1985 Ford Falcon XF S-PAK 4.1 Lt from Australia and New Zealand
Great Power, Manual Goes Hard
Air Conditioning Unit Failed (common).
Engine Mounts split.
Clutch Replaced about 100,000kms.
Alternator and starter motor replaced about the same time.
Gearbox Syncro's have been slowing wearing away, now crunches into 2nd and 4th.
At first the only XF I was in was an auto, and was really slow and had poor acceleration. My XF S-Pack with the 4 speed and sports springs make you glide like a feather.
The manual the with my 4.1 Lt EFI single point injection make for a very powerful car, also with the Ford 9inch Diff LSD.
I did a stopwatch test and I got 0 - 100 in 8.45 seconds, which is as quick as a 1996 VS Commodore, which I thought wasn't too bad at all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th March, 2005