1986 Ford Laser Reviews from Australia and New Zealand - Page 2 of 2

1986 Ford Laser TX3 1.6 turbo

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance152000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Fun at low cost

Faults:

The gearbox blew in it. Other than that I have had no problems.

General Comments:

Very fun car. Easily modified to improve performance and looks very good with mag wheels!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2003

1986 Ford Laser TX3 1.6L Fuel Injected

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6L Fuel Injected Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

A small, but sporty car with HUGE potential

Faults:

During the time I have owned the car, it has not needed any repairs.

However, the previous owner:

Changed the timing belt at 140,000kms.

Had a new gasket fitted.

General Comments:

The car has great pickup, but doesn't like speeds of over 150kms.

The car looks quite sporty and you'll grow fond of it's spoiler and two door appearance.

The cabin is neat and well designed, but is filled with dull colors.

The engine doesn't mind a thrashing now and then.

Extremely reliable, fuel injected engine.

Plenty of places for big sub woofers and upgrades.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

18th Nov 2010, 05:07

Yeah this is a nice car. I own one and it can clock up to 180km/hr. Still in good condition. It once gave me problems with the rear suspension, but I fixed them and now it's kicking like crap.

1986 Ford Laser KA Giha 1.5

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 1.5 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance168000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Peppy economical

Faults:

Brakes became spongy, I could not get this problem fixed after much expense, Brake drums, Pads, Line bleeds, Master cylinder, etc.

I found this car a bit small being 6 feet tall.

General Comments:

I was amazed how much stuff this vehicle could fit.

Fun car to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2003

5th Feb 2004, 21:07

These Cars Are Awesome They are so much fun to drive.

1986 Ford Laser KC GL 1.6

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 kilometres
Most recent distance104000 kilometres

Summary:

A great little first car for anyone

Faults:

Radiator deteriorated. I got the whole thing replaced.

Coolant leaks throughout system. I got it fixed but it still leaks a little.

Metal attachments to roof for seat-belts have rusted badly.

General Comments:

This is my first car, which I bought from my parents. I'm only 18, so I couldn't afford much more.

It is in top condition and has not done much mileage.

It is reliable and does not cost too much to run.

Easy to drive and easy to park.

Easy to keep clean and to look after.

Great pick up car for girls too!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 10 reviews