2001 Ford Falcon AU2 Futura Classic 4.0 intech from Australia and New Zealand
Great long distance cruiser. But a bit thirsty in town
Just set a few cosmetic things right.
Replaced all fluids and oils.
Replaced front disks and pads.
Replaced boot lid (old one rusted through).
Performed ECU reset.
New, decent tyres.
Nothing has actually stopped working.
All that I have done has been preventative, except brakes and boot lid.
Bought the car quite cheaply.
Was attracted by the low km, and by the way the thing drove.
Heaps of lazy effortless power, and great economy on the highway.
Very comfortable and quiet.
Handles great for a big car with a long wheelbase, but the old school live rear axle can get unsettled over bumpy corners. Especially if I am a bit careless with power delivery.
The interior is big and wide, and I prefer the darker grey interior. Much better than the insipid light grey or beige interiors in a lot of cars. The dash is easy to read and all the controls are in easy reach. Except for the central locking button on the dash, and the pwr/eco switch for the auto trans.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2013
14th Aug 2013, 14:21
Is your distance covered in miles? I think Falcons have metric speedometers; I don't think any are exported to the UK.
23rd Aug 2013, 01:33
Falcons are metric. Best economy is 853km from 64 liters. The car has a 68 liter tank.
Bad economy in town or if I have a bit of a play. Highway economy is better than my old 2.0 liter Sonata.
23rd Aug 2013, 01:43
A few high performance models have been imported to the UK.
I always thought it would be sweet to have an Aussie Falcon in the UK. You guys haven't had a decent Falconish sort of car since the early 80s Granada, and even that was a gutless V6. The Aussie Ford inline six is a great engine.