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  Mazda Pictures from Car Picture Gallery
The Ford Motor Company has owned 25% of Mazda since 1979, and its stake was increased to a 33.4% controlling interest in 1996 when Mazda fell into financial crisis.
Ford has based many of its models on Mazdas, such as the Probe, late model (North American) Escort and Mercury Tracer, and the co-developed Escape/Mazda Tribute.
Ford also used the Mazda models to establish its own retail presence in Japan - the Autorama dealers sold these cars, plus the occasional Ford US and Ford Europe models.
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  Science Fair Projects - Ford Laser
The Ford Laser is, in fact, a restyled version of the 323 produced by Mazda in Japan since 1980.
At this time, Ford in South Africa had established a joint venture with Anglo American Corporation, which assembled Mazdas, before it finally divested from the country in 1988.However, this badge engineering of the Mazda 323 as the Ford Laser and Meteor, proved less popular in South Africa than it did in Australasia.
In 1987, a version of the Laser built in Mexico was exported to the USA and Canada, where it was known as the Mercury Tracer.
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  Ford Laser
The Ford Laser was a small family car sold by Ford in Asia, Australasia, and parts of South America and Africa.
The Ford Laser is, in fact, a restyled version of the 323 produced by Mazda in Japan since 1980.
In 1987, a version of the Laser built in Mexico was exported to the USA and Canada, where it was known as the Mercury Tracer.
www.wapipedia.com /wikipedia/mobiletopic.aspx?cur_title=Ford_Laser   (576 words)

  
 Ford F-150 - American Car Imports UK
Ford admits the new F-150 is bigger, heavier, and more expensive to build, but is also the best-handling, quietest, most car-like full-size pickup truck in the history of the world.
The new Ford F-150 is built around an improved 4.6-liter V8 for the less-expensive models and, for the larger, heavier models, a brand-new 5.4-liter V8 engine with two intake valves and one exhaust valve per cylinder and a new intake port and combustion chamber design.
Ford says that, between these two things, the 5.4-liter engine, which makes a nice, round 300 horsepower and 335 foot-pounds of torque, is also the fuel-stingiest engine the company has ever tested.
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 Ford Laser - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Ford New Zealand continued to assemble the Laser locally until 1997, and the range included the old station wagon model, discontinued in other markets in [1989]], until it was replaced by the Escort.
At this time, Ford in South Africa had established a joint venture with Anglo American Corporation, which assembled Mazdas, before it finally divested from the country in 1988.However, this badge engineering of the Mazda 323 as the Ford Laser and Meteor, proved less popular in South Africa than it did in Australasia.
The Ford Laser was also assembled and sold in some countries in Latin America such as Colombia and Venezuela, and sold in right hand drive markets in the Caribbean such as Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Ford_Laser   (745 words)

  
 Ford Laser TX-3 Turbo 1980s and '90s. - Drive.com.au
Ford's soon-to-be-released, Focus-based XR5 turbocharged hot-rod has certainly grabbed the attention of the public.
Of much more interest is the model that used a two-door version of the bigger, stronger KF Laser of 1990, which was also the bodyshell used for the last of the locally built Lasers.
Power was a handy-for-the-time 117kW but the Laser's real forte (as it is with many turbo engines) was the way it developed plenty of torque in the middle of its operating range.
www.drive.com.au /Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=11605   (751 words)

  
 Ford's new Laser R to offer a walk on the wild side  16/11/00   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Laser R will provide a terrific preview to an expanded Laser line-up in 2001, with a 2.0 litre version due in showrooms from March.
The aggressive stance and sporty looks of Laser R are achieved by the addition of a full body kit, including a front air dam, rear bumper extension, high mounted spoiler, rocker mouldings, front mesh bumper inserts and R decals on both the rear and side rocker mouldings.
Ford Australia’s manager for small cars and all-terrain wagons, Stephen Kruk, is sure the Laser R will add a great performance image to the entire Laser range and attract entirely new customers.
www.fastlane.com.au /News_Ford/Laser_R.htm   (301 words)

  
 Media.Ford.com: FIRST NEW FORD LASER TIERRA LAUNCHED IN ASEAN
The Ford Laser Tierra features state-of-the-art multi-reflector projector headlamps and clear trapezoid rear light cluster that not improves nighttime driving visibility, but gives the Tierra a modern exterior appearance from almost any angle.
The Laser Tierra’s body structure is engineered around the rigid Triple H safety structure, with standard driver airbag (including passenger airbag for 1.8L Ghia), 4-wheel disk brakes, Anti-Locking Braking System (ABS) that works with Electronic Brake Force Dsitribution System (EBD) to ensure maximum driver and passengers safety while enjoying the Tierra’s superior performance and handling.
This is a nationwide program that take care of the Ford customers in circumstances like punctured tire, flat battery, locking car key inside the vehicle and even in the unlikely event of an accident while on the road.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=11455   (500 words)

  
 Ford Capri Laser Page by Mark Swetnam
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 Ford Laser SR2 review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Ford’s neglected progeny, the Laser, is finally getting some attention.
Ford’s one-upmanship thrusts a $23,490, 1.8-litre, SR hatch into the market as well as the 2.0-litre SR2 reviewed here.
Mazda, and by inference its parent Ford, source the 2.0-litre engine from the 626 line-up but its advantages over the stock 1.8-litre Laser mill are few.
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 2006 Ford F-150 King Ranch - American Car Imports UK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Ford F-150 has been the best-selling full-size pickup for 27 consecutive years, and it's the most important, most profitable vehicle Ford makes.
Ford redesigned this latest-generation F-150 very carefully and the attention to detail is obvious.
As mentioned, the 2005 model year brings a choice of three engines to the Ford F-150 lineup: a 4.2-liter V6 rated at 202 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque; a 4.6-liter V8 rated at 231 horsepower and 293 pound-feet of torque; and a 5.4-liter V8 rated at 300 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque.
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 ford laser review
In October 1994, 13 years after starting local assembly of the very popular small car the Laser, Ford closed its Homebush plant in Sydney, choosing instead to source the new KJ series Laser from Japan.
The first of the KJ Lasers (October 94 - December 96), now known as Series I, offered buyers a choice of a four-door sedan or a five-door hatch in two specification levels: LXi or Ghia.
KJ Laser's track record in the reliability stakes generally is good, with defects in used examples more likely the result of normal wear or neglected servicing than any inherent faults.
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 SEMA.org || Specialty Equipment Market Association SEMA
Ford became involved when SEMA's Director of Asia Pacific Operations Vic Wood decided to try to put together a group of SEMA member companies and a manufacturer to bring a project car to fruition.
The Laser was the most popular small hatch for late '80s youth market, but changes in model, pricing and marketing led to the car losing its youth edge.
Ford is looking forward to increased involvement, a bigger presence and capturing the imaginations of the youth market with an even bigger project next year.
www.sema.org /main/semaorghome.aspx?id=25806   (1792 words)

  
 AutoWeb - New Car Test - Ford Laser LXi 1.6 Hatch
Ford makes much of the fact that the suspension boasts a low unsprung weight, and the way it contemptuously absorbs broken bitumen and potholes alike is enormously impressive.
The car sits very flat when cornering (Ford suggest that there is only a 2 degree roll angle at 0.5G lateral acceleration!), but it's not hard to push it hard enough that the front (albeit grudgingly) slips sideways.
In its most recent model incarnation, the Laser experienced a major suspension re-design - the front roll centre was lowered 24mm and the rear roll centre lifted by 21mm.
autoweb.drive.com.au /cms/A_713/article.html   (1139 words)

  
 Media.Ford.com: Laser SR2 Turns Up The Heat
Ford's Laser SR2 will turn up the heat on its competition when it goes on sale in mid-April.
SR2 is differentiated from other Lasers in the range by the inclusion of a white instrument set, a unique all-fl interior trim, amber illumination of the audio system, and a silver centre panel surrounding the audio system.
SR2 continues the high standards of safety inherent in the Laser brand, but also adds new technology structural resin foam inserts at the top of the B-pillars for improved vehicle safety and reduced NVH.
media.ford.com /article_display.cfm?article_id=7908   (625 words)

