Get to Know the University of Dayton

University of Dayton facts

The University of Dayton is preparing tomorrow’s professionals.

University of Dayton facts

We all know the famous Ohio State University. They are known for their outstanding athletic program and academics, but we bet that not all of you know about another fantastic university in Ohio. The University of Dayton may not be as big as Ohio State, but some of its qualities make the school one of the most famous universities in the state of Ohio.

University of Dayton facts

University of Dayton is making the next business professionals.

We support the University and want you to know some of these University of Dayton facts. The University of Dayton is a catholic college that provides education for undergraduates and graduates including doctorate students.

The students, professors, and staff strive to serve the greater good by providing service for all causes and people throughout their years at the University and beyond. The University also prides itself on their diverse student population, their efforts to be environmentally friendly, and their immersion into the world as a whole.

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You Retired: Time to get a Convertible

things to do during retirement

Let your cares free, buy a convertible

Things to do during retirement

Are you afraid of not having enough to do after your upcoming retirement? Don’t worry, you are in the same boat with thousands of people who are facing the same fears. If reading, gardening, and playing golf doesn’t sound fulfilling enough for you, here’s an exhilarating list of things to do during retirement.

It’s your time to have no more worries about what your hair looks like. Buy a convertible to feel the breeze on your face and throw your hair cares away. Check out a  Nissan 370Z Roadster at your nearest Nissan Dealer.

Let your new convertible take you on new adventures and make everyday a new adventure of its own.


things to do after you retire

Explore after you retire

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Ohio Is Waiting For You

What to do in Ohio

Take the beautiful roads through Ohio

What to do in Ohio

Many people would not be as excited to go on a vacation to Ohio as they would be to different state like Florida or California, but we think this should change. Ohio has tons of fun activities to offer for every type of person. From thrilling zoos to hall of fames, to the mystic Lake Erie, we know there are memories waiting for everyone. We can help you find out what to do in Ohio.

The first step to a happy vacation is an activity to satisfy the kids. Ohio is a great place for this because of all the zoos around the state. One of the most famous zoos in Ohio is the Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo. The Cleveland Metropolitan Zoo provides you with 183 acres of entertainment split up into different area of the world. These parts include African animals. Australian animals, the rain forest, and many more sections that are sure to add fun for the whole family.

what to do in Ohio

We’ll light the way


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The Rise of Gas Prices

history of gas prices

Why is gas so expensive?

History of gas prices

Life was simple in 1919. Long commutes to work were not common, two-car garages were unheard of, and rush hours didn’t exist. Not only that, but owning a car was about as strange as owning a jet pack today. People didn’t worry about gas prices in 1919 like we stress about it today, but if they did they could breath easily because gas was only 25 cents per gallon. The history of gas prices is long and confusing, but today we are paying almost three dollars more a gallon than we were even 12 years ago.

Today the average gas price in Dayton Ohio is $3.65. In the 1960s the gas price from 1919 had only risen about 5 cents. Today gas prices can raise more than five cents over one night. So what is the reason for this rise in gas price? We have answers for you and solutions to the best way to save at Matt Castrucci Nissan.

In the early 1900s the demand for a car was little to none. As technology started growing at a faster rate and families began to have more places to go the demand grew for not only one car per family but two. Today it is common for a family to have two cars and then three when the kids are old enough to drive. This is quite a jump from the early 1900s when owning even one car was a luxury.

history of gas prices

How much does a full tank cost you?

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Car Suggestions by a Kid

what kids want in a car

You and your kids will love the Quest

What kids want in a car

Hi Mom, I hate to say it, but I think it’s time for a new car. It’s not you, it’s the car, I promise. It’s way too small for all my stuff for my soccer games, dance practices, and piano lessons. Let’s not even mention when you have me, the dog and groceries, or when it’s your turn to carpool. I love you Mom, but I really think it’s time for you to rethink your car situation. Here’s a list I put together.This is what kids want in a car.

Maybe you should check out the 2014 Nissan Quest. This minivan is big enough to fit all my stuff and your shopping bags even if you are carpooling! You can hold five passengers in the backseat and still have storage room in the trunk. The trunk is big and has storage underneath the floor so you can hide the soccer ball you always yell at me for throwing around when you are driving. The Quest is big enough for all of our activities and is ranked in the top safest cars so you don’t have to worry as much about other crazy drivers on the road.

what kids want in a car

Kids know about cars too


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Get to know the Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf in Dayton

See the world in a Nissan Leaf

Nissan Leaf in Dayton

The Nissan Leaf is an electronic car ahead of its time. This innovative car has many features that have made it among the best electronic cars in the market. This year, the 2014 Nissan Leaf has been rated 4.7 stars out of five. If this isn’t impressive enough, the Nissan Leaf has been voted in the top 10 best electronic cars of 2014 by Kelley Blue Book.

The Nissan Leaf is 100% electric and does not produce any gas emissions. Not only that, but this car is completely practical for all types of people. The Leaf includes trunk storage compartments and easily fits four people including the driver. This means it is ideal for all small busy families who are always on the move and need room in their car for all different activities. People with families or who are constantly on the move will no longer have to stress about finding the lowest gas prices or worry about the emissions they are sending into the atmosphere.Come check out a Nissan Leaf in Dayton  Bring your family in to test drive one today.

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A day at the Dayton Art Institute

Things to do in Dayton

Relax with the beautiful art in Dayton.

Things to do in Dayton

There are many fun things to do in Dayton on your day off. Some of Dayton’s finest attractions are the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Carillon Historical Park, and the SunWatch Indian Village. We encourage you to visit all of these attractions, but we know you will enjoy the Dayton Art Institute. This beautiful attraction in the heart of Dayton is sure entertain the whole family. Need service on your car? We’ll take care of it while you enjoy your artsy day.

The Dayton Art Institute is one of the most popular things to do in Dayton. It contains six acres of art for the whole family. Don’t be afraid of taking your kids because they’ll love it too! The institute is rated in the top ten best art museums for children.  With many interactive galleries, your kids will not be bored. Read the rest of this entry >>

Don’t Forget Dad

gift for Dad in Dayton

For the Green Thumb

Gift for Dad in Dayton

News Flash! Father’s Day is just around the corner. Don’t forget to celebrate Dad on June 15, he deserves a day just for him. He also deserves a gift that will have the whole neighborhood talking. Come into Matt Castrucci Nissan to check out all the vehicles we have in stock, so you can pick out a gift for Dad in Dayton.


At Matt Castrucci, we have an excellent selection of Nissans with sizes ranging from compact to SUV. For the working dad, we have many options that are great for the commute. Come check out the Nissan Maxima. This sleek car is equipped with leather seats, great gas mileage and a built in GPS. Current Maxima drivers rave of its comfort and fast acceleration. This gift is sure to get Dad where he needs to be quickly and efficiently, and not be too embarrassing in front of your friends.

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The Cube Act

2014 Nissan Cube in Dayton, OH

New 2014 Nissan Cube

At the circus, the main attraction isn’t to the acrobatic acts, the tigers, the lions or the elephants dancing on a beach ball. The main act comes into light when that tiny red car appears in the middle of the arena and one by one, from every door, 30 clowns start coming out of that one vehicle. One cannot help but wonder how do they do it?!

Here at your Nissan dealer in Dayton, OH, we want to inform you of it all. Have you ever seen the New 2014 Nissan Cube? That’s how. Read the rest of this entry >>

Fun Ideas for the Family

things to do on a road trip with kids

Take a road trip to the sea.

Things to do on a road trip with kids

A family road trip is a great summer activity. We think road trips are a fun way to see many sights throughout the United States, less expensive than flying, and a wonderful family bonding opportunity. Before you go on your road trip, make sure your car is up to date at our service department.

things to do on a road trip with kids

Stop at Mt. Rushmore.

You may be hesitant to take a road trip because of the time commitment and possibility of the kids becoming bored and antsy. You won’t have to worry about this behavior if you know a few simple games that will keep the kids occupied and stimulated. While electronics may keep the kids quiet for a while, we believe that games that make kids look out the windows are more fun and educate the whole family on each area you drive through.

Some things to do on a road trip with kids are games such as the alphabet game. The goal of this game is to find words that start with each letter of the alphabet in order. Whoever gets to Z first is the winner. This is a great game to play individually or in teams.

things to do on a road trip with kids

Hit the road running this summer.

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