1989 Ford Laser KE Ghia 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand
A good runabout so far
Nothing so far except the air con packed up; might need a re-gas or maybe worse.
The boot release lever doesn't work.
Great buy for a car almost 30 years old with only 85,000 km on the odometer, in mint condition for its age, which has been well looked after.
The Ghia model adds a few nice little touches, rather amusing at first too, illuminated key holes and door lights. Pretty advanced for its time: power steering, central locking, and a few other bells and whistles.
The engine feels like a few horses have galloped away over time, and it needs some encouragement on uphills, but to be fair it's a 3 speed auto.
I haven't done too much mileage yet, so a bit later I can go a bit more in depth.
Overall it's a pretty nifty car and quite a neat example of this model; a credit to the previous owner for keeping up the maintenance each service interval, even if it hadn't done that much km each time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th January, 2015