1991 Ford Falcon Reviews

1991 Ford Falcon EA2 3.9 Single Point from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.9 Single Point Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 kilometres
Most recent distance186000 kilometres

Summary:

Great tough older car

Faults:

Had to have a re-co transmission fitted to replace original.

New after market suspension & shockers.

New exhaust & muffler.

New fan belt.

General Comments:

A car that has its share of faults but as far as older cars go, you can't go past the EA2 Falcon. Even when things have gone wrong with the engine, transmission etc it has still been able to be driven to my mechanic (which is a good 30 km away). Very comfortable (even though the seats can do a number on the back after a good 500km drive). Very reliable and a lot of issues can be rectified cheaply with a trip to a local wrecker.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2008

1991 Ford Falcon EA11 GL Wagon 3.9 CFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.9 CFI Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired244000 kilometres
Most recent distance248869 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Great car for its age

Faults:

The car has been reasonably reliable considering its age and mileage.

Replaced the in-tank fuel pump which just stopped working one day.

Replaced rear wiper motor as the old one had a cracked gear housing.

Replaced left lower ball joint; Age related maintenance.

Replaced front brake rotors as the passenger side one was badly warped when I bought the car. Apparently this is a common problem with these cars.

General Comments:

Very comfortable car to drive.

Handling is as expected of a car with a leaf sprung rear. Can become quite entertaining to drive on wet or slippery roads.

Steering is quite vague when pushing the car.

Not a lot of power, but has enough low down torque to tow a block of flats.

Despite lack of power, cruises quite well at reasonably high speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2005

1991 Ford Falcon EA GL 3.9 Fuel Injected from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.9 Fuel Injected Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired249000 kilometres
Most recent distance255000 kilometres

Summary:

The work-horse with a thirst

Faults:

Just the general problems for a car of this age and being a 6 cylinder also. A bit heavy on the juice, but then again I am looking at upgrading to a 4WD, the lifestyle of a family style wagon isn't there for me, and since I drive myself around mostly, I figured to go for a lifestyle I love thus 4WD.

General Comments:

Nothing against Ford, but I love my Commodores, personal preference. Nice car with a front bench seat, if you can call it nice! Good stock car, looks bad with mods (hence I didn't waste my time). Not idea first car VERY powerful in the wet, almost lost the vehicle a number of times because of unpredicted motor wake!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2004

1991 Ford Falcon GL Wagon 3.9 EFI from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.9 EFI Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired246277 kilometres
Most recent distance247979 kilometres

Summary:

Good Cheap Power

Faults:

Since I purchased the vehicle:

Replaced Tyres (normal)

Replaced Link Pin Bushes.

Drove alright, needed New Shocks (so I'm told)

Most Recently:

EFI Engine Tune

Leads Replaced

Re-aim windscreen washers

Secured the under tray

Checked Rear Demister

Rear Washer (was not pumping)

General Comments:

This car is a pleasure to drive when you have all things working properly. Seats aren't the nicest, but wooden seats would be worse. Got a good buy on the vehicle and is great for the power I get out of it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st June, 2004

1991 Ford Falcon S 3.9 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.9 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired230000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

A comfortable and effortless tourer

Faults:

Broken Timing Chain tensioner.

Worn muffler.

Worn bearing in diff.

Broken engine mounting (near side)

General Comments:

In quite good condition for its age, considering it cost Oz$1900. It drives from Canberra to Syd and back, from Canberra to Central Victoria and back at around 9.5L/100km (accurate measurement).

It cruises at 110 - 120 km/h effortlessly with a trailer.

The engine has good torque characteristics so there is not too much gear changing on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2003

1991 Ford Falcon GL ute 4.1L six from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.1L six Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 kilometres
Most recent distance168000 kilometres

Summary:

Fun to drive, cheap parts

Faults:

Oil pressure gauge broke, and left an oil trail about 400 metres. Only cost $10 to fix.

Needs new fuel pump due to swithching fuels over to and from gag/petrol.

Nothing apart from that.

General Comments:

The car is really comfortable to drive and pretty quick.

I've lowered it and put bigger wheels on. 2.5" exhaust also.

I would like it to go faster considering it's a manual, but I'm not sure what to do next.

Any ideas please help.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2002

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 6 reviews