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