Fords have always (afaicr) had a highish seating position. This is a good thing for family cars, easy access, great for shorter people, increased rear leg rooms.
For sports cars its not so good.
My skyline R31 Sil is much lower than most cars, you feel like your driving in the car, where as Commodore and Falcons feel like your driving ontop of the car.
The Fairmont is hardly a car for sports car. Infact Im sure people who buy berlina/Calias/Fairmonts perfer a higher seating position.
Add to that the R31 was designed for asian body sizes and tastes. The Silhouette is the sports version, with possibly the best front cloth seats on any car during the 80's, with nice bolsted sides and bottom area.
Its a matter of personal tastes, personally I would like to see more room for adjustments in seating, particularly downwards for tall people, and backwards for tall people.