic

manual transmissionCars with manual transmissions—the fearsome “stick shift”—get a bad rap. But once you learn to drive one, there are plenty of advantages to a manual transmission—just as automatic transmissions have their pros and cons. Here’s a rundown of how to decide between manual vs. automatic.

Automatic cars are easy. You brake to put the car into drive or park, and the car shifts to the right gear for you as you speed up. It’s convenient and lets you keep your full attention on your surroundings. However, automatic cars are more expensive than manual cars, and their fuel economy and acceleration tend to be worse.

automatic transmissionSo while you get more bang for your buck with a manual, there are also plenty of drawbacks. Most cars are automatic, so your choices for a manual are limited, and they can be difficult to handle, especially in dense stop-and-go traffic that requires a lot of shifting. Plus, since most people aren’t looking to buy manual, you might have trouble reselling it.

If you have the time to develop the skill, manual could be a better, cheaper option for you, but automatics are great too! It all depends on your preference.

New Nissan Maxima Brings Sportier Driving Experience to Sedan Segment

The new Nissan Maxima has been redesigned specifically to make it one of the sportiest sedans on the market today. The new 2016 model really takes the self-touted “four-door sports sedan” identity to the next level thanks to a full redesign, including an improved platform and powertrain features. The Maxima is now 2.2 inches longer and 1.3 inches lower to the ground than the previous model, giving it an even more aerodynamic look and driving experience.

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Nissan Maxima

The new Maxima also has a new exterior design, which looks sportier than the previous model but also brings the Maxima closer in looks to the rest of the Nissan lineup. For example, it now has the famous V-shaped grill design, comes with bold exterior styling overall, and offers tons of great trim options and extra features as well. The trims go from the baseline S trim all the way up to the Platinum trim, which comes with LED headlights, 19-inch wheels, and premium leather seats.

The Maxima is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 with 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque, combined with a continuously-variable transmission (CVT). The powertrain is a front-wheel-drive setup, and lets it go up to 60 mph in just six seconds. With all that power and luxury, the new Maxima is obviously the best choice in the luxury sedan segment. Come see us at Blackburn Nissan to learn about the Maxima and the rest of our lineup today.

List of Great Holiday Events in Vicksburg

Holiday Events in VicksburgThe holidays are a magical time, not only because Santa is coming to town, but also because it allows everyone to spend more time with their families. To make sure you have the best holiday season possible, Vicksburg has plenty of great events to offer. Make sure you check out this list of holiday events in Vicksburg and enjoy the holidays in the best way possible!

Outlets at Vicksburg Moonlight Madness
Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg
When: November 27 at 11:00 PM
Activities: Black Friday shopping with deals galore! You can even win great prizes, including a shopping spree.

Downtown Vicksburg Old-Fashioned Christmas Open House
Where: Downtown Vicksburg
When: November 30 at 1:30PM to 5:00PM
Activities: Experience Christmas in Downtown Vicksburg while exploring shops! Santa will also make an appearance, making it a magical holiday adventure.

Breakfast with Santa
Where: Southern HeritageAirFoundationMuseum Hangar at Vicksburg-TallulahRegionalAirport
When: December 6 at 8:00AM
Activities: Eat a delicious pancake breakfast, take a photo with Santa, and enjoy tons of Christmas activities!

“Holly Days” Arts & Crafts Show
Where:1302 Adams Street, Vicksburg39180
When: December 6 at 9:00AM
Activities: Peruse a variety of vendors as they sell their handmade wares. 

Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights
Where: Downtown Vicksburg
When: December 6 at 5:00PM
Activities: Watch the annual parade walk along historic Washington Street!

Wrap Up the Holidays Sale
Where: The Outlets at Vicksburg
When: December 22 to December 24
Activities: Shop for the last few gifts you need at affordable prices!

Do you have any holiday events in Vicksburg you would like to tell Blackburn Nissan about? Share them with us below!

New Nissan Crossover Models in North America: A Change in Focus

new Nissan Crossover Models
Nissan Rogue – Available now at Blackburn Nissan!

When you think of Nissan, models like the Altima and Sentra and words like “reliable” and “affordable” generally come to mind. However, in North America, Nissan is following the market and moving its focus to new Nissan crossover models like the Murano and Rogue. New car customers increasingly want a balance of performance, size, and efficiency from their vehicles, and Nissan delivers that thanks to the CUVs.

“The U.S. market (is) moving so quick right now away from traditional sedans to crossovers,” John Martin, senior vice president-manufacturing for Nissan North America, said to WardsAuto. “The dealers were telling us, ‘We’re seeing this switch.’ And we don’t see that switch as stopping.”

