1st April, 2015 Newsletter. ~ Issue No 73
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Good Morning ,

Last weekend was the start of summer time (UK) and it couldn't come quick enough for me. I don't know about you but the winter seems to have lasted a lifetime and Sue and I are itching to get out and enjoy our little 'Belle'.

Next month sees a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT from the club! I just cannot wait to see the reaction and hope its well received

Record Figs sign up for Ace Cafe London

Looks like our first event of the year will be a huge success with record numbers due to attend.  In addition to showing off your car and maybe winning a trophy the day is a great opportunity to chat to other like-minded people about any issues you may have with your car. Or you could do some shopping and buy some goodies from our trade area. We will have a host of technical people on-hand so if you have any niggles then this is a golden opportunity to get them sorted. REGISTER FREE

Welcome to all our New Members 
If you're new to the club please remember to pop over pictures and stories about you and your love for your Figaro!

Might see you at the Ace Cafe, if not I'll catch you next month :)
Me doing what I do best
POLISHING & CLEANING!

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

sales@figaroownersclub.com 

    

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FIGARO TOY CAR
Many of us have seen the detailed miniature Nissan Figaro manufactured by Kyosho. The toy is a 1:43 beautiful detailed miniature with original wheels and sunroof. Diecast Colour: Emerald Green/white. Priced at 50 Euros anyone looking to buy in the UK now could be a good time with the Pound to Euro exchange rate being so good. Read more  
DATA FOR IMPORTING A FIGARO       
Anyone looking to import a Figaro into another country could find this helpful. We have been contacted by German Member Lutz Mouton who needed detailed data for the German authorities to allow the car to be driven there. He contacted Nissan and they provided all the information which he has shared with us. Thanks! Read more

 

FIGARO TRADER
39 CARS TO CHOOSE FROM
Starting at £3,000 cars are selling fast in our dedicated website where you can choose by colour, value and distance from you.  Figaro Trader allows private & trade users to advertise Nissan Figaro Cars, Parts & Accessories. Read more 
FIGARO APPAREL & MERCHANDISE
Looking for the latest Nissan Figaro Apparel & Merchandise? Choose from a wide variety of our official Nissan Figaro clothing for both Men, Women, Children and even Pets!

All products are in stock and delivered within a days. Read more

 

CHANGES TO THE TECHNICAL FORUM

Today the 'User Database' on the above forum will be moved to a new 'Figaro Owners Club Membership Database'. The reason we are doing this is to 'Control Access' to the forum and the new database automatically matches our database to ensure unauthorised access.  Read more 

YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Need your Figaro Fix? Why not chill out and catch a few of our videos on our YouTube Channel.

There are over 50 VIDEOS to watch so make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy. Watch now

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nissan Figaro Replacement of Roof & Rear Panel PVC

 

Nissan Figaro Replacement of Roof & Rear Panel PVC
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This picture was taken during our Holland Figaro Rally 2014 where on the last day we had 44 Figaros in convoy. 

 

THE FUN OF MEETING OTHER LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE AND TAKING ABOUT FIGS  

Bringing along your car and meeting other owners can be so valuable. Not only can you share your love for your car its also a great opportunity to pick others members brains on any ownership issue you may have.    

 

CONVOY DRIVING 

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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APRIL 

 

ACE CAFE LONDON FIGARO MEET 2015      

DATE: 11 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

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!

BRIGHTON INCARNATION 2015      

DATE: 25 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

Calling all Petrol heads! 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.
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DRIVE IT DAY - THE HERITAGE MOTOR CENTRE 2015        

DATE: 26 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

The club has been invited to attend this event at the wonderful Heritage Motor Centre near Gaydon on Sunday 26th April 2015, from 10am - 6pm
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MAY

DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL 2015
DATE: 2-4 MAY 2015
CLUB DISCOUNT CODE - YOU WILL NEED THIS TO SAVE MONEY! >> FIGDHF15 <<
ENTRY COSTS...
£20** Saturday, Sunday or Monday - 1 day ticket - £20 Two for One Offer

£32** Saturday, Sunday or Monday - 2 day ticket - £32 Two for One Offer
£45** S
aturday, Sunday or Monday - 3 day ticket - £45 Two for One Offer

With close-fought racing every day, over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades, historic rally car and karting action and a 'living motoring museum' created by dozens of car clubs displays - plus a host of other attractions - exhilaration and entertainment is guaranteed, whether you buy a ticket for one, two or all three days! On each day of the Festival gates open at 07.30am and the circuit activity starts at 9.10am, finishing at around 6.30pm. Includes a possible Club Parade around the race track!

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REALLY RETRO SHOW 2015      

DATE: 10 MAY 2015
ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS
The Really Retro Show will be a gathering of hundreds of retro vehicles from the 60's right the way through to the late 90's with a focus on everyone showing their pride and joy to other like minded Retroheads! There will be an array of rare and not so rare classic, retro and ratted cars together with buses, lorries and military vehicles!
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HERTS AUTO SHOW 2015      

DATE: 17 MAY 2015
ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS
Our club have been invited to display our cars at this prestigious event. The show is themed on anything with an engine which means that it should tick the boxes for the paying public and also makes the event interesting for other exhibitors. The show is a charity event which all proceeds raised by exhibitors and the paying public all goes to Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.
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JUNE

 

SCOTLAND FIGARO RALLY 2015      

DATE: 1 - 6 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: £318 PER PERSON (TWO SHARING) OR £50 FOR 'RALLY PACK ONLY'  

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

DATE: 7 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

The Lions Club of Chippenham are hosting a Cherished Vehicles Show near Castle Combe race track in Wiltshire to raise money for Lions Charity work.
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SHUTTLEWORTH OLD WARDEN MEET 2015      

DATE: 14 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS + ENTRY COSTS  

The day will be informal and you can pick and choose what you wish to do after we have arrived and had a coffee. Our plan is to include a mini rally in our cars either before the day or at the end. We also hope we can all be together for lunch which depending on the weather could be a picnic or maybe a local pub!

 

TYNTESFIELD CLASSIC CAR SHOW 2015       

DATE: 20 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

The club have been invited to attend this wonderful event located at the spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival house of Tyntesfield with gardens and parkland based just outside Bristol.
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BATH FESTIVAL (PAGEANT) OF MOTORING 2015       

DATE: 20/21 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

Our club have been invited to display our cars at this event. As exhibitors our entry will be free but donations towards the charity will be sought but not demanded.
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JULY

FIGFEST SOUTH 2015

DATE: 3/4/5 JULY 2015

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

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!

NISSAN BRAND DAY 2015      

DATE: 18 JULY 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS  

The club is again invited to attend this FREE ENTRY exclusive Nissan event on the 18th July 20015 at Donington Park. We have 5 car spaces available which will have a great day with all the 'Nissan' crowd - they were a well organised, friendly team. Only 3 SPACES AVAILABLE
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CARFEST NORTH 2015      

DATE: 18 JULY 2015

ENTRY COST: £156 FOR 2 X 3 DAYS TICKETS + CAR 

The club will be exhibiting 5 Figaros at CarFest North which is a 3 day festival of Music, Food and Cars. Only 3 SPACES AVAILABLE
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AUGUST

WINGS AND WHEELS DUNSFORD PARK 2015

DATE: 29/30 AUGUST 2015

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

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.
BOOK PLACE NOW
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SEPTEMBER

HISTORIC VEHICLE SHOW 2015

DATE: 6 SEPTEMBER 2015

ENTRY COST: £5 Entry Charge 

The Figaro Owners Club (FigFest North) Display Stand will be sharing these stunning grounds with a Fun Fair and Childrens Activities, Arena for Vehicle Interviews plus Entertainment and Refreshments available. Visitors to the Historic Vehicle Rally will be entitled to Special Event Half Price Wentworth Woodhouse Tours at £5.00 per person.
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SURREY CLASSIC VEHICLE GATHERING 2015      

DATE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS  

Fancy a fantastic day out with other Figaro owners and classic car enthusiasts? This event is great and there's loads to do for children & all the family. Bring your own picnic, or visit the Café.

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Dent Removal?
Key Problem?
Overheating Problems
QUESTION
Hello all, I seem to have a acquired a couple of small dents in my driver's door - probably from clowns parking too close to me in supermarkets!! (I'm convinced my Figaro is magnetic...) Can anyone advise me whether or not any of the dent remover suction cups you can buy are any good? Thanks in advance!


ANSWER
I Suction cups can be effective but not on every dent. It's doubtful if you can get the smallest dig out with one. You can achieve good results by tapping it out from the inside ( if accessible ). If you try this method though, be sure to have something like a wooden block on the outside. This prevents the dent coming out the other way. The mobile dent repair franchises may be worth contacting for a quote.

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QUESTION 
Hey all . So I have a key problem , namely the only key we have snapped in the passenger door :/ Now I know this key is not an original Figaro key but it does have a 4 digit code on it , one letter and 3 numbers . Is this how the lock/key codes are ? Also I have contacted a company that can cut Figaro keys from code (who's details I got from this forum ) but I have not had a reply , does anyone have a number I could call to discuss this situation ? I will be trying to see if I can get the code from the lock this weekend . Thanks

ANSWER
If The code on the key is not the code you need. If you open the the drivers door there is a black rubber plug, approx 2" across, in line with the door lock. If you remove and shine a torch in you will see a 5 digit numeric code on the door lock internals, this is the code you need to get a key cut. It may need a clean, wd40 and a toothbrush will do the job.

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QUESTION 
HHi guys, I'm having a problem with overheating on my figaro. I have had a new radiator installed, cap etc. last week but it is still O/H I saw a mechanic today who thought it may be the fan, the other garage may not have looked at the fan. My experience at that garage in london was so bad that I would rather sell my car than go back. Also there is some smoke from the exhaust. Can anyone recommend a reliable person to undertake this work as I am really at the end of my tether with poor service in garages. Thank you. Scarlett.

ANSWER
IWhen did this issue first occur? Do you have a leak which is why the radiator was replaced? Did it overheat then? It maybe you have a head gasket failure now. I presume if they replaced the radiator they flushed the system fully? When you say it's overheating, what does the gauge go up to? Does it only overheat when driving or when just starting up and leaving it running up to temperature? There are two small marks at the base of the needle around half way up. These indicate the normal temperature and when the first fan speed should kick in and out maintaining the temperature. If the temperature rises further (which it shouldn't normally) then the fan kicks into fast speed. So are both speeds occurring? Has the thermostat ever been replaced? What colour is the smoke from the exhaust and is it all the time or only at certain times? I see in an earlier post you mentioned a leak inside, was the heater matrix replaced? Was this the start of the issues?

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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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