Re: ED Fairmont - pros & cons
Check oil colours, particularly tranny, should be pink, these had factory coolers on them so shouldnt be too bad. I had one & I killed tranny at a very hard 395000kms. They are stronger than people give credit. The motor check for coolant seeping between head & block, if present head gasket & head bolts need doing. check for general oil leaks, check air con/heater functon and change its blow position. Blendor motors are behind the dash and fail. Can be expensive if you cant do it yourself as dash & a/c needs to be evacuated of gas to do it. check for rust on & behind the sills near front mudflaps & at front of back wheel. Also in front door hinges. Generally a good allround vehicle that shouldn't get too much in trouble.
My 2c worth
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