1979 Ford Fairmont Base 2.3 liter, L4, 2 BBL
Cheap to service and operate, but slow
Catalytic converter vibrates under the car (rattles at times), & it lacks get-up-and-go!
The speedometer only goes up to 80 MPH, and I've got up to 65. It is not made for speed, but gets great fuel economy for its age!
Very easy... and cheap... to work on. Just allow plenty of time to get where you're going. And... if you are thinking of passing someone?... you might reconsider!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd April, 2010
3rd Mar 2011, 11:05
Bingo! Cheap to operate, and cheap to fix (my "most expensive" repair was $55.00).
BUT... he's right. Forget about passing. The lil' 2.3 is a great in town car, but lacks the punch of a highway model! From what I've heard, get the 200 CI in-line 6-cylinder for that!
I wish I could upgrade to that, but I lack the funds to do so. :-(