Here at Blackburn Nissan, we certainly don’t see it stopping either, so come see us here as soon as possible to check out the beautifully designed Rogue and Murano. Or, if you’re still a sedan man—or woman—we’ve got plenty of those for you as well. Come see our whole inventory today!

2015 Nissan Maxima Concept Revealed

At the recent Detroit Motor Show, and then again at the New York Auto Show, Nissan revealed the 2015 Nissan Maxima concept car. The new Maxima is a sports sedan and it breaks out of conventional design strategies.

2015 Nissan Maxima Concept
Current Nissan Maxima – Available at Blackburn Nissan!

The best way to describe the new design is “unconventional.” It’s all about how sporty it can be and what kind of power it can have. And it has power! The Maxima has a 3.5-liter V6 engine and can achieve 300 horsepower.

The design itself looks like something straight out of the future. The chrome bar that spans the top of the grille all the way to the headlights is accentuated by the boomerang shape of those lights. The Maxima is low to the ground and the wheels are near the corners, making for smooth driving and controlled turns. It has keyless entry and a great infotainment system.

The new Maxima is still in production, but you can expect to see it here at Blackburn Nissan soon.

The 2015 Nissan Frontier and Xterra are coming to Blackburn Nissan Soon!

Looking for a pickup that offers the best of both worlds? Look no further than the 2015 Nissan Frontier. This truck continues to be a front runner in the tough midsize segment. The Frontier has an excellent starting MSRP of only $17,990 and includes a plethora of new features for 2015. Some of our favorite enhancements include: NissanConnect™ with Navigation, Mobile Apps, & 5.0-inch color display, a moonroof , and an exciting new color. For the 2015 model year, drivers can choose between a 4.0-liter DOHC V-6 engine or a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder.

Nissan Frontier and Xterra
Nissan Xterra

The 2015 Nissan Xterra is ready for adventure! This fun-loving utility vehicle was built for on- and off-road driving and the interior is packed with great features. Some of the Xterra’s new features include NissanConnect™ with a 5.0-inch color display, USB connection, mobile apps, iPod® interface, Bluetooth, hands-free texting, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Like the Frontier, the Xterra is also available in a new color. The starting MSRP for the 2015 Xterra is $23,660 making it a great value.

We will have both of these 2015 vehicles on our lot within the next few weeks! If you have any questions about changes and upgrades, feel free to give us a call at (601) 631-0079.

The Nissan Pathfinder: The Perfect Car for Getting Around Mississippi

 

Getting around Mississippi
2014 Nissan Pathfinder

Whether you’re commuting across town, road tripping across the state, or loading the family up for a weekend camping trip or another soccer game, the Nissan Pathfinder has you covered. Featuring a sleek design, best-in-class towing capability, and a comfortable, modern, and spacious interior, the Pathfinder has it all.

The 2014 Nissan Pathfinder is powered by a powerful 3.5-liter V6 that generates 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque, allowing the Pathfinder to tow up to 5,000 pounds with ease. With such power, it’s hard to believe it earns up to 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway fuel efficiency. Nissan’s largest crossover is one SUV you can feel good about driving around town.

The cavernous interior means you’ll have no trouble loading up all your camping gear, plus the whole family. Seven comfortable seats and up to 79.9 cubic feet of cargo space (with the second and third rows folded) allow you to configure the interior to fit your needs.

Loaded with modern technology, premium materials, and a clean design, the Pathfinder has been named one of Ward’s ten best interiors. All of your passengers will be comfortable in the Pathfinder’s warm and welcoming interior.

Stop by Blackburn Nissan to learn more about the Pathfinder and hit the open Mississippi roads this summer in confidence!

2015 Nissan Altima Gets Some Enhancements

2015 Nissan Altima Gets Some Enhancements
Nissan Altima Currently Available at Blackburn Nissan!

The Nissan Altima is Nissan’s top selling vehicle and the 2015 model is looking to keep up the tradition. Drivers everywhere enjoy the 2014’s sleek design, engine options, and interior comforts for a low price. The 2015 is no exception.

First the Altima is available with two engine options. You may opt for a 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that makes 182-horsepower or a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 270-horsepower. The enhanced V6 offers an extra mile per gallon for the 2015 model year making it even better on your wallet. All models are equipped with an Xtronic transmission that offers a smooth shift.

Inside the 2015 Altima, experience a greater amount of available features including NASA-inspired Zero Gravity front seats, an 8-way power driver’s seat, 2-way power lumbar support, Intelligent Climate Control, black carpeting and seat trim, and fog lights. You may also opt for a Bose® premium audio system, a 7.0-inch color touch screen, and leather appointed seating for the best in interior comfort and technology.

Here at Blackburn Nissan, we couldn’t be more excited about the advancements of the 2015 Nissan Altima! If you would like to know more about the 2015 model, stop by our dealership or give us a call at (601) 631-0079.