2005 Ford Territory Ghia 4.0 litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand
A good family wagon
The ACS intermittently goes on and stays on until the engine is switched off.
The cruise control intermittently switches off and cannot be switched back on.
Having just switched from a 1992 Holden Commodore wagon to the 2005 Ford Territory Ghia, these are my initial impressions, and hopefully they will be useful to anyone else considering a similar upgrade.
Motor is a gem. Very smooth and well matched to the car.
Handling is good for a SUV but car-like, it is not.
Fuel economy is on a par with the old Commodore wagon. Just travelled Ohakune to Wellington, 11.6l/100km 5 fully loaded (=24mpg).
Interior is spacious and very comfortable.
Sound system is great.
Rear visibility is acceptable, but the parking sensors are very useful.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th October, 2008
29th Jun 2014, 09:43
Just wondering if you ever found a way to correct the cruise control turning itself off? Have just bought a used Territory, and it is doing the same thing!
12th Sep 2014, 10:36
Ford Territorys have very touchy brake light switches; a slight bump in the right section of the road will cause my Territory to disengage cruise control. I haven't looked into a more permanent fix, other than tapping the pedal up with the top of my left foot and reengaging the cruise control.