21st Apr 2006, 07:13
Fair call on your comments. At 170000 kms I have problems with the brakes, viz no fluid to the rear calipers. Any advice? regards..
30th Apr 2006, 17:06
Well here I am once again adding to the review about my own car. The ED fairmont has now done over 240000kms and still going strong on the orig motor. It still uses no oil and has no rattles. It has always been serviced and runs on penrite HPR30 oil changed every 8 to 10000 kms.
I have sorted the harsh ride on lowered springs, it is now fitted with KING low springs and BOGE 30mm shorter shocks. It now rides comfortably with load and handles well in the twisty stuff.
A recent highway trip returned 8L per 100 without really trying hard. Engine is stock, but with a 2 1/2 cat back sports exhaust now fitted. I now also own a AU3 and it can't do that on the same trip and to be honest I prefer to drive the ED over the AU.
Only recent problems is some looseness coming in the front end, I have replaced all the ball joints and bushes in the front end. I suspect the steering rack is on the way out, but I will swap it for a reco unit in a year or so. And the roof lining is falling down.
In summary, the old ED is a good car, the younger generation are getting hold of these cars now and getting some good performance out of them with some simple mods too. In all the years I have owned this car it has never given the trouble described by some AU and BA owners. Like my older XE's I had it seems to be going to go forever.
14th Sep 2010, 20:51
I have a 1994 ED Fairmont wagon, which has traveled 207,000kms. Uses no oil. The engine still purrs. Absolutely beautiful to drive. Smooth and quiet with plenty of Aussie grunt. Love it!!!
4th Nov 2012, 15:59
I have a 1994 ED wagon. I purchased this vehicle for various parts for my 1997 Fairmont wagon 3 years ago. As it was still warranted and registered at 280 000 kms, I decided to use it till it died. Over 300 000kms, and it still purrs, and have only replaced a fan belt and brake pads.