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Nissan is forcing employees to go without pay for two days at the beginning of January 2020 by remaining closed on the 2nd and 3rd of January. The move equates to a 9.2% pay cut for those paid monthly.  In addition to the pay cuts, Nissan is cutting travel expenses by half effective immediately. All of Nissan's US operations, including Infiniti an Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp, the company's in house financing unit are included in the shut down. 

Nissan has been plagued with falling sales in the U.S. with the entire group falling 16 percent in November. Nissan brand fell 13 percent and Infiniti fell 33 percent (You can view the industry sales figure ticker for November here). Nissan has been moving away from high volume fleet sales and cutting back on retail incentives in a drive to be more profitable. 


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Some hard painful times ahead for some of these auto companies.

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5 hours ago, dfelt said:

Some hard painful times ahead for some of these auto companies.

Can somebody explain why anyone should buy a new Nissan or Infiniti as opposed to the competition?  I missed that meeting apparently.  Will either exist in five years is the question.

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Not surprised at all! They're in a death spiral.

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On 12/5/2019 at 8:05 PM, riviera74 said:

Can somebody explain why anyone should buy a new Nissan or Infiniti as opposed to the competition?  I missed that meeting apparently.  Will either exist in five years is the question.

Been seeing more of the new style Altimas lately.  They all seem to have 'AWD" badges on them.  Nissan's not gonna get rich on Altima sales though.

TIme for a new Rogue though, those sell like hot cakes around here.  Had Nissan turned their lineups over more quickly I don't think they would have these issues.

Infiniti's behind the curve.  The new crossover of theirs is a bit of a styling dud and thats the one that has to hit the meat of the luxury crossover market for them.  I don't think its been doing that.

I think we underestimate still how much over the decades the car buying public has been drinking the 'Honda and Toyota are best, most reliable' kool aid.  Why people buy Toyotas, I truly do not understand, but they can poop on a plate and make straight cash homey doing so, no questions asked.  I do admit to liking the current RAV4, but everything else Toyota is 'why would you buy that over ______?" to me......

Until Nissan gains back that swagger like when they introduced the game changing Altima style in the early 00's (or whenever that was).. and breathes a hint of performance image back into their products, it may be tough.  Right now they have to sell themselves on easy credit and cheap payments like many other manufacturers do but it becomes a problem when you have to have easier credit and cheaper payments then Hyundai to move metal.

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I think they were betting on the new variable compression turbo 2.0 to be their killer app.  But I've driven it a few times and it is unremarkable, even a bit coarse. It doesn't get amazing fuel economy like they said it would either. 

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      According to Murphy, the original clutch lasted 801,000 miles, the timing chain was replaced as a preventative measure at 700,000 miles, and the radiator and alternator lasted about 450,000 miles each. Even the driver's seat lasted a half-million miles but has also been replaced. 
      To celebrate Murphy's incredible accomplishment and loyalty, Nissan announced it would give Murphy a new Frontier once the 2020 model begins production later this year. 
      "I never imagined I'd be given a new truck, especially since my Frontier is still running strong. It will be a real treat to have an efficient V6 engine, but I guess I'll have to find another way to exercise now that I'll have an automatic transmission and power windows," said Murphy. 
      For regular maintenance, the truck has been serviced at M'Lady Nissan in Crystal Lake, Illinois, the same dealership where Murphy purchased the vehicle new in June 2007. Murphy insists on doing his own oil changes every 10,000 miles.

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