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Old 6th June 2016, 11:17   #751
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Uh Oh. Which Geolanders did you get? And how much was the retail price in TN and how much buy back you got? What size? Same as OEM 265/60 R18?

I got a quote for 11.5 K per tyre exchange and hence dumped the idea.

Ideally the tyre guy should take it - maybe for a k or two less.

How about selling on Amazon or eBay?
Yokohama Geolanders...275/60 R18...one upsize. I paid 4K per tire for exchange under the condition that the vehicle should have run less than 100 kms.
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Hi friends,

I got my 3.2 Titanium Red after a great deal of push at all level. It was more than 4 months of waiting. I am certain the dealer was not fair in his dealings.

The car is good just did about 600 kms and the city and highway mix is 8.2 Km / litre
It is a powerful vehicle. I had Mitsubishi Outlander for 6 years and I am a big fan. Had they not stopped selling , I would have certainly gone for the latest outlander only.

Well that was my thought before I took my new Endy for a ride. The only difference on the negative side was the initial pick up of a Diesel engine vs a petrol. ( outlander is petrol ).

Did soft off roading in the countryside with good hill incline and not track or path. It climbed like a pro and no issues in climbing down. Unfortunately , I forgot my phone hence couldn't click pictures.

A question to Pros- any thread on the degree of claim this car can be tried upto while up hill and down hill.

Any idea on how to help tow another car in case of eventuality. I saw a couple of cars stranded enroutr Pune -Mum and I felt like helping. Any suggestions on this ?

Rolling down and rolling up of Windows via key remote is beautiful feature. Boot operations of opening and closing from key and driver side is a Very helpful and innovative feature.
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Congratulations Shamsher for acquiring a beast.
We would love to read a full fledged ownership report.

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Any idea on how to help tow another car in case of eventuality. I saw a couple of cars stranded enroutr Pune -Mum and I felt like helping. Any suggestions on this ?
Generally, Manufacturers do not recommend using your vehicle for towing in run in period as it put lots of stress on new parts.
You can go through owner's manual for more details. Also, You will find lot more interesting stuff in it.

Enjoy Exploring
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Hey Guys, Tried searching hard but could not find a single Ford Endeavour Ownership thread. Are they out of fashion from the forum?

I see many who have taken the beast and have had a reasonable experience to pen down thoughts and experiences. Could someone point me in the direction if such a thread exists (Even a single one).

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Could someone point me in the direction if such a thread exists (Even a single one).
You should go over this thread from page 1 , normally official reviews are very elaborative but if you need any specific information , do ask here.

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My observations during my 500 kms recent drive to Chennai in a 4 lane road:

Handling was really like a car.

About fuel consumption, it gives maximum of around 11.5-12.5 km/L below 90 km/hr and drops down to 10-10.5 km/L even at steady 100 km/hr. I thought high capacity 3.2L engine will stay cool at triple digit speeds and give maximum fuel efficiency even at those speeds. I'm surprised that a mere 10 km/hr difference in speed will result in huge difference in fuel consumption.

Only serious complaint is the focus of High and low beams. Though it is bright, it is too short. Has anybody found success in adjusting the focus in Titanium trim (auto focus)?

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You should go over this thread from page 1 , normally official reviews are very elaborative but if you need any specific information , do ask here.
Nothing can replace an ownership thread, its each owners perspective about the product that matters to folks who are considering a purchase. Living day/night with the car under different driving conditions and experiences there of cant be matched with a Official Review thread.

My views. Request to existing owners please consider putting up a separate thread, unless the forum rules have changed while i was temporarily away from the forum. Its one way we as owners contribute to the group which provides wealth of information about almost everything under the sun.

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My views. Request to existing owners please consider putting up a separate thread, unless the forum rules have changed while i was temporarily away from the forum.

