Ford Laser for Sale in Sri Lanka
Ford Laser Review
The first generation of the Ford Laser model took on a very boxy design approach that was common during the 1980s. The third generation model however saw Ford designers going out of their comfort zone to design a car that stood out on the road. The fifth generation model however, featured a more conservative design approach, which bores many resemblances to the Mazda 323.
The first generation Ford Laser models came with Air Conditioning and Power steering as standard features, whilst some of the third generation models particularly those with higher trim levels came with power mirrors and power shutters. When it came to the fifth generation, Ford, included all of the aforementioned features along with central locking, ABS and Dual Airbags.
Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Ford Laser
1. History and Facts about Ford Laser in Sri Lanka
The Ford Laser is a compact sedan that was made specifically for the Asian market. The American automaker Ford was producing this model from 1980 - 2003. Throughout its five generations, the Ford Laser gained a considerable amount of popularity amongst vehicle owners but was not able to match up to its Japanese counterparts. The most commonly found models in the Sri Lankan market belongs to the first, third and fifth generation, though second and fourth generation models can also be seen.
The Ford Laser is a driver’s car and it provides a considerable amount of comfort while also proving itself on tough Sri Lankan roads. The value for money and the overall performance of this car makes it a viable option if you want to get something other than just a Japanese made Sedan.
2. Ford Laser Specifications and Performance
The Ford Laser comes with reasonably capable engine specifications to move its drivetrain on the country’s rocky roads.
Ford Laser Engine Specs
- Type: Line Engine 4-Moteur DOHC
- Size: 1.5 L/ 1.6 L/ 1.8 L
- Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
- Compression Ratio: 9.1
- Maximum Output: 92 kW @ 6000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 163 Nm @ 4000 rpm
- Transmission: 5-Speed Manual/ 4-Speed Automatic
- Top Speed: 190 km/h
- Acceleration: 9.7 Seconds (0-100 km/h)
- Steering Specs: Rack and Pinion
- Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive
- Suspension (Front / Rear): McPherson strut type/ McPherson strut type
- Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated Disc/ Solid Disc
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 4260 mm x 1710 mm x 1420 mm
- Curb Weight: 1,115 kg
- Seating Capacity: 5-Seats
3. Ford Laser Fuel Consumption
The first generation model came with a 1.5 L E5 I4 or a 1.5 L E5T turbo I4 engine. However, the second and third generation Ford Laser models found in Sri Lanka came with a more advance 1.5 L engine configuration. The fifth generation model of the Ford Laser saw Ford introducing their 1.6 L drive train option to the wider market.
On the fuel economy front, the Ford Laser in the first generation has recorded close to 14 km/l on combined driving cycles, with the third generation model recording up to 16 km/l. The fifth generation model of the Ford Laser has gained up to 14 km/l under a combined drive cycle in Sri Lanka.
Fuel Category: Petrol
Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded (RON 91)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 55 L
4. The Design and Features of the Ford Laser
At a most fundamental level, the Ford Laser is a well-designed vehicle that puts more weight on offering productivity to its owners. The car may look a bit outdated due to going out of production but has managed to retain a modern yet also a classic look that can compete with most brand new cars. The front side of this vehicle comes with a plain narrow look that facilitates a narrow front grill and two headlights at its opposite sides. The hood is longer, which is a common theme on most cars that were designed at the same era as the Ford Laser and this car comes with a prominent bumper and fog lights to further improve its aesthetics on the road. The cabin space however, is quite spacious for five adult passengers and provides a wide range of comfort features to ensure that its occupants will feel comfortable even for a long distance journey.
Ford Laser Interior: Air Conditioning, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Cassette Radio, Cup Holders, DVD Player, Leather Seats, 4 Speakers, Adjustable Steering, Headrests, Power Steering, Power Windows, Remote Fuel Lid Release.
Ford Laser Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Tinted Glass, Reverse Sensors, Body Color Bumpers, Body Color Fittings, Intermittent Wipers, Power Door Mirrors, Front Fog Lamp.
5. Available Color Options of Ford Laser in Sri Lanka
For Interior: Gray, Black, Brown, and Beige
For Exterior: Noble Green Mica, Silverstone Metallic, Redssic Red, SOLOMON Blue Mica
6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of the Ford Laser
The safety has not been forgotten when designing the Ford Laser and this car comes with a number of options to keep its passengers secured for a long distance journey.
- Airbags Driver
- Airbags Passenger
- Central Locking
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Engine Immobilizer
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Limited Slip Differential (LSD)
- Rear ELR3 Point Seat Belt
- Side Impact Bar
7. Standout Elements of the Ford Laser
What makes the Ford Laser standout in the Sri Lankan compact sedan market is the performance and endurance it has delivered throughout its numerous generations and the value for money it provides.
The extensive list of features and safety equipment (seen on the later models) helped it position itself better in the market with its Japanese counterparts. The build quality of the Ford Laser is also noteworthy in this regard.
8. Ford Laser, Compared to Other High-Featured Cars in Sri Lanka
For being a family oriented car, the Ford Laser can be compared with other car models such as the Toyota Belta, the Nissan Sunny and the Honda City.
Ford Laser vs. Toyota Belta - The Laser has a more powerful engine compared to the Belta
Ford Laser vs. Nissan Sunny - The Laser has a higher top speed compared to the Sunny
Ford Laser vs. Honda City - The Laser is cheaper in price compared to the City
9. Key Reasons to Buy a Ford Laser
Before arriving at a final decision, it is best to consider the following aspects of this vehicle, which will help you to come up with a better buying decision in the near future.
- Highly productive design
- Very good fuel economy
- Spacious interior
- Good handling capabilities
- High aftermarket value in the local market
One of the most notable disadvantages of the Ford Laser is none other than the fact that this car is not in production. However, since the Ford Laser had a long history in Sri Lanka, spare parts are still available among some third party dealers.
Apart from that, the design of the available Ford Laser models might seem a bit outdated for some vehicle buyers. Even though this may be the case, it should also be mentioned that the Ford Laser is fully capable of tackling almost all road conditions seen in Sri Lanka.
10. Where to Find a Ford Laser for Sale in Sri Lanka?
A buyer who is searching for a Ford Laser from the local market can do so, by getting in contact with a third party distributor. Such distributors can be found in prominent cities mentioned below.
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Ford Laser Price in Sri Lanka
If you wish to buy a Ford Laser in Sri Lanka, you will come across many second hand models, which spans through the first, third, and fifth generations. If you decide to buy a Ford Laser belonging to the first generation you will find that it can fetch up to 500,000 Rupees, specially due to its popularity on the local racing circuits where there is a special category dubbed the "Ford Laser Category". However, a third generation Ford Laser model in Sri Lanka will be priced between 530,000 - 850,000 Rupees based on the year of manufacture, trim level and the overall condition. Nevertheless, the fifth generation Ford Laser in Sri Lanka can be acquired if your budget ranges from 1.5 - 1.9 Million Rupees.
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Price for Reconditioned or Used Ford Laser (As Of 2016)
- Ford Laser 1982: Rs. 450,000
- Ford Laser 1985: Rs. 475,000
- Ford Laser GL 1988: Rs. 490,000
- Ford Laser 1989: Rs. 530,000
- Ford Laser 1990: Rs. 630,000
- Ford Laser Full Light 1991: Rs. 770,000
- Ford Laser 1993: Rs. 850,000
- Ford Laser FX 1997: Rs. 1,345,000
- Ford Laser 1998: Rs. 1,425,000
- Ford Laser 1999: Rs. 1,900,000
- Ford Laser 2000: Rs. 1,925,000