1996 Ford Falcon Futura 4.0 inline 6
Awesome powerful cruiser
Has an idle problem occasionally.
Temp gauge wasn't working, found it had no thermostat. Replaced it and it works fine now.
Absolutely awesome car. Still looks good and has road presence, especially running 235s all round. Even though nearly 20 years old, it still gets a few looks as it's in very good condition and I always keep it clean. Looks smart in Heritage green.
Seats are comfortable, stereo has good sound and the interior has held up very well in the harsh NZ sun and after numerous owners. The trans is smooth and the engine has a nice sound. Unsure of its maintenance history, but it seems to have been looked after. Uses no oil or water. I keep up regular services on it.
On long trips these cars really come into their own. Built for doing big ks, they are a pleasure to drive for hours on end. Fuel economy is a little brutal around town, but on the open road they sip fuel and can get a good 600km out of a tank.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st August, 2015