Yeah, beautiful cars. Honestly there's nothing about them that isn't above par - reliability, refinement, handling, performance.. you name it! The pick of the bunch would seemingly be the manual-only 4WS Telstar TX5 Ghia (121 kW from memory, with the 2.5 DOHC V6 that was also fitted to Ford Probe and Mazda MX-6)... though I imagine it would be frightfully expensive to fix the 4WS system if anything went wrong.
On the same topic, parts prices is generally a bit of a concern with these models, and an investigation by Wheels showed that sometimes the parts prices between Ford and Mazda varied to a ridiculous extent.
Worth a test drive to say the least.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S