1989 Ford Falcon GL 3.9L SOHC injected from Australia and New Zealand
Genuine Aussie workhorse
Regular routine servicing like brakes, fluids, etc.
Head gasket has gone twice in its lifetime. Once at approximately 140,000km and most recently at 224,000km.
Gearbox is a 5 speed manual and has not had any problems whatsoever.
Air conditioner needs some more gas.
The single point engines can leak a bit of oil. This can be fixed by changing the gasket seals to rubber ones (which are used in the ED Falcon).
The engine is very tough and I expect to get at least 500,000km out of it.
Overall a big, roomy, powerful and reliable car that is very cheap to buy second hand.
Parts are cheap and plentiful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2002