First of all, I want to say hello again. It's been some time since my last activity here. A lot has happened during this time and I thought it would be nice to come back to this thread.
Unfortunately, I'm no longer driving the Laurel. I stopped driving it two years ago. I still have it, it sits in my backyard waiting for something to happen.
Probably you don't remember but I live in Europe, eastern Europe. Sadly, things have changed here.
As you probably know, Europe has never been friendly to big engines. Now, it's got even worse, especially in my country.
Long story short, I was forced to abandon this car due to outrageous taxes.
What I'm driving right now it's probably one the cheapest car available on the market here.
It's called the Dacia Logan. Dacia is the national brand here, owned and built by Renault here in Romania.
This model is being sold under different brands, including both Renault and Nissan, depending on the market.
If you're interested, just google Nissan Aprio. It used to be sold in Mexico under the Nissan brand but I'm not sure whether it's still available or not.
Also, the first gen Nissan Versa sold in the US is build on the so-called Nissan B0 platform as this car.
I have some pictures of the car, it may seem familiar to some of you.
It's a 2005 model year and powered by and 1.4 liter gasoline engine producing 75 bhp. Mileage is around 33 us mpg, so nothing spectacular.