Kawaii is not a Hawaiian Island — it is the Japanese word for what is known as the culture of cuteness. Rainbows, Hello Kitty accessories, and childlike aesthetics is the rule, and I won’t go into the details or controversy around kawaii, other than to say that is quite strange to descendants of uptight Westerners like myself…but if you were into that kinda thing, I can’t imagine a better car to go with your Pikachu fishnet stockings and miniature backpack than one of the retro Pike cars (Pao, S-Cargo, Figaro, Be-1, K10-Micra) from Nissan 90s catalog. This next one has some rust, but you could probably get someone to fix the rockers and keep this thing alive. Find this 1991 Nissan Figaro offered for $7,500 in Athens, GA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Nissan never exported their retro-styled ’80s/’90s Pike Series cars (Pao, S-Cargo, Figaro, Be-1, K10-Micra) into the USA, but you wouldn’t know that based on the number littering craiglist and eBay. Or maybe I’m just always on the lookout for offbeat cars that put a smile on your face while not running roughshod through your bank accounts. Today’s example is a Figaro that is a little rough around the edges, but maybe cute enough to pickup as a rescue. Find this 1991 Nissan Figaro offered for $6,500 in Port Charlotte, FL via craigslist. Tip from Dascpcu
What are the chances? Two of Nissan’s sweet retrotastic “Pike” cars for sale at the same time. Most people have never heard of oddball classics, much less seen one in the wild and here is your chance to buy two of them for less than a new Accord. Now you get to pick the one […]
“Hey DT, you guys post too many interesting cars offered for low prices“…said nobody ever. At least, we haven’t gotten that complaint yet (we have been accused of posting too many Volvos and, once, of sneaking into someones garage to take pictures of his car for sale…true story). What is interesting might be a moving […]
Back before people were rolling their eyes at Chrysler’s PT Cruiser and gouging their eyes out at the HHR, there was a properly cool postmodernist series of cars — known as the Pike models from Nissan. The Figaro is the cutest of the Pike cars and it was retrostyled to resembled a 1960s Datsun Fairlady. […]
Whenever we post some oddball car, I also put a request at the bottom for people to find examples of similar cars and sometimes a few examples sneak in. However, if you read this site on a regular basis, you might be familiar with tipper FuelTruck, who regularly scours craigslist across the nation for good […]
In the late 1980s Nissan launched a series of retro-styled cars was called the Pike series and sold them in Japan at a dealership network called the Nissan Cherry Store. Everything in the Pike series (Be-1, Pao, Figaro and S-Cargo) looks like something that would be perfect next to a pink Hello Kitty purse […]