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

Summary:

Best car you could own

Faults:

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