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Nissan Figaro Is a Crazy Retro Japanese Tiny Convertible


This is a 1991 Nissan Figaro and it is very weird and very quirky. It’s an incredibly tiny Japanese convertible with retro styling. Today I’m reviewing this Nissan Figaro, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’ll also get behind the wheel and review the driving experience.

source.image: Doug DeMuro

The Nissan Figaro is a two-door car manufactured by Nissan in 1991 for the Japanese market. Based on the original Nissan March/Micra, the Figaro is a fixed-profile convertible with a 2+2 seating arrangement. It shares the March’s front-engine, front-wheel-drive layout.

The Figaro uses a 1.0-liter (987 cc) turbocharged engine generating 75 hp and 78 lb⋅ft (106 N⋅m) of torque through a three-speed automatic transmission, front MacPherson struts, rear four-link coil spring suspension; rack and pinion steering, front ventilated disc and rear drum brakes.


The Figaro can reach a top speed of 171 km/h. It also featured front fenders made from thermoplastic resin to reduce weight. As a fixed-profile convertible, the upper side elements of the Figaro’s bodywork remain fixed, while its fabric soft top retracts in conjunction with a solid panel with a defroster-equipped glass rear window—as seen in other fixed-profile convertibles.