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    I am researching cars, as we need a new one to fit 3 child restraints in, and i am interested in the ford territory.
    Anyone drive one? Is it a decent car?
    I have never driven a ford and don't really know much about them tbh..

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    I've had one and we loved it. It was wider across than the Land Cruiser we have now so fitted 3 cars seats really well.

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    I absolutely love mine. We have heaps of room. Easily fits the 3 kids seats across the back. Plenty of boot space. The reversing camera is a must, makes it so easy to park. I just love it.

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    The wide back seat is my main attraction

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    We're onto our second. They're great cars, comfortable, roomy, reliable. From what I've read they're the best car on the market for fitting three baby seats in a row. It's also one of very few cars that has anchor points in the third row, five anchor points in total.

    The boot is fabulous, except when the third row of seats is in use.

    The only negative I would point out is that they're very thirsty; if I was buying a new model I'd definitely get a diesel.

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    Sounds like exactly what we need in a car.
    I'm excited as every other car i've looked at hasn't quite fit the bill. I'll organise a test drive and i love it.

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    I've got a book called "The Dog and Lemon Guide" and according to this, Ford Territories are "Not Recommended". It's rated as "Dodgy" for reliability but "Good" for safety. It gets 14mpg (miles per gallon) of fuel (to give you an idea how bad this is, a Ford Ka, which is obviously a tiny car, gets 45mpg)

    If you don't care whether your car is reliable and are happy to spend a gazillion dollars on petrol, then this is the car for you, as it is very roomy inside (my mum and stepdad bought one recently, and it is very spacious and comfortable).

    Here's a quote from my book for you:
    "Should you buy a Territory? Depends on your needs, your ability to pay for fuel and your willingness to take a gamble over reliability. The Territory may look good but it drinks like a fish. Expensive later versions have six-speed automatics, which improve the fuel consumption a bit. However, no amount of gears can alter the fact that the Territory weighs two tonnes, has an ageing four litre engine and the aerodynamics of a brick. It's going to be thirsty"

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    Ahh bum
    I will keep looking into them and see what i think. I can remember someone i know used to have one and always warned off them but that was the one person.
    The roominess is what draws me in tbh - that's something so hard to find.

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    Hey Hollywood, don't suppose that book has a recommendation for best car for 3 child restraints?
    I know heaps of people have 3+ kids and drive but bloody hell it just seems an impossible mission, cars are so small inside

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    Hey Hollywood, don't suppose that book has a recommendation for best car for 3 child restraints?
    I know heaps of people have 3+ kids and drive but bloody hell it just seems an impossible mission, cars are so small inside
    I'll check it out for you. I've just bought a 2002 Toyota based on recommendation from this book so I've been reading up on a lot of cars. I'll report back later...


 

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