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Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 04, 2004, 10:00:56 PM
Hi, I'm looking at different cars to buy, actually, only two types of cars to buy: Skyline or Cefiro.
This is because they have a 6cyl engine and aren't front wheel drive like my heap of crap mitsi.
I'm checking out a '89 Cefiro at the mo, its got a RB20DE in it and have a factory LSD and is also manual as autos are for boy racers who wear hats and have a playboy bunny on the back window. Its got 152K on the clock.
It looks pretty sweet, could do with a repaint though and a wheel alignment etc but other than that its in good nick for its age.
What do average Cefiros go for these days? I can't find any similar to this for sale on trade me or trade exchange but estimate this car to be worth 3k tops. I want to pay 2.5K cos I'm a haggling machine.
Oh, at just over 1000rpm,  the engine vibrates strangely like its running on 5cyls until you get the revs higher. It does cold or hot. Possible spark plug replacement time?
Let me know what you think.
Cheers.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Skyline_Freak_2003 on February 04, 2004, 10:03:57 PM
What about a 300ZX ?
Title: What?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 05, 2004, 08:45:26 AM
A 300gayX? oh ok.
Naa, I want either a Skyline or a Cefiro. Cefiros look mean as so want to know how much one costs about.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Skyline_Freak_2003 on February 05, 2004, 04:55:36 PM
Whatever dude, 300ZX will smoke all of them after about 400 m or so and is light at the rear than a cefiro.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 05, 2004, 05:12:07 PM
the engine problem you have may be a dead injector.
Title: Dead injector?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 05, 2004, 06:55:20 PM
This could be a possibility. Though I'm not sure if it matters, but the exhaust smells a bit rich as if some fule is getting through after not burning or the car is just running rich.
Possibly cleaning those bits that go where the spark plugs are may help ignition but I don't really know. It possibly still has the original plugs and they may need replacing.
Very costly to get new injector? I don't really want to get this car if its going to cost too much, though it's probably worth it.
Paint it, new exhaust system, new other things, some non bling bling mags, a smaller steering wheel so I can't steer with my knees and it will be awesome.
Title: Re: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: BADHAB|T on February 06, 2004, 01:59:35 AM
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Originally posted by EroSamnin
autos are for boy racers who wear hats and have a playboy bunny on the back window.
 ^^^ LMFAO!!!!

I wouldnt moan if i was given a 300ZX.... 3000cc V6 Twin Turbo... and a sexy shape!
Then again there is nothing wrong with the Skyline and Cefiro...
Back on track, Im not too sure on what it would be worth, but an educated guess would set the price at about $3000, give or take!
Dont forget, that noise at 1000rpm is a good negotiation point when it comes to the value of the car!
If ya do buy it, enjoy it! they are nice looking cars with a damn reliable engine! Go the RB!
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: GraemeWi on February 06, 2004, 02:52:10 PM
Where is my playboy bunny?
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 07, 2004, 01:35:34 AM
OK, might just be a case of "screw it" and buy the Cefiro and then clean up those things that go to the plugs and get a service including plugs. If it still does it I'll chuck in a new coil and if that doesn't do it I'll put some injector cleaner stuff and put it in and see if that does it. Maybe not in that order but at some stage.
Also, are the electric windows easy enough to adjust/tighten up? I noticed that the drivers side one is a bit loose and takes a couple goes to get it to go up properly.

300gayX are ok, I just like to actually fit things like people into the back without having to get them cut in half.
Title: Re: Dead injector?
Post by: bonzelite on February 08, 2004, 12:58:48 PM
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Originally posted by EroSamnin
This could be a possibility. Though I'm not sure if it matters, but the exhaust smells a bit rich as if some fule is getting through after not burning or the car is just running rich.
Possibly cleaning those bits that go where the spark plugs are may help ignition but I don't really know. It possibly still has the original plugs and they may need replacing.
Very costly to get new injector? I don't really want to get this car if its going to cost too much, though it's probably worth it.
Paint it, new exhaust system, new other things, some non bling bling mags, a smaller steering wheel so I can't steer with my knees and it will be awesome.


O2 sensor may be bad, too. that is common. maybe the timing is advanced poorly. and a bad injector does matter. a lot. injectors are expensive. each one costs like a hundred bucks. to do the other things you envision, you must have loads of extra cash, buddy.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 08, 2004, 01:09:57 PM
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Originally posted by EroSamnin

Also, are the electric windows easy enough to adjust/tighten up? I noticed that the drivers side one is a bit loose and takes a couple goes to get it to go up properly.
 


is it slow to go up, or is the glass itself loose and off track?
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 08, 2004, 06:05:46 PM
Man, I have money flowing out every pore. Well, acutally, I don't at all but it would be nice. I sell firearms for a living and there isn't huge money in it.

Anyway, from what I have been reading, most of the niggly little things that can make it run a bit rough are not too hard to sort out, so if can get it for the right price, ie. way less than the person wants, I'll buy it :D

As for the window, it seems to rock either forward or back as its going up and it takes a few goes to get it to sit in properly. Then it's sweet no wind noise driving. It works ok other than that.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 08, 2004, 07:21:19 PM
i'm jealous. i have a maxima. the cefiro, ie, the A31, is a meaner, leaner powerhouse version of the USDM 3rd gen maxima. dammit all.

the window sounds like it is literally disengaged from the runner thing that brings it up and down. the hardware in the door is f*cked but easily repairable. and, yes, the problems the car seems to have are just rather elementary maintenance issues you'd expect from a 13 year old car. it would not deter me. :)
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 08, 2004, 08:29:04 PM
Ok MEAN! It seems as though I may have well just buy it. Who cares, it's far cooler than a corolla or something "reliable". Also, it's reliable aswell as everyone in the world I have talked to about RB type engines think they are good as.
So I come to the conclusion that this car will be mine. I might ring them now.
I have the cash in my pocket right now and its ready to not be there anymore.
Awesome.
That actual old school Skyline in the post with tonnes of pics is awesome! I must get one of them also, but I bet there are none anywhere at all. Or, get a Mini clubman 1275GT (my first ever car. and what a beast. Could corner so dam fast it was insane) and make it awesome so I have a Cefiro and an old as car.

Anyone want to buy a crappy old mitsi mirage Geneva II???? its awesome, its got supershift and also has factory mags! Hasn't been serviced in 20K, has 237K on the clock, has the left air vent in the front and also has a wild cat steering wheel! You wont find a better car that cant go over 140K an hour.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: kyteler on February 08, 2004, 10:10:00 PM
I know it's a bit delayed but you might also want to consider a late 80's early 90's Nissan Laurel, they look pretty mean all tidied up and are also RWD running the RB-series engine.  They also go for around the $2-5K mark.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: BADHAB|T on February 08, 2004, 10:57:52 PM
EroSamnin : LOL you really know how to upsell a car!
I'll give you 2 small rocks, a paper clip and bag of 97% Fat Free marshmellows
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 09, 2004, 09:18:32 AM
EroSamnin, email me pics of the A31 when you get her.

chadglass@earthlink.net

you lucky bastard.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 09, 2004, 02:56:51 PM
Will do bonzelite.

I'm going to stop in and make my final offer. If the person doesn't take it I may have to go higher or save my money and get an R32 instead. Naa screw it I'll just get it for whatever.

Man, I just drove my mitu this morning, to work, what an awesome car, one of you should fully buy it. Its even got a paper clip suck in the carpet under the passanger seat! What a deal! It also has rubber mats in it to stop the rotting carpet from getting scratched up. It's got a tow ball as well so you can tow 5kg behind it, anymore will kill the clutch which is already dodgey as.

Cheers for all the input, has been fun.

