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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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1981 Ford Falcon XD 427 V8

  • 123456 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 8000

The Falcon XD was introduced in 1979 following the Falcon XC. A redesign was undertaken, borrowing inspiration from Ford Europe’s Ford Granada Mark II. The XD model range saw the removal of the 2-door hardtop body shape, but saw the introduction of limited models such as the European Sports Pack, S Pack and Limited Edition Fairmont Ghia. 302 and 351 ci V8 engine options were available as well as the 3.3 and 4.1 litre straight six. Notable examples include Dick Johnson’s “Tru-Blue” XD, which won

$79,999 Excl. Gov. Charges
Mile End, SA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

1981 FORD FALCON XD 3 SP AUTOMATIC 4D WAGON, 5 seats

  • 323162 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Regretful sale .. Mint interior Scratches and chipped paint in areas small ding in passengers door … If you like/love ford wagons you will live this thing .. Started it to get it in the shed but it needs the carbi rebuilt to get her cruising .. (have it here ) My opinion needs a 351 hahah Amazing project wagon

$11,000
Moonbi, NSW

21 hours ago

1979 Ford Falcon XD Fairmont Brown Automatic Sedan

  • 114410 km
  • Other
  • Auto
  • 8

1979 XD Ford Fairmont, 5.8 351 V8. This XD is an original matching numbers 5.8 Auto with only 114,000 km's. It has been a Victorian car since new and only had 2 owners. It is rust free and a great example of an original and unmolested Falcon. It also has its log book and original invoice from when purchased new. All vehicles are sold with clear title. We also provide speedy and competitive finance options. Freight can be arranged for our interstate customer's. If you are planning on flying into

$37,999 Excl. Gov. Charges
Bells Creek, QLD

Dealer used
01/03/2024

XD Falcon 1980 Ute 351 V8 Auto

  • 7736 km
  • Ute
  • Manual
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

Running and rego'd in WA. 351 Clevo, moderate cam, upgraded intake with Holley double pumper, extractors with a twin 3 inch exhaust running by the 9 inch locked diff. C4 auto with B&M shifter, works well. Brand new brakes all around including hoses, new front shocks and springs and serviced wheel bearings. New fuel tank under upholstered tub and tailgate sealed. Rust free chassis. All maintenance items done, front tyres good, rear tyres not bad considering power and diff. Some old spare parts

$35,500Negotiable
Orelia, WA

01/03/2024

1979 Ford Falcon Xd panel project or parts car

  • 123456 km
  • Van/Mini van
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

Xd falcon panel van 6 project or parts car $750 ono

$750Negotiable
Geraldton, WA

29/02/2024

1981 Ford Falcon GL

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

FORD XD 351 Auto EX POLICE CHASER Needs Resto Rust in rear panels 2 doors and sill. Was on gas, still have original Carby & Manifold. $18,000

$18,000
Swansea, NSW

28/02/2024

1984 XE Ford Falcon 351 auto SEDAN

  • 1234 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

MAY SWAP WITH CASH ADJUSTMENT (EITHER WAY) FOR ONE OF THE BELOW : ***SUBARU WRX STI******2006 model (Blue with gold wheels)*** *** XW OR XY Falcon*** *** FPV BF Cobra*** *** BF 40th Anniversary Edition*** ***2012 Black R-SPEC*** ***24-28FT BOAT (trailer not required)*** Preferably Brisbane but will transport for right car. ---------------------------- ABOUT THIS VEHICLE: Ford XE in its original CITRUS YELLOW factory duco. The body on this survivor must be seen to be appreciated. It is

$32,000
Scarborough, QLD

27/02/2024

FORD XD 383 V8 FALCON SEDAN

  • 136647 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 8 cyl 5.8L

ENGINE BUILT BY MAW ENGINES BALLARAT 383 STROKER cleverland motor very crisp an torgue motor 3v alloy heads an intake 800 race holly carby ice ignition alloy radiator dynoed tuned tuned extractors manualised c4 9inch spooled diff 3.1 ratio has a fuel sell in boot VERY CLEAN BODY NO RUST mini tubed rear lower 1/4 panels need repair CENTRE LINE MAGS RACE BUCKET SEATS WITH RACE HARNIESSSEAT BELTS fully carpeted intior an boot CAN BE CLUB REGOED

$30,000Negotiable
Horsham, VIC

25/02/2024

1987 Ford Falcon xf ghia not Xd, xe possible swap trade

  • 171000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

Ford falcon xf ghia good condition for age all original interior has no rips or tears has all the ghia extras ,engine don't run could be a good excuse for a v8 , look at the price for a Xd or xe right now and you will see that the xf if about to jump so get one now before you miss out possible swope trade for more info give me a call or send me a message cheers

$5,500Negotiable
Geraldton, WA

09/02/2024

1972 for xa xb gt replica shell xb xd xe xc xy xw

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

Xa gt replica project for sale body is good for its age it's pretty straight it was a barn find its half in primer it has some rust not bad easy fix its a soiled body for a xa gt rep It has all gt interior exterior parts to go with including a 351 boss motor complete with a v8 single rail gearbox time wasters will be ignored cheers

$20,000Negotiable
Wollongong, NSW

04/02/2024

XD Ford Falcon 1980 S Pack

  • 253463 km
  • Wagon
  • Manual
  • 6 cyl 4.1L

This vehicle is very straight and only has ding on drivers side rear panel. Next to no rust. Has been in shed for years. Has not been registered for years but kicks over no problem and has no mechanical issues that I am aware of. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any more information.

$7,000Negotiable
Tamworth, NSW

22/01/2024

Classic headlight switch falcon Fairlane

  • 0 km

Headlight switch and knob tidy condition suit XE XD

$42Negotiable
Faulconbridge, NSW

11/12/2022

1980 xd falcon (garaged for 10 years)

  • 156000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

1980 xd falcon (garaged for 10 years) was registered 11 years ago still have papers. Duel fuel, six cylinder, but have a 302 block also selling with car. Other parts also in pictures. 302 and more parts photos still come. No fuel or gas in tanks but does turn over. Pick up in epping Price is little negotiable

$12,000Negotiable
Epping, VIC

13/11/2022

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

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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.