1989 Plymouth Laser Review from North America

1989 Plymouth Laser RS 2.5 Liter

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.5 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30 miles
Most recent distance149000 miles
Previous carChrysler Laser


Good muscle car with great pickup


I've replaced about 6-7 headlights in 13 years.

Engine was replaced at 140,000 miles after serious problems developed.

Interior roof of car started falling getting loose after about 11 years.

In the last year, many mechanical problems have developed, concentrated in the engine compartment.

Alternator replaced in 2002 for first time.

General Comments:

The car was extremely reliable from the time I purchased it new in 1989 until about 2001 when one problem after another developed (never the same one twice).

There is very little seating room in the rear of the car unless you're a small child.

You sit very low to the ground in a Laser and it turns on a dime.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st June, 2002

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review