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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The Quest for a better minivan

2014 Nissan Quest Dayton OH

2014 Nissan QuestWhile it may not set the precedence for size nor does it have the seemingly standard eight possible seats, the 2014 Nissan Quest in Dayton, OH is efficient, fun, and plenty of van for anyone, even if it only seats seven. With its inventive design and sleek look that sets it apart from every other minivan on the market, which as the years go by, number fewer and fewer, the Quest is easily one of the most interesting vans out there. With its responsive handling and a luxury feel and design that its unlike anything else out there, this Nissan easily qualifies as a great buy. Read the rest of this entry >>

Solar roads, won’t you?

The internet is a buzz of late with the concept of solar road ways. An Indiegogo page, a website used to jump start projects with crowd-funding, set a goal of $1 million, which the Solar Roadways project has already surpassed. Started by a couple in Idaho, the project seeks to replace the roads, highway, sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots with hexagon shaped solar panels. The panels would have a heavy duty glass cover over top LED lights and the solar panels themselves. The single panels could be removed and replaced without disturbing the rest of the road, making fixing issues quick and efficient. They also are programmed to radiate heat at just above freezing, meaning that snow and ice wouldn’t be able to find purchase, making slick roads a thing of the past.

The many features the project touts include LED lights that could be light up in any way they are programmed for, meaning that a basketball court could be re-lit to have foursquare courts and hopscotch lit up. Animals and debris on the road would light up, giving drivers at night plenty of warning. Signs could be written on the road, alerting drivers of things such as construction or traffic ahead of them. And on top of all this, the solar panels would function as solar panels as well, meaning that while it comes with all these fancy applications, it would first and foremost convert solar energy into a power source. Given the nearly 29,000 square miles of road currently strewn about the U.S., that is a lot of space that could be providing the country energy while serving a vital service.

Winning multiple awards as well as two phases of funding from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration, it looks like this product could solve multiple issues the nation faces. Sure the price tag to install it over every inch of road across the country is well and far into the trillions, but it is a great step towards a sustainable economy, as the makers tout that their solar panels, if adopted nationwide, would create three times more energy than the country currently consumes. Sure it’s a pipe dream at the moment, but it’s the coolest looking pipe dream we’ve seen in a while.

Summer camp…ing

Mountain RangeIt’s that time of year again. When the Sun will always be up before you and will be up just long enough to tuck you in at night. The time of year with at least 15 hours of daylight. And not a single second of the beautiful weather can be wasted. So hop in your car and get going. What’s that? You have neither the car nor the destination? Well good news. The perfect combination of vehicle/vacation is now available to you. Below are three great pairs of top 2014 Nissan vehicles with the three best places to take them and why. Read the rest of this entry >>

Striking a sweeter note

2014 Nissan Versa Note Dayton OH

2014 Nissan Versa NoteThe 2014 Nissan Versa Note in Dayton, OH is above all, a car that serves a function. It is exactly what it is sold as, a small capable car that will get the customer from one place to another with several other people and also some cargo if so they choose. The Versa Note is a small hatchback version of the 2014 Nissan Versa sedan. And with not a lot of flare or over styling, this utilitarian vehicle does what it was designed to do. Move things cheaply. Read the rest of this entry >>

The Future is now

The Future is now

Or at least it’s looking like it’s starting today. And sure, some other cars have gotten the ball rolling, but Google has taken the first real step towards automated driving. Past attempts have been normal cars that have been modified to drive themselves, and though they have worked admirably, it is time for the tech giant to flex its IT muscle and show how it’s done. Google has unveiled the first completely automated vehicle built solely to be completely automated. From the ground up, this nameless prototype has no steering wheel. It has no brake pedal, nor does it have an acceleration pedal. Read the rest of this entry >>