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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-17-03, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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It wasn't exactly an impulse buy, but I made damn sure I snapped up this car before I changed my mind and blew more money on the EA. Basically I have been wanting a cheap/economical daily driver for some time, and with the funding of my credit card and a bit of bargain-hunting, I decided on the KF Laser S. It looks like I found a good value example - it was the first one I looked at and I had no need to shop around any further. I just brought it home this afternoon.

A bit about the KF for anyone who is interested - this shape was the last of the Australian-built Lasers, running from '90 to '94. The base model L was a fleet-special lacking even a radio; the GL had the basics but retained the 1.6 carby; the S (like mine) adds 4 wheel discs, a 1.8 SOHC 16 valve EFi and features like front map lights, and there was a 1.8 Ghia, sporty DOHC TX3 (3 door) and later a turbo 4WD version. The engines are Mazda derived and the body style was used in the US too. In fact, the slightly elongated rear styling was a result of the 'exploding Pinto' dramas in the US.

I was after a manual, but this automatic example for just $2200 all up (inc RWC etc) was fully optioned with TX3-style alloys, air con and power steering. I didn't even bother to haggle... it's a great price. The only weakness is the paintwork which I'll have to look into.

Best of all, future EA mods no longer need to be compromised to make it a reasonable thing to drive... first on the list is the wildest cam possible, followed by a full exhaust...

PS please note the pic was taken before I gave it a good wash.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-17-03, 11:53 PM
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Re: New daily driver

wildest cam hey. That wont fit in well with your forced induction plans.

Ive been described as a vault of usless random knowledge.

Ill take it as a complement i think.............
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Good work Jack...remove the pin striping asap

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If thats dirty & the paint isnt good ...... you dont want to see mine ;P

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Good stuff there Jack, almost thought you had given up on the ol' EA, but hey I should know you better by now shouldn't I :)

Congrats on the buy, looks like a good little car you got there, cheap to run, reliable, etc... Good to see the EA will be getting the full on goodz now!

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Re: New daily driver

my mum used to have ne of those before she sold it same colour and all it was a good little car now she has a kn laser

anyway's it's a good buy jack

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Mods to come: 2.5'' lukey cat-back mandrel bent exhaust with 1 resonator and 1 straight thru muffler, EF cam, Clear indicatros all round, AU3 XR snorkel, 17" Keizzer rims, EDxr front,12"sub,sports wheel

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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-18-03, 12:26 AM
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Re: New daily driver

Great ride Jack!!

I learnt to (rally) drive in one of those, and still enjoy taking it for a floggin! And what a bargain price!!

Welcome to the FFCC!! (Ford Four Cylinder Club)

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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-18-03, 12:40 AM
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What he said
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post #9 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-18-03, 01:49 AM
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Gunna start a Laser club now

Looks like its a fine peice of machinary. Bring it on the GOR cruise :s5

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Re: New daily driver

My mate had one of the 1.6L GL Autos. It was a great little car, it was impossible to hurt yourself it because it just didn't go quick enough! lol.

I wounder if stalling up the auto would have helped us off the line??

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