1972 Ford Fairmont Review from Australia and New Zealand

1972 Ford Fairmont XA 302

Model year1974
Year of manufacture1972
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 302 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired517000 miles
Most recent distance585000 miles
Previous carChrysler Valiant

Summary:

F@*$%$N awesome

Faults:

Blew two diffs in burnout competitions.

Spun a main bearing at last burnout competition.

Rip in driver's seat.

Crazy cracking in the 37 year old paint.

General Comments:

A most excellent car made by Ford. As are all big Fords.

When the 302 blew up, replaced it with 550hp 351 & 4 spd man.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2009

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review