No Rules have changed , if you would have gone through this thread in details you will find lots of small reviews as well queries being answered besides I can think of one thread by fellow member dockap

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...anium-4x4.html (Dark Knight: My Panther Black Ford Endeavour 3.2L Titanium 4x4)


http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...review-32.html (Ford Endeavour : Official Review)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3975332 (Ford Endeavour : Official Review)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3971399 (Ford Endeavour : Official Review)
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There is a White 3.2 Titanium available Ex-Stock at Kavish Ford Mumbai if anyone is interested. Received a call from them. They aren't aware that I have gone ahead with Bhavna Ford with Golden Bronze. He will revert about Golden Bronze too
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Minor updates:

1. Changed High Beam bulbs to Osram Nightbreaker HB3 - INR 2.5 k a pair - Light is a tad whiter and brighter. Much longer throw.
2. Changed Fog Lamps to Philips H8 INR 1300 a pair (Osram is obscenely expensive at 3.5k a pair) - whiter light - No significant change in brightness. But goes well with Xenon Low Beams.
3. Changing Rear Number plates to Osram LED T10 (W5W) 6000Kelvin - INR 860 a pair - Awaiting bulbs from Amazon - Philips is almost twice the price at INR 1500

Questions:

1. Anyone know a good mat set for the Truck? Given this is a new model, there are no brands with Endeavour specific fit. The OEM mats supplied are not too good for rains and slush. Also the middle hump is not covered.
2. What is the exact run-in period and limits on RPM/Speed?

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Minor updates:

1. Changed High Beam bulbs to Osram Nightbreaker HB3 - INR 2.5 k a pair - Light is a tad whiter and brighter. Much longer throw.
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2. What is the exact run-in period and limits on RPM/Speed?

Try Aliexpress and search for Ford Everest. Lot of accessories including mats.
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Try Aliexpress and search for Ford Everest. Lot of accessories including mats.
AliExpress for some reason has all accessories for LHD vehicles. Could not find one set that fits Australia spec or India/South Africa spec cars which are RHD.

Speaking of AliExpress, I picked up a 18000 MAh Car Jump Starter from them. Good accessory for a car this size. Expecting delivery in a few weeks as the shipment is from Europe.

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Tried my first off-road drive (Sand mode) today at Rameswaram. The pro (my Truck) took care of everything to make sure the Rookie (Myself ) didn't get struck anywhere and get disappointed.

I took along a Hotelier friend who is quite experienced (had a Mahindra Thar previously) and have done a lot of sand driving in those terrains. He was surprised to see the way how my truck handled with ease. He said he had seen Fortuners, Pajero Sport and even a Q7 struggling in few stretches where my truck just like that glided through. I was able to do some steep climbs too where he said he wasn't able to do even with his Mahindra Thar with MT tires.

The only climb the Truck struggled was where there was very loose sand and even then it might have done well if it was driven by a little more experienced person than me. Of course it just struggled for a second and did not get struck. Below is the place where it struggled a bit with it's tyre marks.
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So just figured out that in Rock, low.. you can switch to manual and upshift from 1st to 2nd and then possibly on to third... helps a lot in some loose sandy terrain like above.
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Minor updates:

1. Changed High Beam bulbs to Osram Nightbreaker HB3 - INR 2.5 k a pair - Light is a tad whiter and brighter. Much longer throw.
2. Changed Fog Lamps to Philips H8 INR 1300 a pair (Osram is obscenely expensive at 3.5k a pair) - whiter light - No significant change in brightness. But goes well with Xenon Low Beams.
3. Changing Rear Number plates to Osram LED T10 (W5W) 6000Kelvin - INR 860 a pair - Awaiting bulbs from Amazon - Philips is almost twice the price at INR 1500

Questions:

1. Anyone know a good mat set for the Truck? Given this is a new model, there are no brands with Endeavour specific fit. The OEM mats supplied are not too good for rains and slush. Also the middle hump is not covered.
2. What is the exact run-in period and limits on RPM/Speed?
Hi Naresh,
I bought the regular clear plastic mats to put inside the truck. Dealer cut the middle one to fit nicely on the bumb.

Btw. Could you please let me know where you got the bulbs and most importantly where you got it fitted?
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