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Hi folks. I thought you lot would be the best people to ask. Some of you know I am on the hunt for my next car. A Skyline. Well I have been doing a bit of searching and have come across this Stagea estate car and everyone keeps saying its a Skyline? Is it? Or is it just because it is powered by the same engine. I think its quite a nice looking Estate car but its not IMO a Skyline.....Is it?

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Hi Vinny, lovely looking Zed you got there ;)

The Stagea has a Skyline engine basically. The performance is comparable all but for the slight weight difference but no, it's not actually a Skyline.



P.S

Look forward to seeing you at the next meet :bigthumb:
 

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stagea/skyline

having said that ^^^^ there are those people that swapp out the front end of the stagea for an r34 front end. given that you can get these stageas in five speed manual with 4wd and they will take a twin turbo engine ther is the potential for the worlds fastes estate sleeper car.





 

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You can get them already with a gtr engine in em.

Whoooooooooooooosh!
 

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That white one looks the nuts. Until now IMO the best estate has been the V70 T5. fast and nice looking but the Stagea is now the leader of the pack. Especially that R34 look a like.
 

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If you bought a Stagea, you wouldn't be the only owner on here. It's got the heart of the Skyline so most tech info held on here would still be relevant.
 

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stagea had(s) 4wd from gtr, rb series engine, similar interiour and whilst it wastn marketed as the "skyline estate" thats pretty much what it is in reality.

and as theyve made an autech and nismo version i reckon thats enought credability ...there are a few guys on here who have them ....and in a few years i may yet be amongst them as i like it...... unusual and not a cop magnet
 

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Why would you care what others think of the car YOU drive? ;)
No mate. Its not a case of if I am worried. I am not really thinking of getting one. I was just wondering if the car had Skyline credibilty or not. Up until last week I had never heard of one. But as I was searching for my Skyline I saw it advertised. You see someone on another forum said it wasnt a Skyline and someone else said it was. Hence this being a skyline forum I asked.:)

Mind you......They are nice as estates go. So I could end up with one. :yum:
 

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If I may answer your question about credibility a different way --

Does a rb 20 non turbo 4 door skyline have street cred ? i wont try to answer but a r34 Z tune certainly does.

Stageas have almost exactly the same range as skylines so you buy the model YOU want .

For me its something different plus its almost the perfect sleeper cos people think its a volvo - ( and you can park them anywhere )

So buy the car because its what you want not because of other people.

Lastly - Is it a Skyline ............. Of course not its a Stagea
 

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AS RS FOUR said you can park them any where, must for a big old motor it is the easiest car I've owned that you can park .
I tend to reverse into spaces. I surprised myself the first time I tried it, got it perfect.

Any thing you can do to a Skyline engine you can do to this.

I love mine and only had it 4 weeks.
 

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I love the Stagea,anyone who knows about cars knows what it is and anyone who does not its irrelevant to anyway,you could be driving a mondeo or a ferrari for all they care,its just transport.
i would class it as a skyline,its a nissan built car with pretty much the same capabilaties of a GTS-T and chassis ,just a different shell.
its a "wow" car,like when a kid sees a skyline they go "wow a skyline",when i see a stagea(only ever seen one mind)i go "wow a stagea"
 

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If I may answer your question about credibility a different way --

Does a rb 20 non turbo 4 door skyline have street cred ? i wont try to answer but a r34 Z tune certainly does.

Stageas have almost exactly the same range as skylines so you buy the model YOU want .

For me its something different plus its almost the perfect sleeper cos people think its a volvo - ( and you can park them anywhere )

So buy the car because its what you want not because of other people.

Lastly - Is it a Skyline ............. Of course not its a Stagea
You hit the nail right on the head. :cheers: I have been looking closer at them and they are a very nice car. I have a Vectra esate at the moment but its got to go. Its a 1.8 Auto. But it looks nice with the rims?


But the power is nothing after driving the 300ZX. The Stagea would make the perfect car. So I might go for it. Will need to have a drive though. I had a volvo 850 T5 last year fast but it felt like I was driving a block of flats.:)
 

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Hesh thread with the steaga...the original shape of a steaga is ok if your in the market for a estate car, probably better than a escort..but the pic with the r34 front end ......its a dog!
The R34 isn't really the best looking car out of GTR coat, sticking a front end on the front of a run of the mill jap estate car is a complete waste of money and time. Maybe as a strip eating funny car..ok, would be cool but don't drive on the road you would be laughed at not in a good way!!
Thats like a gtst driver sticking on the GTR badge but much worse:shakehead:
 

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oh? its quite a popular mod. I have to agree i dont like the 34 as much as the other varients but aparently there are pwnersd that do this simply because the engine bays are very similar.

hourses for courses i guess. If i were to have one i think I'd look for some lights like those on the yellow picture ...unfortunately they have a an air od subaru about them but the suit the car better than the stock items i think.

you pays yer money........
 

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I actually quite like the look of an R34 front-ended Stagea. The others just look pretty ugly to me. And that's from someone who very much prefers the shape of an R33 to an R34. Although I love the Skyline I would never have a Stagea over a T5.
 
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