1990 Ford Falcon EA 'S' Pac 3.9 Multi-Point from Australia and New Zealand
Wouldn't trade it for the world
The Falcon had the head gasket replaced at 100,000 km.
Hoses replaced at 150,000 km.
An ignition module has been replaced at 180,000 km.
Heater hose at 240,000 km.
Replaced distributor and coil at 250,000 km.
The Falcon is usually pretty thirsty, especially when it's driven in the city, but highway distances are no problem.
The Falcon can be a speed machine with heaps of grunt, or a smooth comfortable ride depending on my company at the time.
While the Falcon is simple to drive, I find the steering to be perhaps a little to light as I don't feel in contact with the road.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st October, 2002
22nd Oct 2002, 05:32
I'm glad to see a good report on one of these once in a while. I too have owned a 1990 EA2 Falcon, it also needed the head gasket done (first one at 190,000k's). I had to sell it when I moved to Australia from New Zealand and was heart-wrenching as it was immaculate and I got barely anything for it. Am now in the possession of a brand new AU3 wagon. So far it doesn't have the personality of the old Falcon, but I guess that will come after it's covered a couple a hundred thousand k's.
11th Jan 2004, 06:02
Good to hear decent things about the 1990 ford falcon. shame about those head gaskets.
4th Nov 2005, 20:38
Well mate a falcon may have some gasket troubles once every 150thou, but a magna will spit a timing chain every 30.
My EA just had its first re-build at 1.5mill!!! the water ports in the back of the head are to small once you have them enlarged you will have no probs ever again.