1994 Ford Laser KH 1.6 carby from Australia and New Zealand
Perfect first car!
Fuse for cooling fan blew, overheated in an underground car park, but was a quick cheap fix!
Ignition module died while driving, RACV mechanic said they were a Mitsubishi part, and it was somewhat cheap to fix!
Gas struts died for the boot, can happen to any car; a piece of wood cut to size does the job just as well!
Great first car. I learnt how to drive manual in it, and have loved it ever since!
Very roomy for a small car, great handling, huge boot with a compliment of folding seats that beats most other cars in space!
Been very reliable, with next to no problems for such an old car. With going to the wreckers for parts for a friends car, I always look at the these cars, most have 300,000km on the clock, one even had 500,000km, which shocked me!
Very easy to work on, and cheap parts, and a lot of parts around since most parts are shared with the Mazda 323 of this year too!
Power is somewhat lacking, although you can't expect much from a 1.6L carby from the 90s. Still has a bit of up and go though; recorded an 0-100 time of 11.9 seconds!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st June, 2015