1992 Nissan Cedric GT
Nissan's Cedric is loved for its refinement, styling, and build quality. This 1992 GranTurismo is incredibly clean and is offered with only 27k verified miles. Finished in a stunning (KH3) Super Black, this comfortable five-seater has an understated, and classic aesthetic. The body is in good shape, with only a few minor dings and scuffs associated with normal use. For those looking for a turn-key, rear-drive, daily driver that's high on appeal and doesn't break the bank, this is the ticket!
The cabin is perhaps the best part of this Cedric, and that's saying something as the mechanicals are in really good shape too. The Cedric has a fair amount of power equipment including electric folding mirrors, power locks, and windows. It even has a power sunroof that ventilates, although the retract function no longer works. The steering wheel, like many of the touch surfaces and plastics, is in above average shape and it is connected to an adjustable steering column. Behind the wheel, the black and white backlit display for the gauges looks especially trick while driving at night time! The dash is in good nick and includes an analog clock and digital climate control. They both work and the Cedric can be used year-round with its a/c and heat. Even the OEM audio still functions, and the speakers are surprisingly clear for their age. The upholstery is almost perfect, and the soft gray textured cloth lines the door cards and center console as well. Said cloth is still soft to the touch and the material itself is remarkably durable. They lack and major imperfections such as rips, stains, or tears. The carpets have been protected over the years, and we will include the front OEM floor mats with the purchase of this car.
There is a certain simplicity to the Y32's driveline that makes it a wonderful sedan to own. Under the long bonnet sits Nissan's compact VG30E. At 3.0L, shes makes plenty of power to get this nearly two-ton saloon up to US interstate speeds. Acceleration is comparable to the turbo model, but this engine creates less heat and is simpler in its design, which is always a good thing for longevity. The powerplant is fresh off an oil and filter service, and thanks to a newly installed 12v battery, turns over quickly with a twist of the key. The VG has little vibration, and noise, vibration, and harshness levels are far below our average import. The automatic gearbox sends power rearward, and shifts as it should. There is some basic transmission control technology that allows for higher RPM shifting if you want to keep things more responsive. The suspension does a fantastic job of sorting out road imperfections and insulates the occupants from the road. The steering is light and power-assisted making this four-door easy to wield around in the tight confines of the city. The turn radius is surprisingly tight, but then again, RWD always helps here. The factory alloys are all wrapped in new all-season rubber. These fresh tires quiet down ride quality considerably, and also can provide year-round grip to keep you safe.
Finding any import, let alone a near-luxury vehicle, in this type of shape is rare. The combination of low mileage, inexpensive entry price, and eye-catching styling make this Cedric a real-deal Japanese Classic you won't want to miss out on!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.