by KAR120C on Nov 18, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback
I purchased this 90 Plymouth RS Turbo from a local dealership at a decent price with 161k on the clock. Had a new motor/turbo (A Big 16G) installed. Did a full belt replacement on this vehicle, tuneup, new tires and this thing is definitely a "Road Rocket" as was mentioned in a MOPAR review when these vehicles came out in the summer of 1989. Take it on a trip and it just flies down the freeway with superb handling and agility. Fuel economy ranges from the mid to high 20mpg range- as long as I didn't get carried away on the throttle. This is my 3rd DSM and love every one of them.
by Miles Hoffmann on May 8, 2008 Vehicle: 1990 Plymouth Laser 2dr Hatchback
I purchased my '90 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo this last spring - being this is my third DSM vehicle and my first turbo machine. Unit was well taken care of outside of a few dings here and there. I really love these vehicles due to the classis "1G" styling of the 'pop-up' headlights, radical cockpit interior, low riding seats which are tons confortable to sit in - even on long distances. Also, quite impressed, even with a turbo motor, achieving 28mpg on an average city/freeway run. Overall, best vehicles that could ever be on the road.
Based on the Mitsubishi Eclipse, the Laser is designed to compete with the Probe, MX-6 and Daytona. A 92-horsepower powerplant is standard on Base and RS models, but the RS can be had with DOHC 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 135 horsepower.