1986 Ford Laser 1.3 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Cheap and reliable transportation
Erratic starting, fixed by the addition of a solenoid (?) (85k).
CV boots replaced (85k and 90k).
No engine repairs since new.
No transmission work since new.
One rear brake cylinder replaced (80k).
This car has been in the family since new, so I know the history.
It's been extremely reliable since new.
It's underpowered and has no power steering.
It buzzes along happily at typical highway speeds, and is very much a fuel miser.
For a small car it is roomy and comfortable to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th April, 2013