The Ford Falcon – manufactured by Ford Australia since 1960 – has long been one of Australia’s favourite large cars.
A popular choice for families, the Ford Falcon has traditionally been associated with safety and practicality. And for good reason – Falcons feature lots of interior space, as well as safety credentials that saw the seventh generation Falcon become the first Australian car to receive a five-star safety rating from ANCAP. Over the last several decades, the Ford Falcon has appeared in several generations, each including a number of iterations.
Unsurprisingly – given its longevity and popularity – the Falcon brand has sold millions of cars in its lifetime; today, there are countless used Ford Falcon models to be found on the market, both from private sellers and from dedicated used Ford Falcon dealerships. The internet offers a wealth of information for shoppers, including used Ford Falcon prices, reviews of different used Ford Falcon models and information on where to buy them.
To find a specific used Ford Falcon model, or to get an idea of the types of models available, it’s a good idea to start by searching online. Some websites offer used car search functions - all you need to do is select your location and the car’s model and make, and you’ll be provided with a list of used Ford Falcons for sale in your area and their prices.
If you’re considering buying a used Ford Falcon, make sure you “shop around” for the best deal by looking at a number of similar models and comparing prices. Buying from a licensed used Ford Falcon dealer can sometimes cost a little more, but it’s usually safer – you’ll generally have the option of a warranty, and a guarantee that there is no previous debt attached to the car.
Buying a used Ford Falcon from a private seller may get you a lower price, but you’ll need to be sure to inspect the car carefully to ensure that it’s mechanically-sound. If you don’t have the knowledge to carry out an inspection on a used Ford Falcon yourself, you can arrange an independent inspection with any of the major motoring clubs (RACV, NRMA, RACV, etc.). You’ll also need to organise a Register of Encumbered Vehicles (REVs) Check to find out if there’s any money still owing on the car.