Ford Everest

Hi all

About to get a new car for everyday use and boat towing ( upto 2.5tonne ) and want a wagon type vehicle ( not Ute )

Thinking of getting near new Ford Everest. 

Would be great if anyone could provide any feedback on this car - any problems , how it goes towing etc

Cheers

 Joycey 


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Watching.

Fri, 2019-11-29 14:43

 Watching with interest. Looking at one as well....

 

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Comes with either 3.2 or the

Fri, 2019-11-29 15:20

Comes with either 3.2 or the 2.0 raptor motor. Lots reviews on YouTube/

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I’d be going with the 3.2 

Fri, 2019-11-29 15:29

I’d be going with the 3.2 

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everest

Fri, 2019-11-29 16:01

 i brought a new Everest Ambiente in 2015, 3.2lt & 6speed, one of the first ones out of Titan Ford.

It had its problems, as a lot of the early models did, with Limp mode when towing in hot weather ( due a lot to Transmission temps & aftermarket bull bars ) so i am told. After 1 too many times hitting this Limp Mode in bad situations on the road, i invested in an aftermarket Trans Cooler & also had the engine PCU remapped along with transmission remapped as well, which solved all my troubles & resulted in very good gains in power & torque, i am towing a 2.5tonne boat.

About 3 months ago i purchased another new 2019.75  Everest, again the base model Ambiente with the 3.2lt & 6 speed, which has had significant upgrades since the first model. Car is brilliant to drive, although i have just had a new Trans cooler fitted again, as the trans temp was hitting nearly 100deg while driving around town with ambient temps of around 29 degs, without towing anything or driving hard.

 

I think the Everest is probably the nicest car to drive out of any of the other ute based models, 100%.

the Everst Trend & Titanium can be purchased with the 2lt Twin Turbo diesel engine with a 10 speed gearbox, but it's not for me. There are a few questions being asked about this 10 speed gearbox. 

 

I suggest you go on facebook & join the Ford Everest Club Australia, where there is now 4 years of pros & cons about the car & the 3.2lt engine & now about 1 years worth of pros & cons about the new 2lt, twin turbo with 10speed box.

 

Personally, i love the base model Everest, without all the fancy tech & think the 3.2lt & 6 speed box is tried & tested now for many many years.

 

Good luck with your choise, i am sure you will be happy

 

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Cheers for your advice.Out of

Fri, 2019-11-29 16:34

Cheers for your advice.

Out of interest, how much was the install of the transscooler ?

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 Anywhere from $1500 to

Fri, 2019-11-29 18:50

 Anywhere from $1500 to $2500, depending on the company, parts used & if you want a thermo fan installed as well

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I’m looking at the ambiente

Fri, 2019-11-29 16:34

I’m looking at the ambiente also  

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 Ambiente is enough car, has

Fri, 2019-11-29 18:51

 Ambiente is enough car, has enough tech without too much tech to go wrong

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 Ambiente is enough car, has

Fri, 2019-11-29 18:51

 Ambiente is enough car, has enough tech without too much tech to go wrong

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Tue, 2019-12-03 21:05

Hopefully, Everest is my next set of wheels.

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Im also in the market, Pajero

Fri, 2019-11-29 21:08

Im also in the market, Pajero Sport in the lead for me at the moment

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 Work is replacing our fleet

Sat, 2019-11-30 09:15

 Work is replacing our fleet of Hiluxes. I've put my hand up for an MUX as I don't want a ute. 

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trans overheating

Mon, 2019-12-02 10:48

 I have always had dual cab diesel Manual utes but like the idea of a auto around town 

Do all the Auto trans overheat or is it just a Ford thing, Can't understand how they can sell a vehicle for towing when you have to modify it to do the job

 

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 Colorado driver herenever

Wed, 2019-12-04 07:17

 Colorado driver here

never had my transmission above 92 deg and that was towing north in 40 deg heat fully loaded with a 2 ton boat.  

normally sits on 80 max around town even on the hottest day

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 I believe the 3.2l 6 speed

Tue, 2019-12-03 23:10

 I believe the 3.2l 6 speed auto trans is also used in the F trucks and Mustangs

Cheers

Rod

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Wed, 2019-12-04 12:53

It’s the 6 speed ZF transmission, have the same in my XR8. Almost bullet proof.

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considered a Fortuner?

Wed, 2019-12-04 10:01

I dont know the price differences, but the Toyota Fortuner's are basically a hilux chasis with a wagon top. i was considering one for the misso, that could double as a tow vehicle if I needed it. 

 

for the record, an aftermarket transmission oil cooler is a very easy thing to buy and install yourself. I have completed 2 of these. Supercheap auto had a good brand semi-commercial one for approx $400. they are piss easy to install, and take about 20 minutes. the hardest part is figuring out which is the oil feed into your transmission. 

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 My neighbour back home was a

Sat, 2019-12-07 13:20

 My neighbour back home was a executive for Ford when they were here, he has one and reckons stay with the 3.2. He's not sold on the twin turbo 2 litre.