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  June 2011 Newsletter ~ Issue No 28
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Hi and welcome to our Bank Holiday Figaro Owners Club June Newsletter. So much to report this month so here we go...


Fig 08calendar entryFun in the Sun!  

Six Summer Events to attend!   This month we bring you news of some great events where members can meet up and get together. If you've never attended an event before we urge you to give it a try!  There is something special about joining other Figaro owners and showing off these great cars. Even a handful of Figaro's will draw a crowd of interested people and I can guarantee you will be kept busy with questions like... 'What is it'? 'How old is it'? 'How many did they make' and my personal favorite... Is your name Columbo?      



dermotThe Nissan Figaro has the X Factor 

Well, we knew this anyway but just to confirm it X Factor host Dermot O'Leary has recently purchased a stunning Figaro from The Figaro Shop.  

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toadSecure your Figaro for just £99!

If you've not got around to increasing your security yet then we have news this month from Figaro Import of some fantastic offers on a range of solutions. Prices start at just £99 and include fitting! Read more 


New Figaro Owners Club Facebook Campaign  

After much deliberation the club has decided to advertise on Facebook for a trial period. I for one still struggle with the technology (well I am over 50!) but there's no getting away from the fact that the way people are marketed too is changing! The main benefit of Facebook advertising is that you can select exactly the target audience you want. For instance our advert will only be displayed to facebook members in the UK who are fans of the Nissan Figaro. How clever is that!!      


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Practical Classics Figaro Feature

We have be contacted by Practical Classics Magazine regarding a feature that they are planning to run on the Nissan Figaro.  


The article will be over 5 pages and detail things from 'how to purchase a good second hand model', 'who to contact for parts and accessories', 'how the car actualy drives and handles'. The club has offered to provide any copy and imagery they require.  


Figaro Buyers Guide V8 - Out Now

We are delighted to announce that our popular Figaro Buyers Guide has now been updated to Version 8! The additions include extensive tips on TEST DRIVING, AVOIDING FRAUDULENT SELLERS, HOW TO SPOT AN ILLEGAL FIGARO and UPDATED GARAGE LIST. Read more  

clic sargentThank you 

In April we announced that the club had raised over £300 for charity at our Ace Cafe Meeting in London. Well last month CLIC Sargent sent the club a "Thank You" Certificate. Thanks again for everyone who contributed towards the raffle. 

View Certificate   



Tips on Opening and Closing your hood - VIDEO SERIES      

With the weather improving that hood will up and down more times than a Ryan Giggs Tweet! So this two minute video is well worth a viewing. View Now      



Last month we mentioned that the original price of a Figaro
was £1428. We thought that sounded cheap as it was in fact 187,0000 Yen which equates to around £10,000 ! This was very expensive for a car in Japan back in 1991 and some Figaro's were sold by the lottery winners for more than double the retail price!   


A warm welcome to all New Members

It's great to have you on-board and thanks again for your kind donation. 



My favorite pastime is polishing all that chrome! 

We'd love to hear from you!   

Don't forget to share your love for your Figaro with us and pop over pictures and stories for inclusion in our next Newsletter :)



Kevin Fagan  

Editor and general Tea Maker 

Figaro Owners Club Founder    


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Some bad news. I had an email this morning from Nic (Figaro Doctor) that Alison's pride and joy Figaro FIG 4454 has been stolen from outside his house last night. This car is very well known as it has won a number of Figaro Car-of-the-Show (Just recently at our Ace Cafe London).

What is the world coming too? The Police have been informed.


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Edenbridge Vintage Vehicle Show - 19th June 2011

edenbridgeMembers Ian & Carol posted this on our forum so you may wish to join them on Sunday 19th June....

"After the massive success of the ace cafe show i thought it would be nice for some of us to hook up and show again as its quite obvious that there is a large interest in doing so.  There is a nice show local to us that we could do such at. Let us know what you think We normally go to this show and its quite big and spread over two to three fields.

I have been in touch with the Organisers who happy for us to have a few figgy's or if there's enough, then maybe a Club stand. Either way we will be there and thought it would be nice to have a few other members from here to attend with us. We Plan on Attending on Sunday and have told the organisers that i will be posting this up on the figgy site in a view to see how many wish to attend with us"

The show is held at Gabriels Farm which is situated on the southern end of Edenbridge and cannot be missed if you drive right through the Town !! The Post code for Sat Nav is TN8 5PP

Here's a of link about the show from 2009 Click here

Cost of Entry - FREE 

Just add your name to the list and paste it up etc  Regards Ian and carol (Attending Sunday 19th June


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Classic Car Show in Haynes (Beds) 26th June 2011

Trevor Tumber from the HV100 Committee

has invited our Members to attend the Classic Car Show event.


