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|30th October 2008, 15:50||#16|
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Numbers can be very decieving !!
I drove one ,..no wait ripped one the other day on back counry roads near jim corbett national park. The 2.5 liter IDI engine is very drivable. I know city driving (in bumper to bumper traffic) is a different ball game and I cannot comment on that aspect. But the torque spread and sure footed predictable behavior was a pleasent surprise even after driving it back to back with a City Cvt.
What was amazing was dispite the size I found it very nimble (thanks to the direct PS), making U turns on narrow country roads possible.
This version also came with the wider tyres making the grip around corners fantastic. All in all I would buy one (if I had the cash to spare),..even if it was offered only with the 2.5 IDI engine.
The ride and suspension is firm,..but I think does what it was designed to do, ie take the rough with the smooth and come out un-shaken.
All in all the Endy ROCKS !! I am in love with it.
I might even look at a used one,...but not sure about the long term maintainance outlook on a truck which has clocked 40-60 kkm. Fords do have reputation for being expensive to maintain.
By the way the driver drove all the way from Delhi (250+ KM) in 4x4 lock mode ,..with the owner oblivious to the fact that the T-case and differentails are going to be ground to bits, he did comment that the car was makiing grinding noises while making turns !!??? These cars must come with a bold WARNING on the use of part-time 4x4 systems. But again how many owners (apart from t-bhpians) really read the owners manual page top page.
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