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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
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Wanted: Wanted old ford good budget

  • 12345 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

I’m looking for a 1970s or 80s ford I’m open to suggestions I have a good budget and ready to buy coupe or sedan xa xy xb xc xd xe Gt cobra Goss fairmont call or text David

Woolloongabba, QLD

3 hours ago

1982 Ford Falcon GL Automatic Sedan

  • 140000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

For sale very clean original xd falcon sedan runs drives stops does what it's supposed to do 4 new tryes ac don't work Original 140000 kms couple spots of rust in rear quarter and front guard bottom nothing major very easy fix $12500 ono located manilla

$12,500
Manilla, NSW

7 hours ago

1981 Ford Falcon XD Ute

  • 141468 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.9L

xd ute barra turbo 9” diff 4wheel disc brakes 4 speed auto painted 5 years ago all tuff mounts 95 Percent done msg me for more information

$20,000
Crookwell, NSW

03/07/2022

Ford Falcon EB series 2 GLI

  • 170982 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.0L

Hi More photos to be uploaded next week. Ford Falcon EB2 GLI 1992 4.0L automatic. Excellent condition. Registration expires 14 October 2022. I purchased this car of the original owner who was 92 years old and handed in his licence. Regretful sale as another opportunity has come up that I can’t miss. Has original logs books and 2 original keys. Interior is perfect. Only imperfection is rip on drivers seat. List of work undertaken in the last 12 months: Oil and filter Power steering swi

$6,000
Epping, NSW

02/07/2022

Ford BF XR6 Bionic Blue 112ks!!

  • 112000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

If the ad is still live, it's still available so there's no need to message asking. Please read the ad as all issues are stated. May swap for something, or something plus cash. I have a '80 Ford FC LTD 351V8 that I may consider doing a package for something worth while. 2005 Ford BF XR6 in rare Bionic Blue Bought as a project and it's almost done but bought something else instead. Extremely low KMs for age, 112000. Exterior- The bumper on it currently is a different shade of blue, but I ha

$4,600Negotiable
McLaren Vale, SA

02/07/2022

1980 XD falcon ESP

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

1980 GL falcon esp. genuine option 54 car, was originally a 6 cylinder 4spd manual in hermitage colour. Does not have matching numbers motor. Missing 1 scheel seat. Has correct dash, red clock, electric windows. Is a very good solid car. Can supply authenticity from ford to serious buyer.

$16,000Negotiable
Warwick, QLD

01/07/2022

XD Falcon country car. 351. Cash or swap vintage Harley / Indian. .

  • 197000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

30k or swap pre 1940 Harley or Indian motorcycle. XD Falcon. Original Tamworth car 197.000 kms on the clock with books. Original paint, code G. Marigold, nice trim, factory A/C. Clean dry car not a rusty. Completely rebuilt front end. New wheels and tyres 15 X 9 and 15 x 7. . Running and drivable as is currently powered by matching number 4.1engine and T bar auto. Comes with a completely rebuild 351 ( 5.8 ) Cleveland engine with many1000s spent. Engine is still on the crate. Roller rock

$30,000
Tamworth, NSW

01/07/2022

Xd ford falcon v8

  • 100000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.9L

Extremely Straight rust free xd ... original 302 auto had a disassembled 351 cleveland built for nitrous 40thou flat tops nitrous cam new rings bearings balanced rods rebuilt close chamber 2v heads gasket kit ...... body is incredibly straight needs very little work to prep for paint comes with a multitude of spares ...has both bumpers and trays 2 interiors 2 sets of trims ..one black one polished/chrome has all windows except front ... 2 sets of xe tail lights original wiring headlights and 2

$8,500
Bomaderry, NSW

29/06/2022

Wanting to buy Ford XD XE XF model

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

Wanting to buy ford xd xe or xf project car around NSW area am willing to travel for the right car. Any messages appreciated.

Negotiable
Batemans Bay, NSW

29/06/2022

1979 Ford XD falcon utility

  • 180000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

Selling my 1979 ford XD falcon Ute with a XE GIA front end car is a factory fitted 4.9l 302 motor but has been converted to a 5.8L 351 Motor 5 speed gear box carby is a 650 holly motor has new engine mounts,gearbox mounts,starter motor, alternator,msd ignition box, 4 wheel disc brakes extractors and 2.5 inch custom exhaust brand new tyres. Overall car is in good condition could use abit tidying up. Car still has 3 months rego left. For all enquiries please contact Danny on

$20,000Negotiable
Campbelltown, NSW

28/06/2022

Ford 1979 xd falcon sedan project car worth restoring

  • 257000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

SIMMONS ARE SOLD, NOT INCLUDED IN SALE 5/79 xd falcon sedan project car worth restoring needs complete restoration.

