Ford Falcon 2009
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Ford Falcon: Roomy, Huge amount of variety, Spare parts are reasonably priced
The 2009 Ford Falcon carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2300 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Falcon 2009 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Falcon here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Ford Falcon 2009: Are there issues with the timing chain?
There’s no issue with the chain, they rarely break, but they can wear over time. If it does wear it usually becomes noisy, which in itself is not a problem. If it gets too bad the timing can be affected, and it’s best them to replace the chain.
Falcon or Fairmont for 12k?
With your budget you're looking at the FG Falcon of around 2009, which is what I would recommend. An FG G6E, the equivalent of the Fairmont in the FG would be slightly above your budget range, but it would be the best choice. To find a Fairmont that fits within your budget constraints you would need to go back to the BFII.
Ford Falcon: Ruptured oil cooler
There have been changes made to the design of the oil cooler and claims that the problem has been fixed, but it’s an on-going issue that should have been properly addressed a long time ago. Recalls are made where the safety of a vehicle is affected; they aren’t done for design faults that don’t impact on a car’s safety. That said, Ford should have fixed the problem and updated cars, so owners don’t have to face expensive repair bills. Call Ford’s customer assistance people and lodge a claim with them for the repairs to be covered under a goodwill payment. You could also contact the consumer affairs people in the ACT to get their advice on what action you could take.
Ford Falcon: Unusual tyre wear
What you're describing seems abnormal. Have you whacked a kerb with the left rear, I'm guessing the wheel alignment has been knocked out. Get the rear wheel alignment checked.
Ford Falcon 2009 Wheel size
Wheel size for the 2009 Ford Falcon will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Ford Falcon vary from 16x6.5 inches to 18x8 inches.
|Ford Falcon Model||Body Type||Front Tyre Size||Front Rim||Rear Tyre Size||Rear Rim|
|G6 Limited Edition||Sedan||245x40 R18||18x8 inches||245x40 R18||18x8 inches|
|G6 (lpg) Limited Edition||Sedan||235x50 R17||17x8 inches||235x50 R17||17x8 inches|
|XT||Sedan||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches|
|XT (lpg)||Sedan||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches|
|base||Ute||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches|
|R6||Ute||215x60 R16||16x7 inches||215x60 R16||16x7 inches|
|R6||Ute||225x55 R16||16x7 inches||225x55 R16||16x7 inches|
|(LPG)||Ute||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x60 R16||16x6.5 inches|
|XT||Wagon||215x50 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x50 R16||16x6.5 inches|
|XT (lpg)||Wagon||215x50 R16||16x6.5 inches||215x50 R16||16x6.5 inches|
Ford Falcon 2009 Towing capacity
The Ford Falcon’s towing capacity ranges from 1200kg to 2300kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Falcon Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|G6 Limited Edition||Sedan||4.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|G6 (lpg) Limited Edition||Sedan||4.0L,LPG,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XT||Sedan||4.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XT (lpg)||Sedan||4.0L,LPG,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|base||Ute||4.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||1200kg|
|base||Ute||4.0L,ULP,5 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|R6||Ute||4.0L,ULP,6 SP MAN||1200kg|
|(LPG)||Ute||4.0L,LPG,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XT||Wagon||4.0L,ULP,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|
|XT (lpg)||Wagon||4.0L,LPG,4 SP AUTO||2300kg|