26th Jun 2002, 23:04

This car is indeed a rare car to find on the Internet. I owned one (1993 Nissan Laurel Altima GTS-R) from 1993-2002. I sold it when 86000kms was under its belt. It was indeed a strong and sturdy car. The RB24S powerhouse did have good acceleration, and yes, it was a good car to burn rubber.

I also got the problem when the engine stalls with the air conditioning on in a turn, while using the power steering.

This only started to happen in 1999 or so. I believe this engine, RB24S, has horsepower from anywhere between 155HP-165HP.

In Trinidad, where I live, there are many 1993 Laurel Altimas (around 40-50) for such an island. The car came in the 2.4 GTS and 2.4 GTS-R. The GTS came without sunroof and spoiler, while the GTS-R did.

Here, in Trinidad, there are numerous RB20 Cefiro's which came as Roll-On - Roll-Off cars from Japan (Foreign Used). Some of the Cefiro's came with RB20DET power, while most came with the naturally aspirated RB20.

The first Laurel Altima (to my knowledge) was first registered in 1991 (a GTS). The last of the Laurel Altima's were sold in 1993, with mines being among the last.

The Cefiro (Japanese Used) first came to Trinidad in 1993. The last set of these cars were registered in 2001 I believe, but there are RB20 Cefiro's that are in the country unregistered.

I hope this information may help the Nissan Laurel Altima Owners. I did enjoy my Laurel Altima. It was a good car because of its looks and economy.

27th Oct 2002, 06:47

I am from the Philippines, and I own a 1990 Nissan Cefiro with a RB24S engine, Autech version. This is the counterpart of the Laurel Altima in our country. Good to know that those who owned this car are satisfied with its performance. My car is going on 13 years old with 98000 km on the odometer, and it is still in pretty good condition. As a matter of fact, I'm planning to enter the car in a car show next year.

It's true that it is not a very commercial car, even in our country. This could be the reason why there aren't modifications readily available for the engine. In fact, in my case, the modifications I have made are custom fabricated like the intake with a K&N cone type filter. Right now, I'm planning to have headers and exhaust custom fabricated.

In Japan, their modifications are throwing out the engine and swapping them with the RB20 or RB26DETT from the Skyline.

24th May 2003, 13:30

This car is indeed a rare car to find on the Internet. I own one (1989 Nissan Laurel Altima GTS), it's indeed a strong and sturdy car. The RB24S powerhouse did have good acceleration.

This engine, RB24S, has 141 horsepower.

In Trinidad, where I live, there are many 1989-1995 Laurel Altimas, and in Saudi Arabia you can get them for around 1700 US dollars. The car comes in the 2.4 GTS and 2.4 GTS-R. The GTS came without sunroof and spoiler, while the GTS-R did.

The first Laurel Altima (in Saudi Arabia) was first registered in 1989. The last of the Laurel Altima's were sold in 1995, with mine being among the last.

I hope this information may help the Nissan Laurel Altima Owners. I do enjoy my Laurel Altima. It is a good car because of its looks and economy, and I've had mine for 14 years now.

I need information on how to get modification parts for this car (this has proved to be very difficult). If anyone can help, email me at primacorn4@yahoo.com.

If anyone wants to get new spare parts for this Altima, he can get them from Saudi Arabia: there are plenty of them here.

12th Aug 2003, 06:47

I am from Phillipines and I own a 1990 Nissan Cefiro. I love the way it handles. The car was really stable and fast with it's 2400cc engine.

I'm having difficulty in finding replacement for it's worn parts. Please send me a guide on how I can avail those parts. E-address : jrland12@yahoo.com.

2nd Aug 2006, 05:20

I'm a Filipino working here in saudi arabia. I have a Nissan Altima model:GTS-R 1993 and used for almost 7 years. I'm planning to sell it now. I don't really have much problem with this car until recently because of my stupidity, I didn't check the brittle radiator hose and when I travelled 200 or so KM with an outside temp ranging from 45 C, the hose can't take it, waters gone and there goes my engine after it overheats.

That was a month ago. But before that I really doesn't have some major problems with this very reliable and fast car. Saudis love the car so much that they're always asking me if I want to sell it... now they can have it.

6th May 2007, 04:43

I agree I'm thinking about building one, but to take advantage of the free flowing power and revving I'm going to bolt up a supercharger to the motor and keep the motor carberated.

2nd Jul 2008, 10:24

Hi guys! Where in the world can I buy some spare parts for Cefiro A31 (RB24S)? I'm from Poland and this car is extremely exotic here...



16th Nov 2008, 12:20

Hi, I just got 1989 Laurel Altima 2.4 GTS-R. I can't imagine the excellent condition of the engine despite of the age. I like the car because it looks tough and pretty nice to handle too. Parts are also available here in Saudi Arabia.

5th Jan 2009, 09:19

Hi I bought mine in October 2008. Mine is a 1993 Laurel Altima. Here in Guyana we have both the Cefiro and Laurel Altima, and from what I can see, it's the same exact car, just a different name. I think the reason for this was strictly a marketing issue by Nissan and nothing more.

Excellent car, but I noticed recently it's not accelerating properly. Very strong and sturdy car. I love it, but if any one can say why it's not accelerating properly, what I can do? Contact me at yolanchris@hotmail.com.

6th Jan 2009, 11:57

Hi guys!

Are the RB24S engine parts available in Saudi Arabia? Or elsewhere? Does anybody know?

If anybody has some info, please send me an email to


Thanks a lot


5th Dec 2009, 11:48

Hello guys, I have 1989 Laurel Altima (RB24S-engine-carburetor). Up to now it's running, but my problem is I feel that the engine has no power. I cannot run fast, specially when the aircon is running.

1. Please, I need help or suggestion?

2. I'm here in Saudi Arabia; how much is the overhauling here?

Please email me at jbnicolesuarez@yahoo.com



26th Dec 2009, 13:49

Well, I don't have any problem with my Nissan Altima 1990 GTSR. I love this car, good acceleration, looks sporty with size 17 mags. Gas consumption is fair.. but it's worth it! You only need to warm up the engine during cold season. All parts are available here in Saudi Arabia (also replacement parts) or surplus parts. Nissan Altima Laurel is everywhere here. I love it! I never been absent from work, due to car trouble. Can share Nissan Laurel Altima with me...


29th Jan 2011, 19:30

Hi guys, I'm from Barbados, and I have a 1991 Nissan Altima. Would like to know if you'll think that the RB25det twin cam head could work on my RB24s block?