If asked about a car model called Laser, people would often tell you that it was a Plymouth car model manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation in the 1990s. While this is correct, it is interesting to know that there was another car model manufactured by Chrysler that used the Laser nameplate. And Chrysler manufactured this car even before the Plymouth Laser was introduced. This car is the Chrysler Laser that Chrysler manufactured from 1984 to 1986.
It is not really surprising that most of us do not know anything about the Chrysler Laser. The car was never really popular, not before as a brand new car, and neither now as a classic or a collectible. It was manufactured and sold by Chrysler for barely three years. And while it must have had some good characteristics in it, three years must have not been enough to showcase all of them.
The Chrysler Laser was a front-wheel drive, hatchback coupe introduced by Chrysler in the North American car market in 1983 as a 1984-year model. The car was based on a modified Chrysler K platform called the Chrysler AG platform. Basic design of the car was largely taken from the K-body based Plymouth Reliant and Dodge Aries. The car was basically the same as the Dodge Daytona except for a few minor styling details. And while the Dodge Daytona was sold longer, the Chrysler Laser was sold only until 1986 and was replaced by the Chrysler LeBaron coupe.
The Chrysler Laser is not an exceptionally bad car, especially as a used one. With its 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine, rated at 93 hp for the base version and 142 hp for the turbocharged version, the Chrysler Laser would perform just as good as the Dodge Daytona. The car is fast and quick to accelerate, not to mention its other various qualities that makes it a fairly good car. Except for the typical front wheel drive handling problems experienced with most cars of its kind, there are no other problematic features you can see on the car.
Overall, the Chrysler Laser is a fairly good car, especially for a used one. But if you are performance oriented and just want to eliminate all the problems that the Chrysler Laser has, we would advice that you replace its problematic parts with brand new and high performance Chrysler Laser parts. Here at Parts Train, we offer a variety of well-designed Chrysler Laser auto parts that you can use to improve the performance of your Chrysler Laser. Every part you can find here on our website is guaranteed to work well for your car. All of our Chrysler Laser mechanical and body parts are also DOT-approved so you won't have any concerns about its safety.