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Author Topic: sedans: r33 vs r34  (Read 1851 times)

WaxMan

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« on: April 05, 2002, 09:52:06 AM »
Hi,

Just a couple of questions regarding r33 and r34 sedans.

Having driven a couple of r33s, my wife and I are pretty much decided that our 92 Corolla has more interior space (especially in the boot department), and that therefore the r33 is too impractical. :mad:

Hence I'm wondering whether the r34 is any better in either of these departments?

I'd also be interested if anyone could give me a personal reflection on how well the "dual-matic" works in the r34 skylines, as it's heaps cheaper to go that option instead of a manual.

thanks,

WM

WaxMan

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2002, 10:04:47 AM »
Oh yeah, forgot to ask as well:

Where in Australia can you get them complied?

-wm

zsky

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2002, 10:41:05 AM »
i like the r34 sedan it looks better than the r33 sedan and is newer, don't know on the compliancing but someone on here will be able to tell you.

zsky

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2002, 10:45:32 AM »
there is one guy you can contact he is a skyline specialist MR-GTR (Steve) he is on these forums i think he is still in japan atm, here is his contact details: http://www.mr-gtr.com or http://www.skylineimports.com.au they are another skyline specialist.

TangoGTS-4

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2002, 03:49:56 PM »
Have you thought about the Awsome Stagea??

Greg.:king:

WaxMan

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stagea rocks
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2002, 05:39:58 PM »
Yeah, have thought a little about a stagea, but the ones with the neo engines seem a bit expensive compared to the common 4 door gt-t's. There's also an extra 250kg they have to lug around, with 10kW less to do it with.

Add to that I have buckly's chance of test-driving one in Qld at the moment, so it's hard to visualize myself in one. Anyone out there had a drive?

-wm

zsky

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2002, 04:45:49 AM »
MR-GTR has test drove a Stagea he's got one.

SlowGTS-t

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2002, 04:59:04 AM »
Can you say VR4-Twin Turbo? Excellent 4 door performance car :)

bnr34vspec2nur

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sedans: r33 vs r34
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2002, 07:39:12 AM »
Waxman,

Corolla is bigger then R33?  What are you talking about, R33 is WAY bigger then any Corolla, maybe your wife say that because she don't want you to get a Skyline?

You should go find a 4-doors R33 GTR, maybe you can fool your wife into thinking it is a gt-t.......:hawaii:

Jeff

WaxMan

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Look at the specs...
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2002, 04:12:19 PM »
Corolla vs Skyline sdn???

Take a look at http://www.japimportcar.com for specs and compare say a 95 Corolla with an r33 sedan. Interior dimensions are a few mms apart.
Corolla:
 http://www.japimportcar.com/en/models/Spec.asp?id=4870
R33 Skyline Sedan:
 http://www.japimportcar.com/en/models/Spec.asp?id=660

Only major diff is 7cm in interior length. Because of the seating angle in the Skyline, the extra length is almost meaningless.

As for boot volume, take a 92 Corolla sedan and back it up to an R33. Open the boot of both. See what I mean? Thanks for coming.

In summary, seems the r33 is built for max rigidity not for max interior space. The Corolla on the other hand has quite a bit of space for its size, as for rigidity, well let's just say that mine will flex about 50mm cnr to cnr just backing out the driveway.... :(  

My question remains: does the r34 improve the interior space/boot space situation at all? I've heard that it's actually smaller - i'd be interested to actually hear from someone who's driven both.

-wm