1968 Ford Falcon Review

1968 Ford Falcon XR 170 pursuit from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 170 pursuit Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance79565 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

A cheap classic cruise machine

Faults:

The only thing I have replaced on the car since I've had it were the windscreen wipers and air filter. The trust bearing in the gearbox needs replacing and the fuel gauge sender unit needs replacing other than that its fine. The rust is starting to come through bad, but you have to expect that from a 38 year old car.

General Comments:

The car is very sluggish the 170cu 3 speed manual is more of a cruise car not a race car. It doesn't handle well and drum brakes we know are really not good at all. The seats are comfortable, but there are no headrests on the seats so you could get bad whiplash if you're not careful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2006

25th Dec 2009, 09:15

They actually had the nerve to call that model "pursuit"?!

I had a 1965 "Falcon" in the U.S. (a different looking car I'm sure) that had a 289 V-8 in it that went like a bat. You could "pursue" and PASS Mustangs with that car.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review