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2005 Ford Territory TS 4.0 petrol

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired45 miles
Most recent distance2200 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Well designed family car whose features outweigh its minor thirst for fuel

Faults:

A large 'clonk' noise in transmission upon depressing accelerator rapidly to overtake a car (only had 400km on odometer). Never happenned since. Much smoother now.

General Comments:

Excellent people mover. Optional rear seats great for kids and can be used by adults for shorter trips.

Spacious cabin.

Long trips are smooth, quiet and comfortable.

Initial fuel economy was horrendous, but soon got better. Fuel economy seems to get better after 2000km. We achieved 11.6L/100km (confirmed by trip meter and at the pump) on a long run. Managing to get mid 13L/100km around town. Seems to use less fuel if using premium. Fuel economy is not an issue if you drive without a Lead foot. I expect economy to get a bit better yet.

Smooth engine. Not as quick as an equivalent Falcon, but no problems overtaking on the Highway.

Surprisingly tight turning circle and easy to park. Just like driving a sedan. Side and rear visibility superior too many sedans (including Falcon).

Side curtain airbags, premium sound system, alloys etc are worth the money on the TS.

Not designed as a full on 4wd so should not be compared with other speed bump tacklers such as the Landcruiser and Patrol. We ordered the 2wd model.

Servicing every 15,000km. Plugs every 150,000km.

Centre glove box can carry 11 drink cans!!

Dash can get a bit glary on sunny days.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2005

20th Nov 2011, 04:30

I've owned a Territory since 2005, and would have no problem with people calling this a people mover or a family wagon. They both serve the same purpose.

2005 Ford Territory Ghia 4 petrol

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired12 kilometres
Most recent distance5000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

We have 2WD GHIA 7seats. My wife likes it. I like it. My kid likes it. My dog likes it as well.

Quality inside is acceptably good. This is the best from Ford (Australia). Interior design just excellent.

The cabin is brilliant! There is space for everybody. Safety: 6 airbags, passes car rolling test.

Drives much better than Holden. Noise is very low. Engine is silent. This car has a wonderful suspension. The car corners sharply with no rolling effect. Fuel 8.5l/100k on the freeway at 100km/h and 11-13l in the city.

Haven't tested in the bush yet.

No mechanical problems at 5000km so far.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th June, 2005

23rd Jun 2005, 16:23

Just don't use it for hard core 4x4'ing especially with a 2WD model territory.

I wouldn't even a AWD model for hard core 4 wheeling.

4th Sep 2005, 23:25

You are getting the best fuel economy figures I have seen. My TX RWD best is 11.4l/100km on a 500km trip. Around our town (in the country) we get between 13.4 to 14.7l/100km, and that is driving sedately.

28th Jan 2006, 03:38

"Drives much better than Holden" Any Holden in Particular? We are considering a Territory and have narrowed our selection to the Territory or Adventra. For the same price I can get a standard TX or an Adventra CX6 with Leather, 6 stack CD and Alloys as standard.

25th Nov 2008, 06:13

In regards to the transmission slipping in 3rd gear, I have heard this is a common problem in the Falcons as well (my Mother owned one). Just warning you guys, that if it gets too bad, the car won't go above 70 Km/h. I witnessed this first hand.

2004 Ford Territory TX 4.0 Litre Inline 6 DOHC

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4.0 Litre Inline 6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56 kilometres
Most recent distance58766 kilometres

Summary:

Loads of space and a clever interior, but that's all folks!

Faults:

Power window switch failed twice, "Fixed" under warranty both times. The power window switch still works intermittently.

Soft exterior panels are a problem, my father scraped against a very small wooden pole in the parking lot and it left a very large dent in the back door.

General Comments:

The fuel economy is shocking. It has an 80 liter fuel tank and it only lasts for about 450km of normal driving.

The engine is very rough sounding and unbelievably coarse, Ford claims it has 182kW of power, which I think is false. It really has to be revved to get any performance out of it. I have owned a 1987 Holden Commodore for the last year and it is much faster and way more economical.

The interior is good, if lacking in quality. It has over 20 storage compartments, a washable rubbish bin and drink bottle holders in all doors. The seats are too hard and the rear seat back is very upright and uncomfortable.

The road noise borders on the excessive, and the ride is fiddly and harsh.

It handles sealed and dirt roads very competently, but will not go far off-road without getting stuck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 23rd May, 2005

5th Jun 2005, 22:33

It has 75 litres tank only. I can put 65l into my GHIA at the petrol station. Calculate 65l/450km per100km. You use 14.444 l/100km. This will depend on driving habits. It is 2 tone car.

6th Jun 2005, 20:35

Yes, it is a 2 tonn car, trying to compare this to a smaller car then the smaller car will go faster.

For example, a base Renault Clio car has the goes 0-100 in 9.5 or so seconds, which is the same as the Territory!! The fuel will be double than most small cars, but ask your self this, can a Clio hold 7 people!.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 11 reviews