1990 Ford Falcon Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1990 Ford Falcon S Pack 3.9 MPI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.9 MPI Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 kilometres
Most recent distance147000 kilometres
Previous carAlfa Romeo 90

Summary:

P plater's dream!

Faults:

- Of course the head gasket blew at 14,700 Km.

- Air Con needs re-gassing.

Other than that, my 'S Pack' is perfect in every aspect.

General Comments:

Got my 'S Pack' for $2500, no joke! And it is perfect. Motor, body and every thing in-between is just perfect.

Have spent nothing on it till the head gasket blew.

The 'S Pack' goes like a rocket. Cracks 180 Km/h in 4th gear. And still got 5th gear to go. Not bad hey?

The 'S Pack' rides well except in wet weather where the back tends to slide. Care is needed in the wet.

The 'S Pack' uses a lot more fuel in the city than on the highway, but that's what you get for a car with this much performance.

I wouldn't trade it for the world!

I treat it right and it treats me right.

A true Aussie car that's going to out last the others.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 2004

1990 Ford Falcon EA 3.9 EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.9 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 626

Summary:

One Ford in a life-time

Faults:

Radiator needed replacing.

Power steering hose x 2 design fault from factory.

Computer Switches x 2.

Throttle body.

Auto Transmission.

Exhaust system.

Glove box lock.

Key hole cover fell off.

Boot Hinge.

No gas in AC.

AC over heats engine.

Head gasket oil leaks.

Camber kit needed to be fitted.

All shockers needed replacing.

Radiator hose x 3.

All seats have Collapsed.

General Comments:

All of the above problems have been fixed and I will be waiting to see what happens next.

When I took the car in for a service, the mechanic told me that you only buy a Ford once and I am going to stick by this rule when I get rid of this huge fault by Ford.

Remember when you pull up at the lights and there is a car that makes a noise that shouldn't be there, 9 times out of 10, it's a Ford.

When you see a tow truck and there is a car on the back, 9 times out of 10, it's a Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th October, 2003

29th Jan 2004, 20:16

I feel that this comment is unfair to all those people who do own well running fords.

If you are not able to keep your car in good condition don't blame the car, blame yourself and if you don't like the car sell it right now and go and buy a Vovlo or something.

1990 Ford Falcon XF 4.1 Unleaded from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.1 Unleaded Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

A high power yet cheap monster

Faults:

I've had oil leak problems with it, but these are only minor.

The previous owner said the head had cracked twice before.

Carburettor replaced at 185000 kilometres.

Very few other problems with car, although a 4 speed Automatic transmission would be better.

Bench seats are annoying.

General Comments:

Great, reliable car.

Has problems with stalling at low revs, but only occasionally.

Powerful if you give it some.

Legroom is not great for someone of my height (six foot four).

Handles well being rear-wheel drive.

Fuel consumption is very low for a six-cylinder.

Lovable car, will be sad to see it go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2003

1990 Ford Falcon EA GL 3.9L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.9L Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired318000 kilometres
Most recent distance330000 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great car for their price!

Faults:

It has had a timing chain rattle since I have owned it, Which would have been repaired if it wasn't for a dodgy mechanic.

General Comments:

Extremely comfortable and economical for its size. Very smooth engine and good power delivery. Cooling system must be well maintained to avoid a blown head gasket.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th April, 2003

1990 Ford Falcon S-Pack 3.9 multi point from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.9 multi point Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

I love my EA I wouldn't trade it for anything

Faults:

The rotor in the distributor wore out at 170 000km.

Ignition module had to be replaced at 178 000km.

Fuel injectors serviced at 185 000km.

Paint is starting to fade form sun.

General Comments:

I think that my car was a real bargain bought it for 4 grand back in '97.

Since then I have put a whole new exhaust system on it including extractors 2.5 inch exhaust and high flow cat and tail pipes.

It is quick doing 0-100km in 7.9 seconds.

It is very spacious and comfortable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th February, 2003

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 11 reviews