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Ford Fairmont

EA Fairmont

1 Mar 1988

EA was the biggest Falcon change to date.

A striking new body heralded better aerodynamics, more interior space and improved ergonomics, while upgraded mechanicals ran to re-engineered I6 engines featuring overhead-cam (OHC) design, new front suspension, a change to rack and pinion steering and fuel injection across the range.

The old three-speed auto gearbox carried on.

Early quality glitches affected the EA’s reputation, although scores of improvements were continuously implemented.

The new base engine was the 120kW single-point EFI 3.9L I6. The wagon retained leaf-spring rear suspension.

New standard features: air-con, full instrumentation, fully adjustable steering column, split/fold rear seats.

Engine options: 139kW multi-point EFI 3.9-litre I6.

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