So, will I have a new car tonight????? Who knows, I'll let you all know tonight!
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 09, 2004, 11:08:07 PM
Oh guess what, the people wernt there when I stopped in, I mean, they want to sell their car but they aren't home.

But get this, the hot daughter turned up! MEAN! Then I went home without a new car. Stink as.
Tomorrow maybe.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Skyline_Freak_2003 on February 10, 2004, 05:32:55 PM
:laugh:
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Forsteen on February 10, 2004, 06:52:07 PM
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autos are for boy racers who wear hats and have a playboy bunny on the back window



I want my playboy bunny too!  Nothing wrong with autos.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 10, 2004, 08:12:00 PM
LOL true true, there is nothing wrong with auto, I just hate them cos I'd fall asleep while driving cos its so boring not being able to fiddle with a stick:D

Manual is just more fun, hence why people get their autos converted.

Oh, just saw this awesome looking Laurel at a car yard down here. It will be auto, but, other than that it looks awesome, have to check it out and see what engine is in it.

And on a not side note, I'm going to ring the Cefiro people right now and hopefully go get it, go shopping, get some grain waves, some spicey chicken toppers then drive home and tell you how fun it is that its manual.... lol
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 10, 2004, 08:19:17 PM
Ero, did you get the Cefiro? is it the A31? (my favorite). i can only live vicariously through you on this one, matey.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 10, 2004, 10:34:40 PM
bonzelite my best friend in the USA, it's a E-A31, also my favorite.  So heres the story....

Called up the people, went round there, gave them money, drove car to shopping, got shopping inclusive of grain waves and 2 spicey chicken toppers, and some cat food for my kitty. Then I drove to the petrol station where me and the guy talked about my new car and how to run it on 96 unleaded, then the cops showed up........ so cop gets out of car, I go "hey Pete, hows the night going" and he goes "not bad sam, Oh look, another car to target" and I'm "Au come on, its a family car!" LOL!!!
It's good to know a few of the boys in blue, Pete comes in to the store with a pig to weigh in sometimes.
You guys shouldn't be to hard on the cops, they are good as.

So anyway, MEAN NEW CAR! AHAHAHAHAH AWESOME!!!

I'm going to drive it with all the passion and awesomeness in the world for you bonzelite.
I'll get some pics on the morrow. Pinch the digi cam from work.
I'll also have to figure out how to get them onto here somehow...
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Stalk3r on February 10, 2004, 11:18:53 PM
Sam Your A Cabbage :P

You Should Replace All Your Coil Packs At Once As They Tend To Have A Domino Effect, Once Youve Replaced One The Others Will Die In Sympathy Then By The Time youve Replaced All The Others One By One The First One Will Have Fudged Itself Again Due To The Excess Pressure Its Been Under Because Of The Others Dying

And The Rich Fuel Smell Is Because The Coil Pack Is Not Igniting The Spark Plug Therefore Not Burning The Fuel
I Know This Because Mines Doing It Now
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: BADHAB|T on February 10, 2004, 11:21:05 PM
pics pics pics.... NOW DAMNIT!!! Not tomorrow!
Good on ya man! dont ya just love the feeling ya have the day you buy a new car!! :D
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 10, 2004, 11:32:00 PM
Indeed, thats what I thought may be happening. So, I'll sell my .270 and get some coil packs! good as, and some new plugs, some oil etc and then sell the scope and get some new tyres.
It's all planned.

You always hassle me Stalk3r :(

I might come up and catch up with you guys now that my car can actually make it.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 11, 2004, 12:04:58 AM
man i wish i could  hang with you guys down there, sh!t. the cefiro is, for me, this sort of unique tantalizing, "admire from afar," hybrid monster thing: it has the soul of skyline with the sleeper-esque edge of a sedan. but watch out. get out of her way: it is it's own thing, inexplicable, and she favors the damn 3rd gen maxima, albeit sleeker. i'm gonna cream me pants.

erosam, please grace the posts with some pics of her. at least my maxima has got r32 rims on her. and she's lowered. i'll link you to my cardomain after i find the damn address somewheres here...
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Gerbal on February 11, 2004, 01:10:55 AM
About these playboy bunnies....
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Gerbal on February 11, 2004, 01:37:40 AM
Ive got a couple of R32 autos and not one of them came with any playboy bunnies, or caps...so whats the story?

