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Tom Delke, president of Nissan of Clarkston. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
November 24, 2010 - The name has changed but the friendly, out-going service is remaining the same at Nissan of Clarkston.

The car dealership, located off of Dixie Highway and I-75, in Springfield Township is now part of the Serra Automotive family.

"Our customers can expect more of the same service we had when we were Saturn," said Tom Delke, Nissan of Clarkston President. "We were always a very customer focused and friendly service. We will have the same people and will continue to do what made us successful - take care of our customers and treat them with respect."

Nissan has a full line of cars, SUVs and pickup trucks with 18 different models to choose from - an array to fit the car their customers are looking for.

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From economy cars like the Altima, Sentra, Versa, all with more than 30 miles per gallon on the highway to the Nissan GTR, their sports car that can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than four seconds.

"We have a gamut of products," said Delke.

Nissan is also a green friendly company and is going to be the first manufacturer to release an all electric vehicle - the Nissan Leaf.

Delke said sales begin in December.

"Nissan is sensitive to the environment and getting us off of foreign oil," he added. "Nissan has always prided themselves on state of the art technology and engineering. Most of our cars have CVT automatic transmission, continuously variable transmission, that translates to higher millages."

"Nearly 75 percent of the Nissan models we sell are built in North America," Delke said. "They are a large employer in the U.S. and that is exciting for us, too.

Nissan also has great leasing programs.

"The Detroit market a lot of people prefer to lease than buy a car," Delke pointed out. "We have leases starting out at $149 per month for the Sentra."

Delke is also excited about becoming reinvolved with the community, as the dealership once was when they were Saturn.

"I have always believed you have to give back to the community you do business in," he said with a smile adding their first community involvement will be Lunch with Santa Claus, held by Springfield Township Parks and Recreation in Davisburg.

For more information, check NissanofClarkston.com, call 248-620-8800, or visit their location at 8400 Dixie Highway.

Sales hours are Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The service department is open Monday and Thursday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m.- 6 p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

"We are here, open and ready to take care of you," he said. "We have the same friendly faces and the same treatment as the past."

Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.
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