2004 Ford Territory Ghia 4.0 straight 6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


Superb, practical and fun to drive


The only problems have been user error, my wife knocked the passenger side mirror off and made me promise not to tell anyone!

The only downside to this car is the fuel consumption which averages around 15 l/100km, probably not excessive for a 2.2 Tonne SUV.

General Comments:

This is the most practical family car that we have ever owned.

It is big safe, and handles better than most cars - you have to be seriously insane to get the stability control to kick in!

The 7 seats were the main reason for buying it.

Inside it is so practical and well designed, plenty of cup holders and compartments - even a rubbish bin that you can stick in the dishwasher.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th September, 2005

2004 Ford Territory TX 4.0 INLINE 6 from Australia and New Zealand


The best Ford produced in recent years with some state of the art design


There is a bit of a list; Coolant leak at rear of water pump, oil leak from sump gasket, squeak from left front side on take off, car pulled left, door trim damaged, window would not wind up and brakes grinding when cold.

General Comments:

I am impressed with the power, handling, comfort, and overall performance. The fuel economy is becoming a real issue with prices on the increase (we get 13.4 to 14.7l/100km around town and got 11.4l/100km on a trip) it costs us $80 a week to run this car and we get about 500 to 560km per tank. Obviously we have had some dramas with repairs, but the car is still a superb vehicle to drive. The interior design is excellent, but quality could be better. We have now done over 21,000km since November 04. I probably would buy another one when you look at what else is out there.

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

Review Date: 5th September, 2005

2005 Ford Territory TS 4.0 petrol from Australia and New Zealand


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


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 from Australia and New Zealand



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 from Australia and New Zealand


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


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!.