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- Everest UA (2015-2018)
In the first three years i also promoted my Everest to anyone who would listen, but in the last two years the vehicle has earnt everything bad about Ford reliability. It appears to be one common problem after another with the pinnacle being an EGR failure resulting in catastrophic engine damage in year 5! Seems amongst my mechanical friends i was the only one who did not realise that this is a common issue with the Ford/BT50 engine around this year model AND there is NO warning light. the EGR fails dumps the coolant and no temp warning, no check engine. If you run out of add blue the Everest engine disables, but apparently you can dump the coolant and cook the engine in only minutes without a single warning light or indication.
Purchased in May 2016 at Ford Dealers for $500,000.00.
My Ford Everest Sport 2L Bi Turbo is everything I wanted. Comfortable, fuel efficient, drives well in snow and ice and looks good. Travel approximately 500km/week. Car is serviced by Alpine Motors Ford dealer Cooma.
Purchased in June 2021 at Alpine Motors Cooma for $68,000.00.
Best of it's class on the market
Perfect for everyday commuting with kids & dog etc, plenty room for all. Power, comfort & build quality is second to none, easiest 4X4 to drive & park that we've ever owned.
Awesome towing & off road capability, drove it fully loaded 1200km's to Fraser Island QLD in total comfort. Fantastic performance on the beach & soft sand, well done Ford!.
Purchased in July 2020 at Ford Dealers.
Biggest problem is the badge
Daily drive, serviced on schedule. Poor quality. Great engine and power but everything else a big disappointment. Rear seat mechanism failed at 30,000km. New tail shaft at 50,000km (bad vibration under load). Now the auto rear tailgate has failed. Won't open nor close fully, lucky the interior lights are on a timer or my battery would be constantly flat. No way of opening manually! Too bad if you need access to the spare tyre. One positive is Ford replaced the tail shaft at no cost despite out of warranty but Dominelli burred my wheel nuts with their rattle guns and I had to replace all of them. My mechanic advised the factory nuts are poor quality.
Purchased in April 2016 for $75,000.00.
Best car ever
Purchased a Ford Ranger 4 years ago and thought it was great but the Everest Sport is even better.
Drivability and comfort is outstanding, new biturbo engine is powerful but gives great economy.
Virtually no engine noise and seamless gear changes. Extremely happy with this vehicle
Purchased in January 2021.
Dangerous for night driving!!!
The headlight system in the Ford Everest Sport's is terrible. I feel very unsafe driving at night. The design has changed so the LEDs shine down from the top of the headlights, instead of the middle, and bounce off the reflectors. This creates a solid black line where the lighting ends on the road, it also creates a 'black' blanket above the line. It's really weird and until you actually see the issue, it's very hard to explain.
I love my Everest, she drives beautifully, sits on the road very comfortably however the lighting let her down very badly. I limit my night driving due to this issue. It's just not safe.
I'm in current talks with Ford so hoping this can be resolved.
Purchased in July 2020.
Best of the Big 4WD/SUV in the market for 2020
I use this car daily to drive 140km to and from work, plus a range of other meetings. My work involves some site meetings and driving offroad tracks and bushland. It is also the car used on the weekends for the family (3 kids) to and from sport, family events and holidays - camping now and then, otherwise beachside holidays.
The car is so comfortable - I am tall - it provides ample space, lots of width in the cabin and good spaces for cargo. Roof racks come in handy.
I have also used the Everest to tow 2tn race car trailer up the Great Dividing Range and it does so effortlessly and with good fuel economy.
I would hight recommend a Ford Everest, mine which has 33,000km has not missed a beat and performed really well.
Purchased in July 2020.
Several minor issues take away from an otherwise great vehicle
I use the car for business and family use and find it isn't excellent package for both. We do a little bit of medium duty 4WDing plus tow a car trailer occasionally. It gets driven daily and serviced annually as per the Ford schedule. In terms of negative aspects, my major issue is that the 10 speed auto shifts very erratically in the first three gears, especially on hills and when accelerating away from a walking pace. Ford have factory programmed it to skip second gear in most situations and I think this was a mistake. The transmission slips ...a lot in third gear and quite often slams harshly back into second gear. Have complained about it at every service but no fix yet. We were getting quite a lot of error message popups about sensor issues in the first 12 months, but these have now stopped. Not sure why that was. Overall I think it's an excellent car for the money, just wish the gear shifting was as good in the lower gears as it is in the upper.
Purchased in November 2018 for $51,000.00.
Great car after 3000 klm of off road, highway and metro driving
Great build quality, refinement and capability off the production line. Can't fault it. The aussie design input and 2 million klm of testing/tuning by the aussie engineers has paid off.
Purchased in December 2020 at Bayford for $63,000.00.
Great vehicle - family car during the week, offroad 4x4 on the weekend
I have owned my 2019 Trend 4x4 biturbo for nearing 15 months and am coming up to 20,000km. It is my work/school drop off vehicle during the week with the ability for some off roading on the weekend.
Overall a very comfortable and quiet vehicle on the road with the added benefit of excellent fuel economy from the 10 speed automatic.
I found the Everest to be the quietest and most comfortable out of all the 4x4's I tested eg. Prado, Pajero Sport, MUX, Trailblazer, Fortuna, etc.
Plus it had features that the others didn't have that made it worth...
Purchased in June 2019.
Excellent family 4x4
I purchased the 2.0 bi turbo titanium used from dealer with about on the clock. Still had the new car smell and was immaculate. Have done a combination of city and 4x4 fire trail driving to test it out. Has not had any issues at all.
I have two children and wanted to take them 4x4 while still having a premium feeling suv for practical city and school trips.
I compared a prado kakadu but it was stupid expensive and had less power, torque and the interior feels outdated and cheap. I also felt that you had to buy a Prado in order to gain 4x4 c...red. But decided to buck the trend and buy something worth the money. Dont buy a 4x4 prado because your friends have one! Do your research. There are other much more capable and value for money 4x4's. Key notes about the everest. Im 6 foot 7 and the seats and space is very good and ideal for long family trips.
Purchased in March 2020 for $55,000.00.
Great Family Car!
After a lot of research we purchased this car based on lots of great features. For starters the 2 rear seats that pop up in the third row have a child seat anchor and lots of leg room. The auto boot opening is amazing when carrying lots of items to the car and the side mirrors turn in with the push of a button. It handles beautifully on the road and tows our caravan with ease. The air con vents go right back to the boot which is a massive bonus on those hot or cold days. This is a fantastic family car.
I’ve never been a ford person but I must admit this is a very enjoyable car to drive
I have always owned V8 Holden’s and have never liked Fords until a few of my mates started driving ranger’s and Everest’s. Toyota only offered three years warranty at the time and when I was shopping for a new car a mate of mine had just bought an Everest and was very pleased with his purchase after I went for a drive in his car I thought “not bad”.
When I went to the Ford dealership the next day the salesman told me there was a new 2 L model available, I took both the 2 L and 3.2 L for a drive back to back a couple times each and I absolutely ...
Purchased in December 2018 at Ford Dealers for $55,000.00.
Excellent Car with serious ability
Comfortable & well equipped for the family runs as well as trusted to take off the beaten track. Only let down by Ford Australia Service centres. But hey now its out of warranty can use mechanics who know what they are doing.
Purchased in April 2017 for $53,000.00.
Great so far
Bought as a demo car .Just clocked up 15000 kms no problems impressed with the bi turbo motor and the 10 speed auto is very smooth , goes like a scolded cat.Handles dirt roads well as we live on a farm , dust hangs on the back door ,no dust deflector for them ,had a diesel territory before it was a great car .Wife does 30k to 40k kms a year so will see how the Everest lasts.
Purchased in December 2018.
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Have a 2018 Ambiente and have a noise like breaking glass in cabin when driving?
I have a 2017 Everest, on a recent trip towing a caravan the tow weight was 2.05 t. The vehicle was travelling well, until we got to Alice Spring when the vehicle went into limp mode each day after travelling the first 10 ks for the day and would not get above 40 kph, after 10 or 15 klm the vehicle would pick up speed for a short period and then go back to limp mode, no matter weather we were on the flat or accending or decending a rise. Had the vehicle looked at and was advised after the dealer had the vehicle for a couple of days that the fuel lines had been put on the wrong way. Has anyone experienced this and is it possible to put the lines on incorrectly. I had the vehicle serviced before going on the trip and have spoken to the mechanic after I returned and he stated that if the lines had been put on incorrectly that I would have had the problem straight away, forgot to mention that the vehicle operated beautifully when the caravan was not on.
When did the requirement for Add-blue in the Everest start, or has it needed it from the start?
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||6.9 L/100km||8.5 L/100km||7.1 L/100km||8.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||80 L||80 L||80 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||5 Cylinder 3.2L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||5 Cylinder 3.2L|
|Max Power||157kW @ 3750rpm||143kW @ 3000rpm||157kW @ 3750rpm||143kW @ 3000rpm|
|Max Torque||500Nm @ 1750-2000rpm||470Nm @ 1750-2500rpm||500Nm @ 1750-2000rpm||470Nm @ 1750-2500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand||Thailand|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,100 kg||3,000 kg||3,100 kg||3,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2018||Jan 2018||Jan 2018||Jan 2018|
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