1982 Ford Fairmont Review

1982 Ford Fairmont XE Ghia 4.1 6 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.1 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired223000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser


Best car you could own


My head gasket blew two days after purchasing the car.

The transmission was stuffed when I purchased the car. But after a Reco transmission, it was all good.

General Comments:

I purchased the car from a young kid who lost his licence. It's a 1982 Ford Fairmont Ghia. It's a XE, which is weird since the XD was still around then. The car handles like a tank, but I love it.

SO much power for a 250, and it's a joy to drive. I have rebuilt the car from ground up, and I love it.

I also have a '83 Ford Falcon S-Pack, '79 Ford Falcon XD GL, and an '82 Ford Fairlane.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2002

9th Mar 2009, 04:32

Hi, don't worry about 1982, XEs came out in July 82.

Thanks, John.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review