1996 Nissan Cima Y33
One of the most luxurious JDM executive sedans released in the 90s was the comfortable and spacious Nissan Cima. Equipped with Nissan's newest engine, technology, and hardware crammed inside, this third generation platform feels as modern as anything we see. This 1996 Y33 Cima, is offered with only 65k verified and documented miles and is finished in Nissan's White Mica (QR2). Aside from a few minor dings, chips, and scuffs associated with normal use, the body is in good shape overall. Complementing this VIP platform is the factory aero, privacy tint, and upgraded Work Euroline wheels. The performance surpasses the looks with the addition of the new VQ30DET drivetrain. This unsuspecting powerhouse will impress tuners from light to light while also comfortably seating five. As a reliable and unique daily driver or a weekend cruiser, this Nissan is turnkey and ready for its next chapter here in the states.
The spacious cabin is inviting, and the powered plush gray cloth seats are comfortable and soft to the touch. Lacking any rips, stains, or tears they have held up well over the years and show the car was well cared for during its previous ownership. Behind the wheel, you will find comfort in the fact that this Y33 Cima is equipped with dual front and side SRS airbags. The dashboard is in excellent condition lacking any cracks or lifting and is complemented by the wood grain accents. In the center of this immaculate dash lies an automatic climate control delivering hot heat and cold A/C on demand. The upgraded Eclipse head unit delivers crisp and clear sound through the speakers. The driver also benefits from power windows, power locks, and power folding mirrors making this 25-year-old car comparable to most pre-owned modern cars you’ll find on the lot today. A fully functional OEM digital dash is a rare option for this model and we doubt you'll ever get tired of looking at it. The door cards, headliner, and carpet lack any notable imperfections. This Nissan interior is in stellar condition overall, but we would like to note the OEM spare tire is missing. This tastefully upgraded Y33 is ready for daily use and even retains its original owner’s manual and maintenance booklet.
Sharing many components with the US Infiniti Q45 and Nissan Maxima, the Cima is simple to service and easy to own. This luxury sedan is powered by the VQ30DET that is fresh off an oil and filter service. It starts up promptly with the twist of a key thanks to a new 12v battery and knock sensor that was installed by our trained technicians. Mated to a smooth-shifting automatic transmission, the Cima's acceleration is impressive, and it easily cruises at highway speed. The exhaust has been upgraded with a difficult to find Impul exhuast system that adds a few ponies and sounds near stock. The brakes are firm and trouble-free thanks to the new front left ABS sensor, and the power-assisted steering is responsive and precise. The suspension was overhauled after landing stateside and while on our lift we installed new front tension rods, new front and rear top hat bushings, new rear struts, and new front sway bar links. Additionally aftermarket lowering springs bring the ride height down to a more pleasing level. The ride is decent but both front shock inserts are blown and could use replacing. The aforementioned 18" Work Euroline wheels are wrapped in brand new tires on all four corners reducing road noise and most importantly will last for tens of thousands of miles to come.
*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.