2007 Ford Falcon XR6 4.0L 6 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand
Great, reliable aussie sedan. A pleasure to drive
I've only owned this car for a few months, and everything seems fine so far.
The left rear window regulator failed while test driving the car; got it fixed free by the dealer.
The right rear window regulator works when it feels like it.
Driver's side window makes a shuffling/rubbing noise on cold mornings.
Both front doors rattle consistently on rough/bumpy roads.
Overall a great car for money; a great highway car.
Best looking Aussie car ever built.
Has 170,000km on the clock and it still feels new
Steering is a little heavy, but not a problem, and with a bad turning circle, it makes car parks a little tricky.
The 4.0L straight six is very quiet, very smooth and insanely powerful.
The 6 speed ZF auto is very smooth and responsive, and works great with the engine.
Handles very well for a 1.7 tonne car with little road noise and very comfortable ride quality.
Build quality was a noted issue with these Falcons, but it doesn't seem to be present with this one.
Interior is a little bland, but still nicely designed. The cabin is quite comfy, and the instruments are pretty easy to work.
The boot is good, but when you open it after rain, water runs into the boot.
Fuel economy is quite impressive for a big 6. I drive this car to work everyday, and I'm normally running late. The road is horrible, windy, and hilly, but I still manage roughly 12L/100km.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd May, 2012