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By the 1989 model year, the weak-selling Nissan Stanza Wagon (aka Nissan Prairie) was gone from the United States, but the unrelated Nissan Stanza sedan continued to sell (poorly) through 1992. You didn’t see many of these cars back then, and they’re exceptionally rare Junkyard Finds today.

Here’s an ’89 that I found in a Northern California self-service wrecking yard last summer.

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It’s made for fashion models? Approved of by fashion models? There’s no telling.

We wouldn’t be surprised if, next to the word “value” in the dictionary, there was a picture of the new Stanza!

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