1980 Ford Fairmont Reviews

1980 Ford Fairmont 2dr Futura sport coupe 200Ci Inline 6 from North America

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 200Ci Inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.3 / 10
Distance when acquired99990 miles
Most recent distance99998 miles

Summary:

Classic 80's car

Faults:

The only problem with the car is, since they stopped production of the car in 1983, they also discontinued the parts in 1985. So as you can imagine... the parts are hard to come by.

The interior has shrunk over the years. The roof is coming undone, and the carpet is ripped up. the plastic pannels on the interior are cracked in some places.

General Comments:

I never really had any problems considering how for the last 6 years it didn't run. however I also bought an '82 Fairmont Futura with the same engine and trans, and since I swapped all the parts over, she runs like a dream. The car has a lot of guts for a six cylinder.

She really isn't that hard to work on. Especially after you realize that since it is a "FOX" chassis, the car,in all reality, is an 80's Mustang, with a longer hood, and a trunk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2006

26th Aug 2006, 06:56

The "Fox" chassis was originally used on the Fairmont; the Mustang just used it when the redesigned model came out in 1979.

The only '80's Mustang is... an '80's Mustang. The Fairmont is and always will be a rather nondescript economy car.

1980 Ford Fairmont 4 door sedan 200 inline 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership1988
Most recent year of ownership1992
Engine and transmission 200 inline 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance159000 miles

Summary:

I still miss it and I wish I would have taken better care of it so I could keep it forever

Faults:

Lost oil pressure at 159000 miles.

General Comments:

A very tough car my dad gave me when I turned 16. He was a good owner, but I beat it to death. When it lost oil pressure, I got another cheap car and sold it to a junkyard because the interior and body were trashed, the air conditioner did not work, and I felt that it was not worth fixing.

It was an excellent car to have because it was reliable, rear wheel drive, and I always enjoyed driving it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2002

1980 Ford Fairmont SVT 3.3 inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.3 inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance0 kilometres
Previous carFord Marquis

Summary:

An extremely indestructible car

Faults:

The first day we had it, the brakes failed.

General Comments:

This car, other than the brakes failing, is absolutely indestructible. We have hit a lot of trees and rocks with the car. The engine has taken a beating, and still runs. The transmission has constantly been shifted into reverse to stop the car, and still works just fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2001

26th Jan 2004, 11:59

Apparently you never fixed the brakes, which is why you were hitting a lot of trees and rocks?

What is the SVT model, never heard of that designation associated with the Fairmont.

12th Nov 2005, 15:55

Could it be an acronym for Should Void Trees?

Average review marks: 6.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews