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I didn't think love existed until I met my Ford Kuga!
Going from Ford Focus to a Kuga was a decision mainly based on safety due to the size (I'm not the best driver), but now I wouldn't buy another car. I drive 10 minutes to work every day and I get my Kenny Kuga serviced every year.
Purchased in October 2015 at Ford Dealers for $28,000.00.
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Love it looks big but its so compact
Drive to work family transport its a mums taxi.
Use my car every day. Love driving it.
Service car regularly either the months its due or reach the kms what ever comes first.
Purchased in February 2014.
Very Good Car - Can't Really Fault It
I bought my Ford Kuga 2016 Diesel brand new in 2016 from Peter Warren Ford. All my services have been done through the dealership, and I can honestly say, its been very good. I've done 109,000km on it, and it does a fairly healthy mix of freeway, and driving around in the suburbs.
I previously had a Volkswagen Golf Diesel, which I traded for the Ford. To me, the Kuga trumps the VW in so many areas. The VW transmission and clutches both died at the same time, and I was quoted $10,500 to repair! Uh, no thanks, so it was traded for the Kuga.
The...Kuga was making a wierd squeaking rattling noise, and when assessed by Ford, turned out to the the alternator. Whilst I question why an alternator would die in a car that is under 5 years old, it was replaced under extended warranty without any arguement. I just had to pay for a new battery and drive belt. Personally, I can stomache paying $800 better than $4400! They even covered the pre-tensioners under the alternator warranty which is great for me. Pros: * Easy to drive, park and so on * Not too bad on fuel, just a bit thirsty than I would expect when around town
Purchased in May 2016 at Peter Warren Automotive for $38,000.00.
There just no good
Super expensive wheel bearings in the awd $1300 each
Ultra sensitive breaks when tapped or lightly pressed but then spongey when pressed hard when you really want to stop
The worst headlights I’ve ever had on a car and I’ve had over 15 vehicle some over 40 years old yes they are that bad.
Good points easy to park
Would suit someone who only travels short distances or doesn’t need a car everyday
The best SUV money can buy
We bought a 2014 model Ford Kuga 6 years ago.
Used daily, it's been nothing short of excellent - Fun to drive, great economy, plenty of power for a 1.6 turbo engine, massive overtaking torque, comfortable seating.
We only do the regular annual logbook service.
In the 6 years we have had to replace the battery in year-4, and replaced about 3 blown bulbs, and off course new tyres - that's it - far less issues than any other car that we have owned.
A great buy!
Purchased in July 2014.
Good car for towing a small caravan
Purchased a 2016 TF2 Diesel Titanium with the safety pack in Dec 2017 with 13K on the clock. It now has 90K. Towed a Karakampa van to Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney a few times, and it has performed flawlessly.. Under normal conditions the gearbox seems to want to use the lowest grear and seems to be under reeving. With the van it detects the load and revs higher thus not labouring the gearbox..safety pack is great and a good long distance car... The only thing is if you have a big frame, then the cabin space might seem a bit small..
Purchased in December 2017.
Badly built , to many recalls , blown transmission drive shaft in first year of ownership, Ford service team useless, bought to replace a lemon craptiva but ford was no better I wish ford would join Holden and disappear as there is so many better cars out there to buy please stay away from ford cars
Bought a Honda CR-V hopefully have better luck with this one
Purchased in April 2013 at Titan ford for $32,000.00.
Rev up and down while driving
When reversing or driving forward I notice the car revving up and down, but it doesn't while idle. Any idea on what it could be. Just had service not long ago and mechanic said nothing
Purchased for $15,000.00.
Good car when it works!!
Brought new 2013 model Kuga, had serviced by Ford dealer as per log book and many recalls.
Last recall I had done was for coolant over heating, replaced hoses, heater fan, reservoir and what ever else. Coolant Recall was done not once but 3 times and many returns to dealership with overheating issues (no warning lights ect, only found out by hot engine smell, lift bonnet no coolant) to be told it has a blown head and repair bill of $3k.
Rang Ford Aust informed them this issue only started when recall was done and asked for them to cover the cos...
Purchased in November 2013.
Problem with Differential
We purchased a Ford Kuga, Turbo Diesel in 2014, we have had it serviced as per the Manufacturers Log Book, and only use it for personal use, transporting family. We noticed a clunking noise coming from the differential. The car was purchased as a Demonstration Model with full warranty. We are now told that the differential needs to be replaced at a cost of approximately $4,500. We believe that the differential should last at least 10 - 15 years, under the Implied Warranty senario, but all that we have been offered by Ford is 25% Good Will, which we have rejected. 4 weeks later, no car, no decision, can anyone offer a suggestion PLEASE.
