Today we’d like to send out a huge thanks to the team behind GTR Registry for their latest edition to their site – namely the massive amount of awesome stuff you can find out about your own Nissan Stagea!
Yep, if you too own one of Nissan’s finest station wagons, you definitely owe yourself a trip to the GTR registry to find out a little more about your beast, especially how it rolled off the showroom floor!
So what is it?
A huge database that you can trace your Stagea through to find out what was on it when it was first created and how many (or how few in some cases) came out with the same package. If you’ve ever downloaded and used the Nissan FAST system (I have and it’s a huge system) it’s similar for the most part but with a lot more explanation and a whole lot less Japanese I can’t read.
All you’ll need is your vin and the code you find next to it and away you go.
Plugging my vin number into the WGC34 Vin Database nets me the following info – my wagon was built in December 2000, it’s a Series 2 RS-V, the paint code is KR4 Sonic Silver and originally it had a navigation system on board but no rear spoiler. (Which is kind of interesting as it now has a spoiler and no navigation system on board..) It also came from factory with a 100v power inverter (I did wonder what that outlet was for) and interior: Z (which must be cloth.)
The model serial gives further details. In my case it’s TGKAREAC34UDA-J-A– which translates to:
So is it 100% accurate?
Possibly. There are reports that same cars came out with options that weren’t officially listed on their plates. Personally I have a S.F.H.C sticker on the back of mine that stands for Super Fine Hard Coat in relation to the paint but there’s no mention of it through this system. Now the original owner could have bought that sticker for shits and giggles..still, it’s got everything else spot on so it’s three thumbs up from me!
Pretty nerdy stuff obviously but a great resource if you love your Stagea and want a little more history about it. Check it out today! (And thanks again to the research crew at GTR Registry!)