1993 Nissan Laurel Club S 2 litre, 6 Cylinder petrol


This is an exceptionally comfortable cruiser


Small rust hole in engine bay next to gas-stay arm (below wiper) due to a drain hole clogging up years ago and the previous owner ignoring it.

Rear diff is very slowly leaking oil.

Headlights just stopped working after I drowned the headlight relay while washing the engine bay. Must try to find another one now. Easily fixable (and completely my fault).

Rust underneath boot/trunk rubber seal. Not serious and easily treatable.

Very light surface rust in some areas under the car. Not serious and not an issue for Warranty of Fitness checks.

General Comments:

Mine is the "new shape" from 1993 to 1997.

I'm impressed with the quality of this car. Compared to a Toyota Windom/Lexus GS300 of the same age, this car was far superior in smoothness of ride, interior ergonomics, and quietness of ride.

The 2 lire, 6 cylinder engine starts up quickly every time and makes very little noise and vibration. I can barely tell the engine's there until it goes over 4000RPM then it's *just* noticable! I'm seriously impressed!

The gear changes are very smooth (comparable to later model BMW's), the engine produces no vibration and the dashboard layout is very minimalist and tidy. The handbrake has even been removed and replaced with a button/foot pedal. Seriously cool.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2006

20th Oct 2006, 16:42

As an update to my post regarding my Laurel:

The Diff was not leaking oil, it was grubby so it may have in the past, but after cleaning it up and monitoring it for 2 weeks I've seen no tracing of fluid seeping from anywhere.

The rust hole and minor rust in the boot has been fixed up for next to nothing.

I'm still very impressed with this car although I still haven't fixed the headlights yet. Whoops. Must fix that before Mr Plod decides he wants my money more than I do...

1994 Nissan Laurel Medalist RD28 diesel


Absolutely amazing


I have to replace the air conditioning motor as it is worn. At this mileage this is not a surprise!

General Comments:

This car drives like a dream. It is very quiet, and is very peppy for a non-turbo Diesel. I have just done a long trip of 330km, and got 7.25lt/100km. Of course it uses more around town. It is an ex-taxi and was well looked after, with a full reconditioning on the motor at 280,000km.It has also had an inter-cooler added to the gearbox, so you don't notice a gear change.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2006

1989 Nissan Laurel Medallist RD28 (2.8 diesel)


Would be the perfect car if it had been better maintained


Interior trim starting to fray.

Injectors work, sluggish performance.

Rear brake drums unbalance at 184,000kms.

Shocks on the way out.

A/C Belt badly worn.

Master Electric Window/Central Locking switch total failure.

General Comments:

Because the injectors are worn the performance is very sluggish and can cause large amounts of black smoke under heavy acceleration.

For a diesel, this car is not very good up hills.

Would handle PERFECTLY with a new set of shocks (Not cheap however)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2005

1990 Nissan Laurel Club L RB20DET, 2.0L: petrol turbo


Awesome VIP Drifter


Just the normal Nissan things like the radius arm buses.

General Comments:

The interior is dope, vinyl seats looks very much like leather, comfy as.

The handling impressed me, as I went from the more sporty 200sx (s14 Silvia) to the laurel and found it not that much worse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2005

1989 Nissan Laurel Medalist C33 2.0L Strait 6 RB20


A mean looking rel


Drivers door trim wearing.

Tappet cover gasket oil leak.

General Comments:

I've just purchased this car. Looks the part with bigger mags and lower springs. A really sleek luxurious car.

Expected more performance from the RB20 petrol engine. Considering engine transplant to the RB20DET turbo version. Anyone with any idea what is involved in certifying the turbo please email me. Having difficulty finding replacement springs and struts for the petrol model. Any help email i_luv_wardsbeer@hotmail.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th July, 2004

22nd Jul 2004, 01:54

Nice choice man, just the same as me, and a good choice from the previous car, good upgrade. If you have done so already, the cat is very very restricting. I was surprised when I removed mine.

9th Dec 2004, 11:03

I have a Nissan Laurel, and it has done 97,000 miles, and it still drives like new. I think anyone who wants to buy one, I strongly advise you to do so, because they are fast, cheap and reliable.

1990 Nissan Laurel Medallist 2.8 diesel


A truly excellent economical luxury car!


160000 km - I had to replace the alternator. This is a very costly and hard to find part.

General Comments:

Although the mileage is quite high, the vehicle is still in very sound, reliable condition.

The quality of finish is excellent and has stood up to wear and tear very well, considering the vehicle used to be a taxi.

The colour scheme of the interior is a little dated, but never the less, it is a very comfortable place to be.

The standard equipment is very good, even by today's standards, with ABS and an airbag the only major omissions.

The performance is a little sluggish on hills and when overtaking, that said, the econonmy is outstanding for a vehicle of this size!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2001

8th Jun 2001, 03:45

I am also a owner of Nissan Laurel 1990 Medalist.

I find the car is great, it's very economical. My model is equipped with the RB20 engine, providing plenty of torque yet maintaining its fuel efficency.

A great car, if you look for performence, they do come in RB25 Turbo as in the hr33 skylines. Also the RB28 Turbo. In sports mode.

However, this car is not suitable for a person who is more than 180cm tall. The head room could be more roomier, it is shallow to provide extreme aerodynamic capabilities.

A good car, but needs more head room.

Tim, Qld, Australia