1999 Ford Falcon XR8 V8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Some are lemons, but only some
The car was fine for the first month. Then the following:
Ignition system failed, leaving me stranded and late for work, on at least 6 occasions. Ignition was finally replaced at the dealer, after much fighting with the dealer principal.
Engine management computer became faulty after six months. Replaced by dealer.
Wiper control relay burnt out. Replaced twice.
Great looking car. Black paint had a very deep lustre.
Performance is very willing! It's hard not to enjoy driving this car.
Ford Australia replaced the entire car for me, on a partial buy-back. Well done, Ford! I now have a silver one, which has been nothing but a pleasure to own!
I hope this was just a one-off lemon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th November, 2007
9th Apr 2008, 01:02
I'd say only some are lemons. I too owned a 99 XR8 automatic with sunroof. Damn, I miss that car. Owned it for 2 years and nothing at all went wrong with it, I've never driven another car that handles quite like it either, albeit at the expense of ride quality. Apparently the AU XR8s handle even better than the BA's - never fanged a BA XR8 but I'd believe it as the boss 220 puts more weight over the front wheels than the old 5 (4.9) litre. Sadly as I was a young fella at the time I could not afford to keep it and had to down-trade. But I'd buy another one in a second, this time maybe a 200 or 220 kw version for a bit more grunt. If only the missus would let me...