Ford Laser Reviews from Malaysia

1991 Ford Laser TX3 1.8 1.8 16v DOHC EFi

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v DOHC EFi Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres

Summary:

Powerful, but lacks finesse

Faults:

Usual wear and tear stuff.

General Comments:

Powerful light car with a rorty 140bhp engine and low-ratio 5 speed manual gearbox, but unfortunately dogged by poor handling and so-so brakes.

Very mediocre ride comfort. Awful seats.

Average build quality. But it was reliable (this car is actually Mazda-derived).

Noisy, lacks refinement. Transmission gearing is too low for highway cruising.

Fuel economy is OK given the nature of the car.

Design-wise, the 2 door hatchback shape looks sporty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th June, 2006

11th Sep 2009, 05:03

I still own one of these. Your comments are very appropriate, but I love the car for its rawness and low maintenance cost, yet it is fast and sporty.

1985 Ford Laser S Twin Carb 1.5L 4 cylinder 8v SOHC

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.5L 4 cylinder 8v SOHC Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Most recent distance351000 kilometres

Summary:

Built Tough

Faults:

Because of it's age, the suspension, especially the shock absorbers, bushes, joints, etc needs to be check and replace.

The fuel system, twin carburetor also needs to be replaced (Consume lots of petrol) :- (

Rear old tyres need to be replace too (185/60/R13 <<--- 175/70/R13).

Steering wheel a bit loose, needs to be checked.

General Comments:

It's a reliable car and the engine is powerful too.

No major repairs till now.

My only concern is the RIDE and The Fuel Burning Efficiency.

Decides to convert the rear drum brakes to disc brakes for better braking especially when driving at high speed and also when in an emergency situation.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2005

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 2 reviews