$2,200
Blackalls Park, NSW

28/06/2022

1981 XD Ford Falcon

  • 158771 km

Ford XD Falcon 1981 - Rolling chassis (NO motor, gearbox, drive shaft and diff enter) - Slightly shorted 9’ housing with rear disc breaks fitted. - 10.5’ Hotwire rims w/ New 275/60R15 MT Street Radials - 3 core aluminium radiator (suited ford BB) - Rust has been removed and painted a few years ago - Fibreglass scoop (street legal) - Full interior, New black carpet, seat covers, new hood lining. - New weather strips & door / boot seals - New Auto Meter SportsComp monster taco - New

$17,000
North Maclean, QLD

27/06/2022

XD Falcon

  • 302000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

XD fairmont unfinished project. Complete car and 98% rust free Comes with loads of spares including another rusty sedan and ute. Perfect interior, new parts including lights guard taillight mirror roof lining and indicator. Driving lights weather shields etc with it. Too much to mention. Will sell with 302c and box. Will not sell parts seperate!

$25,000
Burnie, TAS

27/06/2022

1981 XD Ford

  • 450960 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Strong 302 cleavland new pace maker extractors 2an half inch system new tyres Tbar auto C4 new windscreen LSD registered neat an tidy condition for age will trade XR8 Ute

$28,000
Prospect, TAS

23/06/2022

Wanted: Wanted To Buy FORD XE

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

Wanted Ford Xe Falcon/Fairmont 8Cyl. No Projects. 50k Budget. Adelaide but willing to travel for right car. Will look at XD also.

$50,000Negotiable
Golden Grove, SA

22/06/2022

1981 XD Falcon

  • 120001 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

Unfortunately selling my XD Falcon It’s had a closed door re spray in it’s factory Lightning Yellow, seats have been retrimmed, and carpet is new, this car Is in excellent condition and drives like a dream, this car is very original and has not been modified in any way besides extractors, is a matching numbers car. Pm me for more details as I have too much to list. Negotiable within reason, I won't answer to stupid offers

$28,000
Mickleham, VIC

21/06/2022

1979 Ford Falcon

  • 11100 km

FORD 1979 XD Sedan, full NSW REGO, $60,000.00 - ONO PLEASE READ WHOLE ADD, WILL NOT RESPOND TO MESSAGES ON GUMTREE (SEND ME YOUR NUMBER AND I WILL CALL YOU BACK, NO SWAPS (SELLING DUE TO MEDICAL REASONS) Car has a 9 inch diff with 3:89 ratio tru- trac, 28 spline axles, 3 inch tail shaft C4 full manual gear box, 5000 dominator stally, 750 vacuum secondaries quick fuel carby wiend, single plane manifold, edelbrock RPM heads 10.8 compression, forged pistons, iron scat crank 393 stroker, has c

$60,000
Claremont Meadows, NSW

20/06/2022

1980 Ford Falcon GL Manual Ute

  • 272000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

For sale xd ute in original condition 1 owner 4.1 6 cylinder Rust in all the usual spots chassis good, can be used for parts or restore sat in shed for 12years matching engine numbers 4 speed box centre console moving no time to restore also have xg body for sale and many parts

$1,800
Pottsville, NSW

16/06/2022

Ford xd falcon 1979

  • 258852 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

Ford xd Yes it has xe taillights 6cyc auto been stripped to remove Has rust Suit resto Pick up Somerville Victoria or can arrange towing for extra

$3,800
Pearcedale, VIC

14/06/2022

Wanting to buy xd xe falcon project

  • 12312 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Wanted xd xe falcon project Inbix me what you have I’m not interested in big $$$ projects Gold Coast can travel for right car

$12,312
Hope Island, QLD

12/06/2022

1979 ford xd falcon

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

For sale or swaps for 4x4 79 GL xd falcon Auto 6cyl All rust repaired and respray ( including door jams & top half of engine bay ) Sound deadener throughout 6cyl that runs & drives ( needs exhaust as original was rusted ( still have original) Have all trims and also a sun visor to go with it. Nice presenting car, just needs finishing off. cash offers consider swaps Throw me an offer 4x4 hilux landcruiser dualcab wagon patrol 80series Nissan Ford maverick gq gu tourer swap caravan camper boat

$15,000Negotiable
Cranbourne East, VIC

02/06/2022

FORD FALCON XD WAGON

  • 1234500 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Been sitting for years but only rust I have seen is the bottom of the RH guard. Has some dents and scrapes and has had some of the interior and dash pulled out but most of it seems to be in the back. When we went to crank it over to drive it on the starter to line up with the trailer it started and we then drove it on! On petrol and gas. I think it was a 3 speed but now 4 and has factory air cond. Certainly restorable or good for parts as the front is quite good. Will not reply to auto generate

$2,200
Yass, NSW

01/06/2022

Wanted: Wanted ford XE/XD/XF/XG Ute

  • 123456 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

I’m looking for anyone that’s got a XD/XE/XF/XG Ute or know of someone that got one I’m interested in buying one so if you have one please message me

$123
Snake Valley, VIC

Dealer used
30/05/2022

XD FORD WAGON 1982

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

1982 FORD XD WAGON, 6 CYL 3 SPEED MANUAL CAR, RUNS AND DRIVES .STOPS AND STARTS, CAR HAS SAT IN A DRY SHED FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS, EXCELLENT SURVIVOR IN THIS CONDITION WILL NOT ANSWER TO EMAILS, ANY QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO EITHER TEXT OR CALL, IF YOUR INTERESTED YOU WILL CALL, OR TEXT

$5,700
Ballarat Central, VIC

26/05/2022

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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.