by kingghidora on Sep 5, 2013 Vehicle: 1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
I owned a 1992 and a 1993.
Common problems include transmission synchronizers after about 50k miles and turbos after 100k miles.
And you don't want to forget to change the timing belt at about 60k miles.
Overall this car is outstanding to drive.
Crazy acceleration off the line but less when you hit 2nd gear.
Still a super nice sports car with 50/50 power split between front and rear wheels which makes for wonderful handling especially if you use the throttle to lift the front end a little and power through curves with the front wheels pulling you in the direction you want to go.
The car is capable of amazing speed in rally type conditions.
Snow, gravel, or ice won't slow you down.
by judi on Jul 3, 2006 Vehicle: 1992 Plymouth Laser RS 2dr Hatchback
I have had my Laser RS non turbo for 14 years. It has 85,000 KM or approx 50,000 miles on it and has been the best car I have owned, except for the paint job which started to crack at around 4 1/2 years and no one knew what the problem was -- was just like fibre glass cracking. Found out it was the undercoat that had not been applied properly and seeped up through topcoat. I ended up having to have painted. I have only had one set of new brakes and 1 set of new tires in the entire 14 years. She is painted black and when washed and cared for shines like you wouldn't believe and the interior is pristine. That year in the RS model had beautiful seat covers.
by Laser RS on May 15, 2004 Vehicle: 1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
fun car, but has some quirks that are
inherent to all the DSM cars. After
100k miles expect some problems, with
engine and trans. The AWD sticks like
glue to curves, the turbo gives a kick
to this little 4 banger like the muscle
cars of the 60's.
by rcmf5525 on Sep 7, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD
Remember, the eclipse and talon were
the same cars for these years. You can
find the Lazer at lower prices. This
engine has produced over 500hp. This
might be the best domestic tuner
compact out there.
by Dave T. on Oct 2, 2002 Vehicle: 1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback
This car has been serving me well for
five years now. It still has loads of
power and is still fun to drive.
The only problems I have is the prices
of the parts and replacing them
(transmission being the biggest and
most expensive of my problems), but it
is still worth it for this fun car.
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