Overview of the Ford Fpv
FORD FPV GENERATIONS
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.
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.