Um.. I didn't want to give a review, just wanted to rate these cars. Anyway, these cars are very fun to drive. I have an Eagle Talon TSi just like my Laser RS that I have, and I love them both. You can tune these cars to run against anything. My talon is still a project car but my Laser I've put a system in and I've opened up the air box and put rims on it. Nothing special but you get a lot more outta of these cars with a tune up and opened air box with K&N air filter.
Rust. It eventually gets most old cars. I had engine problems also, and had oil leaks, that I had repaired. But now there is little to no oil pressure, and the solution is more expensive than the car. Other troubles I had were the ECU, brakes that "came loose" and needed repair more than once, and rust in the struts/under-carriage. Still, I loved the car. Drove nicely and gave me the sports car feeling, in a front wheel vehicle that went great in snow. Lots of room with the rear seats down, for cargo. Two seater for people, for sure, anyway. Mine was basic, with the 1.8L engine, no supercharger, and it was NOT quick, more like an economy car, but still VERY fun to drive. I loved my laser, but it's time to part with it.
I have driven my 1991 Laser RS, auto, non-turbo ( it looks exactly like the file photo ) for 8 years now. I go to different consumer ratings to look at how it stacks up and can not believe the 6-7 point ratings. It is the most agile city car I have driven in my28 years of diving.It is truly a 1 person car and I use it as such.