1983 Ford Fairmont Futura 200 inline 6 from North America
A tad sluggish, but a nice car
I bought this car cheap for a winter beater. However, I was really surprised how much I began to like it. Its had a few problems:
-Needed new exhaust pipe, front struts, needs front coil springs, transmission crossmember, sounds like the back brakes are ready for a tune-up. Not bad for a $200 car.
A well designed car in my opinion. The bench seats are a little firm but theres plenty of room. The car rides very smooth, it is rough over bumps due to the 25 year old suspension, but this will be fixed soon.
My only problem with this car is the stock engine. The inline six was only rated at 80hp or so out of the factory, and mine is probably putting out less due to wear. Its not a big car, but it is pretty underpowered. Doesn't do so well on steep hills, and passing on the highway is a little risky.
The car is in need of some work, so I plan to just go ahead and put in a 302 or 351 for a fun project.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2008