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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

6 hours ago

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

Wanted: Falcon Xr-xd 67-82 Sedan

  • 100 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.1L

Looking for a falcon sedan project, some rust and mechanicals isn’t a problem, sedans only, anywhere in the state. What’ve you got? Xr xt xw xy xa xb xc xd

$5,000
Dodges Ferry, TAS

09/08/2022

FORD XD V8 SPAC UTE

  • 250000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 4.9L

Up for sale XD Ute all matching numbers certification from Ford genuine 302 SPAC 4 speed manual. Too many projects and not enough time left. K CODE V8 SPAC UTEs are all most impossible to find. Yes she needs restoration to her original glory by the right person. There is a back floor panel cut out of another ute in GC to repair the tub floor. She has a disc brake rear end. Rust in the floor opposite the fuel tank. Rust in the left hand rear inner fender. Firewall pendulum seam looks ok. A coupl

$20,000
Torquay, QLD

08/08/2022

81 xd rolling shell

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

81 xd rolling shell 3 tiny bits of rust make an offer not a dumb offer’s or swap for something

Swap/Trade
Maryborough, QLD

07/08/2022

Ford Falcon XD utility 1980

  • 320000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

One previous owner. Good condition Car club membership

$10,000Negotiable
South Melbourne, VIC

05/08/2022

1980 Ford Falcon All Others Automatic Ute

  • 70000 km
  • Ute
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 4.9L

1980 XD UTE $22,000 393 stroker C4 auto No rust Drives great Sounds tuff Long licence Located in jarrahdale Perth wa SCAMMERS WILL BE REPORTED

$22,000
Jarrahdale, WA

04/08/2022

1980 xd Esp falcon

  • 57843 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Xd esp falcon. Good start to a full restoration. It is a genuine esp can supply authenticity from ford and factory log books. Car is missing the drivers seat and original 6 cylinder motor. Very honest and unmolestered. These cars are rare. No time wasters

$15,500Negotiable
Warwick, QLD

02/08/2022

1980 xd fairmont Ghia

  • 5228 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

1980 xd fairmont ghia. Very clean unmolestered shell minimal rust floors are good plenem perfect needs full restoration not running but is a good runner just not plumbed up. Downsides are bonnet and left hand rear door. Very hard to find in straight condition like this ideal blank canvas.

$4,500Negotiable
Warwick, QLD

02/08/2022

1979 351 Cleveland 5.8 Ford XD Ute

  • 184000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

*Deposit taken* 351 Ford XD Falcon Ute 1979 5.8, 351 Cleveland V8 ute, 3 speed, C4 auto Selling as I need a car with a tow-ball and wanting to finish my XE sedan project. I drive this car daily, it drives great and I have never had any major issues. The car recently passed rego with no issues and comes with 11 months full registration. Hop in and drive away. Definitely not a show car, but is a solid base for a restoration / project. I originally brought the car off an older bloke who had th

$14,000Negotiable
Oran Park, NSW

01/08/2022

Xd falcon s pack

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

Xd falcon s pack solid car has surface rust to roof boot and tops of quarter panels

$4,500
Goornong, VIC

29/07/2022

1980 Ford XD windowless panel van

  • 12345 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual

Ford XD windowless panelvan Matching number 250 and C4 auto Power steering and Air conditioning Complete LTD front and interior power windows etc Petrol and gas Dragway rims Lowered Car dose have some rust Paint has been stripped and converted then sprayed in fish oil, was a project I started a while back Starts runs and drives Genuine reason for sale call if interested or message Dickhead messages will just be ignored thanks

$12,000Negotiable
Huskisson, NSW

25/07/2022

XC Ford Falcon Ute GS 500 XA XB

  • 221347 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Unfinished Project xc Falcon Ute, factory 4.1l 6cyl column shift manual. Two utes up for sale. One 100% complete and very drivable, starts stops lights work,but quite rusty. One rolling shell completely rust free. Selling as a package deal, includes vehicles as pictured, fresh 4.1l 6cyl cammed, extractors Holley, electronic ignition, redline manifold etc, T5 five speed gearbox, bell-housing clutch, rally pack instrument cluster, GS bonnet, spare interior, xc wagon rear bumper bar, GS twin headl

$20,000Negotiable
Penrith, NSW

17/07/2022

1980 Ford Falcon GL Automatic Sedan

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

351 matching numbers block and chassis for complete restoration JG23XA XXXXX vin no. (Esp or falcon 500?) Completely rusted every part missing Want your XD to have matching numbers genuine 351 FMX 9" Diff with Disc brakes. Tramp rods Ex cop chaser Chassis and block only.. Fmx extra $ 9" sold so dont even ask. Wheels not included, can help loading onto tilttray or trailer Might negotiate a bit...

$1,500Negotiable
Albion Park, NSW

17/07/2022

Ford xe/xd ute bionic blue

  • 100000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual

Description of the vehicle is in the images ,message for more info Price is negotiable

$22,000Negotiable
Lalor, VIC

15/07/2022

Wanted: Wanted: Xd Falcon Project

  • 1000000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

I'm chasing an xd in half decent condition to tidy up and cruise Will consider xe or xf aswell

$1,000
Adelaide CBD, SA

12/07/2022

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

07/07/2022

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

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

Wanted: wtb ford x or e series wreaks

  • 100000 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

wanted fords any condition. mainly after xd xe xf zk zl ea eb ed ef el falcon fairmont ghia xr6 will buy rusty defected crashed parts cars anything. contact me with what you have

$1
Murray Bridge, SA

02/05/2022

XD Falcon base model GL

  • 205000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

XD sedan in very good condition, interior is amazing, very little sun damage anywhere with no rips or tears anywhere, all original as it left the factory. Body is in fantastic condition, it carries nearly all of its factory applied paint.. it has had small touch ups by the previous owner. So, want an XD that doesn't require $20K of rust repairs??.. this is it!.. NO rust around front or rear screens or 1/4 panel below C pillars where they are usually stuffed, A fridge magnet sticks everywhere, n

$16,000
Mundaring, WA

25/03/2022

1981 XD ford falcon GL

  • 191000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Restored to original matching numbers car runs well drive good factory air and power steering call for more information.contact for more pictures getting very hard to find. is a genuine JG23 which is a S pack.

$30,000
Caloundra Area, QLD

16/03/2022

Ford xe wagon suit xa xb Xc xd Xf buyer

  • 582853 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

This xe wagon is a good parts car Or a keen restoration project T bar auto 6 cyl Have not tried to start it Previous owner said it was a runner Ignition barrel buggered Good mags an tyers Front bar is excellent Both rear view mirrors look good Normal rust issues see picks Is missing door trims and a few small parts from what I can see Asking $2650 or best offer would like to move it on quickly Will hold only with a deposit after inspection Thanks NGS Ph

$2,500
Romsey, VIC

02/03/2022

XD falcon

  • 99999 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

It is an XD Falcon poverty pack ute. It is three on the tree manual. Has its fare share of ware and tare and rust in the usual places. I’m not sure if it runs. Please contact me by phone on . Thanks Stewart

$1,500
Lara, VIC

09/02/2022

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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.