When it came to replacing his car this March, there was only one choice for Bertie McFadden.
The car mad Irishman is now the proud owner of his 22ndNissan Z-Car, a 370Z NISMO in Pearl White. The car was supplied by Nissan main dealer Wilsons of Rathkenny, which has been keeping Bertie behind the wheel of his dream cars since the early 2000s.
“I’ve always had Nissans because they’re so reliable,” said Bertie. “The engines are superb, and have great performance, too. You can have a sports car that looks great and is fantastic to drive without having to worry about if it will break down.”
As well as the 370Z, Bertie and his wife – who live in Kells, Co. Antrim – own a Nissan Micra and have previously had five Nissan Notes.
“The quality of the cars is usually excellent,” he added. “But the dealership also has a lot to do with it. I very much value good customer care, and unlike some dealers I’ve used in the past, Wilsons really know how to look after you. They know exactly how I like my cars, and collecting a new one is always a special moment.”
So will Bertie have yet another 370Z when he comes to replace his NISMO in 12 months’ time?
“I expect so,” he said. “I always start looking for my next car after a year, and have never found one that suits me better, which is why I keep going back. I do quite fancy a GT-R, though.”