1998 Ford Fairmont Reviews from Australia and New Zealand

1998 Ford Fairmont AU 4.0 Intech OHC V6

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Intech OHC V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance67500 kilometres
Previous carFord Fairmont

Summary:

A dream come true

General Comments:

This car has been a dream to drive.

It saved my family and I from a fatal accident.

Had I been in another car at the time, I would be dead.

It handles beautifully around sharp turns.

It makes you feel like you are on a merry go round.

If I had my way, I would keep this car.

Sadly, the wife has it.

This car makes the short drive down to the milk-bar a grand adventure through the Himalayas.

I am proud to be the owner of one of these fine machines and all you other owners out there should be too.

I love my Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2003

1998 Ford Fairmont EL 4.0L SOHC

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L SOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance150000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Comfortable and pleasant drive

Faults:

Changed water pump at 140,000km's.

General Comments:

Car was in the family from brand new. Never had a major problem. Very comfortable car to drive. Ample amounts of torque compared to my previous VR Commodore. Although not as quick off the line as the VR was it requires less effort to overtake. Also much more fuel efficient than the VR (Get around 400k's for stop start driving).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th August, 2003

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews