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45

Was An Ok Car — first vehicle purchased, bought used, drove this car for almost 4 years, had very good performance 8 cylinder vehicle, 2 door, dependable for first couple of years, but after a while, the fuseable link would keep shorting out, at the time, worked a a Ford dealership, which was great. Then after a while got tired of the ugly beigy color they came in and traded that in for 500, so really paid 850 and drove this car for about 3-4 years so it only cost about 350

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast, fun to drive, was my first car

Cons: Fuseable link kept shorting out

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Pure Muscle — 1972 model. white with black gt stripes. 351 5.7 cleveland motor.best car ive ever owned. huge power under the bonnet but thirsty. wont recomend it to friends with the fuel price of today. miss this one car dearly. will get one gain in the near future

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: power

Cons: autogearbox

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Four Cylinder Engine Was Totally Gutless — I bought this car as a family car with a four cylinder engine and a four speed manual transmission. Went through a clutch at 50,000 miles. The four cylinder actually had a higher horsepower rating then the six, but you could have fooled me! Car handled well and the back seat was large and comfortable. the trunk was very large. The car was so low on power that it slowed down when the air conditioner was turned on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great gas mileage and a very large car for its weight

Cons: Performance was terrible, a kid on a bike might beat you from a traffic light.

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Fairstang — Built it myself...its pretty sweet. 93 Mustang Cobra suspension. Trying to eliminate the chassis flex now, it wheel hops pretty severely. Built the motor and transmission myself and installed them over the winter. Gained 6 mpg by swapping the 200 I-6 for the 302 V-8

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It is the car of the future (as indicated by the original sales brochure)

Cons: Chassis flex is hard to eliminate with an engine with any power

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1 Sweet Ride — It's a drivers car. On gas so its cheap to run, has a bunch of performance gear so it does have a lil bit of go behind it. A nice set of 18" rims and a low stance give it a real nice look. Havin a tow bar is very handy, n ive got the good gear. The moon roof is a big hit and is great for summer. With the big sound system and neat lil changes inside, it makes 4 1 sweet ride. What can i say, EL's r a sexy lookin' machine

Pros: Cheap, reliable and a hell of a lot of fun 2 drive.

Cons: Not finished yet.

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1983 Ford Fairmont Reviews

I Think It Is Going To Be A Great Car By Jarvis

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1982 Ford Fairmont Reviews

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1981 Ford Fairmont Reviews

Title To Come By Whazo

This car was what most would consider a piece of junk when my brother gave it to me, now after doing alot of rebuilding it is slowly coming together. Just have to drop in a bigger engine and tweek the... Read More

Awesome By Dylan

It is an awesome car even with the inline six. But at that moment its torn apart and is getting ready to have HO EFI 302 V8 put into it. Also any fox body part will fit on it. It has a 1993 convertibl... Read More

1980 Ford Fairmont Reviews

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Performance: seat planting euphoria Build Quality: self tapping screws and tiewraps all-around Appearance: it's a 15 foot car. Looks good from 15 feet. Cost of ownership: when it comes to the octan... Read More

1979 Ford Fairmont Reviews

The Fuel Milage By lazycat

I like everything about the car.The looks I get and the rareity of the car being a crown coupe I have not seen onother one yet.The stainless trim that goes over th roof is so good looking.I wouls like... Read More

Good Starter Project. By Jay

Well mine was the futura model which ment it had different head lights and tail lights along with a different slope to the backend, i wish i woulda kept the car it was a nice car never gave a me a sin... Read More

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