At the moment I'm looking at upgrading. I have been thinking of a Fairmont Ghia lately and would like to know what people who have owned one of these, or who have driven one, think of them. Are fairmonths are just as good?
Thanks in advance for your input.
Get the Ghia for sure CATman. As said above, from EFII onwards your basically got an XR6 auto with luxury stuff included...especially if you go and get Tickford suspension also.
I had one and it was great.
thanks, I have a mate that had a EF fairmont ghia with partial leather, and I didn't know weather they were all like that or what, thanks, and if I'm correct isn't that when the fairmont got the tickford trick bits??
EFII and EL all had partial leather as standard. Full leather was a no cost option. So some have full leather, others dont. I have a 98 EL Ghia, with partial leather, which I prefer.
EFII onwards also got the XR6 engine, with XR6 computer and transmission calibrations. They have the standard Ghia exhaust, so they drop a 3 kw. Dont have XR suspension as standard, was a $5000 option when new. They only way you can tell the different engine is the red rocker cover, without tickford wings like the XR, but there is a tickford logo stamped on the front of the head.
I managed to find an EL ghia with XR6 16" wheels and suspension, and trust me they are alot of fun to drive. This way you get an XR6 in every way, with all the fun toys and stereo of the ghia.
Fairmonts are just as good, have a mate with EL fairmont V8 with XR suspension and wheels. He loves it. The only things you miss out on are the leather, stereo, badge, engine and some extra soundproofing.
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