T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Sounds like a good car, if it's been looked after than 149k on the clock especially for a Windsor V8. Do the usual and don't leave a stone unturned check the radaitor and listen to the engine.
Also when driving listen and feel how the auto changes gears, should be smooth and no jolts or thumps. When accelerating hard gears should kick down reasonably urgently.
Also i've had a look at the EF Fairmont V8 market and most of them have relatively high km's as owners of V8's tend to do alot of hwy driving. The one you found sounds like a nice buy. Whats more if it has a genuine Tickford Body kit identified by the Tickford plate you'll be a full member in the club.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)