Official Coverage: The Great Ford Endeavour Drive


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In life we all do many things for the very first time. Things which probably we may have often thought about but never really got an opportunity to fulfill them. Today it happened with me. Yes! That's right! For as long as I remember, never ever, in my life so far, ever since I got to know and understand cars, have ever tried or practically experienced the excitement of Off-Roading! Hope you all get the drift of what's coming ahead in this thread. I could have easily begun a thread in the designated section of our forum but for me this experience was 1st one in my life so I decided to share about it with you all.[:)]

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When ever one joins an automotive blog/forum, one seeks knowledge about numerous aspects of automobiles. So, in the span of just a shade over 2 years with T.A.I, I can proudly say that I have learnt from it significantly. One of the untouched aspects of my automotive enthusiasm was the Off-Roading for which I never shy away from admitting that I kept myself away from it all these years. But as luck may have it, there came an interesting opportunity for me to experience the thrill of taking a SUV through mud, potholes, slush and what not!

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Ford India came up with the 'The Great Ford Endeavour Drive' with which 1st timers like me and the off-roading veterans had come together and became a part of what turned out to be an enthralling drive. Until now, I like many others did feel that after spending 25-30 Lacs a common man would think atleast 50 times before taking such expensive SUV to such stretches. But as I said above, We all do many things for the 1st time in our lives. Ford's The Great Ford Endeavour Drive was scheduled for today and it was an honor as well as learning experience for me. Couple of days back, received the intimation from Vibhor for the same and upon looking up the scheduled time i.e 8:00 am I was like, no matter what, I will make it for sure. I gladly accepted it and today left for the venue at 6:30 am and reached at 7:15am. Yes! you all read it correct, When many of us are asleep there I was standing all dressed up in front of the mighty Ford Endeavour.

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Today as it was my 1st time to experience the off-roading so I thought better would be to be in co-passenger's seat so that I can see and learn apart from the fact that I had back pain too for past couple of days. I was designated car number 3, a beautiful White Endeavour and the appointed marshal was gracious enough to explain me various off-roading features of the SUV like sand mode, snow mode, rock mode et al. He had 4 years of rallying and off-roading experience and today both of us did 2 laps of the track which in my view was quite a tough one. At certain turns and ditches I was actually nervous too but I enjoyed. So before we hit the track, we all were briefed about the safety and track layout by the gentleman in the pic. After that we were all good to go. Here are the pics of the track and the trail of SUVs.

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Note: Thread now live. Thanks for the quick share, Akash. Excellent coverage. You sure had a gala time. :smile:

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Nice work sharing the experience of yours.

Next time you get behind the wheel when there is a 4WD tracks to be drove. I hope you have learned how to drive the vehicle using 4WD system as a co-passenger and next time just give it a try on the 4WD vehicle (irrespective of any vehicle) so that you may get many idea about how the 4WD works behind the vehicle for you.
 
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I must say, wonderful experience doing off roading with someone who has experience doing it. Congrats!!

Can you share experience about endeavour under these terrains as it will help many if us in deciding about it

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I must say, wonderful experience doing off roading with someone who has experience doing it. Congrats!!
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Can you share experience about endeavour under these terrains as it will help many if us in deciding about it
To be honest, this SUV does have oodles of off-roading DNA in it. In many steep descents and even in climbs Endeavour was well under control not just because of the driver's expertise but also because in various modes like Rock Mode, Sand Mode etc, this SUV coordinated the terrain with immense ease and with precision. The braking of this SUV was also big plus for me. So pro-active and accurate. All in all, I would say, for skilled and experienced off-road enthusiasts Ford Endeavour is indeed a worthy vehicle to own.

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Attended the latest chapter of the event over the last weekend on 25th February 2018 in NCR. It was an awesome experience and both Ford and the organisers were kind enough to allow my dare to take my own truck on the track which elevated the adrenaline level even more.
 
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Hello,

Are there any off Road groups in and around Mumbai, I hv a 2014 Endeavour and would like to try some light to medium off roading.
 
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