Ford Australia are reputed to have
invested over $700 million in the development of the "EA",
the long overdue replacement for the XF Falcon.
Much like the "BA" of 2002, the "EA"
had countless improvements over its predecessors.
Most importantly for Ford was the introduction of new
fuel injected 3.2 and 3.9 litre (SOHC) engines - which
were a great improvement on the harsh and thirsty 3.3
and 4.1 litre pushrod sixes they replaced.
Gone were the troublesome carburettors, and with them
rough idling and the need for regular tuning.
the standard Falcon was fitted with power steering, 4
wheel disc brakes
and a 5 speed manual.
The front suspension
was new from the ground up and
offered a better ride, handling
assist" power steering
was far superior to the
XF model, and offered the added benefit of delivering
a tighter turning circle (the QE2 putting a XF to shame).
Unfortunately for the EA reliability issues
were soon to surface and the model quickly gained a bad
reputation with the Australian motoring public.
believe it was Ford's desire to get the new model to market
quickly, without first ironing out the bugs, that caused
But Ford were committed to the new car, and
the subsequent "EB" model had all of the
Far too recent to be collectable in "Falcon"
guise, there are some models such as the muscular Peter
Brock edition EA Falcon and various SVO models that
an astute collector may just be able to purchase at
a good price!