1999 Ford Falcon Forte 5.0 litre from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable, quick, safe and economical for a five litre
Gearbox went four weeks after buying it.
Needs another gearbox rebuild now after 120,000k.
Replaced radiator, and normal running gear, belts, plugs,suspension.
Also had new cam shaft and axles replaced after a major accident.
Drives well, amazing car still, after the k's I've clocked up, and also being in a major accident. It is quick off the line, has got me out of some near misses, uses less fuel than my six; recently done an 1800k trip, and used $100 less than a six.
The drive is still comfortable, one of the most reliable cars I've had. Upkeep has been minimal, if you keep a car serviced and replace parts before they are worn, you should get years out of them.
I swapped a new car for this V8 Ford Falcon 1999 model, and certainly have not regretted it. The only complaint is the interior could have been done a lot nicer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 6th September, 2011