2003 Ford Falcon BT Gas LPG from Australia and New Zealand
Cheap to repair, comfortable drive and good looking
Oil leaks (just had the bottom of the gasket changed; now the top is leaking).
ABS light permanently on.
Sticky gear selection in dashboard display eg. going from Drive to Park, it will display that you are in Reverse, though you have moved gear to Park. Have to start the car in Neutral gear because of that.
OK, overall this car is good.
Other than those minor issues (and they really are minor), the car is beautiful to handle, very comfortable to drive and so quiet. We bought the EGAS system so the car has no dual fuel system, it's full gas (that's the Green Engine Block).
Has been cheap to repair, and that was part of our decision to buy the Ford. We had a 2004 Mitsubishi Magna Wagon before this one, and I have to say OMG, that car was brilliant, never let us down, mechanically it was A1. We have had the Ford for almost 1 year now, and have been to mechanics twice... sigh... and have to go back to have another look at this ABS light and repair the engine block leak.
Would I buy this car again... probably not, but I think I would still look at buying another Ford, of course, not until I check the reviews for a candidate here first :)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th December, 2011
28th Dec 2011, 16:50
It has 220,000 on the clock, and you're disappointed because of a light staying on and a couple of minor leaks??
17th Jan 2012, 19:30
Yeah, for price I paid for a Falcon, it ended up being the same amount that I sold the Mitsubishi for, which had no leaks, electrical problems or sticky gears. I have to say that is annoying!! Just expect that a Ford will require more maintenance and ongoing road costs :(
26th Nov 2013, 19:27
I have to say, the Magna is the worst car produced by Australia, apart from the Sigma! Horrible cars!