2008 Ford Falcon Reviews

2008 Ford Falcon XR6 Rebel 4.0 litre 6 cylinder Barra from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 4.0 litre 6 cylinder Barra Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired153000 kilometres
Most recent distance157000 kilometres
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

The Best

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

At 157000 km, it still drives like a new car.

Great performance.

Beautifully designed car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd June, 2012

2008 Ford Falcon FG G6E 4.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8800 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous carMazda CX-7

Summary:

Every man's dream come true

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong - and I don't expect it will.

Only small gripe is memory seat buttons have fallen in a little to the seat.

General Comments:

Having avoided Ford at all costs, and having Diamantes and Legends, this was a chance buy, and what an amazing decision it turned out to be.

I average about 7.0/100 on a trip, and that's exercising the engine a little; these are limited to 200, I know there is much more there - how do I turn it off?

Round town economy is 11/100, so not too bad, but it has a comfy ride, and the extra stuff the G6E comes with from the G6 even at 9k more is very worthwhile; reversing camera, all the lux stuff, rear air con is great for the kids, full size spare alloy, heavy duty 2.3 t towbar.

Handling is superb, and as good as the old RS6, even though this RWD. When I turn off the traction (litigation button), all the fun starts, but I don't even feel the wheels spinning as it's so well balanced). My wife hits the button to turn it back on :(

Anyways, gone are the old Fords, and this is a remarkable feat for Ford and very European in look, feel and drive. Makes the Commodore look like an old Kingswood.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2009

26th Jul 2010, 07:55

I'm not sure how you are calculating your fuel consumption figures, but they are way off. We have a few of these at work and they average closer to 14L/100kms in traffic and 8L/100kms on the freeway, and even then that's only when you keep the revs low.

23rd Jun 2012, 19:29

Mine gets fuel economy similar to the reviewer. The other people must be driving with a lead foot.

2008 Ford Falcon G6E Turbo 4.0 petrol turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.0 petrol turbo Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired11 kilometres
Most recent distance3250 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Best car I've ever driven by far

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

Very refined feeling car to drive, power is amazing and transmission very very good

Handling and ride are exceptional, far better than previous model.

Seats are very comfortable and love the memory function.

Technology level is a real step forward and catches the Europeans.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2008

11th May 2009, 17:47

Drove an FG XR6 rental car a couple of weeks ago... what an amazing fun car! Runs rings around the BA and I thought that was pretty good. 6 speed auto makes all the difference. Caned it up the length of the North Island, but still did reasonable fuel economy. Steering very tight and responsive, kicks the tail out nicely with ESP off. In all earlier Falcons it was a bit scary taking corners at speed, but you feel in absolute control behind the wheel of an FG. Ford really needs to export this car to the US, it would be an absolute hit. Sometimes I despair at Ford's management decisions.

Waiting for Ford to come up with one of those great lease deals to get one of these.

Bring back the Falcon Wagon! And not a silly 'sportwagon' like the VE Holden, something that can carry a proper sized load. The Falcon Wagon was a marketing misadventure; first mistake was dropping the XR in 1997, followed by dropping the Fairmont and Fairmont V8 when the BA came out in '02, along with a serious slash in features. Third mistake was failing to introduce the 6 speed as an option. We need a new range of wagons, in XT, XR6, G6, and Turbo guise. With fuel prices up for good, a well marketed wagon range will draw back buyers from SUVs, who would otherwise downsize to a smaller diesel SUV - which Ford doesn't offer. So it wouldn't steal sales from the Territory.

2008 Ford Falcon XR6 Ute 4 litre NA from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4 litre NA Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75 kilometres
Most recent distance1750 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Good value for the money. Terrific looks

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Well presented, comfortable interior, great features, with some fun bits that can add a personal touch to the way the car works, such as being able to set some of the operating parameters through the ICC.

Poor quality speakers spoil the audio.

Good looks; the new tonneau cover is clean, and is probably easier to use too.

Smooth engine with heaps of performance, with the five speed automatic adding to the liveliness.

Nice notes when pushing a bit harder.

Sports seats are comfortable without locking you into one position.

Nice dash layout, but takes a little getting used to.

Firm, but not overly harsh ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th November, 2008

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews