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Test drive: Ford Everest 2nd Gen. 2007-2010 — a non-expert car review

I didn’t like the first generation Everest. To me, it was too much like a truck. Compared to the Pajero and Fortuner, the 1st Gen. Everest looked uninspired and quite dated. I somewhat get this feeling that around 10 years ago, Ford was just desperate to offer an SUV alternative cheaper than the Expedition or Explorer that they took the Ranger Pick-up and fused a campershell to make it resemble a wagon. The result was a “Sport Utility Vehicle” which was a lot more “Utility” and not really that “Sporty”.

Then came the 2nd Gen. Ford Everest. This one is a much better designed vehicle. Smooth, rounded where it counts, and still massive like a Ford SUV should. It still has a truck feel, but this truck is a fashionable one.

Ford Everest 2007 2010
Ford Everest 2007 to 2010. Copyright 2012 Pinoyautoblog.com

Being a “sedan” guy all my life, I found this vehicle initially hard to handle. Driving a car which is long, wide, and tall, I couldn’t see a good part of the road right in front of me; I can barely fit on the narrow side streets in Project 4, QC; and I am sure to scrape a pipe or the ceiling in many of the parking lots in the metro. And don’t even think of parking in Shangrila Edsa Plaza, Citibank Eastwood, or Rufino Tower — the side walls of the parking ramp will most likely be covered with your paint color before you get through. Honestly, for a while then, I was afraid that if I ever lose control of the vehicle, I would literally squash a few cars beneath me. But when i got the hang of it, it totally changed my view on SUV’s.

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Ford offers services for out of warranty cars

If you or anyone you know has a Ford that is out of warranty, then you should check this out.

Ford Group Philippines (FGP) is offering service and original parts for out of warranty Ford car owners.

“In addition to providing world-class Ford vehicles, we continuously aim to further enhance and improve our already best-in-class customer service experience,” said David Macasadia, vice president of Ford’s customer service division. “This new campaign will help further strengthen our leading cost-of-ownership equation, and help our customers continue to feel the difference of today’s Ford.”

But that’s not all, they’ll also give free oil filters to those who’ll avail of periodic maintenance service within May.

All of this is only available for the following models bought within 2004 to 2007:

  • Escape
  • Focus
  • Ranger
  • Everest

Article via: Top Gear PH | Image By Bull-Doser (Own work.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons