Ford Laser Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Laser reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Ford Lancer 1988: Why is the Ghia cheaper than the GL
Why are ’88 Ford Laser Ghias so much cheaper now than ’88 GLs when the Ghia was the top of the range? Read more
Suitable replacement for a 2002 Laser LXi?
I am a single parent with a 6-year-old child who I take to school and then drive to work. My current car is a 2002 Ford Laser LXi, which is in good condition, but I am looking to upgrade to something ...Read more
How to remove possum pee from paintwork
How can I remove possum pee from paintwork on my 1995 Ford Laser? Read more
Shuddering Laser automatic
My daughter's 2001 Ford Laser auto has a recurring problem, which nobody can so far put their finger on. It only occurs, but it is quite distressing, especially when you are driving in traffic or ...Read more
Ask Smithy Xtra Oil covered spark plug in Laser Liata
We've had a 1998 1.8 Laser Liata for about eight years and it has now done 133,000 km without any problems. We now want to pass it on to our son as his first car, but we have noticed the thread on ...Read more
Toyota Corolla: A good used car?
I am assisting a relative to find a suitable car for around $9000. Her 'mechanic' has advised her to stick to a Corolla, particularly an AE112R, but I can't see why she shouldn't consider a Ford ...Read more
WHILE driving my 2001 fuel-injected 1.6-litre automatic Ford Laser, the engine speed drops suddenly and the car stops. It sometimes happens while waiting at traffic lights when the engine will start ...Read more
Used Ford Laser TX3 review: 1985-1993
Ford’s TX3 cars are the "hot" versions of the popular Laser range, being available in front-drive and four-wheel-drive versions and with turbo and non-turbo engines. The Laser TX3 Turbo 4WD ...Read more
Used Ford Laser review: 1994-1996
The Laser was a shining light for Ford during the 20-plus years it was part of the blue oval’s family. The Mazda-based small car was popular, from the first model in 1981 right through to the last, ...Read more
Used Ford Laser review: 1990-1994
It’s hard to imagine looking at today’s sales figures, but there was a time when Ford had the top selling small car in the land. It was only a decade or so ago that the Laser was Australia’s most ...Read more
What price my hatch?
BECAUSE of ill health I am selling my 2002, 1.6-litre auto Ford Laser LXi hatch. It is in good condition with 34,500km on the odometer, has a new battery and an NRMA inspection. How much can I ask ...Read more
THE only remaining key to my 1996 Ford Laser has worn to the point it will open only one door, and the ignition can be tricky. A locksmith tells me this is common in soft alloy keys. The solution is ...Read more
I AM thinking of selling my 1989 Ford Laser KE hatch, which has 183,600km on the clock, because it is getting expensive to run due to the high petrol prices. The car is in good condition for its age ...Read more
What's a good first car for a son?
WHAT would be the best choice of first car for my son, 18, who will have $3000 to spend. He wants a sedan with auto trans and has looked at VK Commodores, Nissan Skyline Executives and Ford Lasers. I ...Read more
I HAVE owned my 1992 Ford Laser KE series II wagon for 15 years and have covered 125,000km. In that time I have had my brakes relined several times, but since the last reline there has been a loud ...Read more
User Ford Laser Review: 1994-1996
The Mazda-based small car was popular from the first model in 1981 right through to the last, which was replaced by the Focus in 2002. The Lasers that preceded the KJ were pretty much rebadged Mazda ...Read more
I BOUGHT a 1992 KH Ford Laser in 1995 which had done 60,000km and now has 365,000km on the clock. I have had no major mechanical problems, and apart from replacing tyres and brakes, I recently had a ...Read more
The `bomb' dilemma
I HAVE just bought a 1987 Ford KC Laser TX3. It has done 220,000km and doesn't have a RWC and isn't registered. It has had only one owner and is stock standard. I paid $1100 for it and think it's a ...Read more
Break in the chatter
I CONSISTENTLY get a chatter at low speed in the front brakes of my 1993 Laser. Three different mechanics have just tightened things. This only rectifies the problem for a short time. Read more
Bugged by a flat spot
I own a 1994 KH model Ford Laser, fitted with a carburettor-fed, 1.6-litre, 16-valve, four-cylinder engine mated to a three-speed automatic transmission. I bought the car second-hand and a drive ...Read more