1993 Ford Laser KH TX3 1.8 DOHC injected from Australia and New Zealand
A brilliant car, quick, practical and very reliable
Non-standard exhaust keeps rattling and busting the mounts.
Drivers side electric window plays up when it's cold.
Air flow meter stopped working at 230,000kms. Was difficult to locate a 2nd hand one in Brisbane.
Boot struts sometimes won't hold the boot open anymore.
Drivers side door trim got a bit tatty; had trouble locating a 2nd hand one because the 3 door Lasers are pretty rare.
This is a fantastic car. I love it.
It's got bags of torque, and is pretty quick for what it is.
These TX3's came with a 1.8L double overhead cam injected Mazda BP motor, and coupled with the 5 speed manual, they are a great drive.
I'm used to driving 6 cylinder Falcons, so it revs a little hard on the highway for my liking (3300 @ 100kph), but it's still really good on fuel. I get around 600-630kms to a tank (48 litres I think).
I've had no real problems with it at all, and servicing is cheap.
This car has been professionally lowered, and has 16" mags, which makes it handle like it's on rails, but makes it a bit of a challenge when it comes to big speed bumps.
Still OK as a daily driver though.
It's a comfortable ride on long trips. I drove it from Brisbane to Sydney, and home via western NSW and QLD, and it didn't miss a beat.
Well equipped with electric windows, electric mirrors, air con, remote boot release, central locking, pop out rear windows.
These KH TX3's go like a bullet, but are comfortable, economical and as reliable as anything, if you can find one!
They also look great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th August, 2010