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    nice colour to boot!

    hope it treats you nicely!
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    Andrew, reviving this thread to ask how the Territory has gone. My SIL is looking at a 2008 2wd with 200+km on the clock for about $10K.
    Appreciate any info on what to look for.
    Thanks
    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocmic View Post
    Andrew, reviving this thread to ask how the Territory has gone. My SIL is looking at a 2008 2wd with 200+km on the clock for about $10K.
    Appreciate any info on what to look for.
    Thanks
    Mike
    I know you were asking Andrew but I've owned Terri's for a few years now.

    Sounds expensive, what model is it ?
    Sold a 2007 TX AWD about September last year 210,000Km for $4.5K. Probably could have got a bit more but sold with no rego & no roadworthy. Lots on the market but you need to find one that has a detailed service history.

    Had the TX AWD for nearly 5 years then the wife took it over.
    Then TX 2WD diesel for nearly 5 years, then the wife took that over.
    Now TS 2WD diesel since last September.

    Lots of issues around diff bushes, early ones (SX & SY) had lower front ball joint problems. Change every few years, mine were done twice under warranty then again by myself. Problem solved SYII onwards.
    Rear control blades check the rubbers.
    Coil packs replace after about 120,000km
    Engine mounts (oil filled) leak and need to be replaced.
    If the inlet manifold gasket goes (ours did) it's almost an engine out job. Did ours in situ but lost several days of my life, several million brownie points with the wife and gained some more grey hairs......
    ZF 6-speed tranny $850 for flush & new pan (filter is integral with the pan). Ford state 250,000km before oil change but depends how it's driven. Ours went to about 190,000km then there was a crack in the plastic sump. Oil was reasonably clean so did a 1/2 change (no flush) with non-ZF oil (everyone on the Ford Forum told me the World would stop spinning....) changed OK, drove OK. 4-speed tranny cheaper to service.
    Most parts available aftermarket but if you have to pay someone to do diff bushes etc. it gets expensive.

    Lots of the early models turning up in the Pick-a-Part type wreckers.

    Great car but the petrol is a bit thirsty school run was around 18/100, when I was using it for business I was getting around 13/100.



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