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Unread post by stubbsy351 » January 10th, 2010, 2:59 pm

G'day all
a mate of mine is thinking about getting an AWD territory around 06-08 model? and iam just trying to do a little research on them, i have heard they are hungry on fuel (especially when towing). do you guys no of any common faults they have or any dodgy stuff to look for?
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Unread post by J5 » January 10th, 2010, 5:00 pm

always reading in the newspaper motoring section about brake hose probs
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Unread post by worthy » January 10th, 2010, 5:20 pm

good car the territory, can be a little heavy on the fuel, but it makes up in other areas.

as for the brake hoses, 90% would have had the front hoses replaced under warranty (recall). just take it to a ford dealer and they can check if it has been done. if it hasn't, there is no charge for the repair.

they are a good car, but not much of a 4wd. the choice is the 6sp auto (has leather around the shifter). same motor as the falcon, and is almost bullet proof.
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Unread post by stubbsy351 » January 10th, 2010, 5:36 pm

worthy wrote:good car the territory, can be a little heavy on the fuel, but it makes up in other areas.

as for the brake hoses, 90% would have had the front hoses replaced under warranty (recall). just take it to a ford dealer and they can check if it has been done. if it hasn't, there is no charge for the repair.

they are a good car, but not much of a 4wd. the choice is the 6sp auto (has leather around the shifter). same motor as the falcon, and is almost bullet proof.
I imagine that they wouldn't do to well off road but they do sound like a good family tourer etc. The leather around the shifter is making me want one:D

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Unread post by worthy » January 10th, 2010, 5:38 pm

stubbsy351 wrote:I wouldnt imagine that they would do to well off road but they do sound like a good family tourer etc. The leather around the shifter is making me want one:D
some of them actually have hill decent control, but with poor aproach/departure angles, a dirt road is as far as i would take one
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Unread post by J5 » January 10th, 2010, 6:23 pm

worthy wrote:
as for the brake hoses, 90% would have had the front hoses replaced under warranty (recall). just take it to a ford dealer and they can check if it has been done. if it hasn't, there is no charge for the repair.

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every time i read it in the paper it hasnt been a recall issue

articles i read is in the sydney daily telegraph , every friday is the motoring section and they have letters to the ed
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Unread post by worthy » January 10th, 2010, 7:39 pm

J5 wrote:every time i read it in the paper it hasnt been a recall issue

articles i read is in the sydney daily telegraph , every friday is the motoring section and they have letters to the ed
it is a recall, i work at a local ford dealer. Ford wrote to customers about it. the recall number is S0901. they change front brake hoses to slightly longer ones. it affected territory's up to a certain date excluding turbos
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Unread post by azzadazza » January 16th, 2010, 11:42 am

australian topgear mag had a good write up on them, dont get one if you are looking to drive rough road alot and dont like replacing suspension and bushes

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Unread post by Creation 4x4 » January 16th, 2010, 1:44 pm

I have a awd territory it avg about 14l per 100 around town and 12.3 on the hwy. Towing my 16 foot caravan it avgs around 19-20l per 100. Check under the seal at the back tail gate near where the pin for the lock is for rust it is common there as water gets behind there and cant get away apart from that it comfortable and tows well build quality can be questionable a few niggling things but overall pretty good.
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Unread post by 44-40 » January 16th, 2010, 1:57 pm

Ford Territory? Don't think there is such a place....LOL

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Unread post by ROBSKI » January 16th, 2010, 2:23 pm

44-40 wrote:ford territory? Don't think there is such a place....lol

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Unread post by '98Pudge » January 16th, 2010, 7:28 pm

Two words, Plastic Sump. :o


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Unread post by ATARI » January 16th, 2010, 7:56 pm

'98Pudge wrote:Two words, Plastic Sump. :o


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OMG, you can't be serious....:crazy:
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Unread post by '98Pudge » January 16th, 2010, 8:26 pm

Cousin's Ghia is going back for new rear bushes and rubbers... again, he got 500kms out of the last set! Last one's were covered under warranty.
It does the school and shopping runs through the week that's it, never seen dirt, still this terrifying, yet familiar vibration rattles the car at 75kms/h and limits your speed to 130km/h before your eye balls falls out!

P.S it's just done 60'000kms.
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Unread post by azzadazza » January 16th, 2010, 11:01 pm

'98Pudge wrote:Two words, Plastic Sump. :o


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Only on the early 6speed models and only for the tramec not the engine. and it was revised to a metal sump so it can be swapped if broken.
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