Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Sunny Melbourne, Victoria
Re: Territory comparos
Haviong driven in the Dealership Drive-Day today where there were 85 various Territories available and then driven a Nissan X-Trail (no thanks!!) and Kluger (mildly appealing) back to back along a 40km route, I can safely say the Territory actually makes you feel relaxed, like home. Driving the X-Trail is plain awful in my opinion and the Kluger whilst refined, is not as good in the handling department although not necessarily a bad car. The Territory handles brilliantly for what it is, is supremely comfortable, looks gorgeous, is solidly built and well executed and has so many amazing innovative pockets and nick-nack holders that I would honestly completely change my motivation for buying a car to end up probably buying a Territory (it suits my lifestyle better) over an XR6. I'd keep my Focus as my little road warrior (it's not stock) and use the Territory as a going out car, family car and something to take friends out with. I'd take a TX RWD with 3rd Row seating personally, although that's the one coming out later in the third quarter of the year. Adventra is a V8 only which handicaps it and the public themselves on a promotional video were paying it out so we don't need to generally at the dealerships. The Kluger whilst the "smart" Toyota choice, is not only dearer, but isn't as dynamic, doesn't look as good (although that's a personal statement) and is realy that the smart choice, not the wise, fun and exciting choice which happens to cost less and subsequently be far better value for money.
I've decided, today was brilliant. I'll be posting a myriad of photos soon on a separate post here that RATT and myself took for us all to have complete access to almost every combination of colour and bumpers for the decision to be made easier when deciding on what colour we want. I think that's basically the attitude with Territory already amongst the dealers today... it's not "what vehicel do you want" but what colour Territory do you want. We'll see a LOT of interest and a LOT of sales of this magnificent vehicle, juding by the number we've already sold of those who've seen it in magazines and nowhere else, haven't yet driven or even seen in the metal. Amazing.
2002 Ford Focus Zetec - Machine Silver - 3 door
2 1/4 inch Cat-Back Exhaust, 40mm KW Lowering Springs, K&N Panel Filter, ST170 Indicators, Zetec Floor Mats, Darkest Legal Tint, Genuine 15 Rear Wheel kW FPV Sticker
European Ford Owners Club - Southern Region President