Nissan Cefiro A31 For Sale

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Nissan began using the Cefiro nameplate – derived from the name given in Greek mythology to the god of “the wind from the west” – in 1988; the nameplate was officially retired in 2012.By 2002, a new trim “Elite” was added alongside the “Brougham VIP” trim. Both trims are still powered by Nissan’s 2.0L V6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission respectively. The new “Elite” trim featured power adjustable seats, faux wood trim, full leather interior with tufted seats, a re-designed 6 speaker audio system with 6 CD/VCD changer.The “Brougham VIP” trim received different wheel designs, a unique pagcor emblem, automatic climate control, and a power moon roof.

Nissan debuted the A32 series Cefiro to the JDM in August 1994. Generally, the A32 was only badged as the Cefiro for the JDM; exported A32s often carried the Maxima badge. In Europe, the A32 was marketed as the “Nissan Maxima QX”. The 2- and 3-liter engines were offered in export markets, while the mid-range 2.5 was only available in the Japanese Domestic Market. The Cefiro received a very light facelift in January 1997, including new multi-reflector head- and taillights. Sportier models received black backing in the headlamps, while more comfort-oriented versions were chromed. There were also minor changes to the interior and the trim around the door frames, while ABS and airbags became standard across the range in the home market.

In the Philippines, the Cefiro A32 replaced the A31 Cefiro in 1997. It is powered by Nissan’s 2.0L VQ20DE V6 engine paired to a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The Nissan Cefiro (Japanese: 日産・セフィーロ, Hepburn: Nissan Sefīro) is a front-engine, five passenger, mid-size passenger car manufactured and marketed by Nissan Motors over three generations. Almost all Cefiro’s were marketed as four-door sedans, though a five-door wagon body style was briefly available (1997–2000). In most cases, the Cefiro used Nissan’s VQ six-cylinder engines, named Ward’s 10 Best Engines more than ten years running.The exterior and interior were designed at the Nissan Technical Center (NTC) in Atsugi, Japan. The I35 featured a coefficient of drag of .31 (.30 where equipped with a rear spoiler), an interior passenger volume of 120 cubic feet, and a 62/38 front/rear weight bias. Manufacture continued at Nissan’s Oppama Plant.

Infiniti based the MY 2000 I30 on the A33 Cefiro. Engine power increased to 227 hp (169 kW) and the manual transmission was no longer offered in North America (it remained available in the Middle East). Compared to the similar Nissan Maxima, the I30 included a more powerful engine with a variable capacity muffler and an additional fenderwell air intake, different front and rear body styling, gauge cluster design, a foot-pedal parking brake (as compared to the Maxima’s center console mounted lever), center dashboard design, the availability of a rear sunshade, and standard drivers seat memory. The I30t (“touring”), equipped included High-Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlamps with darker colored headlamp surrounds, a viscous limited-slip differential, larger 17″ wheels, and the availability of a Sport Package which consisted of a rear decklid-mounted spoiler and side-sill body extensions. The rear spoiler was offered as a dealer accessory on the non-Touring I30.The I30 shared the 3.0-liter VQ30DE V6 engine producing 190 hp (142 kW) with the North American Maxima. Revisions to the I30 over the generation included revised tail-lights and trunk garnish. The Touring model, I30t, gained five-spoke alloy wheels, more firm suspension tuning as well as a spoiler and BBS wheels. A small number of first-generation I30s had five-speed manual transmissions, many with VLSD. An in-dash hands-free car phone was available as an option.

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As Infiniti’s top seller at the time, the I30 was the brand’s mid-level model, joining the entry-level Primera-based Infiniti G20 until the introduction of the Skyline-based Infiniti G35 to North America for model year 2003. The Infiniti I30 was also marketed in South Korea and Indonesia. In January 1997, the Cefiro “Brown Selection” was added to the lineup in Japan, equipped with the I30’s chromed front grille and a brown interior.In 2000, Nissan introduced an all-new trim “Brougham VIP”. The “Brougham VIP” is powered by the same 2.0L V6 engine mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. It featured a redesigned grill, headlight & taillight.

Individual options included 8-spoke chrome-finished 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; navigation system with power-retractable color LCD screen, trunk-mounted 6-disc CD autochanger; side sill extensions: side rocker sill moldings, rear spoiler and a full-size spare tire with aluminum-alloy wheel (reducing available cargo room).
Interior features included leather-appointed seats (marketed as Sojourner premium leather, at least in one instance reportedly developed in Florence, Italy) with seatback embroidered Infiniti logo (2003-2004); simulated birdseye maple accents on the center console (expanded to include vertical ashtray and surround 2003-2004) and leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel, eight-way power-adjustable driver seat with manual lumbar support; driver’s seat automatic entry/exit system that moves the seat fore/aft on entry/exit; 14.9 cubic feet trunk capacity; trunk-mounted first aid kit and emergency inside trunk-release; temporary spare tire; automatic temperature control system, driver’s two position seat memory with entry/exit assist system, analog clock, HVAC microfilter ventilation system with reusable, washable filter, titanium-color accented gated shifter with simulated birdseye maple gearshift knob, front seatback pockets, electro-luminescent instrument cluster with multi-function trip computer, universal transceiver with rolling code feature, cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls, automatic anti-glare rear view mirror with compass; stainless steel sill plates and an optional navigation system with dash-mounted power flip-up monitor.

By 2004, Nissan introduced another new trim called “300EX”. The “300EX” is now powered by Nissan’s 3.0L VQ30DE V6 engine paired to a standard automatic transmission with sport mode. It featured different wheel designs, leather interior & seats, keyless entry, rear armrests, rear aircon vents, factory fitted alarm, immobiliser, power rear winshield sunvisor, among other features.
Brand new, the Cefiro was slightly more expensive than the equivalent Nissan Skyline and offered the first time projector beam headlights, automatic tinting rear vision cabin mirror, electrically adjustable seats, automatic headlights, steering wheel mounted radio controls, HICAS four-wheel steering, electronically adjustable (damper) suspension and Nissans proprietary 4WD system, ATTESA E-TS. Its equipment and features helped justify the moderately high annual road tax bill to Japanese buyers, although the exterior dimensions and engine displacement (on models equipped with 2.0L engines) remained within “compact” class size regulations, keeping demand high.

The Cefiro rivaled the Toyota Cresta and Toyota Chaser triplets, with Nissan offering the Cefiro as a comparable fourth alternative to the Skyline and Laurel models, selling each vehicle at a separate Nissan dealership (Nissan Prince for the Skyline, Nissan Motor for the Laurel, Nissan Bluebird for the Leopard, and Nissan Satio for the Cefiro). The model code “A31” was chosen as the number combination “A30” was previously used by the 1967–1971 Nissan Gloria soon after Nissan had merged with the Prince Motor Company. The Cefiro took the top-level position at Nissan Satio as its exterior dimensions were exactly the same as the luxury sedans Nissan Cedric (exclusive to Nissan Bluebird) and the Nissan Gloria (exclusive to Nissan Prince) locations.
Infiniti launched the Cefiro in North America as the Infiniti I30 for model year 1996, manufactured at Oppama, Japan (where the Maxima was built), commencing June 27, 1995. The new I30 replaced the Infiniti J30. To reduce ambiguity in the nameplate, the rear I30 emblem used two fonts: a cursive letter “I” combined with a serif font for the “30”, eliminating the possibility the emblem would be read as 130″.Standard equipment also included a Bose 200-watt, 7-speaker premium audio system with AM/FM in-dash 6-disc CD changer, steering wheel audio controls, speed-sensitive volume control, radio RDS function and dual in-glass diversity antennas; power-operated rear sunshade, 8-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power passenger’s seat; High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights, body-color outside door handles; electromagnetic trunk and fuel door release, remote keyless entry with fob-operated front window auto-down and key operated up/down; retained accessory power; automatic anti-glare rearview mirror with integrated digital compass, and lockable split- folding rear seats.

Nissan released its A33 series in December 1998 initially as the JDM Cefiro, subsequently marketing badge engineered variants worldwide — prominently under its North American Infiniti brand as the I30 and I35.
Nissan took the unusual step of marketing a left-hand drive version of the Cefiro A31 in Latin America, Turkey, Gulf States and other Eurasian countries as the Nissan Laurel Altima – in most export markets this slot was filled by the Nissan Maxima. Unlike the Japanese versions, export models are fitted with a carburetted single cam CA20S inline-four producing 102 hp (76 kW) and RB24 engine which was a single-cam 2.4-liter RB inline-six producing 141 hp (105 kW). Left hand drive Laurel Altimas were the flagship vehicle of Nissan’s Turkish lineup for the early 1990s.From 1990, Nissan facelifted the A31 with revised tail lights, center console, grill and cabin fabrics. Also available from 1990 were “SE” models, featuring revised tail light, silver grill, revised bumpers, center console and updated interior.

