1993 Ford Fairmont Ghia Series II 4.0 from Australia and New Zealand
Simply has been a great buy
Lash adjusters on camshaft worn at 145000, front brakes shudder - normal for this car, but can be fixed.
ABS has been disabled from trying to start the car with a flat battery.
I originally purchased my 1993 EB series II Ford Fairmont Ghia because of the comfort of the full leather interior and luxury appointments, and the fact that it was fitted with LPG. It would only cost around $10 dollars to fill up the gas tank in the year 2000, and travelled nearly 400 km around the suburbs, but returned over 500 km on the highway. Have only run the car on petrol for 50km for every third tank of LPG, or when extra grunt is required.
Cannot complain about the reliability of my car; always serviced on a regular basis, and just the usual repairs that come with everyday use. I still own the car today, and don't really wish to part with it; will probably drive it until something does eventually break, or just overhaul the engine when needed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th June, 2011
27th Dec 2014, 06:58
Well I did finally part with the EB Ghia. Will always regret that sale, and went and bought a BA XR6 04 model; a nice car with loads of power and very firm suspension, but after 3 years some rust started to show, mainly caused by the previous owners living by the beach, probably had a boat, plus living down an unsealed road. Flicked that car and went and bought a 2007 Fairmont Ghia, best ever made by Ford, couldn't be more happier with our purchase; this one ain't going anywhere for a long time.