1978 Ford Fairmont Station Wagon 200 c. i. from North America
A bargain, I mean, $750 of initial investment and I still drive it 17 years later?
Transmission went out at 80,000 miles, but that was when the car was about 15 years old, not a big deal.
2 water pumps on it over the years.
Alternator went out at 85,000 miles.
Brakes last about 5 years or so.
(The parts guys cringe when I buy the stuff with the lifetime warranty.)
New carburetor at about 90,000 miles.
I bought the car at auction for $750.
That was 17 years ago and it still gets me back and forth to work daily for pennies. Not the prettiest, or fastest, or best handling. But I'll hang onto it till it squats down and refuses to move for the final time.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st August, 2002