1985 Ford Falcon XF 4.1 leaded petrol carby 6 from Australia and New Zealand
A cheap, simple and performing first car
Two rust patches in the body needed to be repaired.
Steering/suspension needed replacing when bought to pass rego.
Every month on average something small will break that will need fixing (e.g. door handles). They are usually very cheap and easy to fix.
The engine goes well for its age and will beat any Commodore up to a manual VL, which I can keep with.
The car is lowered with Lovell springs and has wider 12-slotters that give it good handling, though it's still easy to get the back end to fishy down the road :)
The other day I made it do about 60 km/h in first gear, and the engine sounded like it was going to blow up, but it did it and kept going.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th December, 2001