Ford Falcon

Submitted: Monday, May 31, 2004 at 13:58
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I am wanting to buy a used Ford Falcon. I have looked in the post and I can get one for under 10K with around 100000Kms. Can anybody tell me if there is any particular version or year of this vehicles that I should stay away from ? Lemons ! !
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:19

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 14:19
Forget the Falcon get a Camry and as for lemons it's a lottery our 98 Falcon wagon was a lemon but one of my work mates has the same model, even the colour is the same and he has had no trouble at all.

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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 10:08

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 10:08
the colour is the defining matter in vehicle quality Baz, I am amazed that two Falcons same colour had such a differing quality signature
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 12:17

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 12:17
I thought quality was reliant on which day of the week it was made....
dont get anything made on a monday or tuesday workers still getting over the weekend...and not thursday and friday as they are too busy thinking about forthcoming weekend...leaving wednesday as probably the better day
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 13:10

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 13:10
On wednesday they ONLY make RED cars, buy a red car
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Follow Up By: Nudenut - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 13:16

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 13:16
red...does that mean it will be a ferrari
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 13:23

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 13:23
they just go like a Ferrari
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 20:54

Monday, May 31, 2004 at 20:54
Personally I would stick with falcon or holden as they are the cheapest to keep on the road for servicing, parts and aftermarket bits and acces. I am a falcon man and have had an excellent run over the years, my most recent upgrade was an EF Futura, duel fuel, 1994, done 90,000 ks for $6000 in as new condition.
Not sure of the model you are looking at for 10k but the only model that had a bad name was the first model AU, but I think most of the niggling problems would be sorted out by now. Mate just went to the govt auctions and bought a BA Futura 14 months old 40,000ks with 22months new car warranty still to go for $20,800 in excellent cond. Might be a way to get a good car for wholesale money. Happy shopping, there are a huge range to choose from in yards these days and some excellent private deals too.
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Reply By: Gazzaa - Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 20:55

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2004 at 20:55
Pelesino,

Over the years I have tried to keep an open mind about car marques but every time I have owned or driven a car with the oval badge it was a lemon!

Either they had handling problems, reliability problems or a mix of both but all had resale value problems.

Go to a ex govt auction and look at the comparison betweem Holdens and Fords of equivalent age and specs and you will find that the Fords are $2 to $4 Thousand Dollars less for the same age and condition and spec for the same car as time goes by the gap widens. It's a big price to pay for brand loyalty.

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