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FORD FALCON Used Car Review

The Ford Falcon was Australia's longest continuously running nameplate up to the cessation of local production in October 2016 - 56 years after it debuted as a US-based model. Ford's large car started to become more Australianised from the 1970s and it would eventually compete against the Holden Commodore in a famously fierce local rivalry. There were luxury models such as the Fairlane and LTD, ute spin-offs, and sportier models such as the XR6 Turbo and V8-powered XR8 of more recent times.

Pros

Cons

  • Roomy and comfortable interiors
  • Wide range of models
  • Excellent, torquey six-cylinder engines
  • Engineered specifically for Australian roads
  • Thirsty LPG engines
  • Taxi stigma
  • No longer in production
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Wanted: Wanted old ford any condition great budget

  • 12345 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

I’m looking for a 70s or 80s ford as I’m ready to retire! any condition I have a great budget and ready to buy a coupe or sedan Gt Gs cobra xy xa xb xc xd xe text or ph David

Negotiable
Aspley, QLD

2 hours ago

Ford Xy Sedan

  • 100000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Ford Xy Falcon 500 6 cylinder starts and runs Front doors and guards have rust Body has very little rust Left hand rear quarter has damage as photo Body is fairly straight doors have dints and rust on the bottom of the 2fronts Have grill and front guards Perfect base for a replica

$40,000
Canberra City, ACT

19 hours ago

1974 FORD XB FAIRMONT 'GT REPLICA'

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

1974 FORD XB FAIRMONT 'GT REPLICA' - $79999 This particular example started life as a 1974 Ford XB Fairmont with a factory fitted 302ci V8. It has now been carefully crafted into an XB GT replica, featuring ‘GT 351’ decals, GT grille + quad headlight arrangement and twin scoop bonnet. The exterior is finished in an off-white colour that offsets nicely against the black GT highlights. An aftermarket pop-up sunroof has also been installed. The exterior is completed with a set of period correc

$79,999
Mile End, SA

Dealer used
20 hours ago

Xf Ford Falcon

  • 250000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

1987, 4.1 auto. Runs and drives spot on. No rust but has a few minor bumps and scrapes. Interior very good. New tyres, battery, brake pads, lower diff bushes and kickdown cable. Mileage unknown as it has replacement Fairlane dash pod. Looking to swap for Ute. May sell for right money.

Swap/Trade
Woodville Gardens, SA

Yesterday

1961 XK for falcon Ute

  • 131311 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 2.4L

1961 Xk falcon ute Beautiful condition gr8 cruiser! Interior and exterior 9/10 6cyl 3 on the tree manual Clutch and gbox work well Stops and drives very well No issues mechanically. Widened rear wheels Sunvisor Venetians Black tonneau cover Alpine remote controlled head unit in glove box Selling due to not being able to enjoy her as much. Was considering doing a barra/v8 conversion, but cant ruin its originality! $40k Not really interested in swaps unless its another old school ford with a v8

$40,000
Kearns, NSW

Yesterday

XC Falcon project or GT replica

  • 7000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

XC Falcon project, all drive line in it, 4 good door's, interior, all glass, 2 grills, one twin headlight grill and all chrome parts. Car is a Fairmont. Would be great restoration or GT replica project. $4000ono. Call Graham on . Car located in Townsville.

$4,000Negotiable
Mackay, QLD

Yesterday

Ford falcon xy 500 sedan 1971 gt replica

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Regrettable sale of my ford falcon xy 500 sedan, has tags, is a 6 cylinder 200ci super persuit, and a 3 speed manual column shift. Original colour is yellow. The vehicle has been completely stripped, every nut and bolt, wiring loom etc, the vehicle has been diamond blasted inside and out and underneath, not a bit of paint or residue left. Complete smooth finish in 2 pack primer, i have everything for the car minus these bits - engine and gear box - front seat - front windscreen - fuel tank

$27,500
Geraldton, WA

12/08/2022

1968 FORD XT FAIRMONT (GT TRIBUTE)

  • 112954 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.9L

1969 FORD XT FAIRMONT GT TRIBUTE The XT Series was introduced in 1968 as a face lifted version of the XR. Revised grille, taillights and improved safety features were included. The Ford Fairmont was also introduced, marketed as a luxury-oriented version of the base Falcon sedan. The ‘GT’ was introduced two months after the 1968 release and was the top performance model of the XT range. This particular example started life as a 1969 XT Fairmont housing a 302ci V8. Since then, changes have bee