Entry to the event and parade will cost £6.00 and will include a commemorative plaque and an event programme. The programme, which will also be on sale to the public, will, where possible, provide details of each vehicle, including specification and year of registration. Further information is available on this web site, or alternatively, telephone 01234 381466.


The sixth Haynes Village 100 event will be held on Sunday June 26th 2011. It will again provide a unique opportunity to see over 100 Classic vehicles parade the 2.7 mile circuit of the village roads, part of which is open countryside, along with a static display and village gala.


Cost of Entry - £6 

Closing date for receiving entries is Monday 6th June 2011



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FigFest 2011 - 8th,  9th & 10th July 2011  

figfest2011FigFest 2011 is a festival
organised by Paul Atyeo The event is over 3 days but you can turn up on any day to participate. 

Friday 8th July - BBQ and get together

Saturday 9th Jul
y - Pop Master, Prizes , Music from the Figetmenots and in the evening Fancy Dress and an Abba Tribute Band. we will also be celebrating the figaro owners 2nd birthday .

Sunday 10th July - Run to Yarmouth and Prizes for Best Cars of the Weekend.


All money raised will be donated in memory of Paul's friend Marc who died of Cystic Fibrosis aged 29.  


Marc ran a lot of marathons to raise money for the charity and was engaged to a beautiful girl who was nursing him when he was in hospital. sadly they never made it to the church. the weekend will be dedicated to Marc. 

Broad Farm Holiday Park, Fleggburgh, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29 3AF.

Cost of Entry £3 Per Car Per Day or £12/£18 Car/Camping
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Milton Keynes Car Show - Sunday 7th August 2011
Our club have been invited to attend this event. We have paid for the entry so all our members can get in free.
  This show is now in its 4th year and enjoys bumper numbers of car fans and families.

Why not join us? The plan is to group all our Figaro's together in a row along with the clubs tent so we can promote the car and club. Be a great chance to catch up for a natter too!

Testimonials from last year
"Wow what a day,  Once again blessed by great weather, great people and some fantastic cars. Within 2 hours of the gate opening the site began to look fairly full and moving stands around to accomadate larger clubs had taken place. By 1pm we was looking great, loads of interesting vehicles from old time classics to hot rods. The BBQ was in full flow and we had a real buzz as the first band hit the stage. The whole day had a great feel to it, with both young and old enjoying the sights and sounds of yet another great mk show
Then we got a fly pass by the red arrows, even they took time to treat us to a couple of loops, and if that wasn't good enough we had a lancaster bomber circle really low a few times followed by a hurricane and a few other small aircraft"

Cost of Entry - Free to Members

Closing date for receiving entries is Monday 17th July 2011
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Charity Drive From Shoreham Airport Sunday 7th Aug

The club has been contacted out the blue by this guy who is putting on this charity drive. Members are welcome to contact James direct.

"On Sunday 07/08/2011 we, being myself and my friend James, are putting on a charity drive in aid of the Sussex air ambulance.

We are setting off from Shoreham Airport to The Lavender Line steam railway near Uckfield. The route is around 50 miles via mainly B roads. None of the route is too hard, steep, narrow or complicated. The fee is a minimum donation of £10 with all monies going to the air ambulance which doesn't receive any funding from the nhs or lottery. At the finish there will be a raffle, BBQ and steam train rides

We are hoping for 150 cars of all types shapes and sizes. You will all be most welcome Search on facebook for "the Sussex air ambulance charity summer drive"

If you wish to attend this event with other members please out a comment on our forum page" - Click here

Alternatively email me:



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Cherished Vehicles Show - Wiltshire on 28 Aug 2011

The club has been contacted by Bob from The Lions Club of Chippenham.

The Lions Club are hosting a Cherished Vehicles Show near Castle Combe race track in Wiltshire on 28 August 2011 to raise money for Lions Charity work.

It's intended as a fun day out - Cherished Vehicle drivers and their vehicles have free entrance if registered in advance - other visitors £2.50 and children under 10 free. There will be plenty of parking and easy access to the site - Allington Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

There will be good food - the famous Allington Farm sausages and burgers - as well as others, and drink and ice creams. We have ordered good weather specially!

There will be many different car marques to see and plenty of opportunity to show and perhaps judge your own vehicles. There's a parade ring as well as auto jumble and other stalls.

Invitations to register will be issued imminently and passes will be sent nearer the day. Don't miss an excellent day out. We look forward to welcoming you to the first Chippenham Cherished Vehicles Show on 28 August 2011.

