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 November 2011 Newsletter ~ Issue No 33    
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 MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

SAVE 15%
ON YOUR CAR INSURANCE

We've joined forces with Classic Line Insurance to offer you 15% Discount on your car insurance. Although we have heard some members save up to 50% as they deal exclusively with classic cars such as the Nissan Figaro. Learn more

SAVE 30%
ON AA BREAKDOWN COVER

The club is delighted to offer 30% Discount off at enrollment plus an ongoing 10% discount at renewal (please note that these discounts are based on the AA standard prices and are better in the long run compared to any tactical offers that you might see on our website). Learn more

SAVE 10%
ON YOUR FIGARO COVER

You've invested in your dream Figaro and now it's outside in all that rain! You need a cover to keep it dry and snug and we have a fantastic range available. Car Covers the UK's largest range of fully tailored, waterproof and breathable indoor and outdoor car covers provide a 10% discount on their superb quality covers.Learn more  

SAVE 100
ON RUST PROTECTION

If you drive your car in the rain we recommend this protection. Waxoyl will provide valuable protection to the underside of the car. You can receive a 100 Discount off Waxoyl under car treatment. Learn more
 

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THE FIGARO STORE  

Packed to the roof with over 400 Figaro branded designs from funky T-shirt to stylish clocks and more we hope we have the ideal gift for you.

 

Below is just a taster of some of the products on sale. All in stock and available for delivery within around 7 days.

 

Click here to visit shop now 

 

 

 

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Hi and welcome to our November Newsletter. With winter just around the corner now's the time to give your car a good check over before all that snow turns up. Below is an excellent video from The Figaro Shop which takes you through what you need to look for. It's highly recommended viewing!
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Club 2012 Calendar NOW OUT!

Priced at just 12.00 if you love Figaro's you'll adore this fantastic wall hanging calendar. Featuring 12 of our members cars from around the globe the Calendar even includes some key Figaro meeting dates. Read more

boot rack 150 x 150 74 Boot Rack (Save 7.5%)   

The clubs delighted to offer this luggage rack for your Figaro. It has marine varnished hardwood slats to put the luggage on, giving a more classic look.  Easy to fit and remove, comes complete with fitting kit. Even better news Members save 7.5% on the price! Read more  

 

 

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How To Maintain The Fluids On Your Figgy - 2 Minute Video          

Now is the perfect time to check the fluids on your Figgy. It's a very good idea to check your fluid levels regularly. Therefore, we have created this helpful 2 minute video to show you exactly how to check the following fluid levels.

View Video 

 

  

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UPDATE - 22 Cars /40 Members Registered for Jersey   

We now have 22 cars and 40 Members already booked for next years rally! Looking at the entry forms we have members representing  all the colours too. We hope to publish the Ferry and Condor crossing times & prices next month. Read more  

 

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This is me Kevin! 

Yes I know I'm very sad but at the weekend my favorite pastime is polishing all that chrome!!

 

A very warm welcome to all  

new Members!

It's great to have you on-board and thanks again for your kind donation last month.  Don't forget this is YOUR CLUB so please pop us over your pictures and stories Click here  

 

Kevin

 

Kevin Fagan  

Editor and general Tea Maker!  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

figaroownersclub@o2.co.uk      

 

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 MEMBERS GALLERY 

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. Send Picture Now  

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 CALENDARFIGARO OWNERS CLUB 2012 CALENDAR - NOW OUT!  

THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR THE FIGARO FAN IN YOUR LIFE!

 

CALENDAR 2012 2Priced at just 12.00 you'll adore this fantastic wall hanging calendar.


Measuring 297mm x 216mm (A4) the high quality wire bound Calendar is ideal for your office or kitchen! Premium gloss paper has been used throughout to bring the Figaro's to life!

Each month features a different photo of our members cars from around the globe.

The calendar has plenty of room for you to write all those important dates on and even includes some key Figaro meeting dates and reminders.

Price 12 (Inc Packing and Post UK)

BUY NOW 

 

OVERSEAS ENQUIRIES  

Please email us with your Address and we will price postage. figaroownersclub@o2.co.uk

 BOOTRACKFIGARO BOOT RACK 

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This could be a must buy accessory for Jersey!

 

The club is delighted to be working in association with Auto Link who sell a Luggage Rack which fits the Figaro boot.

This luggage rack has marine varnished hardwood slats to put the luggage on, giving a more classic look.  Easy to fit and remove, comes complete with fitting kit. Aftermarket item, made in England, easy to fit and remove.   

 

It clamps on the side edges of the boot lid and has rubber feet to protect the paintwork.  Width (side to side) 89cm, depth (front to rear) 38cm, height (above boot lid) 10cm.

Price 74 (Ex VAT & Packing and Post)

BUY NOW 

 

MEMBERS SAVE 7.5% 

Members will receive a discount code by email this week under separate cover

 ACE CAFE FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEETING - 14th April 2012  

You can book your place Click here
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 FIGARO WINDSCREEN REPLACEMENT  

windscreenNational Mobile Windscreens can provide Figaro Laminated Windscreens for 225 plus VAT fitted!


About National Mobile Windscreens
The company is the largest privately owned, independent windscreen company in the UK currently celebrating 40 years of award winning service!  We repair and replace glass on all types of vehicles, car, van, commercial vehicles and coach and bus, plant and agricultural through our specialist glazing division.

We started in 1971 with one man and a vision and today we have 36 branches and a team of 360 people and growing.  

Company growth and customer service at National Mobile Windscreens has always been important; focusing on employees' strengths means there is a culture of customer service of which we are very proud.  In 2010 we won the Fleet News Award for Customer Service which demonstrated just how important this is to us. We are founder members and joint owners of National Windscreens and can offer a nationwide service through 114 branches and 750 skilled engineers 24 hour, 7 day, 365 days a year.

We have a dedicated helpline number to our National Mobile Windscreens call centre and have 76 years experience, within the close knit, 18 strong team who work together to provide a first class service.  The helpline manages 15,000 calls per month and the ethos is to listen to the customers needs and respond accordingly. 

 

Telephone: 0800-373-171

 jerseyJERSEY FIGARO RALLY - 14th - 18th May 2012  

You can book your place Click here
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 VIDEOVIDEO - WINTER CHECKS (HOW TO MAINTAIN THE FLUIDS)     

This series is brought to you by Figaro Experts The Figaro Shop

Now is the perfect time to check the fluids on your Figgy. We often find that when Figaros are brought in for repair, the damage that needs fixing has been made worse by running the Figgy with low levels of water and oil

It is a very good idea to check your fluid levels regularly. Therefore, we have created this helpful 2 minute video to show you exactly how to check the following fluid levels:
  • Radiator - water and antifreeze levels
  • Engine - oil levels
  • Power Steering - fluid levels
  • Brakes - brake fluid
  • Gear Box - gear box oil
  • Windscreen Washer - water and screen cleaner
  • Glove Box - diet Coke and a Mars Bar ;-)
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QUESTION 1
Halford Figaro Paint Codes?
      
QUESTION 2  
Service near Norwich?    
QUESTION 3
Engine cuts out intermittently? 
 
I had to get some touch up paint for my Fig today,as there is some work I need to do on it following some deep dents/scratches being inflicted to my Miss Grace, and I though it would be helpful to give you guys the codes for the 4 original colors, and roof should you need it. This can be purchased as indeed I did through Halfords, in the way or a spray can, which was really good to see being made.

My car is Emerald Green, and in the mix includes black and pink believe it or not!!
Emerald Green Code JK2
Pale Aqua Code DH5
Lapis Grey Code WK4
Topaz Mist EH0
White WK3

It cost me 14.99, which in comparison to websites, if you include delivery is cheaper, and within 10 mins. I found the guys in my local Halfords really helpful in tips and advice to do the body work I intend to do. Was not my natural choice, as I though a Fig specialist be the guys to go for, but actually the high street chain got my vote on this Fig matter Hope this helps others with the codes.
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We no longer have our figgy for family use my son bought the car from me as transport to his new job when he left home a few weeks ago He has come home this weekend and its not running very well and he goes back tomorrow so no chance for me to get a trusted mechanic to look at it . does anybody know of someone in the Norwich area that Chris can take it to for a look over. Thanks Dale
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My Fig momentarily cuts out, as if it`s switched off. The rev counter drops down & then back up. I accelerate and it picks up but there does`nt seem a lot of power. I have changed the following : Fuel pump & filter, coil & HT lead, oxygen sensor and cleaned the contacts on the MAFF meter. I have checked the fault codes and they read 44, no fault. This is an intermittent fault, another day it goes really well. any ideas out there? Another symptom: When the engine cuts out it won`t pick up again until I release the accelerator peddle and then accelerate again.  

Read more: http://www.figaroownersclub.

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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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