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Old 02-08-2005, 02:39   #1 (permalink)
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Honeymoon over?

This is probably a question I should have asked before I signed the retail order, but for those people who have lived with the Territory for a while what are their thoughts....any gremlins?....with the honeymoon period over, how is the car fairing?...still impressed?.....
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Old 02-08-2005, 03:54   #2 (permalink)
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great car .. built as tight as a drum and absolutely no issues whatsoever other than a slightly difficult to close rear tailgate when all the door windows are up due to excellent internal pressure that Ford have designed into the car.

Great for keeping dust out but sometimes the tailgate needs a good shove. Of course, opening the glass hatch first, then shutting the metal tailgate and then the glass solves the problem too.

Best built Ford I've had and damn proud to be a T owner!
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:54   #3 (permalink)
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Six months on and the honeymoon is nowhere near over.

And that's the best endoresement in the end.
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Old 02-08-2005, 12:39   #4 (permalink)
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3 months and 8000kms and its generally better now than new. Slight suggestion of the odd mysterious rattle now and then but no marriage is perfect.
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Slight suggestion of the odd mysterious rattle now and then but no marriage is perfect.
That's what my wife says about me too. On the other hand the Territory has been perfect. Never ceases to amaze me in the bush too - and that's only with RWD.
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With 8000 km's and 3 1/2 months, our Terry is Terry Terrific. What they tell you about fuel economy, is and isn't true. For a 2.1tonne vehicle it should be expected that they use more than the sedan falcon, but hey the average for the falcon is 12.4. On mostly flat road driving I'm gettin about 11 and in town shopping all day about 13. I drive at the speed limit and I don't thrash this baby . I also have a RWD version which is more fuel effish.


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On mostly flat road driving I'm gettin about 11 and in town shopping all day about 13. I drive at the speed limit and I don't thrash this baby . I also have a RWD version which is more fuel effish.
Mate if you did basically town driving everyday...what do you think the average figure would creep up to? By town driving I mean, not bumper to bumper stuff...just general stop-start. I currently drive a BA falcon and I haven't had a decent open road trip for about a month (at which time I'd reset the computer)...so fuel has crept up to about 13. Just interested, as a Territory is on the short list for when we upgrade.
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Old 02-08-2005, 13:56   #8 (permalink)
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4 1/2 mnths and 12,500kms.

Still impressed

Long term fuel avg is mid 13's which is OK by me.
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Old 02-08-2005, 14:46   #9 (permalink)
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Owner since September and I still believe I have purchased the best Aussie Ford ever built.

Fuel economy was an issue in the begining, but it keeps getting better every km. Big improvements came at 5000km.

grahill, just want to set the record straight on vehicle weight;

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- 5 seater TX RWD 1995 TX AWD 2075 TS* RWD 2000 TS* AWD 2080 Ghia RWD 2015 Ghia AWD 2095
- 7 seater TX RWD 2025 TX AWD 2105 TS* RWD 2030 TS* AWD 2110 Ghia RWD 2045 Ghia AWD 2125

Like you said, it is a heavy vehicle.
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Owner since September and I still believe I have purchased the best Aussie Ford ever built.
Best Australian built car in my humble opinion.
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