Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Liverpool , Sydney
My Mate used to be a Ford man, owning XW and XY GT Lookalikes.
He then decided he was too old (31) for that sort of thing and bought a VS Commodore Acclaim cos they had better resale value than the Fords. He has had the car for 2.5 years and put 70,000kms on it. It seized on him the other day coming up the Heathcote Rd, He wasnt giving a flogging and it had just ticked over 160,000kms. A Ring around the wreckers Informed him that a high percentage of these engines are notorious for this and when customers have come to buy an exchange engine, the one they have returned has been seized. One wrecker said, "You dont see this happening with the Fords, Maybe a few Blown head gaskets or heads but thats about it".
I wouldnt be Robinson Crusoe in saying that 6cyl Ford engines are one of the most reliable in the world, requiring minimal maintenance and that is why the majority of Taxi's are Falcons.