1997 Ford Laser Reviews

1997 Ford Laser GLXi 1.8 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80206 kilometres
Most recent distance108418 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

Not your typical Laser!

Faults:

The engine is quite noisy at 100km/h or higher.

Steering tends to glide from side to side at high speeds.

General Comments:

The 1.8 engine is very quick off the mark and suitable for the size of the car.

The look of the sedan is slick although practical with head room in the back of the cabin compared to the hatch.

Visibility through the rear window is better then the hatches and the LYNX.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2001

1997 Ford Laser Liata XRi 1.8 DOHC EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC EFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 kilometres
Most recent distance69000 kilometres
Previous carFord Mondeo

Summary:

Buy one if you get the chance!

Faults:

Nothing, not a thing.

General Comments:

Brilliant little car, visibility is a bit rubbish but you can live with it.

Handling is so-so, but the brakes are totally useless despite having 4 wheel discs and ABS.

Ford dealers are crap, very bad attitude and service.

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

Review Date: 16th May, 2001

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews