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Need car guidance? Nissan Laurel C32 Medialist

In a previous Car Guidance you were guided for the Nissan Skyline R31, so how about its sister car the Nissan Laurel Medialist?

This Laurel C32 Medialist basically is the same as the Skyline R31: it has got the same floorpan, the same hardtop (designer was the same guy), the same weird folding rear power windows, got the same RB20 engine (this C32 doesn’t have the twin cam head though) but is a bit more luxurious on the inside: it has a steering wheel with more buttons than on a modern car, the double DIN car stereo looks like it consumes more amps than a boombox, the digital dashboard mimics the Knight 2000. Compare that luxury to my two year older (plain) Carina!

Now if only I could get one here in Holland… 🙁
(btw: I do know one in Holland but it is not for sale…)

Need car guidance? Toyota Soarer 2.8 GT Limited

Remember the Car Guidance video of the Honda City I posted two weeks ago? Well, there is a whole series of Car Guidance videos and they are dull, boring and only focused on how to handle the car in a normal way.

So I will just bore you with them as well:

Actually this video about the Soarer GT Limited isn’t that boring: I already spotted the badass 80s Carozzeria speakers at the shelve in the back of that Soarer. I also love those Soarer wheels: they are basically the same as the ones on my Carina (Celica Supra rims) but they have a different centercaps with a griffin (logo of the Soarer) on it.

Also great are the numerous switches on the steering wheel: but what can you adjust? The auto gearbox? The airbag suspension?

And what about the exciting ending? 11PM… Kitty bedtime?! 😀

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