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January 17, 2018
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2018 Nissan Altima: The Newest Generation of Excellence

In 2018, Nissan continues the outstanding legacy of its popular Altima model with a refresh of the efficient, head-turning and aerodynamic styling that has distinguished the Altima since its last major redesign in 2013. The Altima has always been a smart blend of award-winning safety and sporty driving performance, and the 2018 Altima is no exception, proving once again that a family-sized car can still offer a whole lot.

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December 18, 2017
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5 Tips for Keeping Healthy New Year’s Resolutions in 2018

As adults, we often consider how we might change our lives for the better in the new year. Then, we tend to record them in a list as if the act of creating intentions will influence our behavior. However, most of us will not keep to our New Year’s resolutions for a healthier lifestyle for long.

That’s going to change for you in 2018! Stop putting off the things you need to get your life in order (i.e. visiting our Nissan dealership in Albuquerque to find a new car). Instead, use the month of January to complete your to-do lists. With the notion of helping our readers become their best selves in 2018 in mind, we created these five resolutions, which shouldn’t be too difficult to keep.

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November 25, 2017
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Light Up the Holidays: Must-See Christmas Events in Albuquerque

The holidays are a great time to explore the spectacular seasonal attractions ABQ has to offer. Are you hosting out-of-town guests this year? Looking for ways to keep your entire family entertained and engaged in the wonder of the season? We’ve got some amazing reasons to pile into your new Nissan and join the greater Albuquerque community for December’s festive events and attractions! Check them out.

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Albuquerque BioPark’s River of Lights

Featured among MSN’s “15 Most Spectacular Holiday Light Displays in the U.S.” BioPark’s River of Lights ignites imagination and wonder with more than 500 artistic light displays.

This fundraiser for BioPark began in 1997 and has quickly become one of the areas “must-see” holiday attractions. River of Lights runs from November 25 through December 30 (closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day), with various holiday-themed entertainment, including the Polar Bear Express train tour and educational Holiday Nature Crafts for kids. Doors open at 6 pm each day as BioPark transforms into a sparkling winter wonderland! Continue Reading →

October 1, 2017
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The New Nissan Leaf 2018 Is Coming!

Here at Melloy Nissan, we are excited to introduce the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf! Nissan’s all-electric car has even more range than ever before at 150 miles. This is because of the innovative 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which has boosted the 2017 model’s range by 43 miles. And charging times are astonishing: In just 30 minutes of charging, you can add 90 miles of range.

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September 1, 2017
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2017 Fall Activities & Oktoberfest Events in Albuquerque, NM

Now that the heat waves in ABQ have ended—we hope—it’s time to prep for cooler autumn temperatures. Need something fun to occupy your time this October? Plan around any of these Albuquerque Oktoberfest events, local festivals, and family-friendly activities.

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Red River Oktoberfest

Date: October 6th-8th, 2017
Location: Red River, NM
Website: www.redriver.org

Head north from our Albuquerque Nissan dealer for an October weekend getaway, and you’ll be greeted by more than enough sauerkraut, brats, and German beer to last you a lifetime. Red River’s Oktoberfest event is one of the largest and most celebrated in the state, so you won’t ever feel bored. The weekend festival will offer genuine German treats and craft beers, traditional Bavarian music and entertainment, New Mexico wines, arts and crafts, contests, vendors, and so much more.

Family-friendly and full of life, Red River’s Oktoberfest costs just $5 to attend. Talk about a cheap way to make the best of an autumn weekend! Continue Reading →

August 1, 2017
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9 Albuquerque Events You Can’t Miss this Labor Day

What’s going down in the ABQ during this Labor Day weekend? 2017 has given us a lot so far, and there’s more in store with these nine fun Labor Day events around Albuquerque! Check them out if you need to break free from the status quo before the end-of-year responsibilities start stressing you out. (Relax. Breathe. Albuquerque’s got you covered.)

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9) Movies on the Plaza: Sing (Sept. 1st @ Dusk – Albuquerque, NM)

Kick off your family’s extended Labor Day weekend with some song and dance at ABQ’s own Civic Plaza. When the sun sets, the microphones come out as “Sing” will be projected on the Plaza’s big (really BIG) screen. Bring folding chairs, a blanket, and snacks for this free film.

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July 11, 2017
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The 2017 Nissan Sentra: A Superhero in Plain Clothes

The new Nissan Sentra doesn’t come with a cape or spandex, but that doesn’t mean it’s void of superhero-like powers. What makes the Sentra such a heroic protagonist? It’s spacious, fuel-efficient, reasonably priced, and never full of itself. In all, most Albuquerque Sentra owners would label this compact car as “practical,” and that’s exactly how Nissan has marketed it. Now, Mr. Practicality is here to save your day.

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Sentra Strengths

  • Large & In Charge – The new Nissan Sentra is a standout in its segment thanks to its roomy cabin (95.9 cu. ft.). Head- and legroom in the rear are on par with even some midsize rivals, and trunk space is equally impressive at 15.1 cubic feet. Storage cubbies are large and ample; the glove box is deep yet wide, and the door bins can easily accommodate a large water bottle.
  • Heroics & Safety – The 2017 Sentra keeps everyone safe, whether or not they’re damsels in distress. Earning an IIHS Top Safety Pick, this compact sedan comes standard with a number of advanced safety features. The Sentra SV comes with ABS, Easy Fill TPMS, stability control, a rearview camera, and an innovative airbag system. Step up to the SR or SL trim, and you’ll feel safe and secure with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alerts, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, and more.
  • Economical – All Nissan cars for sale are priced very well, though it’s the Sentra that wears the low-cost emblem across its chest. The 2017 Sentra comes with an MSRP under $17,000, and you can also take advantage of other money-saving Nissan deals on a Sentra right here at our Albuquerque Nissan car dealer.

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June 13, 2017
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How to Take a “Two-Tank” Summer Road Trip in a 2017 Nissan Altima

What, pray tell, is a “Two-Tank” summer road trip? When you take a road trip in the summer on just two tanks of gas, of course. And with the all-new 2017 Nissan Altima and its enormous 18-gallon fuel tank, you can really go places on just dos fill-ups. Here are some perfect summer vacationing ideas that’ll keep you sightseeing without having to stop at that seedy off-ramp gas station.

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The Ultimate Vegas Vacation

Just 575 miles—about 8 hours of driving time—separates you from the bright lights and endless nights of Las Vegas, where jackpots are always earned and rest is for the weak. Take a Friday off work, grab three of your pals, and load up your Altima with snacks, fancy attire, and an extended USB cable for everyone in the back to charge their smartphones. With 101.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, the 2017 Altima won’t restrict stretch-out space on your 8-hour adventure to the Vegas Strip. And don’t forget to snap a photo at the Grand Canyon on your way back home! Continue Reading →