Nissan Laurel Altima Review from Chile

1990 Nissan Laurel Altima GTS 2.4

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired95000 kilometres
Most recent distance145000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Xantia




Battery changed @ 96000 km.

Distribution belt changed @ 96000 km.

General Comments:

Great car, but it has a very high fuel consumption (about 6 km per litre).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2000

16th Dec 2000, 06:29

I have a 1991 Nissan Laurel Altima 2.0 liter manual transmission at 130K km. It is very comfortable car, but the engine is noisy and spare parts are very expensive.

6th May 2001, 01:54

I have the same car (ha31) Transmission (auto) -Fourth gear failed.

18th Jun 2001, 01:22

I have Nissan Laurel Altima 2.0 SGL, it has a noisy engine but you feel the power inside of your body. Engine is roaring like a lion. It has so much fuel consumption but try to show its carburetor to an expert so that it will decrease the consumption of fuel.

30th Sep 2001, 09:34

I have a Nissan Laurel Altima 2.4 GTS-R and I get between 6 to 6.5 km/l. I like SO much. You can't find too much documentation etc on the Internet, but it's sporty, and in today's new class of engines it still runs smooth as silk.

Mine has an I-6 2.4 liter engine with 4 speed auto with overdrive. But when you put the pedal to the metal it's one of the few automatic rear-wheel drives that can screech the tires going from 2nd to 3rd gear. Fantastic!

26th Jan 2002, 05:03

I have a Altima 2.0 litre model 1991. I do not have any infomation about the HP or torque of this car, the maximum speed that I could test is about 175 KM/H and I think the carburettor is not good,

If you have any information, please tell me on

9th Apr 2007, 01:13

I have been driving Laurels for quite sometime now. I am currently drive a 92 Altima which I absolutely adore. It is very comfortable, powerful (I have the 2.4L - 6 Cylinders). I have no idea why some of its spare parts are a bit expensive though. Perhaps the car was never manufactured in Europe? I would love to hear more on that. The fuel consumption averages KM per liter. I can deal with that as long as the car requires VERY LITTLE maintenance. I absolutely love it.

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review