A bargain, Good highway cruiser
The only notable thing to go wrong with this car is the radiator blocked up causing it to overheat at 150000km's. I am told this is fairly common for all the falcons and fairlanes from 1990 to 1998. EA to EL. This was relatively inexpensive to fix at around $200.
The motor still purrs quietly with no rattles at 175000km's.
The interior trim is still good.
The paintwork is still good.
The car still looks nice, and presents well on the road.
This car has been the most reliable car and the best car I have ever owned. In the five years I have owned this car I have spent very little on the car. I have only ever replaced parts that you would normally expect to replace through normal wear and tear, such as the shocks, brake pads, battery, radiator, tyres, coolant, oil, plug leads, distributor cap. A total of about $2000. Not bad when you consider this is spread over five years of ownership.
Good Towcar with the 2300kg Hayman Reece.
Excellent value, when you can now buy these cars for around $5000.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th August, 2003