1992 Ford Falcon Reviews

1992 Ford Falcon 3.9 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.9 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired40 kilometres
Most recent distance286 kilometres
Previous carNissan X-Trail

Summary:

This car is very nice; I would buy another one

Faults:

Gear box failed after 13 years.

General Comments:

This car is a reliable car, but is quite heavy.

Should place good tyres on it as cheap ones will wear out quickly.

It is very good four camping and traveling.

This car is very good on highways and motorways, and has enough power and speed to overtake nicely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2010

1992 Ford Falcon EB Gli Series II Wagon 4.0i 6 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1996
Engine and transmission 4.0i 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance261500 kilometres

Summary:

Generally reliable - high upkeep

Faults:

Head gasket has gone four times (roughly 80 000kms, 150 000kms, 205 000kms and 256 000kms)

Original cylinder head had two cracks in it (at 256 000kms, 51 000kms after reconditioning)

Original water pump failed at about 205 000kms, overnight, with no prior warning.

Horn went off in the middle of the night for no reason.

Rear tailgate windscreen wiper motor fell apart.

Isn't built like a tank on the inside (roof fabric sagging).

Door seals obviously show their age - significant wind noise on drivers side at higher speeds (becomes annoying above 110km/h)

Front wheels always eventually go out of alignment. Will wear out cheap tyres fairly quickly. Slight pull to the left.

Disk rotors will squeal like crazy unless you apply anti-squeal grease (minor annoyance)

General Comments:

Wagon is duel fuel, averages about 15 to 16l/100km in the city and around 12 to 13l/100km highway. Around 12 to 13l/100km on petrol in the city.

Just been on 4000km north-west WA trip, performed well, cruising at 130km/h for hours on end. Temperature gauge never goes past 1/4, even on the hottest summer days climbing steep hills.

Was fitted with a reconned EL head and an AU head gasket at 256 000kms, and is still going strong 24 000kms later.

Transmission is good after 280 000kms, however there is the occasional thudding downshift between second and first (once tranny warms up this mostly disappears). Engine burns a little oil, however is acceptable (needs small top up every two months).

Plenty of torque for overtaking. Air con has never been re-gassed and is still icy cold. De-misters are excellent.

Handling isn't perfect, bit of body roll going round corners. Can throw the back end out on wet or loose surfaces (i.e. gravel) VERY easily if you put too much power on.

Excellent value for money, as they can be picked up for $1500 to $3000 at most, with far less K's than this one. However, avoid if not looked after meticulously and/or no service history is available.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2006

23rd Jun 2010, 08:01

Next time your head gasket goes and you fit a new one, replace the cylinder head bolts as well, as they are not designed to be reusable. If you look after it, the engine will go past the 1,000,000 km mark. Seen that in a couple of ex taxis.

16th Mar 2013, 02:34

My EB2 has now done about 350,000 km, has gone through 4 coils and around 4 TFI modules (the modules screwed to side of the distributor); apparently they overheat and burnout. Bad oil leaks from the front and rear of the engine, two diff repairs were also done as well, and mine used to overheat in the hot weather, and so a radiator repair guy said Ford fitted small cored radiators (I bought a larger heavy duty one which solved the problem), and yes I've had two head gaskets done too.

1992 Ford Falcon xr6 4.0L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.0L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance171000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Vectra

Summary:

Exciting, comfortable fun

Faults:

Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

What a fantastic car, the first of the XR6 models. Very quick and comfortable with the factory bucket seats. Still looks good even today.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2006

1992 Ford Falcon from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired216000 kilometres
Most recent distance236000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Cressida

Summary:

Roomy family car

Faults:

Distributor failed- quite expensive at $360 to replace.

Squeaky brakes even after having brake pade replaced and drums machined.

Losing control of back end in the wet, on curves, tyres good, so don't know what the problem is here.

The hard vinyl on the centre console is chipping and looks ugly.

Disconnected from battery to fix distributor and have no security code for radio... Ford charges $15 to give number... that sucks!!!

General Comments:

This model is roomy and comfortable for a family. Has lots of power for uphill and towing. power switch for extra grunt uphill.

I am thinking of trading to a later model ford, probably 1999.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2004

11th May 2004, 03:52

Please don't buy an AU, they are horrible evil for lemons, get a 2004 BA, or go 97-98 and get an EL.

19th May 2005, 04:01

I own a ford falcon EB series 2 station wagon 1992, I bought it from a car yard and I have had a lot of work done to it. It is a great car, its has a lot of guts if well looked after. My car has done the right thing by me and so I will do the right thing by it. Remember what comes around goes around, so if you kick it in the guts it will repay you back. The brakes will squeal as it is common in the make of this car, It costs a lot of money to get it fixed.

9th Jun 2013, 09:09

The AU series 1 is no good. The AU series 2 and 3 are great cars.

EL Falcons, from owning one, and from friends and family buying them, steer well clear; they were duds. Head gasket issues and electrical issues galore, not to mention they were horribly uneconomical!

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews