Nissan Figaro FK10

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2005 Nissan Elgrand Rider E51

Importing a car sight unseen was for me something that seemed quite a difficult and overwhelming process. But thankfully I found a good agent in Ben who by and large made the process quite smooth. I got the car I wanted, and in the condition I demanded, and as a particular customer, which I am, I can say that Ben's patience and hard work was appreciated. I would have no problems using him again if I ever import in the future.

- Travis R Adelaide, Australia 2005 Nissan Elgrand Rider E51

 

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Nissan Figaro (FK10)

The Figaro is a small retro car manufactured by Nissan. The car was originally sold only in Japan but despite this, the Nissan Figaro has become popular with celebrity owners in the UK and other countries where second hand Japanese imports are available. Due to its unique styling the car has also featured in science fiction television programs such as Caprica, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Doctor Who.

The Figaro was introduced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show under the slogan "Back to the Future". It was built by a Nissan special projects group called Pike Factory who also produced other niche automobiles such as the Be-1, Pao and S-Cargo. It was designed by Shoji Takahashi, who won a design competition with the car.

Only four colours were available: Topaz Mist, Emerald Green, Pale Aqua and Lapis Grey with each colour symbolizing a season of the year. The Figaro was equipped with leather seats, air conditioning, CD player and a open roof. The engine is a turbocharged 1000cc in-line 4 cylinder (MA10ET) which gets good fuel economy.

Only 8,000 were originally available with an additional 12,000 added to production numbers to meet demand. Prospective purchasers had to enter a lottery to be able to buy one of these cars.

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1.0L turbo
Open roof, leather interior, CD player and aircon all as standard. This model is allowed for import

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