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#1 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:11 PM

had to have it passed my test yesterday and couldnt wait for a car with the mrs and 3 kids nagging at me lolhttp://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... :IT&ih=016does this qualify for shite ??? let me no it is a lovely litle drive nice quiet engine and the stereo is £60.00 alone by the time dvla have sent me the new log book gonna have to tax it but its cheap so who cares lol
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:25 PM

Aye, I think that qualifies as shite. Not a bad buy - they're not the most exciting of cars but they're about as trouble-free as a car that age is going to get. I always got the impression they were more expensive to insure than other cars the same size though?

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:27 PM

Congrats on passing your test. Note it's a non smoker car and the seller is also offering a rotating hair styler so that's gotta be worth a few points.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 02:50 PM

That looks a good buy, the 'GA' engines are almost unburstable and it should be very economical - used to manage 45mpg from the similar 1.6 engine in my Primera.

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:56 PM

Brings back fond memories of my old H reg Pulsar GS - it got me from Cramlington to Norwich every monday morning and back again on Friday night, and from Norwich to Peterborough every weekday in between for 10 months. Not even a blocked washer nozzle - never missed a beat and got me >40mpg from its 1.6 efi lump. Yours must be a run-out model - a very high spec with the 1.4 engine (rear headrests! My SLX equiv spec didn't have them!). I had it with 60k on the clock in 1994, traded it in for Primera in 1996 when it had 160k on the clock, and the DVLA says it died in 2005 - must have been well over 200k by then.Congrats on the test result - take care of that license.
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 03:56 PM

Congrats on passing your test :P Hope you have many happy miles in your shite and enjoy the independance motoring brings you :lol: May You will never want to go by bus again :twisted:

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:50 PM

Congrats! I quite like those sunnys. Very sensible IMO (Thats why I've never bought one!)ChinaTom, I am from Cramlington!

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 05:54 PM

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You'll be leaving the caravan at home then :D

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:29 PM

yeap we got a bloody big tent plus bits and pieces which fit in the boot so no caravan this year lol
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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:41 PM

How do you drag a tent round an oval? :D

Cant see it lasting that long...

Unless you do this..

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 06:45 PM

Now that is a sensible buy. My mate had one of the last of the previous Sunnys that had the 1.4 12v motor in it. Went like a scalded cock for some reason. Memorable for having one very faded rear door (the car was red). Well done.

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#12 OFFLINE   bones96

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Posted 12 February 2008 - 07:11 PM

How do you drag a tent round an oval? :D

Cant see it lasting that long...

Unless you do this..

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just twigged what you on about lol :lol::lol:
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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:12 PM

need some info of you clever guys what engine has it got i know its a 1.4i but thats about all ido no :oops: :oops: :oops: are there any jap forums i can visit ????
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#14 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:25 PM

I believe it's a GA14DE; alloy head, iron block twin-cam, 16v, two timing chains. Worth about 90bhp.

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:32 PM

I suspect I know where your Sunny used to live owing to the MkI R5 that's just about visible in the background of one of the pics! :wink:

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:37 PM

I suspect I know where your Sunny used to live owing to the MkI R5 that's just about visible in the background of one of the pics! :wink:

as your near me your probably right on the button me old china :wink: :wink: plus im in littlehampton :lol: :lol:
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Posted 19 February 2008 - 10:45 AM

well its not often that i buy a car of fleabay but this ones just done a road trip to wigan plus blackpool and back 65-70 all the way up and back and never missed a beat temp gauge hardly moved needless to say very pleased with it :D :D
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Posted 28 February 2008 - 01:36 AM

need some info of you clever guys what engine has it got i know its a 1.4i but thats about all ido no :oops: :oops: :oops: are there any jap forums i can visit ????

Other add-on info...I think a 1995 model will be single point injected rather than multipoint, but I stand to be corrected(!) This is good for economy, but the earlier ones on the carb are seriously rapid - have to say that overall, the 16v sunny drivetrain is an absolute belter, the clutches can be a bit fragile for some reason though.Everything on them mechanically is really easy to work on & requires no funny tools.If you ever need spares for it, look on the banger racer's websites (try "ovalchat") as these things are currently being raced in droves (I raced a K plate 3 door last year) and spares should be very available and very cheap - talk to the right people & it should just cost you beer money for anything you might need!

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 07:58 PM

:cry: :cry: just had to buy a new brake light bulb cost me 95p :lol: :lol:
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 10:11 AM

looking to fit some alloys on now any ideas what type fit it ????
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#21 OFFLINE   Milford Cubicle

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 11:07 AM

The Nissan Sunny has a 4x100 stud pattern.http://retro-rides.c... ... &submit=go

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:45 PM

You can find the offsets as well if you search about the net - base model sunnys that shape generally ride on 155/80/R13 I think, which calculating up means 185/60/14 or 195/50/15Go to the local scrappies and see what they've got - with Rover 200/400 and Vauxhall Corsa/Astra featuring the same stud pattern, you'd most likely pick up a set that will go on with half decent tyres fitted & balanced - alloys weigh in at a fiver each, reasonable part worn tyres are worth about a tenner each (but most scrappies end up chucking a lot), so don't pay more than about £60 for a set of 4 wheels with reasonable tyres unless they are fancy aftermarket ones - if you get factory wheels from another manufacturer, you can always re-paint the centre caps or buy a Nissan set...




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