1989 Ford Laser L 1.3 from Australia and New Zealand
A fuel economic runabout
The seal at the base of the distributor leaked.
Oil leaks around the rocker cover. The replacement gasket has reduced the leak.
A rattle from something in the engine bay on certain road surfaces.
This car is the first car that I have owned, and in the four years that I have owned it, it hasn't let me down once.
It doesn't like hills or overtaking, but it isn't a performance car, it is a fuel economic runabout that will always get you where you want to go.
I can get 500+ km's out of a 36 litres of petrol, however most of my driving is on highways and country roads, which helps.
The handling is OK, and it is good on loose gravel.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2008
31st Oct 2008, 12:22
How in the world do you get 500k? And no crap, I can't get here to an hour away and back on a tank.
5th Feb 2009, 04:30
I don't do a lot of town driving. Also I keep the engine RPM's low and I am gentle on the throttle.
It's now done 167000Km and so far nothing else has gone wrong with it, only general maintenance.
27th May 2014, 07:08
I have a 1.3L Laser too. I drove it all around Australia, dirt roads and all! It's a brilliant vehicle. Do you still have it?