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The Smart Shopper’s Guide to Buying Used Nissan Vehicles in Santa Maria

Whether you’re shopping for versatile SUVs, rugged trucks, or smartly designed cars, Nissan is a name you should know. After all, the brand sells all those kinds of vehicles and more, with many popular choices available in the pre-owned marketplace. And another name you should know for used Nissans is CarMotive, where our friendly team can offer you honest, no-hassle deals on the models that best fits your needs — financial and otherwise.

Why Buy a Used Nissan?

The current crop of brand-new Nissan products offers an exceptional range of advanced technologies, lavish luxuries, and daring designs. But so do many of our pre-owned Nissan cars and trucks. The bonus here is that you can enjoy all those features as you save big money if you set your sights on a used model. It’s just a natural result of depreciation, which can reduce a new vehicle’s value by 20% to 30% in just one year. If someone drives a car for only five years, it can lose roughly 60% percent of its value due to depreciation. Of course, the other side of the story is that you can save a similar amount by shopping for a used Nissan. You’ll probably pay less for insurance, too, since that’s usually based on vehicle value.

CarMotive can also help you get a used-car history report that includes important information like whether a vehicle has been in an accident or if it’s been serviced on a regular basis. Details like those can provide an extra level of confidence when shopping for a pre-owned vehicle.

Nissan Technology Highlights

New Nissan models certainly have their share of industry-leading technologies, but so do the brand’s pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs. In fact, some used Nissans have tech benefits that you still can’t find on brand-new models from other companies. This lets you save money without sacrificing must-have safety features and advanced infotainment systems that modern drivers hate to do without. (Note: Exact equipment varies by model.)

  • For semi-autonomous driving on certain roads, Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist can greatly reduce your stress by using smart technology to help you keep up with other cars, slow down during traffic jams, change lanes, and more.
  • Additional sophisticated safety systems from Nissan are highlighted by automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, and Predictive Forward Collision Warning that can monitor not only the vehicle in front of you, but also the one in front of that.
  • Nissan’s Interactive Drive Displays, full-color touchscreens, and head-up displays create eye-friendly cabin layouts you’ll love.
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, WiFi compatibility, Bluetooth, and wireless charging are all available to keep you connected with ease.
  • Rear-seat entertainment systems and hands-free tailgates are a few of the family-focused benefits you’ll find in used Nissans.
  • All-electric propulsion systems, variable-compression turbochargers and other cutting-edge powertrain tech can take you further on every drive.

Purchasing a Used Nissan

CarMotive can provide smart financing solutions for a wide range of used Nissan vehicles, making it especially easy for Santa Maria shoppers to find out they like without breaking their budgets. Be sure to check our showroom often, though, since we’re constantly updating our stock as we get more great Nissans into our store. We’re also ready to talk trade-ins to help make a deal. The starting point? Notable Nissan models like these:

  • One of the country’s most popular crossovers, the Nissan Rogue, leads a stylish lineup of SUVs that further includes the Rogue Sport, Kicks, Juke, and Pathfinder, all of which combine utility, technology, and bold designs.
  • The Nissan Armada, and older Pathfinders, flex their muscles as tough body-on-frame SUVs that showcase unrelenting capability.
  • Our Nissan TITAN and Frontier trucks are powerful towing and hauling machines with multiple bed choices and cab styles, plus off-road upgrades, to meet your demands.
  • Our Nissan Z cars offer muscular rear-wheel-drive acceleration, available convertible models, and track-friendly upgrades from the brand’s NISMO motorsports department.
  • You’re at the helm of a stunning supercar that can rocket to 60 mph in as few as 2.9 seconds when you drive our iconic Nissan GT-R.
  • The Nissan LEAF is an all-electric pioneer with a versatile hatchback body style and the ability to go up to nearly 226 miles without recharging — and see nearly 123MPGe in city driving.
  • Showing it remains focused on rewarding cars, Nissan fills out its lineup with the Versa, Sentra, Altima, and Maxima that are smart alternatives to its satisfying trucks and SUVs.
  • Van fans can choose from the Nissan Quest minivan, the NV200 city van, or the NV family of full-size vans.

A Brief History of Nissan

Tracing its history back to 1911, Nissan has been attached to many names in the past. It was originally born from the Kwaishinsha Motor Company, and didn’t take its current moniker until 1933, when an early corporate owner, the Nihon Sangyo Co., was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange using the first few letters of both Nihon and Sangyo. And don’t forget that Nissan operated as Datsun for a number of decades as well.

Indeed, here in the U.S., the automaker launched its first cars at the 1959 L.A. Auto Show under the Datsun brand, this time getting the “DAT” from the first letters of the last names of three of the company’s early leaders. Today, Nissan has become a global automaker with a major manufacturing presence in the United States and customers from around the world.