Like nothing else on the road today. Forget your Kia, Hyundai or bland Toyota; this is timeless
Beautiful car to drive. Soft and comfortable leather. (Howe leather not cheap synthetic rubbish from korea). Amazing a/c from factory... only had to spend $500 on an A/C up grade in 20 yrs. So much room in the back, friends are always impressed. Still has original window regulators, Climate control system, automatic suspension etc. Drive around in class, enjoy life. Would specifically recommend the NL or BF Fairlane.
Purchased in August 1998.
This is a roomy and easily lovable car reliable too huge back seat car fit 3 car seats amazing amount of leg room ours has both gas and petrol and runs so well on either seats are comfortable making longer drives much more enjoyable not normally a Ford fan but fell like they got this car right
Shes done near 300 thousand km, still drives like new. The original owners babied it, and it shows, the leather is still soft and looks nice. The transmission shifts nice too. Even for a v8 is not bad on fuel, highway about 10L per hundred km. I think I'll be owning big red for a few years to come.
My current experience with my 2005 G8 is good. just a bit less than 120k on clock, I have had it for 5 years. Only issues are with things such as rose bud joints and durability of some fittings such as cabin light covers.
Purchased from a dealer, that buying experience was not good, be aware that sometimes a free warranty is a conditional mechanical protection plan and dealer servicing was poor. now using a non dealer network for service and maintenance (cheaper and better QA on work done).
I have Fairlane Ghia (last model made) At 130k kilometres of highway running, I discovered that common gearbox issue is heat exchanger failure puts water into the box. Cost me $7500 plus 10 days off road. Common also in Territory and, to a less degree in Jags. My agent said he does 4 to 4 per month. So much for German engineering.
Very comfy vehicle
Excellent build quality, ride, performance!
I love this car, it has been so reliable the last 2 years. It has over 120000km's on clock and has had a mix of city/country driving. I have only had to replace a window regulator (which is common on most cars these days). The gearbox is smooth and responsive, engine has plenty of go and the steering is perfectly balanced. I am a fan of Holden, Ford and Toyota but after driving an Aurion, and Commodore- This blows them right out of the water. I have had Fords in the past that have travelled over 4000000 kms and this Fairlane will easily reach that and more. It is very easy to service, oil change, filters, etc.
Reliable, smooth, great for long trips. Reverse sensors and auto dipping mirrors make it easy to park considering it's a LWB.
Made me fat as I never wanted to walk or cycle again! Such a pleasure to drive.