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 From the Figaro Owners Club                                                                                                           October 2009
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Welcome to our October 09 Newsletter

Hi  ,

Kop HillWow, what a fantastic sunny month we've just had.

Last weekend Dan and I visited Kop Hill Climb (see pictures on right) and parked our Figaro next to some fantastic cars. Although we were nestled between very expensive company we still had loads of interest in our little Fig and spent much of the day talking to people about Figaro's and the club. It was a great day out and just reminded us how lucky we are to drive such an interesting car.  We drove back with the roof down and a big smile on our faces!

Congratulations to members Leanne for her lovely Dorris and Norman for his interesting brake story. You've been warned!

Lastly, calling all you lady drivers if you fancy appearing in the Sunday Telegraph this could be your big moment - See Below

That's all for now folks, catch you next month:)

Kevin Fagan
Figaro Owners Club Proprietor

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Figaro Artist Wanted!  

Paint BrushThe club is looking to commission an Artist to design a range of Figaro Owners Club Merchandise (Tee-Shirts, Caps, Mugs, Xmas Cards, Mouse Mats etc.).

If you feel you can help or know someone who can then please Contact Us

2gether insurance

Looking for the Cheapest Nissan Figaro Insurance? 2gether Insurance are one of very few providers in the UK offering Insurance quotes for the Nissan Figaro, Nissan Pao, Samba, Mitsuoka Motrs and other retro Japanese imports.  2Gether Insurance are also probably only 1 of 3 that can offer agreed value Subject to terms.

Our scheme have been negotiated with a select few Insurers to cover these cars, we cover everyday use and for the true enthusiast only requiring limited mileage.

2Gether Insurances Nissan Figaro Insurance quotes are all dedicated products and some one off schemes that we have arranged that suit the clients requirements, demands and needs and can boast some of the following benefits.
  • Free agreed Value
  • Limited mileage discounts for 1000,2000,3000,4000,5000 miles per annum
  • Free legal cover
  • Dedicated Accident Management
  • Options Breakdown cover (Despite age or Mileage)
  • Team of 12 actual retro import staff
Get Insured NowWhy not call us today on 01945 465508 for an advised Insurance quote or submit a quote to us online.
 Your Car of the Month

Car of the MonthAfter last months 'James bond, gadget mad' Figaro from Graham we bring to you another beautiful example from Member Leanne.

Her lovely Figaro who was named by her previous owner as 'DORRIS' and was imported from Japan around a year ago. Leanne is having a baby in February 2010 (congratulations) and is confident that she will be able to fit a pram in DORRIS!

Read more, make comments and see pictures 
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Sunday Telegraph

The club has been contacted by the Sunday Telegraph who are looking for ladies who have an unhealthy devotion and passion for their Figaro to interview for a feature they are planning to run on 'Ladies and their Vehicles'.

This could be your 15 minutes of fame? Contact Kelly today. Contact Now

Buyers Guide cc2Figaro Buyers Guide - Out Now!

We are delighted to announce the launch of a much overdue Figaro Buyers Guide. This valuable publication includes pictures and over 55 key inspection areas and is a must for anyone going to buy a Figaro!

Part 1 Outstanding Finance - Information of checking outstanding finance
Part 2 Legal 4 Tips including the location of VIN Plate.
Part 3 - Bodywork 13 Tips including typical rust locations.
Part 4 Roof 6 Tips including checking the mechanism and inspecting.
Part 5 Engine 12 Tips including essential road testing information.
Part 6 Steering, Suspension and Brakes 5 Tips including important checks
Part 7 Electrics 9 Tips including important additions required to ensure the car is UK Approved
Part 8 Interior 4 Tips and checks on the optional extras
Part 9 Tyres 3 Tips and location of spare wheel and jack
...And a Garage Directory 13 Garage Addresses and Contact Details

Download Buyers Guide Today 

Member Heather Celebrates her Wedding Anniversary in style! 

Heather DennyHeather's Story: "My husband and I spent a long weekend back in August in the Isle of Wight with our Figaro-Betty.We decided to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary in a US 1962 Airstream Land Yacht (caravan to me and you) in pure retro vintage style."

More pictures and info on the Caravan Site Read more

Alpha Car Battery8% Discount off your Figaro Battery

Figaro Owner Club Members can now purchase - at a discount rate - a brand new battery from Alpha Batteries which are 50% cheaper than Halfords! They are offering a further 8% discount for members off of their excellent prices.

Tel:01706356356 Web Site 

You can now access all our old Newsletters!

Sept 2009 NewsletterMembers can now read every Newsletter since our launch in March of this year by clicking on the following links:

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A sorry story...with a happy ending - By Member Norman

Try your brakes"Travelling through the west riding a few weeks ago in torrential rain I had the awful experience of losing my brakes.

Fortunately I manage to reach a lay-by so I could inspect the trouble, there was no visible sign of fluid loss and the master cylinder was still full.

After a short while and a few pumps on the pedal my brakes returned. We managed to get home were I could inspect properly but still could not find the reason, we had another run out and the brakes behaved perfectly but I still felt uneasy.

I eventually rang Brian of Jap Cars and Parts for some advice they were so helpful, they recon it was the master cylinder or the servo and I could possibly have the same trouble again. He said it was common for the servo to rust at the bottom end and on checking mine I found this was the case. He then told me he had a perfectly good master cylinder + servo as one piece and only needed bolting on as a replacement. After pricing a new servo at 330 + master cylinder at 123 I gladly bought his part for 150 which is now in situ and have done approx: 300-400 miles without trouble. So get your heads under the bonnet of your cars and check for rust"

Thanks to Norman - Got an interesting story? Contact Us

Access Parts through Blue Print

Blue Print PartsWe are delighted to announce that the Figaro Owners Club is now an approved partner of Blue Print which  is the leading brand of quality replacement parts for Japanese Cars and grey imports.

Blue Print range of aftermarket automotive components consists of 20,000 part numbers, covering over 100 different product groups. Read more
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Between 1st March - 1st April 2009 our web site got over 10,000 hits. Also with our growing membership there's never been a better time to get on-board and support the group!


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