Condition report – The car has no sunroof, no leather and no sat nav. There’re also a few dents around the tailgate. It needs a full detail inside and out.
Odometer reads – 269,000kms, engine size 6, automatic transmission, seats 7, doors 4, RWD, petrol engine.
It was bought in Melbourne Vic 3131
paid cash for the car, $1,750.
It may be hard to spot the differences between the 2009 Ford Territory range and its predecessors. One factor that the company notes is the modifications made to the powertrain that have improved the consumption ratings by 0.6Litres/100km. This may not seem like much but Territory drivers tend to put in the hard miles and it does add up. 2009 also meant some shifts and changes to the model lineups and the options now include 4.0 litre, 6-cylinder engines with 4-speed automatics or 6-speed auto ZF gearbox. The engines make 190kw and and 383 Nm unless you’ve got a turbocharged engine which makes 245kw and 480 Nm. One of the most notable features in this range is the lack of a diesel option or manual transmission.
Other noticeable improvements, or at least changes, in the 2009 Ford Territory range is the new front bumper, bonnet, grilles, fog lamp and headlamps. There is also a new exterior package available that provides the option for new door handle colours, belt moulding, and body colour bumpers and door cladding. The interiors all come with new finishes and highlights and the option for either the TS or the Ghia interior theme.
While costs have generally increased throughout the range (by $500-$1000 on all variants), new additions such as 18-inch alloys, privacy glass, body colour packages, Alpine DVD system, side-steps, leather wrapped steering wheels and more add over $3,000 in value if not more. Used prices vary greatly and depend on how many kilometres are on the odometer, extra features and specifications, as well as the overall condition of the engine, the body, and the interior furnishings. Take a quick look at the range of powertrains, engines, and transmissions and how used prices differ within private sales. Keep in mind that most will sell for lower than asking price and these factor in relatively low mileage, and very good condition.
-Ghia: This comes as a 4×4 with a 4.0L, ULP engine with 6-speed automatic transmission. Prices start around $8,000 AUD.
It also comes as a Rear-Wheel-Drive with the same engine and a 4-speed automatic transmission. Prices are slightly higher than the 4×4, starting around $10,000.
-Ghia Turbo: This Territory is a 4×4 with a 4.0L ULP engine and a 6 speed automatic transmission. Private sales start at roughly $14,000.
-SR: The SR comes with a 4.0L, ULP engine as either a 4×4 with a 6-speed auto trans or a RWD with a 4-speed auto trans. Private sales start around $6,000.
-SR2: THe SR2 comes in the same variations as the SR but prices run slightly higher, starting at $7,000.
-TS: This car has a 4.0L ULP engine with a 6-speed or 4-speed auto trans as either a 4×4 or RWD and prices starts around $6,000.
-TS Limited Edition: This edition is only offered with the 4-speed automatic transmission and the standard engine. It is RAW and starts around $12,000.
-Turbo: This variant has the standard engine and only comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission starting at $10,000.
-TX: Like the variants above, options are for 4×4/RWD and 6 or 4 speed auto transmission. Sales starts at $6,000.
Overall the Ford Territory drives somewhere between a rough off-roader and an urban family car so it seems to fulfill the needs of many drivers. Perhaps it is not mechanically any different then the previous versions but some manufacturers believe in consistency within a model that works. With greater changes in the 2010 range, there are likely to be many 2009 Ford Territory models changing hands and finding new homes.
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