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1992 Plymouth Laser Hatchback

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Tons of fun
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By kingghidora
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1992 Plymouth Laser Hatchback RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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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.


Favorite Features

50/50 power split between front and rear, limited slip between front and rear wheels, enough power to pull through curves with the back kicked out and the front wheels pulling the direction you want to go. The shifter is almost perfect being right where you want it and very short throws. Heel and toe is definitely possible if you have the skills.


Suggested Improvements

Find a transmission with synchros that will last. There are some. And a turbo swap for the next size up from Mitsubishi will make a big difference in power.


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I Love this Car!
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By judi
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1992 Plymouth Laser Hatchback RS 2dr Hatchback


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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.


Favorite Features

Love how she handles, and how she moves on the open highway. The pickup is incredible and maneuvering around corners, parking etc. Even now in 2006 she fits in with the newer cars, as it's a timeless model. Have had the younger guys want to buy my car many times.


Suggested Improvements

What has happened now is the belt came off which is attached to the steering column and it is shifting and starting to ping. Apparently I need a whole new engine or buy a new car. I love that car, I will put in a new engine!


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By Laser RS
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1992 Plymouth Laser Hatchback RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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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.


Favorite Features

AWD, turbo, style


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eclipse/talon/lazer
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By rcmf5525
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1992 Plymouth Laser Hatchback RS Turbo 2dr Hatchback AWD


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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.


Favorite Features

Turbo, AWD, 195hp, 203ft/lbs, 2500lbs. Cant argue with that.


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this car is not too good
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By chritsty
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1992 Plymouth Laser Hatchback RS 2dr Hatchback


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breaks down all the time and i always have to take it in for repairs and its a pain


Favorite Features

dont like the car


Suggested Improvements

everything


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