In Taiwan, the Cefiro A32 was manufactured by Yulon under the Nissan brand. Other countries that adopted the Cefiro name included most Southeast Asian countries (example Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand). In South Korea, it was badge engineered and introduced as the Renault Samsung SM5.
In Australia, Nissan marketed the A33 as the Maxima from 1999 through to 2003. Trim levels were S, ST, and Ti—all powered by the 3.0-liter engine. In Europe, Nissan continued to market the A33 as the Nissan Maxima QX with the 2.0 and 3.0 V6 engines, producing 140 and 200 PS (103 and 147 kW) respectively. In most Southeast Asian countries, the A33 was manufactured until 2008 as the 3.0 Brougham VIP and Excimo 2.0 G under license by Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In Taiwan, the A33 version was manufactured by Yulon and marketed as the Cefiro, the last Nissan Cefiro manufactured by Yulon. In Iran, Pars Khodro manufactured the A33 under license from 2002 to 2012, under the Maxima nameplate. In Indonesia, versions were marketed from 2000 to 2002 as the Infiniti I30 Standard and Touring. Later models from 2002 to 2003 was marketed as Nissan Cefiro 3.0 Brougham VIP.Options groups included the Sunroof and Sunshade Package with moonroof (with variable control switch in place of a rocker-type switch) and rear power sunshade (optional 2002-2003, standard equipment 2004); Cold Weather Package with heated front (and rear, Canada) seats, leather-wrapped heated steering wheel (with deleted simulated maple accents) and heated outside mirrors with timer; and Sport package with 8-spoke champagne-tinted 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and P225/50R17 V-rated tires, Vehicle Dynamic Control, s
port-tuned suspension and side sill extensions. Canadian I35 content varied, including as standard equipment a heated steering wheel and heated rear seats.

The modular VQ engine design featured continuous valve timing control, variable induction system, silent timing chain, electronically controlled throttle, micro-finished crank journals and cam lobes, molybdenum coated lightweight pistons, resin intake collector, digital knock control, six individual coils (one per spark plug), cross-flow coolant pattern, electronically controlled fluid mounts and double platinum-tipped spark plugs.
Nissan discontinued the Cefiro in 2003, later using the nameplate on the Nissan Teana (J31), exported to Hong Kong, Nepal, Bangladesh, Singapore, Brunei, Latin America and the Caribbean. Ghandhara Nissan in Karachi, Pakistan, was the last plant using the Cefiro name when it was replaced by the Nissan Teana J32 in late 2012.

What brand is Cefiro?
The Cefiro was introduced as a result of cross-town rival Toyota expanding its Mark II platform with the Toyota Cresta and Toyota Chaser triplets, with Nissan offering the Cefiro as a comparable fourth alternative to the Skyline and Laurel models, selling each vehicle at a separate Nissan dealership (Nissan Prince for …
The I35 was introduced with an ad campaign featuring print, radio, newspaper, direct mail, internet ads as well as a television commercial by TBWA\Chiat\Day titled Hummingbird. The ad depicted an I35 driving in the background along a country road with a hummingbird in the foreground. The car and hummingbird moved at full speed, the bird’s wings blurred. The action then slowed, the voice of actress Natasha Richardson advised the viewer ‘not to blink’ — and the action returned to full-speed. The ad closed with the tagline, “More Power, More Grace, More I… the new I35, from Infiniti.” Nissan released the A31 series Cefiro sedan to Japan in September 1988, sharing its transmission, engine and rear suspension setup with the R32 Skyline, F31 Leopard, and C33 Laurel — with the exception of the diesel engine, which was available only in the Laurel. The platform and front suspension (strut type) were shared with the Laurel with the exception of the 4WD Cefiro, which used the Skyline GTS4’s multiple-link front suspension and front drive train. The chassis was shared with the Laurel only, as it had a slightly longer wheelbase than the Skyline chassis. The first generation Cefiro (internally designated the A31, 1988-1994), used rear-wheel drive; offered four- and six-cylinder engines; and became popular in motorsport drifting. The second generation (A32, 1995-1998) and third generation (A33, 1995-2004) used exclusively a front-wheel drive and V6 engine drivetrain. After the A31, A32 and A33 generations, Nissan would also later use the Cefiro nameplate on examples of its first generation Teana (J31) sedan — exported to Asian and Latin American markets.

Nissan updated the I30 for model year 2002 as the I35 (A33) for its Infiniti luxury division, launching the model with an estimated $40 million advertising campaign beginning in September 2001. Sales began on September 12, 2001 at 150 retailers across the United States, continuing its role as a badge engineered Cefiro positioned above another Cefiro variant, the North American Maxima (A33B).The I35 featured strut and coil spring front suspension, a torsion (twist) beam rear suspension with a Scott Russell linkage marketed as Multi-Link Beam, front and rear stabilizer bars, and speed-sensitive power rack-and-pinion steering. The Sport option included a system marketed as Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) which made engine changes and deployed a brake to inhibit sliding behavior. Specifications included 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission; and an electronic traction control system, and engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering, now with a 40′ turning radius.

Is Nissan a high quality car?
Nissan Vehicle Reputation The brands are often compared to one another to determine whose vehicles are the best. Nissans have an excellent reputation, second only to automotive giants Toyota and Honda. All 3 Japanese brands are known for their reliability, longevity, dependability, and affordability.
The I35 nameplate reflected the new engine, a 3.5 liter VQ35DE V6, producing 255 hp (190 kW) and teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission. Other revisions from its predecessor included the painted (rather than chromed) door handles, horizontal front grill, high-intensity xenon headlights, standard fog lights, revised trunk lid, combination lamps, larger badging, and low-restriction exhaust with chrome finishers. With the I35, standard tires increased from 16″ to 17″, and the turning radius increased from 35.4 to 40.0 feet.The character of the A32 changed with its new front-wheel drive configuration with Nissan’s VQ six-cylinder engines. Four-wheel drive was not available on this and the next generation. The JDM Cefiro was also offered as a wagon beginning in June 1997, as an alternative to the Toyota Mark II Qualis. The Cefiro Wagon (WA32) continued to be produced after the sedan’s discontinuation, only being eliminated in August 2000.For the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM), Nissan offered the A33 in 2.0 and 2.5 Excimo, 2.0 and 2.5 Excimo G, 2.0 and 2.5 S Touring, and 3.0 Brougham VIP trim levels. A five-speed manual transmission was offered for the 2.0 Excimo and 2.0 S Touring. The limited edition “L Selection” and modified Autech version were also offered in Japan. In January 2001 the Cefiro received a facelift, incorporating the larger bumpers used on export models and the Infiniti I30.Nissan marketed the Cefiro in the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) as well as worldwide, the latter under numerous badge-engineered nameplates, including as the Nissan Maxima (North America, Australia), Samsung SM5 (Korea), Infiniti I30 and Infiniti I35 (North America) and Maxima QX (Europe, Russia). Models manufactured under license were marketed in Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur and Taiwan.

Exterior colors included Brilliant Silver (silver, 2002-2004), Ivory Pearl (white, 2002-2004), Golden Sand (light gold, 2002-2004), Black Obsidian (black, 2002-2004), Midnight Blue (dark metallic blue, 2002-2004), Millennium Jade (light metallic green, 2002-2003), Royal Ruby (dark maroon, 2002), Autumn Bronze (brown, 2002-2004), Diamond Graphite (dark gray metallic, 2003-2004), Desert Platinum metallic (medium gold, 2004). Interior “Sojourner” leather was available three color themes: marketed as Willow [gray], Graphite [black] and Beige [beige].When it comes to buying a new car, no one wants to end up with a lemon. As you’re researching options for your next vehicle, one of the questions you’re likely asking is whether or not your top pick is both safe and reliable. Nissans are one of the most popular car choices on the market today and offer a solid variety of sedans, SUVs, and trucks.Nissan has a commitment to driver and passenger safety, and all Nissan vehicles receive excellent NHTSA ratings of either 4 or 5 stars. NHTSA ratings are based on multiple crash tests which measure the safety of the vehicle during front, rear, and side-impact collisions.But are Nissans reliable? Can their safety ratings be trusted? And will they last you for many miles before breaking down? We’ll cover all of this and more below.

The answer to this question isn’t as simple as you’d expect. Let’s look explore the difference between gas and diesel engines and explore just how many spark plugs a diesel engine actually has. Nissan vehicles can run safely and reliably for many years, often with minimal repairs. Regular maintenance can help sustain the life of your vehicle even further than you can imagine. In fact, a 2007 Nissan Frontier once achieved the coveted 1 million mile mark! Consumer surveys and anecdotal evidence show that Nissan cars are top-rated, last their owners for many years, and are generally inexpensive to maintain. Nissan owners enjoy good gas mileage, a smooth ride, superior interior features, modern design, and good performance. For all of these reasons, they are some of the most sought-after vehicles on the market. In general, your resale value will be very good with any Nissan car, SUV, or truck.If you’re ready to start shopping for a used car and reliability is a priority for you, take a look at our list of the top 10 most reliable used sedans on the market today.Only looking for newer models? CoPilot Compare is the search engine for nearly-new cars. Only see cars five years or newer with low mileage — CoPilot Compare is the best way to find off-lease, early trade-in, and CPO cars.

Where was the A31 Cefiro sold?
The Nissan Cefiro was an intermediate-size automobile range sold in Japan and other countries.
If you’re in the market for a used Nissan, you are still in luck. Most Nissan makes, and models are known for being reasonably reliable and lasting for a very long time. To determine the reliability rating of a specific year and model, you can double-check the vehicle’s reliability rating and reviews at

How much horsepower does a Nissan Cefiro have?
Nissan Cefiro Cefiro (32) 2.0 i V6 24V (155 Hp) full technical specifications and fuel consumption.
The brands are often compared to one another to determine whose vehicles are the best. Nissans have an excellent reputation, second only to automotive giants Toyota and Honda. All 3 Japanese brands are known for their reliability, longevity, dependability, and affordability.

The CoPilot car shopping app is the easiest way to buy a car. Tell us what you’re looking for and we’ll search the inventories of every dealership in your area to make you a personalized list of the best car listings in your area.Nissans have a very good reputation within the industry, second only to automotive giants Toyota and Honda. All 3 Japanese brands are known for their reliability, longevity, dependability, and affordability. The brands are often compared to one another to determine whose vehicles are the best ones.

How much fuel does a Cefiro 3.0 use?
OVERVIEWGENERAL INFORMATIONEngine Type – Number of Cylinderswater cooling V-type 6 cylinder DOHC24 valveFuel TypeHigh octane premium gasolineFuel Consumption (10/15 mode)22.4 mpg US 26.9 mpg UK 10.5 L/100kmFuel Consumption (60 km/h mode)41.2 mpg US 49.5 mpg UK 5.7 L/100km
Despite a few stragglers, most Nissan models achieve at least an average rating, with a few top models rated as above average. Best of all, Nissan vehicles are relatively easy to fix if they break down. Unlike other car manufacturers, such as BMW, that require specialized parts and specially trained mechanics, Nissan parts are relatively inexpensive, and knowledgeable mechanics are affordable and easy to find.Reliability is an essential factor when purchasing because an unreliable car will drive your cost ownership all the way up. In general, Nissans are known for being very reliable cars that are easy and inexpensive to fix. But some Nissan vehicles are going to be more reliable than others. A few models fall below the desired standard you would probably want in your next car.Although Nissan is known for building quality Japanese automobiles, its fleet of vehicles is not without its problems. Below are some of the most common Nissan problems buyers may encounter:

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When you shop for a new or used car, CoPilot helps you know more. We search every car at every dealer so you don’t have to, we give you data and insights you won’t find anywhere else, and we rank every car so it’s easy to find the best car at the best price.CoPilot Compare makes it easy to compare Nissan trim packages & features across year models. See exactly what features Nissans have — and which they lack. When you’re ready to buy your next car, CoPilot helps you make sure you never get taken advantage of at the dealership. Would you like to know more than the salesperson? CoPilot helps you avoid any tricks, traps, and scams. Know how and what you can negotiate. With CoPilot, you’ll save time, money, and frustration. While they may not be as impressive as their closest competitors, Toyota and Honda, Nissan vehicles still have plenty to offer their proud owners. Whether you are looking for a 2021 model to drive off the lot or an older Nissan for sale, any Nissan should serve your family well for many years to come.

