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1974 Ford Falcon 500 review

May 1974, and my hardtop rolled off the production line at Broadmeadows with a 302 Cleveland. It's now been stroked to 351 cubic inches. Pure gasoline therapy that is good for 23 litres per 100 kilometres, so it's lucky that it has a long range fuel tank to keep it on the street for those long cruising days...

1997 Ford Falcon GT review

When the 1997 EL GT Falcon was released, I was 21 years old. The lines, styling and stance did it for me - yes I actually love the Darth Vader-looking grill, and the body kit with massive rear wing. This was my dream car. Being a Ford Falcon lad all my life, growing up with Dad's Falcons, it was in my blood. I was driving an ED Falcon at the time...

2009 Ford Falcon G6E review

I'm not the type of person who holds onto cars for long but when Ford shuttered their Broadmeadows factory in 2016, I decided I couldn't part with my 2009 FG Falcon G6E any time soon. Call me sentimental but I was in no rush to be rid of one of the last in a long and proud line of Aussie Fords, a comfortable and characterful car that’s been a delight to own...

2009 Ford Falcon XR6 review

One of the largest, most comfortable cars that will fit grown adults without a care in the world using armchair technology. The driving position is fantastic if a one-handed driver, as both the centre console and door window ledge are beyond ample to rest on. This car should have only been in the ZF6 and manual version. With 3...

2011 Ford Falcon XR6 review

In a climate where performance is being sacrificed for comfort, reliability and practicality, cars like the FG Falcon series provide all of the above. Even in 2018, the FG stays relevant by providing a spacious sedan, generously equipped with gear and style, and powered by, arguably, one of the best six-cylinder engines ever built...

2014 Ford Falcon XR6T review

Let me just start out by saying that I’m not your stereotypical Falcon buyer. I don’t own any clothing with a V8 Supercars logo. I don’t go to Bali on holidays. I drink neither Jim Beam nor Jack Daniel's. In fact, even my now ownership is sort of an accident, considering I was originally heading out to buy an F30 335i...

2013 Ford Falcon XR6 EcoLPi review

As a daily drive mostly ferrying the family, the Falcon XR6 EcoLPi manages the gig well. But the devil is in the detail, and in this case, living with LPG fuel. My 2013 Mars Red (it’s orange if you ask ordinary folk) ride has clocked up 90,000km and never missed a beat mechanically since new...

1980 Ford XD Falcon S Pack review

The ’70s: when ties and sideburns were wide, trousers flared, and moustaches matched bad haircuts. During the first part of this decade, my friends and I used to clip squares of cardboard to the rear forks of our bike with a clothes peg so it’d strike the spokes as they rotated...

2016 Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint review

So, to start with, I purchased this car without the wife knowing, and yes, I knew I was going to get in the shit for it. But I just wanted one so bad that it was worth being in the doghouse for who knows how long. It's the best car I have ever owned. Steers like it’s on rails and goes like the clappers. Knowing this will only increase in value, I couldn’t be happier with the Sprint...

2004 Ford Falcon XR6 Turbo review

This is my third owner review. I’ve decided to go back in time to some of my former cars, starting with my 2004 BA XR6 Turbo. I bought mine second hand from a private seller in Melbourne when I was living in Canberra in 2005. I had a friend who is a meticulous car enthusiast check it out for me before jumping on a plane with a bank cheque in hand...

2015 Ford Falcon XR8 review

For Aussie performance enthusiasts, it doesn't get much better than to own one of the last-ever Ford Falcon XR8s. A 5.0-litre V8 donk fitted with a supercharger built locally by Melbourne firm Harrop is just the beginning of what lies in wait – for those who dare to own and drive one of these Australian automotive masterpieces...