Very very disappointed that such a logical thing is ignored by Ford. Two-wheel-drive Rangers sticker at 21 miles per gallon in city driving, 26 on the highway and 23 mpg combined. I like that it has extended cab. Ford claimed that the metal filings were caused by water corrosion in the pump, despite this assumption without evidence; Ford was unwilling to have an independent diesel pump specialist diagnose the reason for the fuel pump's failure. The HiLux and Navar may dominate the segment but the Ford has the newest and slickest interior in the class and doesn't compromise towing or off-road ability to achieve it. Smaller engines -- a 2.
This is all relative, of course, and anyone jumping from a large into the Ranger is going to notice the choppy feel on even moderate surfaces. It also does have 4 wheel drive, which is good for where I live. Driving on a very windy day, we felt some body roll, though nothing scary. Trucks are among the few reliable vehicle classes for those in search of a manual transmission, and the global Ranger has both a five- and six-speed boxes alongside a six-speed automatic. The Owners Manual 228page booklet supplied on purchase of a new Ford, has nothing but print and illustrations of the electronic plastic gadgets in the truck.
The axle looked like it was sawed off. Ford Ranger Specs Engine: 2. But, underneath, there was a massive hole through the floor on the driver side, and a small hole in the floor on the passenger side. The fact that the wheel wells and the rest of the truck were unaffected by the rust leads me to believe that cheap steel was used on this frame. Even when care is taken do not mess up the front rotors.
It is old in years 2003 but I only have 78,000 miles on it and to make matters worse, I need my rear main seal repaired again after only putting 5K miles on it after it was repaired the first time. You can get an extended, SuperCab body with a six-foot bed or a larger SuperCrew cab with a five-foot box. Eight different exterior colors are offered, from basic black to bright red to a shimmering white. Maintenance is easy to take care of and with the mileage on my truck it is still good for long distance driving. Too much body roll even when loaded. Last year, Canadians bought just over 38,000 midsize trucks, while Ford alone moved more than 145,000 full-size ones.
This is in part due to the all-new 3. The Ranger, destined for more than 180 countries on five continents, will come in three cab styles: double, super and single and in cab chassis and pickup bodies. This would only happen about once every 4 months or so. This suite of driver-assistance features includes goodies like lane-keeping assist, automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring and more. For shoppers blending utility with ride comfort and car-like features, the better choices include the Nissan Frontier and even the not-quite-full-size Honda Ridgeline.
The Regular is a single cab, Super Cab features an extended cab section with occasional rear seats and a single rear-hinged side door, while the double cab is a full five-seater. Has anybody had a problem where their Ranger loses power and goes into Limp Mode whilst towing, especially if the outside temperature is high. Problem with transmission jerking intermittently while in motion at any speed and vehicle sometimes loses speed. I see others complain about the ride but hey! In comparison, the Ranger Raptor has claimed economy of 34. With Ford unwilling to commit its latest workhorse to the U. Thank God I wasn't on the freeway that I just got off from.
A seamless stop-start system helps bolster these figures. Maybe it should drive itself. At very low speed, we could have taken advantage of the Trail Control in 4-Lo. There are bottle-shaped pockets in all four doors can easily fit water bottles and a deep centre console with cooling feature. Upshifts are usually imperceptible and so are downshifts, well, most of the time.
It had peppy response to test driving up and down winding mountain roads. The stereo, heater and air conditioner are still awesome. However, even that wouldn't overcome the value of the more capable F-150. . There isn't even any mechanical plan to show how to get to the mechanical parts within the motor for repair. The compact pickup market may have fallen off locally more than a decade ago, it represented 8 percent of North American auto sales, but last year accounted for just 2 percent; annual Ranger sales dropped from 350,000 to 55,000 over the same period , but it's booming elsewhere.
The rear cushion lifts up to uncover some hidden storage space below it. I run crap out of it at times and have 0 complaints - a little wind noise on freeway that's it. Would recommend this truck to someone who likes trucks but doesn't need to haul or tow anything really heavy. Subscribe to Auto Express magazine and get 6 issues for £1 plus a free gift:. Got it home and with the help from a friend we looked underneath the vehicle and upon rocking the truck back and forth noticed the rear axle moving up and down. He and his passenger were moderately injured. The seat fabrics, however, have been battle tested for workhorse duties.
This powerplant is also tuned to run on more affordable 87-octane gasoline, however, if you fill the tank with premium fuel you can expect closer to 300 horses. The five-cylinder engine puts out a rough grumble under load that only reduces a little when it warms up. However, if you are looking for the most economical Ranger to tow with, you will need a 2. I just can't say enough good about this truck. That's a vice and a virtue: the Ranger still offers good fuel economy and easy parkability, but can't haul the goods like some of the larger trucks. I have the 4 liter V6. The Ranger will be sold at a premium in most overseas markets, not as a bargain basement model as it had been in North America.