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#91 OFFLINE   robinmasters

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:26 PM

Somewhere in the latter stages of the development of the Maxima someone must have looked at the dashboard and said:

'Isn't this all a bit functional? Boring even?'

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After numerous committee meetings, revised design sketches, costings from suppliers of the world's finest walnut veneers and Connolly leathers, Toyota decided:

'We'll just change the font on the dash clocks.'

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:31 PM

Somewhere in the latter stages of the development of the Maxima someone must have looked at the dashboard and said:

'Isn't this all a bit functional? Boring even?'

http://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_05_...

After numerous committee meetings, revised design sketches, costings from suppliers of the world's finest walnut veneers and Connolly leathers, Toyota decided:

'We'll just change the font on the dash clocks.'

http://autoshite.com/uploads/monthly_05_...

As ever, the Shitpeas purchase quality index sets a high bar.

 

 

 

Theyre not ALL function over form.  They have a sense of humour too.  The Cruise Control ON button is BEHIND the steering wheel, so you cant even see it unless youre on full lock or have the height adjustable steering wheel at its lowest position.

 

The pranky japesters.


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#93 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:34 PM

Try sitting at jap height, bet you can see it under the wheel :D


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:39 PM

The speedo font is almost identical to the Starlet - very nearly Serif font. I like it.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 05:47 PM

The speedo font is almost identical to the Starlet - very nearly Serif font. I like it.

 

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:30 PM

Remember the dark old days when Wilson Wilson put his sensible pants on and we didn't get treated to such joy.

I am glad it isn't those days anymore.
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:31 PM

Very nice, I like that one. In the US they were well-regarded as some sort of sports saloon.

 

Does it have any history with it? I believe they're susceptible to gearbox issues. That might be why this one was in a scrapyard back in 2004, perched on an older JDM model (effectively a Bluebird with long front overhang).........

 

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Nissan Bluebird V6 Maxima Hardtop (U11) + Maxima (J30) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Here's one that wasn't entirely standard.....

 

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1992 Nissan Maxima (J30) K104XTM, JAE show 2002 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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1992 Nissan Maxima (J30) K104XTM, JAE show 2002 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Fear not, it doesn't appear to be around any more.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:32 PM

Very possibly the cleanest car Ive ever bought.

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As is typical with most imports... :)
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:35 PM

Very nice, I like that one. In the US they were well-regarded as some sort of sports saloon.

 

Does it have any history with it? I believe they're susceptible to gearbox issues. That might be why this one was in a scrapyard back in 2004, perched on an older JDM model (effectively a Bluebird with long front overhang).........

 

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2500/4018...

Nissan Bluebird V6 Maxima Hardtop (U11) + Maxima (J30) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Here's one that wasn't entirely standard.....

 

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/710/22512...

1992 Nissan Maxima (J30) K104XTM, JAE show 2002 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5621/2231...

1992 Nissan Maxima (J30) K104XTM, JAE show 2002 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Fear not, it doesn't appear to be around any more.

 

 

 

Few stamps, but no history of substance.  Gearbox feels spot on at the moment (fingers crossed, hail Mary, touch wood, throws salt over shoulder).

 

Its not done many miles so hopefully theres a few more left in it yet SL!


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

That green one had done over 200k when it came off the road, so hopefully you'll be alright for while yet.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:41 PM

If theres any serious issues, what does Simon do?

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 06:51 PM

Well bought there young man.  I like these.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:04 PM

Looks very tidy and well kept, mate. Hopefully you hang onto it for a while.
Also, Autojack Immobiliser. Nice.

You need my reg. the Nissan Power part of it would be right at hyem on here.
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Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:05 PM

Very nice, I like that one. In the US they were well-regarded as some sort of sports saloon.
 
Does it have any history with it? I believe they're susceptible to gearbox issues. That might be why this one was in a scrapyard back in 2004, perched on an older JDM model (effectively a Bluebird with long front overhang).........
 
