Ford Falcon AU (1998-2002) has been discontinued. See all Ford Wagons.
Need my car
My ex is locked up with my car key and it's registered in his name but I bought it how do I get a new key or get it back to my home address
Got a spare $500 then you got an AU. She will never let you down. I have owned 4 in total. Had one that o converted to manual and it was the best car i have owned to date. Nicer to drive than a manual fgx xr6 and oh did I give it 4 years of hell, not that an au cares how bad you treat it.
Purchased in August 2011 for $1,200.00.
Reliable and economical
Have had two AU Falcon wagons. The First One dual fuel I put 500000km on clock until gas computer died. Very reliable cars with beautiful interior unlike the later Falcons which seem more plastic inside. So good that I purchased a second wagon a year ago which was well looked after by a pensioner. Very economic on petrol if driven light footed I constantly get 8.7 L/100 combined running. Extremely reliable and comfortable cars that are tremendous value for money.
Purchased in January 2018 for $2,500.00.
- Falcon AU (1998-2002)
AU XR6 Tickford Spec
Hand built Engine, made in Australia for Australian conditions. This car has done over 200,000 kms and still has around 300,000 more to go, its held up extremely well, and requires almost no maintenance, the electronics in the car still work great. Has the original dash and everything. The build quality on these model and year are fantastic, if you can find one thats in reasonably well kept condition even at higher KM's you should pick it up. The only thing people dont like about the series 1 AU is the bug eye lights, which personally I love.
Perfection at it's finest
I love my car use it on daily and a track car, never missed a beat , strongest car I've owned )ticking strong at 600,00km, , (owned daweoos to porches) and so far this is the greatest machine , A true drivers car ,
Goods : strong
: Parts are free/cheap and everywhere
: Very fun to drive
: Safe car
: if dual fuel good on fuel cost
: Parts are compatible with other models
: Easy to fix
: Rarity of tickford models
i love my car!
Hi I am just wondering why my car horn is going off all the time for no reason, it went off today while I was driving and people thought I was honking at them!!! and im getting honked at and sworn at, its like you've just got your hand on the horn
Best car i have ever owned..
My 1999 AU Fairmont is the best car i have ever owned.I have owned 27 cars in 19 years, various makes and models, but the most reliable, cheap maintenance cost, comfortable, smooth, car i will never sell is my Fairmont. It truly is an amazing car, and 100% reliable, with very minor mechanical issues, and in 10 years of ownership i consider it a honour to have such a amazing car, now 220,000 on the clock and i know it will last another 500,000 km.
The best Tickford enhanced XR8
I have always owned Ford's, mostly Falcons. The AUII XR8 sedan I currently drive is one of the sweetest cars I have owned. Iv'e always loved the design & the 220kw Windsor in the last series 2 & in all series 3. The steering & handling is excellent, many say better than B & F series Falcons. The brakes are adequate but for those wanting more, later model big brake packages bolt straight on. Whilst the adaptive shift auto does the job, purests will prefer the 5 speed manual which really gets the little Windsor singing nicely. I strongly suggest upgrading the exhaust system if the car your looking at has the original factory system. For those looking for something a bit special, check out the T series from the same era.
Good alrounder, Classy Fairmont, best bang for buck out there.
These are a very solid A to B vehicle. Plenty of power and surprisingly economical we have 2 for our 20, 22 yr olds who are at uni. They love them. We looked at smaller cars but $6k small car is a joke compared to a $2k AU Falcon
One of our cars is a Fairmont - wow- classy interior like like no other. The paint has peeled off on one of them but as these are about value for money, reliability and safety it matters not. Very easy to service. If you are looking for fundamental transport- get one of these.
To sum up the Falcon, it is a lot of car for not a lot of money.
Having owned various models of Falcon including the AUII, BA MkII and FG MkII I'd recommend them all as great value used car choices.
The standard 4 litre 6 cylinder engine is one of the best in the business, offering strong performance, great reliability with minimal maintenance and quite reasonable fuel economy for such a large engine in a big family car. These engines often last >600,000 km with minimal work beyond routine maintenance.
Comfortable and spacious, Falcons...are ideal for highway cruising, moving up to 5 people plus luggage, and towing. Expect fuel consumption of 8L/100 km on long motorway trips and 11-14L/100 km in the city. If you want to take full advantage of the power and torque on offer, go for your life but expect to use more fuel. LPG versions use 9-16L/100 km. The figures may seem high compared to 4 cylinder cars but with the size, performance and low purchase price factored in the overall compromise of the Falcon is excellent. On a >10 year old Falcon expect to find wear to the interior and exterior trim, seats, steering wheel, and perhaps rust in the body if it has not been looked after. However, rough examples should be priced accordingly (from about $800 to $1500) and are often still quite good mechanically.
An outstanding Ford.
I purchased my AU 111 automatic nine years ago as a one owner traded in car at a Ford dealership. I got out of a Ford Ka and stepped in to probably the most reliable car I've ever had. The only thing to give problems, twice, was the necessary replacement of the drivers side electric window winders motors at around $150 each. A Ford mechanic gave me this tip which proved to be very valuable; regularly use silicon spray on the window vertical felt slides. Apparently the strength of these electric motors is marginal and dry slides can overstrain...them. Otherwise, the AU is a really good car, they don't rust, they are cheap to service, parts are readily available and as reliable as an old boot. However, the plastic bumpers are weak and dent easily, don't trust em. Otherwise, these cars are hugely under-rated !!
Seriously This is my baby and I can't live without it
I love my car she's a beauty looks really good and drives superbly, and no I couldn't live without her. For the size of the car the turning circle is so good you feel like you're driving a mini, she's quite economical depending how you drive, I had her put onto gas 10 yrs ago for more economy, it's the best car I've ever bought and I hope she goes for many more yrs too.
