2007 Ford Falcon BFII Futura 4.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Big, comfortable, effortless cruiser
Armrest trim on rear door fell off; clicked back in place.
This car is big, has comfortable seats, runs quietly, is an effortless performer, and returns good fuel economy.
Reason for the Ford dealer scoring 0 - I purchased the car from the dealer, and several matters were to be attended to before collecting the car. These were partly and hastily attended to when I returned a week later with a cheque, except for the handbrake adjustment, but 6 months' free rego covered that, and my own mechanic services the car. I haven't returned to that dealer since.
Niggles - Boot floor uneven, and the 4-speed auto on this car is not the best box out there.
Likes - Fuel economy: best recorded (180 km run, open road) 6.4L/100km; city and suburban runs 9.5-10 L/100km, using 95 or 98 octane. Tyre life: rear tyres (Goodyear) are originals, have covered 88000 km and still have legal tread left. Michelins on the front.
The car is housed in a carport, not garaged, and after nearly 7 years, it still polishes up practically as new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th October, 2014