At Modern Nissan of Lake Norman, we know you want to purchase your Pre-Owned vehicle risk-free from a dealership that will stand behind what they sell. So we've covered all the bases by offering our SmartBuy Pre-Owned Vehicles, where "Confidence Comes Standard".

Just as you'll view in our video to the left, this means our vehicles are inspected, reconditioned, and come with a CARFAX history report. Then we give you extra peace of mind with our Modern exclusive warranty on every vehicle. And should you change your mind about your purchase, we even offer a 3-Day/300 Mile Vehicle Exchange Program. We'll give you a full tank of gas, 2 keys instead of just one, and provide a free rental for warranty-covered repairs. As an added bonus, we'll perform a complimentary NC State Inspection on your car for life!
Modern ensures you can buy a Pre-Owned vehicle with confidence.
Just another way you can Experience the MODERN Difference.

Every Vehicle backed by an Exclusive Modern Warranty*


All Pre-Owned Vehicles under 100,000 miles:

-12-Month/12,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty
-1-Month/1,000 Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty or Balance of Factory Warranty
All Pre-Owned Vehicles over 100,000 miles:

-6-Month/6,000 Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty

-1-Month/1,000 Mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  Internet Value Pricing
Our Internet Value Pricing mission at Modern Nissan of Lake Norman is to present Value Pricing to all of our customers. To achieve this, we poll thousands of Pre-Owned websites hourly. This ensures that every one of our customers receives real-time Value Pricing on every SmartBuy Pre-Owned Vehicle we sell.  We do not artificially inflate our Pre-Owned prices in the hopes of winning a negotiating contest with our customers!  After being in business since 1933, we have found that Internet Value Pricing is by far the best approach for our customers.

  150-Point Quality Assurance Inspection
Every SmartBuy Pre-Owned Vehicle from Modern Automotive receives a 150-Point Quality Assurance inspection. From the engine to the interior, our certified technicians inspect the vehicle ensuring you are receiving a reliable ride.

  3-Day/300 Mile Vehicle Exchange Program
Should you change your mind about your purchase, simply bring it back to your dealer within the first three days or 300 miles (whichever comes first) to exchange it for another Modern Pre-Owned vehicle that fits your needs. No regrets.
*Exchange Program vehicles must be in-stock and are subject to approved financing. Limit two (2) vehicle exchanges per original purchase.

CARFAX® Vehicle History Report

You will be provided a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report for each Pre-Owned vehicle. Find out everything you should know about a previously owned car, truck or van before committing to it.

  Professionally Reconditioned Inside & Out
  • Hand Wash & Wax
  • Interior Cleaned
  • Paint Touch-up
  • Paintless Dent Repair

Modern-paid NC State Inspections for Life

Complimentary North Carolina Inspections for as long as you own the vehicle.

Full Tank of Gas on Delivery

Modern Automotive provides a full tank of gas with every SmartBuy Pre-Owned Vehicle purchased!

2 Keys with Every Vehicle

All new cars come with 2 keys, and at Modern Automotive we even provide 2 keys with our SmartBuy Pre-Owned Vehicles!

Free Rental for Warranty-covered Repairs

If you are unable to drive your vehicle due to the mechanical breakdown of a covered component, Modern will provide a rental car, up to $50.00 per day for up to 14 days per repair.

Warranties are non-transferable. All warranty repairs must be done at the dealership where the vehicle was purchased. *Does not include wholesale vehicles. Does not include cosmetic items or normal wear & tear items. Warranty repairs are covered by Modern-you are not required to pay a deductible.

By being transparent with our pricing that everyone qualifies for.

At Modern Nissan, we promise to always show you our everyday, low Modern price that includes the discount and rebates that you qualify for such as Nissan's factory rebates and NMAC's bonus cash. This means that at Modern, you will never see our prices reflecting extra incentives that you might not qualify for such as Military rebates, Graduate offers, Uber savings etc. Though, if you do fall into one of these honorary categories, that means those savings will be on top of our already low pricing!

In addition, here at Modern, we vow to offer you all the rebates you are eligible for.
That's our stand point on pricing: always offer you the lowest, realistic price.

So come shop with us and experience the Modern Difference

Our Internet Value Pricing Mission at Modern Automotive is to present Value Pricing to all of our customers.
By polling thousands of Pre-Owned websites hourly, we can ensure that every single one of our customers receives real-time, competitive Value Pricing on every SmartBuy Pre-Owned vehicle we sell.

We do not artificially inflate our Pre-Owned prices in the hopes of wining a negotiation with a customer. By putting the customer first since 1933, we have found that Internet Value Pricing is by far the best approach.


Founded in 1933 by O.T. Fowler, family-owned Modern Automotive has been offering honest, straightforward service to all of their customers. O.T. Fowler believed that everyone who walked through his doors should be offered the same level of respect that he would offer his own family. Since then, Modern has made an ongoing commitment to honor his vision.

Watch our personal video to the left to learn more about our family history or simply come visit Modern Nissan of Lake Norman so you can experience the Modern Difference firsthand.

Fowler Family Photo:


Here at Modern Automotive, we understand that our success comes from you, the community, and that is the only reason we are still here. So it's only natural we make sure to use our resources to give back to the community that has helped us grow from one dealership back in 1933 to a total of sixteen that stretch across North Carolina.

Since 1933 our family has committed to showing our support in a variety of ways:

  • Fundraisers and Sponsorships that benefit Schools, Military & Non-Profits
  • Local Community Youth Athletic Groups
  • Charitable Organizations including the United Way, MS Society & Arthritis Foundation
These are just a few examples of Modern's proud partnership and commitment to our community which is another part of the difference Modern makes, as demonstrated in this video:

So when you purchase, trade or service your vehicle at any one of our dealerships, you can be assured that your business with us is contributing to Modern Making a Difference in your hometown.