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Old 04-08-2003, 02:21   #1 (permalink)
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Territory, V-8 or I6?

This is a question for those seriously considering a Territory. If there was a choice between having a V-8 or an I-6, which would you choose. And if the V-8 was not made available and it was your preference, would you still buy the I-6 powered Territory?


About a month ago I asked a few friends who are eagerly awaiting the release of the Territory what engine they would prefer, 4 out of the 5 wanted a V-8, and 2 said if there is no V-8 option the car was off their shopping list.


Edit: I have to add that I had been informed that a V-8 derrivative is likely to have a future in the line-up...
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Old 04-08-2003, 02:29   #2 (permalink)
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all i know is that ford are the dumbest car company in australia if a V8 option isn't available. Yeah it wont sell as much as the 6 but it will in my opinion steal sales from people who might want a ML or X5 and dont want the price tag that comes with it (although I know those people are just buying the badge)

im not fussed what engine is in it (8 ir 6), but as long as they offer a sports version that looks like the R7 and not territory and I will be happy. Something for the FPV boys to think about ;-)
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Old 04-08-2003, 02:35   #3 (permalink)
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I'd like to think that the Territory comes out with a V8 option, however if there isn't I'd have no hestation taking the I6 - especially since it has been reworked in conjunction with the BA's release.
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Gotta be honest and say I was looking at one down the track with a Turbo6 and was hoping that would be available as well as a V8.

I NEVER thought Ford would be stupid enough not to include a V8 as at least an option across the range.

RPO, you should add a poll to the top of this thread!
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all things being equal(not too large a price difference) then i would go for a v8 but in reality i would most likely get the 6.
its really very hard to say untill i drive one, i would like the v8 option to be there but the territory would still be on my list if it wasnt.
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Ford should offer the same engines that we see in the Falcon range, even the Boss 260 would be welcome. Mmmm, how about a 300 Kw FPV version!
Realistically, the E Gas motor, Barra 182 and Barra 220 should be all available.
Another avenue.....a diesel motor?
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Well this months MOTOR says no V8 so that decision may already be made.

I am a Inline 6 enthusiast but considering this thing in AWD guise will likely be heavier again than a BA Falcon than I was thinking I'd have a good look at the V8 option and a test drive of both.

A turbo 6 option would probably be my pick if it was available.

I've got to agree with FoMoCo4eva. If there is no V8 option than Ford is Australia's dumbest car company. Consider what Holden is doing, their Cross8 dual-cab and AWD wagon will be V8 ONLY upon release. Guess who will get all the publicity and win all the magazine comparos.

Where it's priced will have a huge influence as well!
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With no V8 i'd have to look to an exploder. oops. Explorer.
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all i know is that ford are the dumbest car company in australia if a V8 option isn't available. Yeah it wont sell as much as the 6 but it will in my opinion steal sales from people who might want a ML or X5 and dont want the price tag that comes with it (although I know those people are just buying the badge)
I don't think you have driven one, they are fantastic! They X5 is, not sure about the ML Drive it before you judge it. OK i wish it was a tad bigger but it's damn nice to drive! Build quality is superb too
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