1970 Ford Falcon Reviews

1970 Ford Falcon 250 C.I.D inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1970
Engine and transmission 250 C.I.D inline 6 Automatic

Summary:

Basic no frills transportation

Faults:

Not a lot for what it was. Reconditioned the cylinder heads at about 100,000 miles. Replaced one water pump and alternator. Car rusted out badly on all four doors and trunk lid.

General Comments:

This was a 1970 and a half Falcon, which I believe was similar to the Torino and Fairlane of the same era.

It was a very basic low end model - no power steering or brakes. Parallel parking was a chore to say the least. Plain black vinyl interior (seats, floor, dash etc) made it almost impossible to sit in in the summer heat.

It did what it was meant to do - get you from point A to B. Didn't handle great, and brakes were non power, so stopping left something to be desired. The 6 cylinder engine had adequate power and delivered reasonable mileage (mid 20's highway).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd July, 2011

1970 Ford Falcon XW 3.6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1970
Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired63123 miles
Most recent distance65089 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Big classic 70's beast

Faults:

Front doors sagging.

Speedo gauge ticks and bounces.

Broken steering column.

General Comments:

Car is a good 70's cruiser, and built like a tank.

Never had a problem mechanically, starts first time every time.

The car is original with whitewall tyres and gets heaps of looks.

There's a bit of rust starting to come through the bottom of the doors, boot and rear quarter panels. Would recommend for a cruise car or a great first car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2009

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews