I was extremely happy with most of the folks I spoke with during my time at Key West. It took me 3 days of visiting the dealership to make sure I was making the right decision on the vehicle for my needs and my budget. All staff but one understood that this purchase wasn't an easy one to make within my budget. Peter Olsen, Michael Nokes and Robert Klaus really understood why I needed to take my time and research all my options. I appreciated their kindness and patience and didn't feel at all pressured into the sale.
Helpful and honest dealers. Car was well inspected and in advertised good condition. Overall the service was good and the sale was fair. Dean was great!
I saw an ad for a F350 at the lot. The truck was not on the lot due to construction. It took a day to get the truck so I could see it. I made a deal and drove it away that afternoon. Happy with the vehicle. Sales person was new to Key West and lacked knowledge of all the options on the truck.
Over and above
They were great. They did everything in their power to help us. They really know there stuff. They took the time to explain everything and answer all if our questions. They really want to make that we got everything we needed and more.
Honest and Trustworthy Dealership
There were a few hiccups that came along with our purchase of a pre-owned vehicle but I was impressed with how much effort was taken to remedy the situation and make sure we were feeling great about our purchase. The dealership really went above and beyond to get us in a vehicle that was safe and good quality!
Jeff was very attentive both on-site and through follow-up calls, addressing concerns, and doing everything in his power to remedy the situation. I would highly recommend working with Jeff who was easy going, enthusiastic, and kept the process very simple.
In the end, we are very happy with our new (to us!) vehicle and I'm glad we went through this journey with Key West Ford and Jeff.
This was one of the best experiences I have had at a dealership. Thanks to Jag, Nick, and Mike for their help getting me into a great vehicle.
Got my dream car with a very good deal
One of my best experience ever, staff is so kind , also deals are awesome. They helps me a lot to get my dream car within my budget. Big thanks to peter olson.
Honest and a pleasure to wok with.
I bought a used truck which needed a bit of service. Key West Ford did not hesitate to insure the truck lived up to what they promised.
Efficient and Courteous!
I moved to Vancouver from Toronto and was in need of a truck. Pete was able to source one that I was looking for from Alberta and had it delivered quickly and was very communicative in terms of delivery status throughout. He was even kind enough to send me some recommendations for places to go around New West with me being new to the area. Thanks Pete!
Interesting Nissan Facts For Seattle, Tacoma, And Bellevue Washington
Not all pickups are created equal. The 2019 Nissan Titan is a different breed, and the upper-trim SL model is really one that we believe you’ll find irresistible thanks to its menagerie of safety features, welcomed comfort inclusions, and awesome powertrain.
When you drive this truck, you’ll be heading down the roads of Renton and Seattle with quite a bit of peace of mind. There’s a full suite of airbags (front, rear, side-curtain) as well as brake assist and four-wheel independent suspension. Notably, the speed-sensitive windshield wipers are both a passenger security and a convenience feature—they automatically adjust their operating speed to match the intensity of falling rain. And those who test this pickup also dig its MP3 and SiriusXM support, touchscreen inclusion, and heated front seats.
The 2019 Nissan Titan SL is also packed with a 5.6L eight-cylinder engine that creates a total of 390 horses at 5,800 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 394 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 RPM. This is matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission for smooth sailing at all times.
Why settle for less than supercar technology? Really—we’re serious! Nissan understands that just because the Altima is a four-door sedan doesn’t mean it has to be ordinary, which is why the 2019 version comes with an engine that benefits from a special manufacturing process.
The 2019 Altima’s 2.5L motor is made using a high-tech mirror bore process that reduces friction while simultaneously enhancing efficiency. This is achieved by removing the bulky cylinder liners and, as a result, the whole unit runs more smoothly.
The treatment used on the Altima’s engine was first incorporated when manufacturing the GT-R. Now, the parts are made on the Decherd assembly line, and it’s now the highest volume use of the tech at the company. In fact, a 2019 Nissan Altima engine can be produced as quickly as every 19 seconds!
"Advanced technology like the mirror bore process only makes sense for Nissan if we can offer it to as many customers as possible," said Jay Boyte, director of engineering at Decherd Powertrain Plant, Nissan North America. "The end result is an innovative and efficient engine made with manufacturing technology usually not available at this volume or price point.”
Here’s the scoop: Back in 1914, Kwaishinsha Co.’s Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama and Meitaro Takeuchi endeavored to build an automobile. They used the first letter of each of their last names to christen the 10-HP machine they produced the “DAT,” which means “lively” or “agile” in Japanese.
In the same year, Lila Company and Kwaishinsha Co. merged; five years later in 1919, the aforementioned merged with Jitsuyo Jidosha Co., a three-wheel-car producer. The result was Dat Jidosha Seizo Co. Then, in 1931, that entity teamed up with Tobata Casting Company to make “Datson” cars (literally “son of DAT”). Later, that name would be tweaked to “Datsun” to reflect the national symbol of Japan, the sun. If you’ve been around a while, you may even remember Datsun machines, even if you’re American!
Finally, on June 1, 1934, Nihon Sanyo and Tobata Casting paired up, eventually leading to the creation of “Nissan Motors.”
That’s quite the storied—and complex—history, isn’t it? If you have any questions or wish to learn more, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Kirkland Nissan today!
If you’re looking for a very gently used machine that’s a ton of fun to drive and oozing with style, the 2018 Nissan Kicks S may be right up your alley. This is a car that we feel is primed to dazzle you!
This vehicle is athletic and capable on the roads of Renton, Bellevue, and Seattle thanks to its nimble size. Between that and its peppy engine—a naturally aspirated,1.6L four-cylinder that produces 125 HP—it offers spirited performance and is a joy to drive. And because of its high roof, it has enhanced visibility.
The 2018 Nissan Kicks S doesn’t rely solely on its engine and compact size in order to make an impression. It has other things going for it, too. High-tech software such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility enhance the driver/passenger experience by interfacing perfectly with your smartphone, allowing access to supported apps in addition to voice commands and the like. Plus, the option of a two-tone exterior is fantastically striking!
Ah, the LEAF. It’s one of Nissan’s truest victories in the automotive sector—an all-electric machine that’s affordable and fun to drive for the masses. After all, it arrives with an MSRP of just $32,000—and once you realize what’s inside, that will be seen as an even greater deal.
This EV is all about smart efficiency. It is packed with a motor that produces 147 horsepower. Driving range has been improved—you can go a whopping 151 miles on a single charge before having to juice up. Once you do need to charge the battery, it’s relatively quick—eight hours at 220 volts. And of course, there’s that efficiency we spoke of. This machine has an MPGe of 124 city / 99 highway!
The 2019 Nissan LEAF SV is well-rounded, too. It comes with many other swell features, including a premium six-speaker audio system that boasts the entertainment advantages provided by SiriusXM compatibility. Also, the navigation system will help ensure you never make a wrong turn.
The ever-popular Maxima is one of Nissan’s best sellers—and it isn’t difficult to understand why. Sedans never go out of style; they offer both single individuals and families a combination of style and practicality. The 2018 model, for instance, is wonderfully sleek and curvaceous yet still has those four doors for easy access. Even better, though, is the fact you can make your Maxima your own by selecting from an excellent range of metallic exterior paint colors.
There are six high-gloss colors to choose from on this vehicle. Those that enjoy a neutral tone that’s a bit more reserved yet still dazzling can go for Super Black or Gun Metallic (great names, right?). Similarly, Pearl White or Brilliant Silver are very popular choices—that white really is as pure as snow. And for those that want to stand out from the crowd a bit, there’s Deep Blue and Carnelian Red.
The 2018 Maxima has power to back up all that style, too. It comes with a 3.5L six-cylinder that kicks out 300 horses and 261-lb.-ft. of torque. And because of its continuously variable transmission (CVT), it easily manages an average MPG of 21 city/30 highway.
