1991 Plymouth Laser Reviews - Page 5 of 6

1991 Plymouth Laser RS 2.0L turbo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0L turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carDaihatsu Charade

Summary:

A high powered, balls to the wall monster

Faults:

Front brakes need to be replaced.

The transmission slips slightly.

The tires need to replaced with speed rated tires.

General Comments:

This car is wonderful. It's fast, it's fun, and it looks great. I bought this car through a friend of mine, and he rebuilt the motor. The previous owner thought the car was worthless because of a "blown" motor, but it turns out that the only thing wrong with it was a damaged piston ring. Other parts were replaced to strengthen reliability.

The car is fast. The only major problem with this car is that the transmission slips by just a bit. I think it's a good thing though. It's won me a couple of races in the back roads of town.

The transmission slip sky-rockets the RPM and when the gear catches on at wide-open-throttle at second gear, the car gets a super kick in the rear, and I get a good second-gear pickup. In the rain I almost lost control of the car because of this. The drive-train is FWD, and the tires were spinning totally out of control. The rain was hard, roads were slick, and the car moved sideways because the tires did not grip. The essence of power was never more apparent than those three seconds. The tires will be upgraded to speed rated tires soon.

I love this car, and I'm going to start spending tons of that green stuff they call money on it really soon, as soon as I come by some.

I do drive it carefully, only letting it loose whenever I feel it's absolutely necessary. That is, when I see a riced up honda right by me.

I've done a max of 130 mph on the highway without getting caught and the car handles beautifully. I've taken 90 degree turns with this car at 45 mph, without losing grip (I spun the rear out on purpose to give me oversteer).

Excellent FWD. Diamond Star Motors set a milestone when they built the Eagle Talon, Plymouth Laser and Mitsubishi Eclipse.

First thing a person should do when they buy a turbo DSM is remove the turbo silencer. Makes the car sound so much better.

Long live DSMs!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2001

1991 Plymouth Laser RS 1.8 liter from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 liter Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance143000 miles
Previous carEagle Summit

Summary:

A high performance sports car!

Faults:

To tell you the truth, Nothing really has gone wrong with the car.

On most of the Lasers, Mitsubishi Eclipses, and Eagle Talons that I have seen in and around my town, the molding on the door, right on the window is always rusty, or rotting, or have fallen off. When I bought my Laser both of the door moldings were missing.

When I turn on the air-conditioning, not even on high, or medium, the car idles extremely low, and the car has poorer acceleration, however the air-conditioning system has no problems whatsoever.

General Comments:

When I was car-hunting right after my previous piece of garbage died (Eagle Summit DL), this car caught my eye right away. I had a choice between a 1992 electric blue Mitsubishi Eclipse, a 1994 white Ford Probe, and my 1991 white Plymouth Laser. I must tell you, I hate white cars because they get so dirty, but when I saw the Laser, I fell in love with it. I knew I had to have it.

The car was in mint condition when I bought it and to this day I have no problems with it.

This car is "The Fast and the Furious" for real!

This car makes you have fun when you drive, great handling and acceleration.

Even for a decade-old car, it still blows newer model cars away with its speed, handling, and sporty looks.

It took some getting used to driving it and such. The power beneath me!!!

I felt like I was in a space ship when I test drove it. It is extremely sporty, clean, comfortable, and "futuristic like" (compared to my previous purchase).

I'm a recent high-school graduate without a lot of money to "hook" my car up but, the little in expensive things I did, people REALLY notice. I spray painted the stock muffler chrome and added a five dollar extension to it and now, everyone thinks I bought a new exhaust for it (it looks that good!). I also went to Aid Auto and bought a two dollar, thirty six foot roll of blue pin-striping, applied it. It looks awesome if you take the time to do it carefully, don't mess up.

I get compliments all the time on my car, my friends are so jealous.

I bought a new CD stereo deck and I didn't need to replace the stock speakers because they were still working as good as new, the bass was still rich sounding.

I highly recommend this car to anyone who has the need for speed and high styli'n flyi'n!

The Laser is also much more inexpensive to buy, care for and maintain then its twin cars, the Mitsubishi Eclipse, and the Eagle Talon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2001

10th Aug 2001, 16:14

I just bought my 1991 Plymouth Laser about three weeks ago, and let me say it was the best decision I ever made. The car has handling and acceleration to spare. For the cost of the car and how nice it performs, this is a really good buy. I hope to put ground effects and mags on it in the future, and get a stereo as well.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 22 reviews