Where do I go to get them..I seem to have missed out!
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 11, 2004, 08:26:41 AM
I forgot to mention, you also need a debadged hatchback or a a familia of any sort that your dad most likely bought you and that you have fitted with mags that are actually worth more than the car and also has a huge taco with change light on the dash even though there is absoloutly no need for it.
I guess if you have a 6cyl you you dont need a hat at night time or the bunny, and your probably not a boyracer, you see, their dad didn't want to buy them a car that is actualy good. Probably.
Mum isn't a boyracer, shes got an auto Windom. She likes to drag boyracers in their little hatchbacks off at the lights.
Good old mum.
Oh yea, having 2 R32s would be awesome.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: Gerbal on February 11, 2004, 12:44:49 PM
Gets a bit expensive re maintenance and rego...etc.                    Still wouldn't mind one of those playboy bunnies tho...mind you I reckon they could get a bit expensive as well!
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 11, 2004, 02:55:29 PM
I wonder if having a bunny on the window attracts females.......

I usually see females, hot ones, in their cars with the bunny.
But their car is stink as cos its FF and is auto and is 1.5L lol
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 12, 2004, 11:23:43 PM
Ok I took some pics, wheres a good site to stick them on so they can go on here??
Dam its fun, but nee to service etc to make it run sweet as then it will be way more fun!

Tell me where a good place is to sprte the pics. I did see one in another post but cant find it now dam it.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: kyteler on February 12, 2004, 11:32:17 PM
You can add them as attachments if you use the "post reply" button instead of the field at the bottom of the page.

They just cant be bigger than 110KB
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 12, 2004, 11:42:07 PM
But they are bigger than that.... gnaaaa, i made them smaller too.....

Whats that dam site? like http://www.picsgoinhere.com or something lol
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: kyteler on February 12, 2004, 11:49:41 PM
I don't know dude, but email me the pics if you like and I'll have a play around with 'em to make 'em smaller.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 13, 2004, 12:09:08 AM
Ok made them small but good quality... good as, but can only put one at a time.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 13, 2004, 12:19:00 AM
Heres another one.

What the hell does this switch do???????? Its beside the hand brake. Is it suspension setting or something or does it make an oil slick behind the car?
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 13, 2004, 12:23:12 AM
I'll probably get nailed for attaching so many pics....

Here is the inside, needs a clean but hey, I only just got it and have been working every 5 mins or its dark and I can't be stoofed doing it.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: kyteler on February 13, 2004, 12:24:54 AM
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Originally posted by EroSamnin
Heres another one.

What the hell does this switch do???????? Its beside the hand brake. Is it suspension setting or something or does it make an oil slick behind the car?


AAHAHA, dude, that's your aerial switch, one side will be half way up, the other side the full way up. :D

Do you have any front 3qtr or side and rear views of the exterior?
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 13, 2004, 12:32:41 AM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HOLY SH!T!!!!!!!! HAHAHAAHAHA

I dont funing belive it, classic....... It's just that my mate has a switch like that that makes his suspension hard or soft.

The rear is dirty as but ill see. I have a 3/4 one aswell...

Are there any Cefiro furums anywhere? the only ones I have found need to be translated.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 13, 2004, 12:36:35 AM
Here is the rear, note the awesome 3/4 shot of the meanest mirage in my yard.  
You can have it for cheap since SDU is cool.

