Easy going comfy car
Handles beautifully around corners
Comfy on long drives and has a 2hr rest reminder
Love the interior and the embroidered Xr6 on the seats
Generally costs $70 to the tank to fill gets about 700km which is pretty good considering it's age and kms (126000)
Service costs me around $100 (oil filter & 10l of oil)
Love my G6E
Purchased 2008 model with 11K on the clock. Written off in accident six weeks ago (Aug 2017) with 230K on clock but was still running well. Only had regular services, new tyres and new part in air con last summer. It was like driving a cloud. I was so happy with it I purchased another G6E. So sorry Ford has stopped making them.
Love this car
Just love this car and never owned a falcon before. Power, ride, looks everything. Traded my ultra boring camry 3.0lt v6 (no comparison) but get the exact same economy. Got the limited so decked out with leather, sat nav etc etc. Shame Aussie's ignorantly turned their backs on these cars!
I used to love ford but now i hate them and will not buy another one again. I have the diff bushes crack the power steering rack leak and that all happened when my car was at 30000km and i couldn't take it back because warranty has expired. I haven't done many kms and thats what i get.
2012 FG MK2 Wow, what a car
I did my homework and back in 2014 got my very first Falcon - a near new FG MK2 4L petrol. Most of my life I've owned Holden's and HSV's or driven company Toyota's.
I can honestly say, that I love my Falcon. After nearly 3yrs, I still love it.
Yes I changed the front brake rotors, but aside from normal logbook services it hasn't needed anything else. Smooth, powerful, transmission is fantastic, handles great. My wife got to drive it when her Mazda CX-9 (2013) was getting a service and since then she keeps saying she prefers my Falcon. On lon...
Knock in the diff after 38000km the bushes need replacing, leaking steering hose.
It's a fuel burner can't get more the 335km out of a full tank.
Clicking noise around the injectors.
The only thing I like about the car is the inside space nothing else. I will never give ford another dollar.
Good car for long drives, but too heavy in the front- lots of braking and suspension problems.
I bought a low km, second hand 2009 FG Falcon wagon 6 cylinder 4.9 litre (on dedicated gas) back in 2013 for just under $20,000. It was a good car and drove well until it hit 100,00km. After that it was problem, after problem after problem. It started to have problems with the automatic transmission (where the automatic transmission seal between the engine and the transmission leaked and transmission fluid mixed with the engine oil. Then there was a constant shudder in the front end every time you hit the brakes, which was caused by warped fr...ont disks. Then the front end tie rod ends wore out (at just under 100,00km) and then the front tyres started scrubbing and had to be replaced. Then the alternator went and then both front headlight beams went like every three weeks! (replacing the bulbs in them, cost $50.00 a pop and had to be done at an auto electrician, because no one else had the tools to remove the bulbs from their seatings). Then I had enough and traded it in for a brand new Mazda 3. Much smaller and certainly not as comfortable on long drives, but half as thirsty and half the cost to service and maintain. Not a good buy (the falcon that is) considering it barely lasted me three years and all I got when I traded it in, was $1000.00!
Most underrated car on the road.
Ok. I'm a Holden lad through and through. In my mid 40's and every car I have ever owned has been a Commodore. My last job was a car salesman in Perth which I did for 5 years for two different dealerships. I always liked the look of the FG and the more I drove them the more I couldn't believe why the media didn't praise them as much as I felt they should have. They are truly terrific cars very underrated and better than the VE & VEII. I'm 5' 10" and can't understand the persistent bagging they get about driver seat adjustments. The suspension ...feel is sumptuous yet taut & communicates well with the perfect steering. The bulletproof 4 litre six with the ZF box are a great partnership. I used this to tow a broken down Adventra and did it with ease. You don't need the turbo or V8. In all my car experience I know you can't do better for the money except for another Australian car the VF Commodore if you can get your head around the styling and interior that looks like you've just sat down at a slot machine and a V6 that gums up and stretches timing chains. I've just bought a mint 1 owner 2010 G6E with 60k's and can't see myself parting company for a long time yet.
2010 fg6 limited edition.
To start with I have owned several Falcons in 50+ yrs the worst being an '88 EA series 1 disaster. But this one is one out of the box. Fuel economy is excellent (what you could expect from a little buzz box) Comfort is great and leg & boot space is terrific. I despise Ford for dropping the manufacturing and believe the advertising boffins missed the opportunity to push these features. After many years in the trade servicing many "prestige" brands. I can say they are all snob value. This car is as good as it gets especially at the price. Power, comfort style handling & overall finish is as good as any high priced European car
Best car I've owned
This is honestly the best car I've ever owned. I used to have the same model with a manual transmission and I absolutely loved it but had a lot of issues with the clutch assembly and was always taking her back to the dealer to try and see what what wrong. So I sold her and bought an auto instead. Best decision I've made. The car is fantastic. Handles the road very well, steering feels solid but not heavy, reverse camera is great for coming up the driveway, as mine is quite skinny and best of all, she's got the power to get up hills and overtake...on roads with one lane way way. Great acceleration as well. I live off a 100km/hr road and I have no trouble getting up to speed. There's plenty of space in the back seats for three adults and the boot is very deep so I can fit a large pram and all the gear I need for my baby, which is just ridiculously handy. The touchscreen media centre is great as well. There's a USB port in the centre console or you can connect an iPod or go back to the gold old CD's. The only thing I don't like about her is the colour. She's a dark inky blue which is a pain to keep clean when you live on a dirt road. Most people aren't bothered by this but it irks me. All in all, a fantastic car. If only production was continuing!
A Great Car easy to drive, i have owned a Ford Falcon for many years First XM 2 Door in 1964.
I Suppose over the years I would have average 30,000 km per year for 55 years ,some Km do the sums. .Very reliable ,never had any trouble with Engine, Diff, Auto. etc. My dilemma will be in the future what do I purchase to replace the Ford Falcon .A Merc or a BMW .
We owned a BA Fairmont put it on gas,costs were fantastic to run anywhere,have since passed it to our daughter who loves it,never had any trouble with it.. so we researched our FG falcon dedicated gas,found one at a great price, low kls ,private sale... This car is fantastic to drive,smooth and silent,everything is at your fingertips. The seats are very comfortable for a XT and folds back to a lying position,plenty of leg room. We have now owned it for 18 months and have travelled extensively ,the costs are so low,pensioners appreciate that.Tak...e it to Sydney on one tank at $43 , beat that with such a powerful motor, acceleration is amazing,gets you out of any hairy situation. The only little thing that would help me would have been Electric Seat on Passenger side, have tried to buy one or a pair but so far none..(definitely not a criticism) just for bad backs you have to change it manually.. we have owned four falcons and recommend to everyone....
Aussie Gold. Bargain!
Pleasure to drive, well made, durability- for a bit costly on petrol, No diesel ver. CHEAP to keep. Who needs that overpriced imported rubbish..... no thanks. Loved to have heard about the FGX in time alas.....
Oz lost jobs b/c of lack of patriotic support and blind snobbery. FOOLISH Aussies - have lost out forever!
It will take China 50 years if ever, to catch up on this build quality.
I have owned 3 Falcons over the years and they just go and go and go.
Fantastically reliable, economical considering the size and everything you need in a car.
It will take China at least 50 years if ever, to catch up on this build quality.
I'm not looking forward to the Chinese Fords at all, in fact, I don't like anything Chinese !
Farewell to Ford Australia.
The driving experience is fantastic. Performance is good for the price (Mine is the XR6). The reliability of the engine (Barra I think??) is well known in the industry. The interior is decent enough, a little plasticy but not overly cheap. No reliability issues so far. This running costs are decent for a 4L V6, so can't complain there.
Overall great value for money (especially second hand).
Hi all, I have a G6E 50th Anniversary model, the remote control for stereo/ navigation system has had it, where would I get another, I had only obtained car recently off family member and they never used it, after market controller would be fine as well, need help, Thanks Russell
DSC warning light
2 months after having my car serviced (100,000km's) & 3 months after replacing all my tyres the DSC light has appeared this morning & wont go even after turning off/on the car. This apparently dis-engages the cruise control also. Is this a known issue & what generally causes this? I'm hoping for a simple solution, rather than having to pay a fortune for a ford service department to diagnose & upsell any other issues.
Pound for pound best car on the road
I have a 4 cylinder Falcon. Goes just as hard as a six cylinder with a 4 cylinder fuel economy. Great car! Plenty of room and features. It is a pity the Australian public have stopped buying these type of cars and manufacturing has ceased for the Falcon. The Falcons and Commodoes will be sadly missed.
Great transmission, nice motor and options; still missed some finishing touches
I have had the car for 6 years now, and I intent to keep it.
- space! we are tall people both
- XR50 options - dual-zone climate control, mixed leather-seats and doors, bluetooth/iPod dock, 3M tints, Crystal Elements paint $ interior protection, rear parking sensors
- Gearbox - switches PERFECTLY, I so enjoy it, no matter the driving mood. It adapts if you're aggressive, and takes it easy if you're slow and careful. It has an amazing computer logic. I have tried two newer Mk II FGs *2012+* and they made mistakes when shifting, raisin...
I had this car for 4 years and 140,000 km. Big and comfortable for both commuting and family trips. Quick when racing off the lights, real sleeper. Extremely well equipped for a basic model, safe, excellent headlights. Other than regular servicing and to topup windscreen washer, never opened the bonnet in 140,000 km. Adequately economical for a 4 liter 6 cylinder engine, especially when using better quality petrol (not E10). Tows without problems. Simply fantastic car, one of the most satisfying I ever owned.
Questions & Answers
Hey guys I have a FG xr6 Mk2 lux pack
My question is. Has anyone come accross the issue of the lower lights on the ICC not working ? Aswell as the window switches
But have also noticed that the gear shifter lights stay on when the lights are off but will switch off when there on ? But the P is lit up
Dash show's park, neutral & car won't start
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