Ford Territory

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:40
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Anybody got dirt on the Ford Territory – not looking to use in the bush but as a town towing come dirt road vehicle . Just getting the pros & cons , fuel economy , niggling problems or so . Considering the soft 4wd version auto . Any experiences would be appreciated .
Cheers John
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:52

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:52
Mate in my camera course has one, but he does a LOT of klms.. he says its thirsty, but very smooth. Nice thing to passenger in, he has all the bells and whistles in his. Its an Auto as well (do they come in Manual?)

What is a Soft 4wd version?
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:44

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 16:44
Nope, don't come in manual, auto only.
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:59

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 12:59
John, Ford Forums Territory forum may be able to offer more info...
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Reply By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:01

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:01
John,

The SMH did a comparison between the Territory, Kluger and Holden Adventra. Gives some good + and - of each on dirt.

Matt.

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Reply By: Member - Fourplayfull - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:43

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 13:43
Good point Truckster - they certainly do not make a " hard 4wd version" - thanks for the replies , do all new members forget to look in archives first ???? I will get it right next time .
Cheers John
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 17:12

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 17:12
I was wondering what the soft 4wd meant? is it some trick 4wd only sometimes system? or a fancy name for 2wd that has 4 wheels/
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Follow Up By: guzzi - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:27

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 19:27
No low range.........= soft.
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Reply By: WDR - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:15

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:15
Nice car but it goes beserk whenever it sees a petrol station. Logic - Why buy a Territory with all the fruit for say $50,000 and get 17-18 L 100K when you can have a 4x4 which will do the same?
I just cannot fathom it.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:34

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 20:34
A Territory gets 17-18Ltrs per 100, WOW EEEEEE

Been Driving around in a BF XR6 a bit lately, and that’s getting 12.7 per 100

Just come back from Queensland and was driving a 04 V8 Explorer that spends most of its life in city traffic and that was on 17.2 per 100
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:01

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:01
WDR,
John already has a toyota tracta in the driveway !!
Cheers Pesty
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:45

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:45
Or one of the most comfortable open road touring vehicles in the country, a Falcon Wagon. I notice they have dropped the Fairmont version however so if you want the fruit you have to go Territory, funny that.
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Follow Up By: Andrew-rodeo - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:20

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:20
Do they still make a Falcon wagon? I thought if you wanted a wagon now you had to buy a Territory. Maybe you could wait for the turbo version or even the diesel when they see light. If Mercedes and BMW can do it, why cant Ford??
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:31

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 22:31
Andrew, Ford have already made public they are looking into a Diesel Territory.
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 06:57

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 06:57
You can still the Wagon but only in XT and Futura Spec. Even a dedicated LPG version. Space comfort and economy bargain.
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Reply By: Craigww2 - Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:32

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2006 at 21:32
I drive one for work and get roughly 16-18/100, Just just got 4 stars on the safety rating. There is a couple problems I have found, the first one is the plastic mouldings are softand mark easily these are in the cargo area so they do get scuffed up fairly quickly, the second is the traction control/stability feature which sometimes causes the brake pedal to shudder (this takes some getting use to). Overall they are not a bad car.
This is only my opinion and for the record I own a LC100 and love it.
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Reply By: traveller2 - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:28

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 08:28
A mate towed a lightly loaded box trailer from Melb to Syd and back with a AWD Ghia Territory and it used a lot more than 17-18l/100k more like mid 20's/100 and the trip computer regularly went up around 30 odd on hilly sections.
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 20:37

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2006 at 20:37
On the Pajero Forum someone who owns the 3.8 pajero and the Territory finds that the bigger Pajero uses LESS fuel.

Mike
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