1996 Ford Fairmont EF II Wagon 4.0 from Australia and New Zealand
It just never let me down, ever!
Usual, starter motor, aircon gas, radiator, ball joints, mufflers, rotors/pads and a head gasket, but I have owned this car for 16 years and at times put it to the test.
Just an amazing car considering; I towed a tandem car trailer with a kids cubby house on it with a total weight of around 2 tonne on a 38 degree Celsius day in December from Cheltenham to Belgrave using Heatherton rd (extreme hills for those unfamiliar), and it never moved from its normal temp or laboured up the hills. Sometimes I wonder why I have to let it go, but like my 3 ex wives I guess it too has become redundant and is being replaced with a younger model. Seriously though, 284000+ km and it still performs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd March, 2016