1981 Ford Fairmont Review from Australia and New Zealand

1981 Ford Fairmont xd 4.1 alloy head

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.1 alloy head Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired225346 kilometres
Most recent distance233547 kilometres
Previous carDatsun 120Y


$200 brown hornet


Rear passenger door does not open from inside or outside.

Front passenger door only opens from inside.

There is a flat spot in the motor witch is really bad when the car is cold.

General Comments:

The paint is in very poor condition.

Does not handle well sliding round corners in the wet.

The car is pretty quick for its age it beats my mates manual XD Ute.

I like the large fuel tank it means less trips to the servo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 1 review