Is that beast in your pic your mean car? Its mean as!
I always liked those older cars with a nice paint job and modern wheels after I saw a old as celica that had been tidied up, man it was awesome. We followed him then he got pissed off and pulled over so we drove past really slow perving at his car lol.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: kyteler on February 13, 2004, 12:53:46 AM
Mirage's are the ultimate in bollocks dude, good luck selling it :D

Yeah man, it's mine, 1973 Datsun 240K aint nothing like 'em.  And sweet f'all of 'em around.  Makes it a bit of a prick to get parts for but I'm managing thus far.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: GTS-T 1RB on February 16, 2004, 09:37:33 PM
I picked up a turbo cefiro for 2500,an then did a manual conversion for 2ish(give or take) so easy to find cheap in NZ
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 16, 2004, 10:07:31 PM
car is nice. lower it and get rims.
looks like a maxima kind of.
good going. i'd have that.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 16, 2004, 11:49:13 PM
I reckon they look mean as. However, I also want to put some sort or front spoiler type thing on it aswell as side skirts to make it look even meaner and also get some good mags and tyres and a list as long as a peice of string.
Man, I love driving it, just sitting there and going accelerating nice and smooth and then not slowing for corners and just going around them. Unlike that mitsi, it will roll if you even slightly attempt to take a corner.....at all.

So who wants to buy it? its going cheap cos its so cool.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: kyteler on February 16, 2004, 11:51:48 PM
I'll give you a bag of potato chips. :D
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 17, 2004, 03:42:39 PM
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Originally posted by EroSamnin
I reckon they look mean as. However, I also want to put some sort or front spoiler type thing on it aswell as side skirts to make it look even meaner and also get some good mags and tyres and a list as long as a peice of string.
Man, I love driving it, just sitting there and going accelerating nice and smooth and then not slowing for corners and just going around them. Unlike that mitsi, it  


of course, skyline gtr wheels look great on cefiros. i've seen that done. anything with a nice lip on it will do, imo. yeah. you have a cool car. it is different but it is not. you know what i mean? you could even swap the steering wheel for a nice meaty one, like a momo. beef up the anti-sway bars. get a FSTB. that will rock.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: GTS-T 1RB on February 17, 2004, 08:49:50 PM
gts-t wheels go steering wheels go strait on,also if you get a turbo cefiro change exhaust manifold an turbo to skyline manifold an turbo.gives youm a bit of extra power.dont put any rear spoilers on,they look puss!!!!
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: a31cefiro on February 18, 2004, 02:58:25 PM
Woohoo, nice Cefiro man - whoever keeps comparing them to Maximas though needs their eyes checked, LOL.
One thing I will say about the cef (or any older car I guess) is to check the radiator for rust, I've known two of them to break down because of being full of rust, and I mean chocka! Actually less than two weeks ago my father in laws one stopped in the middle of the highway, just cut out, because the rust (apparently) made the water pump fail and the engine was overheating even though the temp gauge was reading at halfway betwen cold and hot constantly. Weird ****e.

Here are a couple of pics of mine before it got smashed into at an intersection by some crazy bastard:
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 18, 2004, 04:00:55 PM
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Originally posted by a31cefiro
Woohoo, nice Cefiro man - whoever keeps comparing them to Maximas though needs their eyes checked, LOL.
 


A32 Cefiro = Maxima.
A31 Cefiro is not maxima, but said car takes after it a lot overall looks-wise. A31 is leaner. overall shape is nearly the same, including how rear lights wrap around sides. :dfinger:
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 18, 2004, 05:26:37 PM
Oh mean, Cefiros look mean as with their spoiler! I'm going to leave mine on.

I saw that crash pic a31cefiro, stink au bro, send us the mags.....  lol.

I changed the plugs, but then I have ordered some actual ones, some iridium ones. For some reason the platinum ones that are recommended for the Rb's are more expensive, like $25 each where as the iridium ones are like $17 or something.

