8th Apr 2003, 20:25


I have a BA XR6 Turbo. I have done just over 4000km. Not one problem. The car is Great!. Very nice to drive and has heaps and heaps of power. I have been checking the oil from day one, every 500kms. No oil consumption at all and I drive the car HARD!.

I am waiting to mod the car. Will achieve 250RWKS easily. If you are serious about your performance 300RWKWS is achievable (400HP @ the Wheels).

I would recommend the XR6T to anyone.

Well Done Ford!.


8th Apr 2004, 21:23

Here are a list of problems I have had,Poor paint from factory, needed to be repainted and took Kloster Ford Newcastle 8 weeks and still ordinary. Motor used 2 litres of oil in 1000 kms and still uses oil. Coolant leak from water pump, oil leak front seal. Light shudder on initial take up of clutch and severe driveline vibration at 80-100km/h.Drink holder won`t close, acceleration switch problem. Over all car goes good, but this will be my last ford. (no longer a Ford man)

22nd Jan 2005, 00:48

January 22 2005.


I drive an August 2003 build XR6 Turbo auto, have done 49,974 kms and have been very happy with this vehicle. It drives well, performs as expected and does not use oil! It has 18" wheels and the Ford performance brakes. No problems. First set of tyres did @33,000 kms.

I would gladly buy another. It is better value then equivalent HSV and FPV vehicles by about $10,000!


A Happy Customer.

1st Nov 2006, 19:57

What I am noticing through reading the Falcon and Commodore reviews and comments is that there seems to be no consistency with the build quality of these cars.

Some are good, some are bad. In this day and age, you would think Holden and Ford could put some effort in. You go over and read the Magna/Camry reviews for a case in point.

12th Nov 2006, 20:31

Hi all.

My mates XR6 turbo is its 3rd diff and done 50000km. The last one lasted 1200km and was replaced under warranty. but only took 50km before there is some wierd nosies coming from the back end. other than that it is a awesome car lots of power. good handling. awesome brakes. But FORD need to get the diff right.

22nd May 2010, 05:43

I am a Kiwi working in your beautiful continent, and have an E37 charger (past E49 spec 2000 tech) in storage there and miss her.

I got me a xr6T, and as a machine it's awesome. I think of it as a new Charger! Good job Ford!!

A new classic from Australia, good job.

28th Jul 2010, 15:17

I have a 2002 XR6 Auto. I have the following problem on your list.

1) Front disk brakes warped. They squealed for years. I kept taking it back to Ford, who just kept replacing the pads until the warranty period ended.

6) Bonnet release broke.

7) Clunky diff.

15) Flat battery due to alternator fault.

16) Liked to drink oil for the first few thousand k's.

17) A/C went on the blink too. 2K just for Ford to access the problem.

Bottom line is, that I don't think I will ever buy a Ford again.

7th Dec 2013, 08:56

I've just spent the entire week working on my mate's 02 BA Falcon. It seems everything I've had to fix is a common problem. He loaned it to his uncle and brother for a few months as he lost his licence. It came back with a smashed windscreen and smashed up fuel pump, as they decided to take the fuel out of it to put in another car, due to the car using way too much fuel and constantly dying out and draining the battery.

I've replaced the entire fuel system apart from the tank itself. And now guess what? I have to remove the whole rear suspension and diff cradle just to get to it. I've replaced the ABS sensors, brakes, fuses, roof lining, heater core, cooling system, bushes and so much more. I've had 3 BA's XR6-8 and XT myself, and have never heard anything like it. Not until today.

I've been on the forums this evening, and it turns out it's almost a given that it's going to happen to all of them. I've put the fuel tank issue down to lack of driving and repair work to related parts. How on earth have these issues been overlooked?