1983 Ford Fairmont Reviews

1983 Ford Fairmont Futura 200 inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 200 inline 6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 kilometres
Most recent distance85000 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Fifth Avenue

Summary:

A tad sluggish, but a nice car

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

1983 Ford Fairmont 4.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 kilometres
Most recent distance63000 kilometres

Summary:

This car is one of a kind, fast and reliable

Faults:

There have been no problems at all with my Fairmont. It's reliable, strong and can/will beat any Holden any day. The inside of the is in top shape, hardly a scratch.

General Comments:

The car is very cheap to run because I have converted it to gas (LPG). I have also made some alterations and put on a muffler system that makes the car purr like a kitten. This car will be able to beat any holden any time. Holden's are constructed poorly. The car is very easy to maintain, tires last a while (depands if you do burn outs or not). overall this Fairmont 93 is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th November, 2002

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 2 reviews