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a "friend" of mine...

a "friend" of mine...

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vx220

Original Poster:

1,910 posts

131 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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...has decided a Nissan Figaro is in order for his next car

Any advice/forums/dealers/specialists I should know about?

Cheers in advance

sparkyhx

2,879 posts

101 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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vx220 said:
...has decided a Nissan Figaro is in order for his next car

Any advice/forums/dealers/specialists I should know about?

Cheers in advance
HIS? is he trading in a micra convertable, with full Glee and Shirley Bassey collection?

Expensive and getting on a bit, many are going thru full refub/rebuild due to tin worm.
Buy one up north, cheaper than one in London.



vx220

Original Poster:

1,910 posts

131 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Cheers

Any more?

sparkyhx

2,879 posts

101 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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usual stuff really.

its a 20 year old convertible - so hood and evidence of leaks are a high priority. Wet carpets etc

Also its auto so check box works ok, no delays in engaging D, P, R etc.

Service history especially for the timing belt.

Import - so check rust proofing and general tin worm issues

small wheels makes getting tyres a bit of a lottery

Edited by sparkyhx on Sunday 7th October 23:07

LancerG

2,592 posts

172 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Not constructive im afraid....

buy him a couple of ping pong balls, so he can strap on a pair ! laugh

Sorry couldnt resisit.
Overall they are reliable and fun looking, but underpowered by todays supermini standards. As stated they will be quite old by now but they do still hold a real following with the enthusiasts.

If he wants something small and unusual, try a Daihatsu Copen, Suzuki Cappacino or a Smart coupe in preference.

Mr. Potato Head

1,029 posts

116 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Not got one, never had one, love 'em. It'd be nice if they did a new version, but it would only be a too-tall bloater so actually please forget I said that.
It's a K11 Micra underneath which is a reliable base.

http://www.figaroownersclub.co.uk/

LancerG

2,592 posts

172 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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I have to say, the custom green one on this website homepage looks lovely
http://www.figarotrader.co.uk/

LancerG

2,592 posts

172 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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But come on......take a look at this for the same money

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/used-cars/smart/roadst...

Mr. Potato Head

1,029 posts

116 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Have you decided which one of you has won this argument yet?

D_G

1,587 posts

106 months

Monday 8th October 2012
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Hallen Imports in Bristol specialise in these including full restoration.

http://www.figarorestore.co.uk/

vx220

Original Poster:

1,910 posts

131 months

Tuesday 9th October 2012
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Thanks for all replies