$104,999
Mile End, SA

Dealer used
12/08/2022

XW falcon 1970

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

07 ****2008 jim XW falcon 500 factory imperial burgandy Very good matching number engine 221.bw auto Full set orange xw gt stripe kit and badges New carpet and black hood lining new door and window seals good interior rear venision new Drives well Good tyres on lugged 12 slots minor rust repaired...only repairs were Forward sill end. Section of boot channel. Patched below radiator. Rest of car was clean. Straight body Paint is presentable but requires repair Has many new parts including GT pa

$55,000
Herberton, QLD

12/08/2022

Ford XC 1977

  • 300000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 4900

Not Wrecking I have Other Projects as Well with The Same cars in Process

$12,500
Perth, WA

Dealer used
12/08/2022

1988 Ford XF FALCON

  • 241148 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

1988 Ford XF Falcon in excellent condition 6 cylinder , automatic transmission Car is rust free and super straight Paintwork in very good condition and presents very well LPG and petrol, LPG tank has been recertified, new fuel pump fitted. Full service completed with new ignition leads, plugs, rotor button and cap New aluminium radiator and water pump, thermostat fitted New fan belts Engine runs smoothly and strong Interior is excellent, had it steam cleaned New rear shockers New nexen tyres fi

$7,500
Warrenheip, VIC

12/08/2022

1969 Ford Falcon GT Replica Ute

  • 1000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

XW GT Replica Ute Older rotisserie restoration 351 Windsor low km rebuilt engine FMX automatic 9 inch Factory airconditioning and power steering GT dash and steering wheel Twin fuel tanks Original XW GT mirror on drivers side GT tramp rods on diff Comes with extensive spares Selling unregistered. Please ring for more information.

$90,000
Ayr, QLD

11/08/2022

1968 Ford Falcon XT GT White 4 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 754 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.9L

Ford Falcon XT GT 1968 Genuine car. Certified correct number car, 302 V8 with 4 speed top loader. One of only 1415 built and 1 of 52 with this combination. When the XT GT arrived in May, 1968, it was obviously a continuation of the theme - although it was available in a greater range of colours, and introduced driving lights to the grille, a feature that was to become a trademark for all subsequent GTs. Speculation had been rife as to what shape or form the 1968 XT Falcon GT would take after t

$199,990
Thornleigh, NSW

Dealer used
11/08/2022

Wanted: Wanted xd falcon ford

  • 666 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

Wanted xd falcon . Driver prefured but may consider non runner or roller .

Negotiable
Fremantle, WA

11/08/2022

Ford Falcon XC 500 1979

  • 111111 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Ford Falcon XC shell. Has its rust but very minimal for its age. Comes Indy dragway wheels. Somme spare parts in the boot including tale lights extra bonnet front and rear glass and trims and more.

$6,000
Mildura Centre, VIC

11/08/2022

1984 Ford Falcon S pack

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

Ford Xe S Pack 4 speed manual. Xe are getting harder to find Needs some TLC. Motor runs great, could put own V8 in legally , no road noise, very little rust boot has a little. Floor good, pillar good, under bonnet good. This car has come from Dalby. $9800 or make an offer Please note a Barra motor can go with this for an extra price $600

$9,800Negotiable
Ningi, QLD

11/08/2022

Ford xf s-pak

  • 130 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Original xf s-pac with only 130,000 kms with worked 250 cross flow 4 speed single rail good condition interior Motor has lots done 4l crank balanced 3.3 rods Larry Perkins short skirt piston’s Lightened flywheel and balanced Ported head with Cleveland valves Largest waggot cam for hydraulic lifters so very lumpy Valve springs to suit 450 double pump and four barrel manifold $18500 text

$15,500
Launceston, TAS

11/08/2022

Ford XT Falcon

  • 0 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.1L

Selling my 1969 XT Falcon. Owned it for 3 years and planned to build into a pro streeter but plans have changed and have gone another way. Vehicle is complete but radiator is in the back seat. Has rust in some areas but surprisingly not as bad as many I have seen over the years. I have had it garaged for the entire 3 years I have owned it Will suit a project car enthusiast. These cars have plenty of options for engine swaps these days and are starting to become highly favourable for muscle car

