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SlickDizzy
SlickDizzy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/10 10:58 a.m.

A buddy of mine was digging through older pictures yesterday and found this. We've been trying to figure out what the heck it is! It looks Nissan-ish, but also has a late 80's Citroen kind of look. Hell, it could probably be a Giugiaro car for all I know. Does anybody know?

Powar
Powar GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/27/10 11:10 a.m.

Looks kind of like a Mazda Capella (aka 626), but I'm not convinced that's what it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_DQpDrdd_Q&feature=related

spritedriver28
spritedriver28 New Reader
10/27/10 11:57 a.m.

Isn't it a Toyota Cressida? Grille and wheels look about right.

Giant Purple Snorklewacker
Giant Purple Snorklewacker SuperDork
10/27/10 11:58 a.m.

Yeah, looks like a Cressida Wagon

93celicaGT2
93celicaGT2 SuperDork
10/27/10 12:05 p.m.

Duke
Duke SuperDork
10/27/10 12:30 p.m.

Nissan Stagea?

maddabe
maddabe New Reader
10/27/10 12:35 p.m.

Almost looks like an Accord wagon but I'm sure I'm wrong.

itsatrap
itsatrap New Reader
10/27/10 12:35 p.m.

reminds me a lot of the Camry Station wagon.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/10 2:35 p.m.

At glance, it seems to have a lot of Renault in it, but the grill badge looks like it might say Isuzu.

Is your friend from Canada?

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard GRM+ Memberand SonDork
10/27/10 2:40 p.m.
93celicaGT2 wrote:

HELLA FLUSH!

bludroptop
bludroptop SuperDork
10/27/10 2:40 p.m.

I'm not convinced we have a winner yet - look at the lower grill and foglights. My wild-ass guess was Isuzu as well, but I can't find anything to support that.

stealthfighter1
stealthfighter1 Reader
10/27/10 2:51 p.m.

thats still not a corolla^

pilotbraden
pilotbraden Reader
10/27/10 2:51 p.m.

Renault Medallion?

bravenrace
bravenrace Dork
10/27/10 2:56 p.m.

Sterling?

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/10 3:06 p.m.

I agree that it looks like a Giugiaro design. The aero styling indicates that it is newer than 1983 (influenced by the Audi 5000). I'd guess very late 80's.

The headlights are not U.S., so it's either a European or Japanese domestic market car (or maybe Aussie?). But the front plate doesn't look like it's the proper size for a Euro plate of that era.

ReverendDexter
ReverendDexter Dork
10/27/10 3:41 p.m.

My first though Nissan Stagea (those are the wagons that get GT-R front end swaps), but it doesn't look quite right.

The headlights/grill look very Silvia.

The motor looks transverse, so whatever it is it's not RWD.

Duke
Duke SuperDork
10/27/10 3:56 p.m.

Agreed, it looks like an Impulse wagon, but AFAIK those never existed.

racerfink
racerfink HalfDork
10/27/10 4:40 p.m.

I want to post a pic of a Nissan Stagea, but can't find one from the right model year(s).

racerfink
racerfink HalfDork
10/27/10 4:41 p.m.

Here's a '96, but I suspect the one in the OP is at least 8 years older.

16vCorey
16vCorey SuperDork
10/27/10 4:49 p.m.

I think the first answer was correct. Look at the lights, they look EXACTLY the same. Same thing with the mirrors and lines of the car. The only slight difference I see is the grille looks a tiny bit different, and the park lights in the bumper. It's probably just a slight year to year change.

JamesMcD
JamesMcD New Reader
10/27/10 6:01 p.m.

That is in fact a GD-body 626 wagon. Was not sold in the US.

gamby
gamby SuperDork
10/27/10 6:02 p.m.
Tommy Suddard wrote:
93celicaGT2 wrote:
HELLA FLUSH!

HELLA HAWT! Wow--that car really works for me. However, if that's a static drop, I wouldn't want to live with it. I'll take it on bags, though.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/27/10 7:59 p.m.
JamesMcD wrote: That is in fact a GD-body 626 wagon. Was not sold in the US.

Sneaking up on it. So far, I can only find the rear view. '88-'91.

Twin_Cam
Twin_Cam Dork
10/27/10 8:08 p.m.

I think it's that 626 wagon. Comparing the two pictures (original and rear-view) the mirror shape is the same, and the window lines are the same as well.

JFX001
JFX001 SuperDork
10/27/10 8:10 p.m.

Closest that I could find:

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2310302/1988-mazda-626-turku-fi?sp=1

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