1966 Ford Fairlane Reviews

1966 Ford Fairlane 289 from North America

Model year1966
Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1980
Most recent year of ownership1981
Engine and transmission 289 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Summary:

I've been looking for another one that has been redone - 66 or 67

Faults:

Replaced tie rods.

Wiper motor failed in the winter. Had to use rope back and forth, couldn't afford a new motor, took time to find used.

General Comments:

This car was old and worn out when I got it. I was sixteen, it was my first car and I loved it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th September, 2010

1966 Ford Fairlane 500 289 from North America

Model year1966
Year of manufacture1966
Engine and transmission 289 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance80025 miles

Summary:

Plain

Faults:

Floor rust, front bench seat was missing front bolts to anchor seat down. Car was purchased for an engine swap. Glove box door had a bullet hole in it. Didn't bother with the engine swap and sold the car for what I paid for it. $150.

General Comments:

Basic four door car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2009

1966 Ford Fairlane 500 289cid from North America

Year of manufacture1966
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 289cid Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired146000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

A charmer

Faults:

Other than routine maintenance this car was basically trouble free. I did add a set of Walker turbo mufflers to enhance the sound.

General Comments:

When I got the car it was in sound condition for being 30 years old. The interior did not survive too well, but the body was very good still after years of use. Motor worked well at lower rpms for nice cruising ability. Very suave 1960's look, good for stares. A great American classic.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th December, 2002

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews