I bought this car with a broken turn lens for 500. I have spent about 1200 on replacing all wear items. Well worth it! Its a fun, sexy car, gets good gas mileage, is dependable and has lots of tuner potential, unfortunatly, it has 173,000, not worth the money to upgrade. I don't know why the book value is so low, its a great solid little car. I wish I got it new for 14,000, it would be on the cover of a tuner mag! Good reliable transportation!
I have owned the car for less than a month now and it has been great. I am thinking about throwing a stage 3 turbo in it to make it a little bit more fun. but otherwise this thing can get up and go if you want it to!
bought my "laser" a few months ago for a "dirt cheap" price. why?.. cause i couldn't get my saturn past inspection.. emmissions... beyond happy with the quality of this "dollar" car thus far... ($550)... took it on a 1,000 mile road-trip a few weeks ago... mostly to see if it was up to the task. it was and is. over that trip i averaged 37 mpg... 1.8 liter engine.. 4 spd auto overdrive trans... car ran flawlessly.. solid.. no rattles handles very well.
I got this car my sophomore year in college. I was so excited to find such a "cool car" in my price range, which was nothing! (I got the car for less than $4,800 and paid cash for it.) It's really been a great car. I love how well it is on gas, especially in the city. I've put a lot of miles on it in a short period of time. I don't have cruise control, though, and that's a big down side. The paint on the roof is fading, but other than that, the rest of it, cosmetically, looks super. I am actually in the market for a new car now, and I must say, It will be sad when I get rid of my reliable little, blue Laser!