2010 Ford Everest XLT AT Limited 2.5L TDCI turbo diesel from Indonesia

Summary:

Reliable, but a bit uncomfortable

Faults:

Rear leaf suspension is very stiff.

The original brake pads are not strong enough to stop the car.

General Comments:

Bulletproof car, low cost maintenance.

It's easy & cheap to modify the power until it has more than 200 BHP with a piggy back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2013

12th Jul 2013, 06:28

Stopping power has nothing to do with the brake pads, but with the size of the rotors, number of calipers per brake pad and the hydraulic vacumn system in the car. That is unless of course the brake pad has been totally worn out and metal on metal contact is occurring.

2004 Ford Everest 4x4 Limited 2.5 turbo diesel from Indonesia

Summary:

Value car; this car is for own use, not for sale

Faults:

Central locking not perform well. Will not lock even when I lock it.

Everything else is still good.

General Comments:

Sluggish if under 2000 RPM. Powerful if above 2000 RPM.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2011

2007 Ford Everest 2.5 turbo diesel from Philippines

Summary:

Perfect for Mindanao. Runs high and economical

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with this Ford except for a new battery at 50,000km.

General Comments:

This vehicle is actually made in Thailand and imported into the Philippines under the ASEAN free trade agreement.

New price was 1.4 Million Peso (about $30,000).

The vehicle is actually Mazda designed and sold in other countries as the Ford Ranger, except the Everest seats 7 and is a light SUV available in two or four wheel drive.

I get an average of 11km per litre.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2010

6th May 2010, 23:37

I am the original writer of this review. In the last 6 weeks I have added over 10,000 KM on this Ford, driving back and forth from Mindanao across Leyte, Samar and Luzon, over some of the worst roads you can imagine in the Philippines. No problems whatsoever. I just changed the oil. The comfort level for the driver is excellent. I mention this as I am 6ft 3" so this is a big issue for me. Ford really found the right combination of quality, smooth ride and comfort when they designed this SUV. I love it, and may it take me to Mindanao many more times.