Cost of Entry - Free to Members

Closing date for receiving entries is 31st July 2011



Member Maggie & Beautiful Betty Bubble at the Ace Café

Thanks Maggie we love the matching eyelashes!




Each month we feature cars from our Members in all their glory! Why not pop a picture of your love and joy to us and we will feature it in our Next Months Newsletter. Click here to send your pic's 


Send in your Pictures for our next Newsletter - Click here

The Nissan Figaro has the X Factor  

dermotxfactorLast month The Figaro Shop produced a very special car that we created for Dermot  O'Leary, Radio 2 DJ and TV presenter of The X Factor, Big Brother's Little Brother and many other programmes.

The car was a birthday present for his girlfriend Dee Koppang. Dermot had already visited The Figaro Shop in advance to select the car and the colour and he chose a low mileage lapis grey model.  Then Dee came down to their workshop, arriving in a blindfold! and she was introduced to the car. Toby and his his team spent some time going through leather samples and designs so she could choose her favorite style for the brand new Italian leather interior.


You can see from the pictures that she chose a striking dark charcoal grey leather to contrast with the warm ivory and it looks really amazing. The car was then fully alarmed with central locking and electric boot pop and we installed USB and Mp3 compatibility. As with all Figaro Shop cars, it was fully re-sprayed and had many hours of loving restoration including a complete mechanical overhaul. A full 250 hours labour was put into the car.

dermots figaro

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Hints and tips: Opening and closing the hood - VIDEO SERIES FEATURE

videoseriesNow we know it may sound trivial, but we know you love your Figgies and don't want to hurt them.


Figaro Shop have created this helpful 2 minute video showing you exactly how to open and close the hood the easiest way without causing any damage to your Figgy. 


The video is below - To play press >    

Hood Folding Procedure for a Figaro
Hood Folding Procedure for a Figaro





ownershipissuesThis series is written by Gjnorthall Factors - Nissan Figaro Specialists. The company is well respected and has been involved in maintenance, servicing and new parts supply since 1999. The documents are all copyright protected and cannot be reproduced or passed off by any 3rd party. They can be printed and used for personal use. 


Figaro Servicing Checklist 

This month we have probably one of the most important documents you can download for your Figaro. The Servicing Checklist below ensure that the right things are done at the right time. Infact many owners give the checklist to their garage who then sign off the sheet when the car has been serviced. This of course provides a valuable service record when selling the car.


This is document is available on PDF via our website Click here 


NEXT MONTH - Important Information for the New Figaro Owner     


Huge thanks to Gareth Simon for the information - The series continues next month (ed)  


tools2QUESTION 1
Tonneau Cover?
tools2QUESTION 2
Babies V Figaro's
tools2QUESTION 3
Front Grill?

Hi everyone! I am looking to get a tonneau cover for my new fig and would like advice on whether to try to get an original one or go for one of the repro ones on Ebay. Any advice would be welcome?




I have one of each and cant see a noticeable difference except the new one is cleaner and has no sag or stains. Caz  

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hello parents. do you just use the normal lap sash belts to secure the baby seats? I've heard if you want to put a baby seat in the back you've got to get extra child restraint anchor points? is that so ? Ania



There's no need for any extra anchor points in the back of a Fig for child seats. The rear seat belts are three point normal ones & secure a child seat very well, even though the rear seat backrest is upright. Baz

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Hi, because Mr Figs grill has lost most of the chrome i want to paint it black so i need to remove the grill,easy or hard?also is it easy to replace once finished,any advice will be greatly appreciated? Elltay


The grille simply pulls out and pushes back into place. Unclip the electrical connectors for the indicators if you want to remove the grille completely.

The clips stay fixed to the grille. If you want to remove them - give the heads a slight turn and push them out. The clips weaken with age and replacements are available.

Theft of grilles is lucrative business - they're around £250 new! There's a ready market because grilles are prone to discolouring and being broken in minor collisions. Replace 3 of the plastic clips with U-nuts and screws so that the grille is more secure and far more difficult to steal!

Gareth - Figaro Owners Club Technical Specialist  

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About the people behind the Figaro Owners Club
My son Daniel had always wanted a Figaro and after saving for years (plus a small contribution from his mum and dad!) he brought an Emerald Green one in May 2008. That was it - I was hooked too! Even now we spend many a happy weekend polishing her in the garage. We just love all that chrome... After buying the car we started searching the internet for ownership help and advice and although a forum existed there was no real club so in December 2008 we started designing and building the web site which took around 4 Months.

The club was formed in February 2009 and launched on 1st March 2009. 

Kevin Fagan (Figaro Owners Club Founder)
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