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FORD FPV Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Mighty performance of supercharged V8
  • Improved handling and braking from 2012 onwards
  • Falcon chassis never a perfect match for performance
  • Cabin presentation didn't live up to pricing of vehicles
  • Turbo six-cylinders and supercharged V8s used plenty of fuel
  • Falcon, let alone performance versions, no longer produced
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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  • Common FAQs
  • According to the 2019 Australian Canstar Blue consumer survey, Ford was ranked 14th for 'new-car reliability', scoring three out of five stars. For comparison sake, Ford also scored three out of five stars in the 2011 survey.
  • The price of Ford's FPV range on Gumtree varies according to the model and year. At the bottom of the range, the 2008 Ford FPV F6X can be purchased for as little as $7,000. The newer top-of-the-range Ford FPV GT-F released in 2014 sells for an eye-watering $98,888.
  • All of Ford's FPV range are high-performing vehicles. For example, the Ford FPV GT produces 290 kW of power and 520 Nm of torque, whereas the Ford FPV F6 delivers 310 kW of power and 565 Nm of torque. 
  • Ford FPV's are exceptionally fast cars. The final Ford FPV produced in 2014, the GT-F, has a 0 to 100 km/hour acceleration time of 4.9 seconds. This is just 0.2 seconds slower than its Holden counterpart, the Holden HSV GTS.
  • The Ford FPV has a braked towing capacity of 2,300 kg.

Overview of the Ford Fpv

Overview of the Ford Fpv

FORD FPV GENERATIONS

2002-2014

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

4.0L 6-cylinder turbo: 12.3 to 13.3 litres per 100km

5.0L V8 supercharged: 13.6 to 13.7 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO FORD FPV

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: FORD FPV (2000-2014)

This was the era when FPV cars switched from the old 5.4-litre quad-camshaft engine to an all-new 5.0-litre unit that was just as high-tech but featured an Australian-developed supercharger conversion.

These were seriously fast cars, so any inspection must take into account the possibility of crash damage. Make sure the paint is even and all one colour and look for misaligned bumpers and decals as signs of poor repairs.

The engine itself has proven pretty reliable, but make sure you keep an eye on the dipstick, as these engines can consume a little oil between changes. And make sure the changes themselves haven't been skipped.

The biggest bogey is a transmission cooler than can fail, allowing the engine's coolant to mix with the transmission fluid, wrecking the gearbox in the process. Check the transmission dipstick for signs of milkiness or discolouration in the fluid.