  
 Lights out for Laser as Ford finds its focus - smh.com.au
Ford Laser sales in the first four months of this year were up 7 per cent on last year.
Ford Australia has wanted the Focus for some time, but its popularity overseas has made it difficult to import at a competitive price.
The Laser's life-long twin under the skin, the Mazda 323, will continue to be sold locally.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2002/05/30/1022569816160.html   (467 words)

  
 CAP Observations | Which Ford where?
Launch of Ford Laser, a facelifted and rebadged front-wheel-drive Mazda Familia/323/GLC with a reverse-slant Mk V Taunus-/Cortina-like nose.
Laser three-door is on shorter wheelbase with grille reminiscent of Ford's Taurus (rounded headlamps); four-door is 323 with new front and rear.
Ford of Europe launches Focus as three-, four- and five-door sedans and a five-door wagon - an entirely different model, despite speculation earlier in the decade that it would spawn a Mazda.
www.jyanet.com /cap/1999/0601ob1a.htm   (646 words)

  
 Ford Motor Company : Brand History - Ford   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
Ford becomes first automaker to have its plants certified worldwide under the environmental standard ISO 14001.
Ford announces that they are requiring ISO 14001 certification from all of its suppliers with manufacturing facilities.
Ford of Europe introduces the World Rally Championship inspired Focus RS as well as the new Ford Streetka and Sportka.
www.fordmotorcompany.co.za /corporate/history/ford.asp   (588 words)

  
 Research Car Specifications : carsales.com.au
Ford has released the Laser R limited edition model.
Based on the LXi hatch, the Laser R will be available with both 1.6 and 1.8 litre engines, as well as manual and automatic transmissions.
Laser R styling features include: full body kit (front and rear bumper extensions, side skirts, roof-mounted rear spoiler), front bumper mesh grille inserts, chrome exhaust extension, decals on the side skirts and rear tailgate, and 15" five spoke alloy wheels.
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 What is the firing order for a 1982 Ford Laser
Not completely sure, but the order 1 2 4 3 in clockwise order worked for a 1992 ford laser.
Discuss the question or add other comments that do not directly answer "What is the firing order for a 1982 Ford Laser?"
Answer other automobiles questions or watch the Ford Laser FAQ to hear about new questions on Ford Lasers as they're asked.
www.faqfarm.com /Q/What_is_the_firing_order_for_a_1982_Ford_Laser   (249 words)

  
 TX3 NZ :: Articles >> Ford Laser Engine Guide (NZ and Japan)
Debut of Ford Laser, based off the BD Mazda Familia platform with different nosecone (vaguely Cortina-like) and rear taillights, a motif which would carry on for the rest of production.
Laser debuts in Japan with this model, marketed through special Ford Autorama dealerships and the first EGI and turbocharged models also appear at this time (Japan only).
Third generation Laser debuts with radical new look, the first and only to be designed by Ford of America which is reflected in the rounder, slightly bulbous shape.
www.tx3nz.com /articles/engine-guide.htm   (678 words)

  
 2000 ford laser - Ford Australia Forums.com
Hi, I've just brought a 2000 ford laser glxi and love the power and control of it, however I have noticed a small amount of vibration in the steering wheel when on either the freeway or rough roads.
The car has a RWC and 6 months warranty so if there is a probelm I'm covered, but I have heard some fords do have a little vibration in them.
Check the obvious 1st, wheels alingment and balance, if it is still doing it after that, then defiantly take it in for a warrenty "safety" inspection and highlight the issue/s you have with it
www.fordaustraliaforums.com /forum/showthread.php?t=7081   (241 words)

  
 Facts about ford laser   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-24)
It is generally available as a sedan or hatchback, although convertible and wagon versions have also been available.
In 1987, a version of the Laser built in Mexico was introduced in North America where it was known as the Mercury Tracer.
However, the Laser has been replaced in most markets around the world by the European-sourced Focus, designated as one of Ford's 'world cars'.
www.supercrawler.com /Facts/ford_laser.html   (412 words)

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