You Need This: Forget the Eclipse, get a Plymouth Laser

Colin
By Colin Wood
Dec 15, 2023 | Eagle, Mitsubishi, Plymouth, DSM, eagle talon, Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser

Photography Courtesy Tyler Jay Pravlik/Facebook Marketplace

Diamond-Star Motors gave us some of the raddest cars of the '90s, and this Plymouth Laser RS Turbo AWD is no different.

The seller notes that the car “does need work in a few areas,” but that’s just part of the fun, right?

Modifications include a “full exhaust” with Dynomax muffler, aftermarket air filter, Mishimoto catch can, aftermarket mounts for the engine plus transmission and a “Chineseium 16G Turbo.”

Located in Sandusky, Ohio, this 1992 Plymouth Laser RS Turbo AWD could be yours for $8250.

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Comments
Coniglio Rampante
Coniglio Rampante Reader
12/15/23 4:18 p.m.

Working the line at Diamond Star was the best part-time job I ever had.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
12/15/23 5:03 p.m.

Strange.  That car is listed in my small, home town.  I do not know the seller but from the pictures, I recognize where the house is.  Its a smaller street that isn't on goggle street view.   

calteg
calteg SuperDork
12/15/23 5:16 p.m.

In 2007, I almost bought a very low mileage Laser RS for $500. I was moving cross-country and week later, and DSMs had a reputation for requiring a LOT of wrenching

gearheadE30
gearheadE30 Dork
12/15/23 6:59 p.m.

those wheels are excellent. Get that ride height down a bit and they'd look perfect on there. The ad says those are original wheels, but I have a hard time believing that.

ae86andkp61 (Forum Supporter)
ae86andkp61 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/15/23 9:16 p.m.

In reply to gearheadE30 :

I remember some of these coming with mesh wheels when new. There was also another stock alloy with big centers and short angled spokes, kinda sawblade-like.

 

JoeTR6
JoeTR6 SuperDork
12/15/23 9:48 p.m.

In 1990, I test drove an Integra, a 240SX, and a Laser back-to-back.  I bought a Miata instead.  Not that I disliked any of them, but the Miata was just perfect.  It was a great time for buying a car.

CyberEric
CyberEric SuperDork
12/15/23 11:11 p.m.

God, this brings me back! I can't remember the last time I saw a Laser. Or an Eclipse. 

ShinnyGroove (Forum Supporter)
ShinnyGroove (Forum Supporter) Dork
12/16/23 7:38 a.m.

When I was in my teens, it seemed like these things were everywhere and I wanted one soooo badly.  Really great looking cars. Where did they all go?  I probably haven't seen one in at least 15 years. 

LanEvo
LanEvo GRM+ Memberand Dork
12/16/23 10:40 a.m.

I remember being blown away by my cousin's DSM (Eagle Talon AWD turbo) in the mid-1990s. Basically a Galant VR4 drivetrain in a sleeker package. But the interior quality was pretty grim and the ergonomics didn't work for me.

I was driving an E30 318is back then and remember being shocked by how much faster the DSM was. I didn't know anything about them at the time. 

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso UltraDork
12/16/23 2:13 p.m.

This is not worth $8k. Maybe $4k. It's a rusty DSM with a Chinese turbo. 

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