1996 Nissan Cima V6 Turbo
One of the most underrated luxury sedans from the 90s is the large and spacious Nissan Cima Y33. This 1996 Cima is finished in a Blue Metallic over Gray Two-tone(4S9) with a mere 45K verified and documented miles. The paintwork is in great shape aside from some light scuffs, dings, and chips associated with normal use. Adding to its executive-style image is the dark privacy tint in the rear, keeping out both peering eyes and the hot sun. Additionally, a set of OEM rain guards add a little visual flair and allow natural ventilation into the cabin even when it's raining. This quick, comfortable, executive sedan is an iconic Japanese Classic that's hard to beat!
It's obvious this sedan was cared for during its time in Japan and the spacious cabin shows it! Inviting drivers and passengers in, are the super comfortable and well-maintained executive cloth seats upholstered in grey. Allowing everyone to make themselves more comfortable is the power reclining seat function for both front and rear seats. The driver seat has a bit more powered mobility in moving the seat forward, backward, upward, or downward to make driving the most comfortable with easy adjustments. The driver also has quick access to adjust the passenger front seat with the push of a button on the right shoulder of the passenger seat. Saving the drivers time adjusting their seats are the two memory seat setting buttons. Some more great features making driving more enjoyable are the power locks, power windows, power mirrors, and power-retractable mirrors. Cruise control is also available making long road trips a breeze. The dashboard is in good shape and lacks any cracking, bubbling, or lifting at the windshield. Right in the center of the dash is the large OEM head unit which is connected to the functional 6 disc changer in the trunk and the sound quality is decent for OEM speakers. The digital automatic climate control maintains the cabin excellently with cold A/C or hot heat. The rear passengers also have access to the audio and climate with their own controls found in the center armrest. Another great feature is the Dual SRS airbags in the front and side SRS airbags, giving added peace of mind to the occupants. The headliner and door cards are in good shape lacking any tears, scuffs, or rips. For those long drives, all persons have their own OEM cup holders to safely keep their drinks in, an option not always found in JDM vehicles from the factory.
The VQ30DET powering this Y33 is fresh off an oil and filter service and starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery. The 3.0L idles confidently and is paired well to a smooth-shifting automatic gearbox powering the rear wheels. Highway speeds are easily reached as the acceleration of the turbo VQ is better than the V8 we received here stateside. The brakes are confident and the power steering is light and effortless. The factory alloys are all wrapped in new all-season tires at all four corners, giving a quiet ride and years of life ahead. Driving hasn't felt any more comfortable than it does in this Cima, the OEM suspension makes the ride quality super comfortable. Whether used as a daily driver, for long trips, or as a weekend cruiser, the next owner is sure to enjoy this Y33 to the fullest!
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB compliant 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.