Here's an important fact for you today, Tacoma and Kirkland residents! Nissan’s Altima has been sold more than 5.6 million times in its 25-year history. The start of the machine’s sixth generation—the 2019 Altima—is set to kick things into yet another gear.
The 2019 Altima is the first in the long line of sedans to offer Nissan’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive. This isn’t your father’s AWD; instead, it’s constantly adapting to road conditions. It senses throttle position, vehicle speed, and wheel spin, all in real time, and then will divert up to 50% of available power as necessary in order to maximize performance. In less-than-optimal conditions (poor weather on harsh roads, for instance), traction and control are thereby enhanced.
Note that if you’re traveling under optimal conditions, the 2019 Altima’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive will send all power to the rear wheels in order to increase responsiveness and overall performance. Thus, no matter what the situation, you’ll be ready to meet it head-on.
It’s quite likely that you’re fond of the Nissan Altima and may even have one in your garage. But how much do you know about this venerable model?
Well, as it turns out, the Altima wasn’t even originally the “Altima,” if that makes sense. The name was first used as an identifier for the top trim of the Nissan Leopard line in Japan beginning in 1986. Later, it was applied to the Laurel mid-size vehicle sold in the Caribbean and Central America prior to 1992. It wasn’t until the Japanese Stanza car (a Nissan Bluebird clone) was replaced by the US-built Altima in 1992 for the 1993 model year that we finally saw the Altima as we know it today. It was initially built in Smyrna, Tennessee until June 2004, when manufacturing continued in Canton, Mississippi.
The ascent of the Altima has been swift. The third-generation model was named the North American Car of the Year in 2002, selling a then record-breaking number of 200,000 units that same year. Now, technologies in the 2019 Altima include zero-gravity seats, five-inch infotainment screens, Bluetooth connectivity, and more.
Express yourself, Kirkland! Really, there’s no need to hold back with the 2019 Nissan Kicks—no longer do you have to rely on walking into a dealership and picking solely from whatever exterior color and interior seat trim combination they offer. While there are a number of these options for the Kicks, if you opt for the online Color Studio, you can build your own almost exactly the way you like it.
As we mentioned, this is a lot more than choosing a single exterior paint color. You can now select how you want the accents to look on this compact and nimble machine. There are five gorgeous shades to select from—white, orange, red, blue, and black—and each can be combined with different parts to make your Kicks exceptionally unique.
You may customize the following: Wheel inserts, mirror caps, rear hatch accent, rear bumper accent, front lip finisher, door handle covers, rear roof spoiler, rearview mirror cover, lower door accent, door sill plates, air vent rings, and carpeted floor mats. Wow!
Hey, Kirkland! Interesting fact about the 2018 Nissan Kicks—it had a direct predecessor Indeed, you might consider the Kicks an almost-official “spiritual successor” or sequel to the Juke.
Here’s how it went down: In 2010, Nissan brought the visually interesting, positively spunky Juke to the market. It was a truly compact crossover that was curvaceous and loaded with some of the latest tricks and toys at the time. After a few models, however, it became clear to the Japanese automaker that it wasn’t the ultimate expression of what it wanted to achieve. They thus endeavored to make something greater but cut from a very similar cloth. The result was the bold, attractive, but still wonderfully compact and nimble 2018 Kicks. It boasted a bigger front fascia construction, lowered foglight versus the Juke, and the increasingly popular and signature new Nissan look, the V-Motion grille shape. The bumper is also thinner yet wider.
Of course, the Kicks has some extra pep in its step, too, although its focus is on fuel efficiency. Its 1.6L four-cylinder puts out 125 horses and 115-lb.-ft. of torque, all while easily achieving an EPA-estimated 31 city / 36 highway average MPG. It sports 25.3 cubic feet of cargo area in its standard configuration but can accommodate up to 53.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down.