1968 Ford Falcon XR 170 pursuit from Australia and New Zealand


A cheap classic cruise machine


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.

24th Feb 2021, 01:36

2436 lb for the first models that the "Pursuit 170" came out in, vs 2938 lb for the XR, LOL.