1992 Ford Laser Reviews

1992 Ford Laser GL 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired167000 kilometres
Most recent distance179000 kilometres

Summary:

Great first car, love it to bits

Faults:

The previous owner only drove it to & from work; I think he may have neglected it a bit. Have had to spend a bit of cash to get it into its current shape.

The heater takes a while to heat up, & is not so great when on the head/foot setting, but the head & foot separately settings are great.

General Comments:

Got a service on the car at I think 170***, & found out the brakes were nearly gone & the air con needed re-gassing, so got the brakes replaced (dodgy job); they started failing a month later, got them fixed.

Air con got re-gassed, but a different mechanic confirmed that car had previously been hit; the air con had a massive leak. Got that fixed.

Got another part replaced (can't remember what it was).

Recently found out from family that it has serious leak, so have to use coolant daily; getting it fixed soon.

High beams don't work; getting them fixed soon.

Light on the left side of the dash works most of the time; it's just loose.

Blew a fuse, but have no idea how it happened. Got it fixed.

Low petrol light doesn't work.

Got a flat a couple of months ago, but the spare tyre worked a treat until I got a new set the next day (spares are supposed to be permanent). But I hate the jack that comes with the car.

Even with all this, I love my car.

I travel interstate on a monthly basis & never had problems; fuel economy is absolutely brilliant. But I do prefer manuals.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th August, 2013

1992 Ford Laser GL 1.6L from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired289000 kilometres
Most recent distance297000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Fantastic little car

Faults:

Only thing I have encountered in the 7 months of owning the Laser, is the carpet in the passenger footwell has come off the floor. Easy fixed with mats.

General Comments:

After the trouble I encountered with my previous car, I had chosen to get something smaller. Have not been disappointed once with this car. Has been brilliant.

It has got plenty of pickup for a little engine (1.6L). The air-con works beautifully. Can't fault them.

My only regret is not buying one of these instead of the EF!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2013

1992 Ford Laser GL 1.6L carb from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.6L carb Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired217000 kilometres
Most recent distance223500 kilometres

Summary:

Good little car. Ideal as a first car

Faults:

Timing belt replaced.

Auto serviced.

Brakes replaced (front hoses and discs also rear drums).

Drivers seat has rip in it, and is starting to become uncomfortable.

Minor oil leak.

Tappets are a little noisy.

Fan belt etc a little noisy when cold.

Auto choke is a little bit difficult.

General Comments:

Although there are many faults, this car runs well.

I purchased this car cheaply without looking at it, but it handles well.

Good on fuel.

Lots of room inside the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th August, 2010

1992 Ford Laser KH 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired194490 kilometres
Most recent distance209000 kilometres

Summary:

Great all round car

Faults:

It was good when I first bought it, but it needed CV joints, but as time went on it needed maintaining, as I don't think it got it from its last owner:

Front brakes

CV joints

Fuel tank pulled down and cleaned

New radiator

Ring gear and starter motor

Timing belt

And just recently it got a gearbox service and modulator on gearbox fixes, and got a second hand carburettor

General Comments:

This is my first car, and I have owned this car for the past 2 1/2 years. It's been a good car to me, and it has never broke down!!

It did need a bit of work in the first year of having it, but I think that's down to the last owner not maintaining it!! The work it has had done on it would have been not that much, but for crappy mechanics stuffing the car up and me getting it back worse off than it was when I brought it in. This has caused me to spend more to fix the dodgy mechanic's stuff up!!!

It's excellent on fuel; it uses $30, which is half a tank in a fortnight. It's quiet and drives smooth like a new car!!! It beats my mum's Ford Laser 90 model manual all the time; it's got a lot of grunt for what it is!!!

Handles well in all weathers. and doesn't miss a beat on long trips!

All the interior is like new. The only thing I can fault it on is the paint job. It'd had a respray before I got it, and it's shoddy so it's got crows feet on the bonnet, but that's it.

All in all it's a fantastic car. I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2007

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 9 reviews