What does Cefiro mean?
noun. zephyr [noun] (literary, old-fashioned) a gentle wind.
Overall, Nissan vehicles are an excellent choice for anyone in the market for a new vehicle, particularly the most popular Altima, Murano, and Maxima models. Nissans set safety, value, and reliability standards like other Japanese car manufacturers.

Is Nissan Cefiro a good car?
The bottom line: The Nissan Cefiro is once great car. It has a lot of features, amenities and technological brilliance that would make its predecessor proud. However, like all other Nissans, the durability of the car still remain in question.
Nissan commits to driver and passenger safety, and all Nissan vehicles receive excellent NHTSA ratings of either 4 or 5 stars. NHTSA ratings are based on multiple crash tests that measure the car’s safety during the front, rear, and side-impact collisions.The best part? CoPilot is built using the same technology that dealerships use to buy and sell their inventories, so we have more info on each vehicle than competitors. CoPilot doesn’t work with dealerships, so there are no sponsored posts or other shady practices — just the most info on the best cars. Check out our About Us page to see how CoPilot works.

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In addition to being easy to fix, reliable, and a good value, are Nissan vehicles safe, and do they have long lifespans on the road? The short answer is yes.
Nissan vehicles can run safely and reliably for many years, often with minimal repairs. Regular maintenance can help sustain the life of your car even further than you can imagine. In fact, a 2007 Nissan Frontier once achieved the coveted 1 million mile mark!

This Cefiro E-A31 is equipped with following accessories and options like: Central Locking, Fog Lamp, Power Seats, Power Windows, Rear Spoiler & Rear Window Wiper
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What is the selling price of A31?
Samsung Galaxy A31 price in India starts from ₹ 16,999.
Nissan Cefiro E-A31 is available in 1988~1991 year range with Comfort Cruising, Comfort Cruising Ecsaine Selection, Comfort Touring, Comfort Touring Ecsaine Selection, Comfort Town Ride Ecsaine Selection, Comfort Townride, Cruising, Touring, Touring N, Touring SV, Townride, Townride N & Townride SV variants. It is equipped with 1998cc engine and Manual & Automatic transmission.The bottom line: The Nissan Cefiro is once great car. It has a lot of features, amenities and technological brilliance that would make its predecessor proud. However, like all other Nissans, the durability of the car still remain in question. There are loose ends everywhere and well, this is could spell disaster for anyone who would be selling their cars in two years time. Servicing is also quite hard. Centers like Nissan Valley in Cainta, Rizal remain incompetent ever since we bought the Cefiro . Will I buy this car (if I had the chance of knowing what’s to come)? Never. Will I buy another Nissan? Never. They had two chances with us (Maxima and Cefiro), but miserably failed in both.

At around 15,000-kilometers, we noticed that the suspension would squeak whenever the doors are slammed hard (any of the doors). We brought the car to Nissan Valley, where they replaced the car’s pulley assembly mechanism under warranty. After the clutch gave way at the 20,000 mark, the aircon’s thermal-computer device gave way at 22,500 kilometers. Even if we set the temperature at a low 21 degrees Celsius, the car would tend to be sweaty hot and humid, as if the car was letting out warm dog breath rather than a cool breeze. Worse of all, even if we tell the car to set the fan to the main vents, it would change the setting, putting them all at our feet. The aircon was going crazy and we had to bring it in again! The result: a month of wait and they replaced the computer device. Nissan’s 2.0-liter VQ engine is a very refined power plant. The power of its 24 valve V6 is masked in an aura of silence whether at idling or even cruising on the South Express Way. The sound is nearly as whisper quiet as the air con fan setting of 1. Moreover, the engine is not only whisper quiet, but it also feels even. The engine tone does not break its wonderful voice within the normal revving / driving range. The boys at Nissan must have done a lot of overtime to get this much refinement and quietness from a V6 engine, an engine regarded by most experts as the hardest to balance. However, despite being quiet and refined, the Cefiro lacks the pulling power to blast away from stoplights and the like because of the relative heaviness of the car’s body as well as the lack of immediate response from the VQ engine.

When the car was around the 20,000-kilometer mark, the clutch suddenly made weird, horn-like noise (we bought the manual version). Whenever we would climb uphill and rev the engine to 2,000 rpm and then release the clutch slowly, the transmission would blurt out a loud sound. The problem would come and go, but at some point, the noise would even come out at a level ground. At the same time whenever we closed the doors a weird squeak will emit from the suspension. We brought the car into Nissan Valley and complained, they said that ‘ the clutch problem couldn’t be found and that it was only temporary’.
Here’s an additional tip for Cefiro owners: beware of small stones. The laminated windshield is very weak and couldn’t stand up to the same forces as other kinds. Thus they are crack prone. Ours cracked twice already.In late 1996, much to the delight of the Philippine motoring press (us included), a new Nissan Cefiro was launched. It was the first car in the Philippines to have such gizmos as automatic climate control system, keyless entry, electromagnetic trunk and gas tank releases and a 6-disc CD changer for a price less than one million pesos. A great offer, indeed. We bought a silver one ourselves, but we soon noticed that it was not a great offer after all.Less than 3 days upon using our new car, we quickly noticed several missing / ill-fitting trimmings that could have resulted from a bad assembly line: things such as the trunk place cover (to prevent metal cuts), center wood grain panel cracks and ill-stitched plastic on the center console. However, despite these rather ‘small’ defects, we found the car to be pretty flawless. In fact, we considered it was one of the best value for money cars in the Philippines.Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of Cebudailynews. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.With a fuel consumption of 22.4 mpg US – 26.9 mpg UK – 10.5 L/100km, a weight of 2998 lbs (1360 kg), the Nissan Cefiro 3.0 30 Excimo G has a water cooling V-type 6 cylinder DOHC24 valve engine, a High octane premium gasoline engine VQ30DE. This engine VQ30DE produces a maximum power of 223 PS (220 bhp – 164 kW) at 6400 rpm and a maximum torque of 279.4 Nm (206.1 lb.ft – 28.5 kg.m) at 4400 rpm. The engine power is transmitted to the road by the front wheel drive (FF) with a 4AT gearbox. For stopping power, the Nissan Cefiro 3.0 30 Excimo G braking system includes Disk at the rear and Ventilated disk at the front. Stock tire sizes are 205/65 on 15 inch rims 94S at the rear and 205/65 on 15 inch rims 94S at the front. Chassis details – Nissan Cefiro 3.0 30 Excimo G has multi link beam rear suspension and strut front suspension for road holding and ride confort.The four cameras on the back include a primary 48-megapixel sensor, an 8-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens, a 5-megapixel depth camera, and a 5-megapixel macro camera. Overall, the cameras on the Galaxy A31 are very underwhelming and lack many features that you’d find in many phones that cost a lot less.

Making sense of Samsung’s Galaxy A and M series models is getting harder by the month, as new models are brought in with minor refreshes, but don’t always line up in a logical order. For example, the very recent Galaxy M21 (Review) was basically a Galaxy M30s (Review) with a different selfie camera, but going by the model names, it’s impossible to make that connection.
The Galaxy A31 has a sharp 6.4-inch full-HD+ (1080×2400 pixels) Super AMOLED display. I found it to be more than adequate in terms of brightness, even in the daytime. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor, which isn’t very quick but works well as long as you give it a firm press.

Even though the design of the Galaxy A31 isn’t exactly fresh for a budget Samsung device, I do like the fact that it’s slim and light. The all-polycarbonate body feels quite sturdy but it does pick up fingerprints easily. Overall, the Galaxy A31 was comfortable to use on a daily basis during this review.

Samsung has used the MediaTek Helio P65 octa-core SoC, and I would have no problem with it on a phone that costs Rs. 10,000, but I certainly don’t expect it on something that costs above Rs. 20,000. Samsung’s One UI v2.1, based on Android 10, also feels a bit sluggish overall.
Nissan took the unusual step of making a left-hand drive version of the Cefiro A31, sold in Latin America, Turkey and other Eurasian countries as a Nissan Laurel Altima – in most export markets this slot was filled by the Nissan Maxima. Unlike the Japanese versions, export models are fitted with a carburetted single cam CA20S inline-four producing 102 hp (76 kW) and RB24 engine which was a single-cam 2.4-liter RB inline-six producing 141 hp (105 kW). Left hand drive Laurel Altimas were the flagship vehicle of Nissan’s Turkish lineup for the early 1990s.