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2500/4018...
Nissan Bluebird V6 Maxima Hardtop (U11) + Maxima (J30) by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
 
Here's one that wasn't entirely standard.....
 
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/710/22512...
1992 Nissan Maxima (J30) K104XTM, JAE show 2002 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
 
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5621/2231...
1992 Nissan Maxima (J30) K104XTM, JAE show 2002 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr
 
Fear not, it doesn't appear to be around any more.


I remember this from JAE. Ha.

Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:08 PM

Maxima!!! I'm rather jealous. Well bought. icon_cool.gificon_cool.gificon_cool.gif


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:15 PM



From Wikipedia...

 

 

 

 

 

You keep buying cars that couldn't possibly be topped, thus proving that there is no such thing as an untoppable car. That said, I really haven't the faintest how you will top this.

There's not much JDM exotica more beige than this; a Nissan President with all doily options ticked or a Toyota Century with a vinyl roof isn't truly AS-worthy enough, for this job only a Mitsubishi Debonair will do, or for full unicorn status a Hyundai Grandeur.

 

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:26 PM

If theres any serious issues, what does Simon do?

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Not a lot! It closed down a while ago
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:31 PM

There's not much JDM exotica more beige than this; a Nissan President with all doily options ticked or a Toyota Century with a vinyl roof isn't truly AS-worthy enough, for this job only a Mitsubishi Debonair will do, or for full unicorn status a Hyundai Grandeur.
 
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c...


Hyundai Equus FTW.

Safe now. Everything's lead lined.

 

 


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:44 PM

Very very nice. Quality motoring.

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:53 PM

Okay, how many bollocks do you require and can I please keep one kidney? I'd give them both to own this fine motor conveyance but fear I would die before collection could be arranged which rather defeats the object! It is EPIC!!!! I have looked at these before, years ago and they were always advertised as 'non runner' or 'gearbox fault' which rather put me (cowardice has run in my family for decades... fortunately!) but that looks a cracker and I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!!

 

Jammy git. :)


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:54 PM

Regards Electric windows,a lot of Japanese cars when the safety switch is in cuts power to all but the drivers window and can't even operate them from master switches on driver's door. I'd hazard a guess that something is dislodged or it may run through passenger motor for a return feed to the switchgear? I know it's obvious and I'm not insulting your intelligence but you have made sure the safety switch isn't on haven't you?
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:56 PM

Okay, how many bollocks do you require and can I please keep one kidney? I'd give them both to own this fine motor conveyance but fear I would die before collection could be arranged which rather defeats the object! It is EPIC!!!! I have looked at these before, years ago and they were always advertised as 'non runner' or 'gearbox fault' which rather put me (cowardice has run in my family for decades... fortunately!) but that looks a cracker and I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!!

Jammy git. :)



You sir, have unpeckable taste.
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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

4, 31 & 44 please


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

Regards Electric windows,a lot of Japanese cars when the safety switch is in cuts power to all but the drivers window and can't even operate them from master switches on driver's door. I'd hazard a guess that something is dislodged or it may run through passenger motor for a return feed to the switchgear? I know it's obvious and I'm not insulting your intelligence but you have made sure the safety switch isn't on haven't you?


I hanvt checked anything yet fella so its a good place to start.

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:03 PM



Very nice, I like that one. In the US they were well-regarded as some sort of sports saloon.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

 

The supercharger and engine mods are thumbs up.  The rest is thumbs down.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:38 PM

YES!

 

I now wanna check this out even harder than the E39 before! This is my personal favorite gen Maxima, from the best era for Japanese cars! I need to EXPERIENCE it!


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:24 PM

Ooooof!

 

that front bumper is epic :)

 

Much want, dibs on it when you get bored etc... :-D 8)



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:34 PM

That green one had done over 200k when it came off the road, so hopefully you'll be alright for while yet.


200k km being an import...

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