Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby kjazat » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:15 pm

coody wrote:Took our turbo ghia for its first road trip last weekend.. got 12.2 litres/hundred... thaught that was pretty good...

What are you guys getting??


Just wait to the toy hooked up behind it and if you get less than 30 to 35 ltr per hundred you will do very well. Just hope you dont have to go over hills or mountains to get to the creek either.
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:26 pm

fluffy wrote:
coody wrote:Took our turbo ghia for its first road trip last weekend.. got 12.2 litres/hundred... thaught that was pretty good...

What are you guys getting??


I've got no experience with them, but that sounds very reasonable for a turbo car of its size! How does it go?? :mrgreen:



Pisses!!!!

Goes really well, sitting on 110 km/h came up behind a road train, planted my right foot, turbo spooled up and within no time at all was doing 160 pretty quickly.. handles very well, im very happy with it
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:28 pm

kjazat wrote:
coody wrote:Took our turbo ghia for its first road trip last weekend.. got 12.2 litres/hundred... thaught that was pretty good...

What are you guys getting??


Just wait to the toy hooked up behind it and if you get less than 30 to 35 ltr per hundred you will do very well. Just hope you dont have to go over hills or mountains to get to the creek either.



That's pretty excessive dude, at that rate u'd barely get 200 kays out of a tank... can someone confirm or deny this???
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby waysouth » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:51 am

coody wrote:
kjazat wrote:
coody wrote:Took our turbo ghia for its first road trip last weekend.. got 12.2 litres/hundred... thaught that was pretty good...

What are you guys getting??


Just wait to the toy hooked up behind it and if you get less than 30 to 35 ltr per hundred you will do very well. Just hope you dont have to go over hills or mountains to get to the creek either.



That's pretty excessive dude, at that rate u'd barely get 200 kays out of a tank... can someone confirm or deny this???


We tow 3500kgs with a nissan patrol and hit 30-35l / per 100km just lucky its about a 10km round trip to the lake & servo, so anything is possible but it will depend on the size of the boat.
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby Ken » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:10 am

Mine is AWD, not a turbo & it runs at 22.7ltr/100 average towing the boat (2300Kg)
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:01 pm

My spectre on the trailer ways a bit over 1500 kg, when I tow it with my work ute (07) Colorado with over a tonne of toolboxes n tools on the back I only get up to around 15 ltrs/hundred
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby lewy71 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:53 pm

My 98 Sport (basically the same hull as a 210 but with center mount) on tandem trailer is around 2000kg. The 6spd helps with towing fuel economy I get between 15-20l/100k depending on the terrain and how hard I drive it. I tend to tow in manual shift mode it seems to help the economy. Also the 95-98 higher octane fuels really make a difference when towing. Since I had mine converted to LPi I find the litres/100klm even better on LPG when towing.
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:38 am

I put in 95 octane premium but will probably run bp ultimate 98 in it for now on wards... I've seen the difference running 98 over 91/95 makes in my motorbike so has to be good in a car?
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby dudester » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:58 am

Coody, my bro has a pair of blown Fords in his garage, his missus has the Turbo Ghia Tezza and he has a supercharged GS Falcon. Both of them are going to FPV Performance next week to get chipped and tuned. The Falcon will be making 600 hp and not sure what the Territory will do but it already is really quick and has smoked a few unsuspecting Commodores.Will let you know how it goes, they do before and after dyno testing :-)
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:19 pm

Nice, nothing better than smoking some d#ck in his hotted up commy in a soccer mums taxi...

Where are you looking at doing most of your riding this year dudester? We are going to have to travel a long way for water this year im thinking :(
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby fluffy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:07 pm

Test drove a turbo territory yesterday, me and the Missus fell in love!
Then today, weighed the boat at My old mans work on the way home from the lake, to make sure it's ok....

:( looks like the 210 is too fat for a territory, comes in at 2380kg with less then a quarter tank of fuel..... Back to the drawing board!
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby nevergrew » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:27 pm

coody wrote:Nice, nothing better than smoking some d#ck in his hotted up commy in a soccer mums taxi...


A hotted up commy these days is a set of 22's, the two front buckets reclined back and a southern cross sticker on the rear window. As far as I'm aware these mods don't make the car any quicker. I think you're cruzin in the Tezza !!
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Mon Sep 17, 2012 2:41 pm

Yeah im really happy with it.. not concerned with lack of off road ability... that's what my company maintained and fueled work ute is for!! :D
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby dudester » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:22 pm

coody wrote:Nice, nothing better than smoking some d#ck in his hotted up commy in a soccer mums taxi...

Where are you looking at doing most of your riding this year dudester? We are going to have to travel a long way for water this year im thinking :(


I ride almost exclusively at Moody now mate with the odd Blackwood trip thrown in now and again.
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:58 pm

Yeah looks like I'll be hitting moody a fair bit this year.. probly see u there :)
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby dudester » Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:23 pm

coody wrote:Yeah looks like I'll be hitting moody a fair bit this year.. probly see u there :)


Sounds good, we normally up around bay 3 :-)
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby coody » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:37 pm

We r normally in the nearly broken down yellow spectre displaying terrible skiing skills :D :lol:
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby dudester » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:38 pm

coody wrote:We r normally in the nearly broken down yellow spectre displaying terrible skiing skills :D :lol:


Not all bad when ya boat breaks down, means you get more drinkin time :-)
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby Arron » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:11 pm

fluffy wrote: :( looks like the 210 is too fat for a territory, comes in at 2380kg with less then a quarter tank of fuel..... Back to the drawing board!



It's only RWD Territorys that are rated to 2300kg, AWD versions are rated at 2700kg.

I'm considering an AWD TDci as the wifes next daily/tow car. The only real complaint with these cars seems to be fuel economy and the diesel version certainly addresses that.
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Re: ford territory... good tow vehicle???

Postby Ken » Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:35 pm

Arron - unless it is the new diesel one, they are all 2300Kg rated.
I am still going to tow my 210 with the Tezza, it loves it.
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