$16,500
Carlton, VIC

10/08/2022

1987 XF 4.1L Bench Seat Auto

  • 201000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

1987 XF falcon 3 speed column auto 6 seater bench seat front Standard rego until 1st Sept 2022 Second owner (original owner had since new until last year when passing) have had for just over a year. Drives well, engine runs well. Selling due to not being driven and needing funds for house renovations. Engine has had head gasket replaced, valve grind, heads refurbished, new bolts and lifters, spark plugs and aftermarket air filter. Also new water pump and thermostat. All in last 500kms. Afterm

$12,500
Tea Tree Gully, SA

10/08/2022

1971 Ford Falcon GT Stretch Limousines

  • 80000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

The original GT Limousine company in Perth WA. Same owner past 22 years now selling as retiring from industry. The last 2 x Xy GT stretch limousines licenced for charter work in WA. Selling as a pair. Buyer MUST honour all wedding bookings here in WA to 2023. Both limousines passed annual inspections last March. in immaculate condition. 1 x 12 seater ( 10 in the back ) super stretch limousine. 36 gal fuel tank. 1 x 10 seater ( 8 in the back ) stretch limousine. Both duel air conditioned, l

$250,000
Kingsley, WA

10/08/2022

XY Ute

  • 1234 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

Just completed this XY Ute after 8 years. It's originally an XW I converted to an XY. It has a rebuilt 2V 351 a Toploader and a rebuilt XB 9 inch diff with rear discs. It's registered and the number plates come with the car if required.

$85,000
Noble Park, VIC

10/08/2022

1965 xp falcon

  • 150000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 2.8L

Xp falcon deluxe sedan 170 running motor column manual Floors are solid Rust in outer sills, small amount in quarters very solid car and a great project. Complete car Located ballarat vic $7900 Selling due to other commitments

$7,900
Ballarat Central, VIC

09/08/2022

XF Ford Modified

  • 78000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Xf Ford , modified 250 crossflow , 5 speed manual conversion , cam package, true track diff centre , quick fuel 450 carby, extractors , 3 inch exhaust, new coil dizzy and fuel pump, engine mounts, water pump , leads , clutch, head machined crack and pressure tested , 78,000 on the odometer no log books, club rego , 3k genuine Ford lambswool fitted seat covers front and back , super low new springs , convo pros fronts 205/65 15, rears 265/50 15, not structural rust at all some imperfections on

$18,500Negotiable
Port Augusta, SA

09/08/2022

1965 XP Ford project automatic four door Sedan

  • 1 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 2.8L

1965 XP Ford project automatic four door Sedan Motor is a 221ci recently rebuilt auto new front end spring saddle shockers rod bush sway bar end link brake shoes self-adjust hoses wheel cylinders lines ball joints; tie rod ends, pitman arms, idler arms, center links, control arms, sway bars and links, bushing brake hoses types No R.W.C or Rego needs to be dune To Finish writing some body work ONO

$11,900
Edithvale, VIC

09/08/2022

Overview of the Ford Falcon

Overview of the Ford Falcon

The Ford Falcon was Australia's longest continuously running nameplate up to the cessation of local production in October 2016 - 56 years after it debuted as a US-based model.

Ford's large car started to become more Australianised from the 1970s and it would eventually compete against the Holden Commodore in a famously fierce local rivalry.

There were luxury models such as the Fairlane and LTD, ute spin-offs, and sportier models such as the XR6 Turbo and V8-powered XR8 of more recent times.

FORD FALCON GENERATIONS (SINCE 2002)

2002-2008

2008-2016

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (not including ute models)

EcoBoost turbo 4-cylinder: 8.0-8.7 litres per 100km

LPG 6-cylinder: 11.7-13.5 litres per 100km

6-cylinder: 9.0 litres per 100km

6-cylinder turbo: 9.5-11.1 litres per 100km

V8: 13.6-13.7 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO FORD FALCON

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: FORD FALCON (FG, 2008-2016)

Watch out for a used Falcon that has been abused by a previous fleet-operator owner.

Clunks over bumps can mean worn suspension bushes.

A pulsing through the car when you apply the brakes probably means worn and warped front brake rotors. Sometimes these can be repaired, but usually new rotors are the best strategy.

The automatic transmission has an external fluid cooler, but these can fail, allowing coolant into the gearbox where it quickly wrecks both the mechanical and electronic functions of the automatic. Check the transmission fluid for milkiness that suggests the coolant and oil have mixed. If they have mixed, give that car a miss.

Make sure the central locking works perfectly, as this is an early sign of a failing body computer.

Check for low coolant level in the radiator. An O-ring at the back of the water pump is a common cause of coolant loss.