1981 Ford Falcon Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1981 Ford Falcon XD 4.1 alloy head from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.1 alloy head Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Most recent distance396671 kilometres
Previous carHolden Gemini

Summary:

Very good Family car

Faults:

None as yet.

General Comments:

The car is very good for it's age.

It was one of the best sedans of it's age.

The first car in Australia to have plastic bumpers and fuel tank.

It has not eaten the fuel like I thought, it is very good with fuel compared to a lot of other cars out there today.

It has the go for when you need it.

But I don't like the front seats, they do not have the comfort I like.

The car has a lot of space, unlike other cars of that year.

It is very reliable.

The car has:

91kw with 305 nm of torque.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2003

1981 Ford Falcon S Pak 4.1 6 cylinder Alloy Head from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.1 6 cylinder Alloy Head Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired198984 kilometres
Most recent distance201345 kilometres

Summary:

A high Performance Tire Smoking Rocket

Faults:

Apart from my gearbox getting stuck into gear, which I fixed by replacing with new gearbox.

General Comments:

The car has truckloads of performance.

At standard ride height it gets a bit of body roll and under steer. Ever still I lowered it 2 inches all round it has improved the handling characteristics greatly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2003

1981 Ford Falcon XE 4.1 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.1 Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired203000 kilometres
Most recent distance214000 kilometres
Previous carDatsun 1200

Summary:

Reliable handy bargain

Faults:

Oil leak.

Rust around wheel arches.

Ball joint.

General Comments:

Very comfortable Ute.

Goes well.

Very handy and can throw anything on the back.

Looks good, have lowered it, resprayed it cobalt blue pearl, 16" mags and slowly working on the engine. Have a 351 sitting in a garage, but might keep that for something else.

Feel safer driving a vehicle that has weight behind it.

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

Review Date: 18th February, 2003

1981 Ford Falcon GL 250 Alloy Crossflow from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 250 Alloy Crossflow Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired550000 kilometres
Most recent distance670000 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

She's done lots of kilometers, but doesn't show it!

Faults:

Cross-threaded spark-plugs.

Had to replace the clutch.

Had to replace the carburettor (the power bypass valve went on me).

General Comments:

This Falcon wagon is really good value for money. The rear suspension setup lets you down going through bumpy corners, but for one of the first examples of an Alloy Crossflow six, this Falcon really shines.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2001

18th Jul 2001, 21:09

Just bought an old XF with 328000 on the clock, so your comments are very reassuring. Owned an XB previously and I had to off load it while it was still running. It would not die.

I'm expecting another 300000 out of it. Lets see.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 6 reviews