Should I Or Should I Not Buy A Ford Ranger
Posted 29 December 2010 - 04:31 PM
For the past few months now I have been toying with the Idea of buying the ford ranger thunder. But the last onset of snow has helped no end in the convincing my wife.
I know the fuel economy is not the best and there is no Cruise Control to make it any better.
Can anyone out there give me an idea of the kind of figures they have been getting?
I love the functionality of the pick-up but the wife is leaning toward one of these crossover machines. Will need to work on this one.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 07:05 PM
i have a 2007 thunder and im really pleased with it, yes it could do with 6th gear and cruise control but other than that i love it. Plenty of power and drives more like a car on the motorway. I tend to get around 30 mpg, i may look into chipping or ecu remap to improve this.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 10:33 AM
Posted 07 March 2011 - 11:56 AM
If you buy a face lift 56 plate registered before jan 1st 2007 you get cheaper road tax. £125 a year! ;-)
Where did you find the cruise control option to add?
Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:26 PM
I also am looking into getting a Ranger in the near future. Have been tossing up between the Ford, a Navara, or an L200 in terms of what suits my needs best.
HOWEVER.... something that seemed a given on such a utilitarian vehicle, so much so that i didnt even look into it, has recently been pointed out to me. I dont recall ever having seen an example of a Ranger with a rull length roof rack. On one of those 'Truckman' type covers sure, but never extending to over the cab. Does the cab have the relvant fittings for roof rack/bars? This would be a deal breaker for me unfortunatly. Anyone able to enlighten me?
Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:59 PM
Posted 30 April 2012 - 09:16 AM
Toyota Hilux Indestructible but marginal cooling system, rust quite badly, poor mpg, lower bhp and expensive because of Top Gear publicity.
Nissan Navara Very nice truck, ahead on tech spec and tons of power but recurring theme of no3 conrod through the block and huge bills.
Mitsubishi L200 Pretty, common, spares are cheap - Head / head gasket / block failure, crankshaft pulley falls off and a number of other worries. Less torque but more bhp than Ranger.
Ranger / Mazda B Nothing really inherently bad. 12 valve head design very good, low down torque excellent, good cooling system, sensible bhp so engine not being overstressed, possibly not as bling as some of the others but a good and honest hard working truck and very nice in XLT or Thunder version plus the super cab carries my kids but still has a big enough load bay to carry all my stuff whereas in my case a double cab would be too small.
I don't know if this representative of them as a whole but the information I learned about all of them was pretty much born out the real people I spoke to as I'm far too cynical to believe all I read.
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