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 September 2012 Newsletter ~ Issue No 43   
The Figaro Owners Club was started in March 2009 to provide comprehensive advice and information to both present and future owners of the Nissan Figaro.

Today the club has over 1,600 members worldwide. Our aims are simply; To promote the preservation and use of the Nissan Figaro (Only 20,000 were produced from 1989 - 1991).

We are a Not for Profit Organisation. Unlike other car clubs we don't have a fixed annual membership fee. We think it's fairer for our members to make an Annual Donation towards the running of the club. Donate Now



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Hi and welcome to our September Newsletter. With such a wet August lets hope that September can bring some late summer sunshine to warm us all up a bit and allow us to get out in our cars. We have two events FigFest North ~ 2nd September and Surrey Classic Show ~ 16th September so fingers crossed the weather will be great.

We've been busy building the clubs new website (not the forum this will remain unchanged). It's looking fabulous with a number of really cool features one of which will allow FACEBOOK sharing direct from any page, twitter feeds and much more. The other main benefit is it will work perfectly on the Apple tablets and phones. More updates about the site over the next few months as it takes shape. Launch date is scheduled for 1st January 2013.

After a month of planning things are coming together nicely for our projected launch on the 14th September. The destination is a closely guarded secret but we are very excited about it!


Kevin Fagan  

Editor and General Tea Maker!  

Figaro Owners Club Founder      

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Members can take advantage of the new AA discount across all types of UK breakdown membership. Peace of mind 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the UK's No. 1 choice for breakdown cover. Your Discount Code can be found in your Welcome Email.


After the massive success of the Jersey Figaro Rally we've been fired up for next year. The destination will be published on the 14th September on our website and a special newsletter sent out the same day. We hope you'll join us on another adventure its going to be a blast!!  


We all know the Figaro is a highly fashionable car but news this month that The Figaro Shop recently sold one to fashion Guru Wayne Hemingway confirms this. Wayne co-founded the Red or Dead fashion label and stores. In 1999, they sold Red or Dead and set up Hemingway Design.


This month we have covered an interesting event that took place last year in Tokyo's Ginza district, Nissan Ginza Gallery, Feb 27 2010 to March 24, (Car Design History of Nissan's Passion and Style (literally "functional beauty") exhibition opening event. Its wonderful to see this type of material. 



Yes this is me 'Kevin'  

 At the weekend my favorite pastime is polishing all the  

chrome on our Cub Car! 


If you're new to the club it's great to have you on-board and thanks again for your kind donation.  For all our existing members thanks also for your support. 


PS... Don't forget this is your club so please get in touch with your thoughts, ideas, stories, feedback, comments, pictures or just a chat.








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2012 EVENTS    

summersizzlerIf you've never attended an event before we urge you to give it a try this year!

There is something very special about joining other Figaro owners and showing off these great cars. 

All events are Figaro Owners Club Members Only  

Events marked* are hosted by the Figaro Owners Club. All other events are 'Invitation' by a 3rd party (in other words not our events but ones we've been invited to attend).  



2nd September 2012  

Event: FigFest North 2012    

Location: Between Rotherham and Barnsley

Venue: Wentworth Woodhouse Stately House      

Cost: £3 to Members  

This is a new event. Join other members and owners of Rolls Royce, Humber, Morris, Mini, Jenson, Jaguar, TVR, VW, MG, BMW and more for a spectacular day out at Wentworth Woodhouse Stately House! REGISTRATION IS CLOSED


16 September 2012  

Event: 11th Surrey Classic Vehicle Gathering  

Location: Tilford  

Venue: The Rural Life Centre  

Cost: Free to Members  

A fantastic day out for classic car enthusiasts Loads to do for children & all the family Bring your own picnic, or visit the Café.  REGISTER HERE  



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FIGARO 2013 CALENDAR ~ Photos Wanted!!!!!!!  

It's hard to believe that summer is in full swing...and it's time to start planning for the 2013 Figaro Wall Calendar!  We are excited to keep this yearly calendar tradition going and be able to showcase our gorgeous Figaros of all colours in some of the most spectacular and remote places on the globe.
As usual, we cannot create this calendar without help from all of you! All Figaro owners are encouraged to submit photos of their car in beautiful locations for consideration in this next edition.

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TECHNICAL FORUM - Visit our website to see over 1,300 topics - Click her

Electric Aeriel  Removal       
Head Gasket
Buying a Figaro on Ebay?  
Has any one got any details on the removal of the electric aeriel motor itself please??? Aeriel was snapped off and the toothed belt has gone down past the motor and i am unable to get my new one in!!!!! Many thanks in advance.
open the top boot you will find 2x 10mm bolts you will also need remove rear seat base and rear side trim you will find 2 connectors there undo the chrome nut on the top of aerial. And presto

 I am a new member but a owner of a figaro which is poorly. Can anyone help my trusty mechanic needs to know the tightening torque for the cyclinder head to put Figgy back together again, can anyone help? 

Hi. The head bolts are tightened in a sequence rather than having one simple torque setting as was the case with older cars. The sequence contains both torque figures and tightening angles just to make things more complicated! Sequence as follows: 1. oil all bolt threads before inserting into the block 2. Tighten to 29 NM 3. Tighten to 64NM 4. Loosen off to Zero NM 5. Tighten to 29NM then: Inlet side tighten by angle of 80 degrees, Exhaust side tighten by angle of 60 degrees The order in which you tighten is pretty standard starting with the middle bolt on the inlet side, then middle bolt on exhaust side and working diagonally outwards from the middle starting on left hand side (inlet). Your mechanic should have no problems with this - just a bit hard to explain in writing. Good luck.  

Hi there, I'm desperate for a Figaro and have carried out extensive research to find the best little beauty I can. I notice they seem to come up cheaper on eBay and I was wondering if anyone has bought one from eBay before, and if so, what was your experience? 


They will be cheaper on ebay for a variety of reasons: private sale as opposed to dealer for a start. a lot are sold on auction basis and if you don't view before you buy then its incredibly risky, imo you should never buy a vehicle on ebay without giving it a thorough going over first. Remember that they are all 20 yrs old, if you are lucky the car will have been well maintained but if that is the case why would it be cheap? they are a collectable and desireable car? If you really want one then do lots of research, download the buying guide from the club site, make sure that you visit at least one dealer and test drive the fig to make sure you like it and then when you are armed with as much knowledge as possible you will be in a position to bid on an ebay sale but you also need to assess the insurance situation, even though they have small engines they can be expensive and tricky to insure due to the fact that they are imports and desireable to thieves I am not trying to put you off, we all love our figs on here but the last thing you need is to end up buying a lemon on ebay where you have little to no buyer protection. Some of our members have bought on ebay, I recently met a french owner who got his on an impulse buy through ebay and he was lucky as she was a beauty and of course a lot of the dealers use ebay but in that case you do have some after sale rights. Personally I would only buy a car on ebay that I could view beforehand.:)  


About the people behind the Figaro Owners Club
MY CARMy 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

Warmest Regards


Kevin Fagan

Figaro Owners Club Founder



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