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Good Morning ,

Welcome to our November 2014 Club Newsletter. This months (bumper) edition includes an inspiring article from Julie and Derek who took their topaz mist Figaro named 'Audrey' to France. It sounds like they had a holiday of a lifetime. Surely there's a lesson here for us all not to be afraid to clock up some mileage and use our figs more for holidays and maybe venture into Europe occasionally... Ever thought of sound deadening your Figaro? No, me nether, however having read the information sent in by John Cooper (aka eatmorefish) it may now be on my 'TO DO' list. The article takes you through the technology behind the process and how John fitted it into his car.  

Nissan Figaro Calendar 2015 - Out Now 
Our Calendar is out now! Can we thank everyone who sent in their pictures (we had over 200 to choose from). Please remember if your picture wasn't selected it could be we use it next year. The calendar is Priced at 12 including postage (UK) the Calendar measures 280 x 432 and features photo's of our member's cars in stunning locations from around the world.

Figaro Scotland Rally 
Scotland better prepare itself for an influx of some amazing little cars as the rally is now live and kicking! This is going to be such a awesome trip exploring and sharing the rugged scenery, historic venues and fantastic roads with our members will be yet another memorable experience.  The costs is 318 per person for a week of luxury 4 star hotels, quality dining & castles galore. Locals can participate too for just 50.00* by buying the rally pack. *Excludes welcome and farewell dinners.

See you at the NEC
The club will be attending the Classic Motor Show at the NEC in Birmingham this month so please pop along and see us. The show is a fantastic day out with hundreds of cars over 3 halls. Our stand  - 19-521 will feature two cars and The Figaro Shop team will also be on-hand to answer technical questions.

Welcome 
To all our new members. Please remember to pop over pictures and stories about you and your love for your Fig!!

Catch you next month :)
Me on our Normandy Figaro Rally last year

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

sales@figaroownersclub.com 

    

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FIGARO GREETING CARDS - 3.00
Happy Birthday & Congratulations Cards are now available which are guaranteed to raise a smile in anyone who secretly wishes they owned a Figaro...

Both illustrations feature the Nissan Figaro with the strap line Beep Beep! Click here  
UPDATED GARAGE LIST
We now have 18 companies that help you buy a Figaro, get it serviced, buy parts & accessories and if required get it totally restored. We need more companies to service the cars in the middle and north of the UK so if you know of any good ones get them to then get in touch. Read more

 


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Topaz Mist - Wow just 1800!
Unfortunately it's time to sell my beautiful little car. As I've recently moved to Bristol, I've no longer a need for her and so, with a view to saving some cash, I have sadly decided to part with her...
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The Figaro Parking Stick Another wonderfully quirky Figaro accessory. (Rumor has it that the reason it was offered was due to the average height of the Japanese women '5ft 2" meant it was hard for them to see the front of the car so the stick helped them park in tight spots). People constantly asking questions about them; If you have one on your car what the funniest? Join in the conversation on our facebook fan page. Click here
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Figaro Wallpaper
What about this for a spot of decorating! Gaz (forum name) decided to decorate his hallway with a fabulous Figaro! Almost makes me want to get the papering table out the loft! Read more
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The club promotes and attends a number of events throughout the year... 

 

THE FUN OF CONVOY DRIVING AND MEETS!
Our rallies include compulsory smiling and waving at everyone you see on route! If you've never driven in a Figaro convoy before we cannot put into words how amazing it feels. The lead car sets off and you get into line as we make our way towards our first destination. Cars of every colour snake there way through villages and country lanes turning heads as they go. 

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2014 EVENTS    

 

LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW 2014     

DATE: NOVEMBER 14/15/16 2014

ENTRY COST: 16.50* INCLUDES 5 DISCOUNT SEE ADVERT ABOVE  

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Come along & see the Figaro Owners Club (Nissan) on stand 19-521
BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

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2015 EVENTS 

 

ACE CAFE LONDON FIGARO MEET 2015      

DATE: 11 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

ABOUT:
Figaro Owners Club first event of the year kicks off at the superb Ace Cafe London. Last year we had over 70 cars attend. If you've never been before its well worth the drive!
BOOK PLACE NOW 

BRIGHTON INCARNATION 2015      

DATE: 25 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

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Calling all Petrolheads! On Saturday 25th April 2015, from 10am - 6pm, Brighton's famous seafront road, Madeira Drive will again host the UK's finest on four wheels.
BOOK PLACE NOW

SCOTLAND FIGARO RALLY 2015      

DATE: 1 - 6 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: 318 PER PERSON (TWO SHARING) 50 RALLY PACK ONLY 

ABOUT:
Join us for our biggest adventure yet when the club will be travelling to the north of the UK to explore the wild roads, castles and wonders of bonnie Scotland.
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FIGFEST SOUTH 2015      

DATE: 3/4/5 JULY 2015

ENTRY COST: A SMALL CHARGE WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY 

ABOUT:
A fun weekend for anyone who owns a Figaro. Includes optional overnight camping, convoy driving, treasure hunt, fancy dress, dancing and buckets of laughs and fun with other owners. It really is a fantastic weekend away! If you want to see the fun of past years
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WINGS AND WHEELS DUNSFORD PARK 2015      

DATE: 29/30 AUGUST 2015

ENTRY COST: A SMALL CHARGE WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY 

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Our club have been invited to display our cars at this prestigious event which is firmly established as one of the UK's most popular family days out , Dunsfold Wings & Wheels will be returning to the historic setting of Dunsfold Aerodrome (home of BBC's Top Gear), Guildford, Surrey. The Show had an outstanding variety of dynamic aviation and motoring displays, iconic cars, shopping and arena attractions.
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We will be adding more events next month! 

 

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Intermittent handbrake warning flashing...

Brake Pads
Revs Pulse in P and Car Almost Stalls When Driving Uphill
QUESTION
Hi, I have recently got my figgy Lady P back on the road (feels great!) but have noticed that my brake warning light has been switching on and off whilst I'm driving. My handbrake is definitely off, I have checked the brake fluid levels and whilst these are closer to min than max ( I intent to get this topped up) they are not low, and she just passed her MOT with flying colours. Any suggestions as to what the cause could be? Any advice greatly appreciated! Thanks.


ANSWER
Topped up my brake fluid and the light has gone out!

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QUESTION
Can someone tell me what make of brake pads are good, or are cheap ones just a good.


ANSWER
I've just fitted new front pads, I used ADL Blue print ADN142100
Was told they are better than Apec around 21 a pair. You can get these on ebay or through your local motor factor.

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QUESTION
My wife's Fig has always had problems with idling and holding revs while driving around town. I've tried numerous things with it including changing the Lambda sensor and increasing the idle speed but it still sort of pulses from 900 up to 1200 revs and back again when stationary and almost stalls sometimes when going up a hill.


ANSWER
Had one with the same sort of symptoms and it was the blanking plug on the small pipe at the back of the intake chamber missing. Also does it make any difference with the windows down

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ABOUT THE CLUB 

Our Mission Statement
"to provide comprehensive advice and information to both present and future owners (in addition to having lots of fun in the process) and to ensure these wonderful cars and their providence is preserved for the next generation of owners"

So how did the club start?
My son 'Daniel' had always wanted a Figaro having seen the car at our local garage when he was just 16. After saving for a number of years (plus a small contribution from his mum and dad!) he at last brought an emerald green model in May 2008. Following the purchase we searched on the internet for a club in the hope we could attend events with other owners but were amazed that no club existed... So the Figaro Owners Club was born!
We decided to build a website and forum which took 6 months and on the 1st March 2009 we pressed the publish button and waited to see if anyone wanted to join? Within a week we had 10 members, a month 35 and a year 478. Today the club has almost 1,600 members worldwide and our website is used by over 45 countries!

Thanks to all our supporters and members for their support.

Warmest Regards

   

Kevin 

Figaro Owners Club Founder

Email: sales@figaroownersclub.com

 

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The Figaro Owners Club, 58 Earl Howe Road, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6QT, ENGLAND.


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Figaro Owners Club, 58 Earl Howe Road, Holmer Green, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP15 6QT.