1985 Chrysler Laser 2.2 Single-Point Fuel Injection from North America
Easy to buy... a lifetime to master!
MAP Sensor waterlogged multiple times, a chronic problem with this model.
Throttle Position Sensor failure (s)
Transmission rebuilds after 60K miles.
In this modern age, where even the lowest car in the food chain sports over 150 HP, there exists a distinct void in the average driving experience. Mere decades ago, many automakers produced a class of car that pantomimed the role of a sports car, yet was substantially and woefully underpowered. The Chrysler Laser fell squarely into this category, especially when equipped with the basic, 4-cylinder 2.2 Litre engine that generated a whopping 94 horsepower.
To the eternal optimist, This lack of grunt could actually result in an enjoyable driving experience. Concepts like passing on country lanes and keeping up with your pals required many minutes of shrewd planning, and a skill set would eventually come to pass that enabled such challenges to be overcome. You actually had to pay attention to your driving techniques, especially when squaring off with a worthy foe, such as a Chevette or Aries station wagon in the lane next to you. I find that the skills that I learned in my Laser have resulted in a fantastic approach towards modern driving. Everyone should dash out and buy this K-car variant immediately!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th August, 2006
You haven't really learned how to drive unless you had to start on a car that put out 100 hp or less at the wheels.
My example: vw jetta 2.0.
Was the 2.0 Jetta engine the same that they used in the Porsche 924? I know that they say that the 924 engine was an Audi plant, but I thought that Porsche, Audi, and VW was one and the same during the early 1980s? If so, my thoughts are with you!