1991 Ford Fairmont Reviews

1991 Ford Fairmont EB 4.0L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired238000 kilometres
Most recent distance252000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Wagon

Summary:

Very well finished car, nice to drive and handles very well

Faults:

The viscous hub went when the car had done about 245000.

Shocks in the back were shagged and they got changed at 252000 not bad from brand new!! Peder's Sports rider.

General Comments:

With the new shocks it handles like a dream.

A little bit slow off the mark in drive, but through the gears it is very good,

Slow when it reaches 140kmph.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2003

1991 Ford Fairmont Ghia 3.9L Multipoint from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.9L Multipoint Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired192000 kilometres
Most recent distance245000 kilometres
Previous carFord Telstar

Summary:

Given the right modifications, the falcon EB is an extremely powerful and reliable car

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with the car to date. The things I have replaced are simply because I am picky and like everything to be operating perfectly.

Had to renew the radiator as it was making the engine run fairly hot.

Done all the usual repairs for a car of this age. Front struts, air conditioner seals, two rear brake calipers (seized), etc.

General Comments:

The car was brought as a GL base model falcon. Over a year the entire car was converted over to Fairmont ghia specs.

With the standard CFI 3.9L engine, the car performed slow to say the least. After a multi-point conversion and the addition of extractors, 2.5inch exhaust and K&N pod filter, the engine began to show its real potential. The removal of the inefficient 4 speed auto and replacement of a 5 speed manual transmission is guaranteed to deliver an extreme rush to even the wildest of street drivers.

Because the car is a large family wagon, it doesn't handle at all well. Sports struts and a lowering job all round will help reduce body roll and bring the beast into control on tight corners.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews