Re­mem­ber the Ter­ri­tory

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IT’S easy to for­get about the Ford Ter­ri­tory. The home­grown Fal­con-cloned SUV just does its stuff, which means it can be over­looked among all the flashy new­com­ers such as the Nis­san Mu­rano and Lexus RX, the ex­cel­lent Volvo XC60, Audi’s Q5, the Re­nault Koleos and Volk­swa­gen’s Tiguan.

There’s noth­ing to com­plain about when you drive the Ter­ri­tory. It does its stuff well and is great value.

OK, so we’ve pointed out prob­lems with rust, brakes and balljoints. But none of that re­ally mat­ters when you have a new Ter­ri­tory in the drive­way and jobs to be done. It han­dles any task well.

Lit­tle things such as the ex­cel­lent head­lamps, ra­dio re­cep­tion, sportsshift au­to­matic and han­dling grip and bal­ance re­flect Aus­tralian-made en­gi­neer­ing in the Ter­ri­tory.

It’s not sexy, but it’s an SUV most Aus­tralians are happy to own. Fuel econ­omy could be bet­ter, and Ford went the wrong way de­vel­op­ing the turbo in­stead of a diesel or LPG model, but it’s get­ting there.

So this week I’m cel­e­brat­ing the Ter­ri­tory and thought it was im­por­tant to share my thoughts.

Home­grown: the Ford ter­ri­tory just does its stuff and is great value.

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