Reliable, quick & spacious car
When I upgraded to the AU Forte, I was not expecting such an improvement on its predecessor in the EL-EF series. The 4L straight-six l-6 engine produces 157kw of power which is very responsive when you put your foot down. It is a perfect family car with plenty of room for 5 people, the neutral grey interior is simple and comfortable and there is a surprising amount of boot space. I think you either love or hate the unique design of the car; it's sleek and curved from the bonnet to the boot. Having the option for a spoiler was a good choice ...as it completes the look and breaks up the almost too curvy profile of the car. For a full sized sedan, the AU handles very well with minimal body roll on its stock suspension. It is not a racing car but its semi-stiff springs will deliver pleasant cornering as well as absorbing the majority of bumps on uneven roads on those country drives. The disc brakes provide sensitive stopping power and make next to noise when applied. The engine noise is not intrusive , even with all of the windows down. The air conditioner is good on both ends of the thermometer and even reaches the back seats with the extra vents on the back on the console. For a 4L motor, the AU is reasonable on fuel (about 12.5L/100km) and quite acceptable on long trips when you engage the 'economy' setting. The electric windows at the front are efficient, however the two back windows are wind-up windows. For a non-luxury, base model Falcon, this is an excellent choice for a family, first car owner or even a workhorse with its power and towbar availability. It is powerful and sleek, user-friendly and reliable. If you don't mind sacfricing a bit of extra fuel and winding up your windows in the back seats in exchange for an affordable and reliable car, then look no further than the AU.
Never thought I would like a Ford
I am a Holden man, own a Ford no way, but few years back was offered a low price deal on a year 2000 model second hand Ford Falcon with factory LPG Gas ($1,800). My plan was to buy it and sell it and make a nice profit, I decided to drive it for a month or two to see what a Falcon was like and see just how cheaper a LPG car was to drive, I do allot driving for work, I am a country rep.
Well 250,000 kilometers later I am Looking to buy another Ford Falcon with LPG, hopefully a 2012 + model, my son gets his P's soon so I will give him this ...car and buy another. Honesty I can not fault this car. I have only had to fix a very minor oil leak on the transmission and one of the electric window stitches had to be replaced. Other than that nothing spent on the car other than normal running costs. It handles well, great on the open road, tows very well, plenty room for the kids in the back and very comfortable to drive long distances or around town. The Gas tank takes up a bit of boot space but still plenty of room, enough for us to fit every thing we need in the boot for a family of 4 going away for a week or two. Biggest plus is cost to run, being on LPG, it is cheaper than a 2014 Mazda 323 we used to have to run. When I crunched the numbers in my log book after 50,000 Kilometers I had saved enough in fuel costs compared to my last Holden V6 that the car had paid for itself and more. I love LPG now. I hate to admit this but from being a Holden man all my life and owning lots of Holden's and other makes, this car has converted me over to the Ford Falcon range, this car now done 400,000 kilometers and it no where near ready to give any problems, I bet there still another 100,000 to 200,000 kilometers of hassle free motoring for my son left in this car.
Just keeps going,800,000km!n
Series two AU Falcon 16 years old now and put 800,000km on original six cylinder motor and auto transmission. Still drives and rides quietly, comfortably and economically. Only problem is the silver paint on roof and bonnet is starting to peel from a crash repairer who didn't do a good job to last for many more driving years. Afraid to replace or update it soon, I just love it though others hate the shape of an AU.
I loose my breath, each and everytime.
I own a FORD AU FAIRMONT, 2000 series 2. DUEL FUEL
Now as an 18 Year-old female.
This would be the best car I could possibly own. It's done 300,000ks now and taken me half way around Australia and still drives like a beaut. You can thrash the living hell out of it and it won't even hesitate to go further. I've owned it for nearly 4 years and it's literally been my dream car. Yes it's an AU and they aren't much pleasing for ''looks'' but one drive will change all of that. To me this car is a dream come true. It's comfy, lovely wooden inter...ior, and so much room! It's taken me to every life changing event a Teenager would have to go through and everywhere I've needed to go and it's been the same outstanding performance every time. It's been there without a drama. This car has never had a problem and from looking at the service book, it still hasn't. Now to be harmful, this car hasn't had a service for 4 years either. Except the maintenance I do myself, (OIL, COOLANT, FILTERS etc). It's a car that I simply can't kill. I've taken care of it, as it's definitely taken care of me. And as they say, best mates die together.
AU SERIES 3 XR8 220 kw 4 speed automatic in blueprint
Purchased this car 3 months ago it has blue momo wheel and heavy duty trans cooling and msd coil packs 165 on the clock.
Car is stock other then coil packs it goes hard sounds sweet and is very comfortable. On a long highway drive with aircon and 3 adults onboard can get 780/800 to a tank roughly averaging 8.8/9.6L per 100. and about 14 around town using bp ulitimate 98.
Have beaten an xr6 turbo with it at rolling start and have gotta say feels just as quick if not quicker off the mark as one.
A lot of people are turned off au because ...its looks came 10/15 years too early. Inside the interior feels like more effort was put in then b_ series also under the bonnet more attention to detail with engine builders Signature on tapid cover and a tickford plaque stating what options were fitted.
Questions & Answers
I’m here in the uk and bought a au111 falcon ute and all of a sudden the immobiliser will just cut in and it won’t start.. at around 100 dollars a go a bloke will come out and clear fault codes and then it will go again ..!!! Can I just get rid of immobiliser ? Anyone had this problem ? Can someone help a homesick Aussie bloke out ?? Thanks Mark
|Category||Cars, Wagons and Sedans|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||68 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 4L|
|Max Power||157kW @ 4900rpm|
|Max Torque||357Nm @ 4900rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 1998|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2002|
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