Purchased in July 2014 for $34,000.00.
Brought second hand just over a year ago, 2014 diesel auto. 114000 on clock. Clear paint coming off around front wheel guards, told car been repeated.
Transmission giving no reverse intermittently, gear changing was shuddering, rough taking off. Ford service centre relearned and said it will right itself within a week. Didn't only got worse, went back and they looked again and said it was my fault l had not done a 120000 service with them and that the transmission engine oil had not been changed. My gearbox needed replacement and it was going ...
Great to drive but heap of crap!
Bought 2014 model from Victory Ford, Tweed Heads in April and was very happy with the vehicle. Got after market warranty but when I took it in for first service, was told the vehicle has been recalled with an overheating problem. Asked why recall was not mentioned to me or done before I bought the vehicle, Ford advise they did not know although the recall was in Nov 2017! Took the Kuga to another Ford dealer who advised all the damage had been done and Ford had to replace the motor. Car off the road for three weeks.
One has a loud bang every n...
Big space good enough for me and the family love it
Big car very spacious I do commute to work everyday 25mins each way I use the many functions and handsfree device Bluetooth my dog has the extra space in the wide open boot where he can lie down or stand up love this car it doesn’t last long on petrol but it’s good enough for me
Coolant leaks after recall mods
So disappointed with my Kuga... after the so called recalls my car has never been the same. Constant loss of coolant, warning messages, etc.
And every time racq had to tow it back to the dealer. No wonder you get free racq membership. This is just an ongoing inconvenience, first the water pump then seals, etc and airlock ( every excuse you can think of) . The vehicle has only done 60k and all services done by ford . Definitely not buying a Ford ever again. Hello Mazda....
My Kuga is the 1.6 Ecoboost 6 speed manual. I use the Kuga as my daily drive into Adelaide and a country drive on most weekends. I find it be extremely fuel efficient. I average 7.3L per 100kms whether it be city or country driving. I have no problems overtaking on the open road. It has plenty of power. I am really happy with my Ford Kuga
Questions & Answers
I have a ford and my fob keys just stopped working and need to put key in side of steering wheel to start and if the car doors open after i start it sounds the horn twice and states the fob isn't found in the car when it obviously is. To lock and unlock car have to take out hidden key in th fob. . Went to several shops to reset the fob to no avail only the ford company said they can do it and will cost over $170 each fob and will take the whole day think this a bit of a rip off and one fob i never used at all. Does anyone know a way around it that works as read up on internet but can't find a solution?
Silly question, but have you tried replacing the battery in the fob?
Yes replaced the batteries when it first went off cause it tells you to change battery and should be working fine but after that just it doesn't work. It used to be in a rubber fob cover and think cause moisture to get in cause when changed battery it was wet residue inside. Which i pat dry now fobs don't work and second one has never worked as was spare for car and never used.
The only way to reset the fob is to take it to a ford dealer, There is no way around it. nobody else can do it
I have a Ford Kuga 2.OL ECOBOOST 2016. The temperature gauge when starting the car goes to normal then it will drop back. The fan kicks in. My engine light goes on. I turn the car off and on again and every thing is normal. I have had the thermostat replaced, the temperature sensor replaced. Now its starting to do it again. The mechanic scan tool says no faults.
common problem with the kugas nearly all of them do it.
I have a 2013 Ford Kuga, Diesel. Lately I have noticed the fuel tank sign stays on even though I have plenty of diesel in the tank. Has anyone encountered this issue and what could be the cause of it?
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|Category||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs||Midsize / Medium SUVs|
|Transmission||Automatic and Continuously Variable (CVT)||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD) and Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Type||Diesel and Petrol||Petrol|
|Wheels||19" Alloy||17" Alloy|
|Fuel Consumption||5.6 L/100km||7.4 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 1.5L|
|Max Power||132kW @ 3500rpm||134kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||400Nm @ 2000-2500rpm||240Nm @ 1600-5000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Spain||Spain|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,800 kg||1,600 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2012||Jan 2013||Jan 2014||Jan 2014|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2013||Dec 2014||Dec 2016||Dec 2016|
|Replaced by||Ford Kuga TF.I and Ford Escape||Ford Kuga TF.II and Ford Escape||Ford Escape||Ford Escape|
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