I'll swap them over on the week end and see if it fixes my idle being at 1000 all the time even though I tried the proper way to lower it. Can't get it lower than 900rpm....
I'm also going to stick in a new fuel filter and see what that does, if anything, adn have checked the air flow meter etc etc etc.
Screw it I'm going to send it in for a tune up and see if they can fix it :P

Other than that, dam its fun to drive, especially in the wet when you get your rear out all the time even going slow round intersections. Great fun. "extended loss of traction" I hear the cops say....
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: GTS-T 1RB on February 18, 2004, 10:05:23 PM
put a bov on as soon as you can to stop impeller serge on your turine wheel.reset your computer with the idol cranked right down.disconnect the battery for 24 hours,this resets your ecu settings an auto shift changes etc.then get a manual conversion an youll be struggling for traction in the dry!!!
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 19, 2004, 02:45:37 PM
GTS-T 1RB, I thought about putting a BOV on it to make it look cool, but theres not much point really, I don't have a turbo....

Also, I thought about getting a conversion, but I managed to score a factory manual! and its got a decent transmission too.

I can't get my idle lower than 900 rpm, and thats with everything cranked right down, who knows why its so hig all the time. I'm going to change some things and see how it goes then get it tuned and serviced, new timing belt etc.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: GTS-T 1RB on February 19, 2004, 07:09:36 PM
ive also got a rb20e cefiro,could be lots of things wrong,tps,thermostate,coldstart playing up.puting it on a tuning scope mite help
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: a31cefiro on February 20, 2004, 12:16:17 PM
Keeping the mags for the next Cef EroSamnin...which is actually proving harder to find than I thought...always heaps in the car yards and Trade & Exchange when you already own one but never any when you need 'em.
I agree (bonzelite) that A32 Cefs are just Maximas in diguise, as are Primeras, Blubirds and Pulsar sedans from the mid nineties. I wonder what the point of making so many of their cars looking the same was? I was in a 95/96 Cefiro last night which was a loan car to someone in the family, one thing I have to say about it is blimmin shoddy build construction! The seats are hard as rocks too. Pretty much everything that has a plastic coating on it was falling apart or flaking off. The rear of the car creaked alot too, and the stereo was crap. Shame on you Nissan, lol, go back to the old Cef design! Family cars got boring in the nineties for a while there.
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: EroSamnin on February 21, 2004, 11:29:26 PM
I would sell you mine but.... I would rather just put your mags on it! hahaha

Can't wait to get this thing sorted, got the new plugs to put in and fuel filter just for fun and am planning to take it in for service and tune at some stage, then get new tyres at front.

Man I love driving it, so much manual fun, especially changing down. So smooth and nice, not like mitu that you almost fell out the front window while changing down.

Nice soft seats, nice dash, nice but getting replaced steering wheel, nice windows that go up and down with the touch of a button..... awesome...
Title: What should I pay for a mean cefiro?
Post by: bonzelite on February 22, 2004, 07:07:03 AM
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Originally posted by a31cefiro
Keeping the mags for the next Cef EroSamnin...which is actually proving harder to find than I thought...always heaps in the car yards and Trade & Exchange when you already own one but never any when you need 'em.
I agree (bonzelite) that A32 Cefs are just Maximas in diguise, as are Primeras, Blubirds and Pulsar sedans from the mid nineties. I wonder what the point of making so many of their cars looking the same was? I was in a 95/96 Cefiro last night which was a loan car to someone in the family, one thing I have to say about it is blimmin shoddy build construction! The seats are hard as rocks too. Pretty much everything that has a plastic coating on it was falling apart or flaking off. The rear of the car creaked alot too, and the stereo was crap. Shame on you Nissan, lol, go back to the old Cef design! Family cars got boring in the nineties for a while there.


correct. A32 chassis = Maxima = I30 Infiniti. A32 is "4gen" Maxima. people complain on maxima.org about the 4th gen's cheap interior and generally shoddy worksmanship, FWD, stupid "beam" mini-van rear suspension, etc... so you are not alone.

give me the A31, RWD, quality sports sedan.