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What is this car?

Discussion in 'General Cars' started by ericmark, 23 Feb 2011.

  1. ericmark

    ericmark

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    I have seen two or three around but this time I had a camera so able to take a snap.
    Did not look expensive from outside but J reg with built in CD player maybe they are? It was automatic and seemed odd to have plastic dash but CD player. My J reg car we though good to have a cassette player never mind CD as standard.

    So any info as to what it is?
     
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  3. wotan

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    It's a Nissan Figaro import, unless anyone knows better.

    Wotan
     
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    It is indeed....1000cc Nissan Micra engine, turbocharged if I remember correctly.
    John :)
     
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    Bang on - and they are quite expensive. ISTR a figure of around 18k imported new with a 1300 engine, but can't see any new prices to confirm that, although wiki has some stuff and there's a specialist uk importer if you google.

    Never driven one, but they certainly catch the eye. I really like the look.
     
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    I saw one for the first time a couple of years ago and thought it was a '50s car, but somehow the interior didn't look right.

    Peter
     
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    I drive past a parked one identical to that one on my way home from work every day.
     
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    Nissan Figaro.
    It was built by a Nissan special projects group called Pike Factory.
    Made for Japan only in 1990. Originaly 8000 made then another 12000 due to demand.
    20000 total.
    You had to enter a lottery and "win" the option to buy one.
    All UK ones are grey imports.
    Me & a friend spent 6 months trying to find a good one for a woman we know.
    Many bodged / untidy / quickly sprayed ones about.
    All were turbocharged / Automatic / Air-con.
    The original CD player is desirable as they all fail.
     
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    I think the japanease have had a go at copying the Trabant.....fastback.... :LOL: :LOL:
     
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    Vehicle Registration Number J498MJK Make NISSANModel UnknownColour GREY AND WHITE
    from Experian Vehicle check
     
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    They all seem to be "J" reg although they appear to be in newer condition.
     
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    i might be wrong,but i think columbo drives one..."excuse me sir do you have a light"
     
  15. nickso

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    you are wrong, he drives a peugeot.
     
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    Agree, Nissan, only made for about 1 year, based on Micra. 50s throw back styling to give the "cuteness" for the ladies. Saw a cappuccino a while back tiny thing it was!

    Now who can remember Honda's little S800
     
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    i do. nice car but i think i would struggle to fit in it comfortably. :LOL:
     

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