All you need to know about the Ford Ranger
The popularity of utes among Kiwis is growing, and the Ford Ranger is one of the most alluring models as a family transporter, weekend toy, and workhorse.
This has led to the Ranger becoming one of New Zealand's most popular vehicles, along with Ford's never-ending stream of modifications, model revisions, and special editions.
Due to its sales domination, there are many alternatives to choose from when purchasing a used Ranger, particularly in 44 dual-cab ute configuration.
What can go wrong?
- Failures of the injector and injector sea
- Failures of the EGR valve and cooler difficulty with the clutch and dual mass flywheel on rare occasions
- Leaking engine oil
- The main possible problem is that you must immediately replenish the engine with oil after doing an oil change yourself. If not, the oil pump might drain out and not re-prime, which would prevent it from operating.
Should you buy a Ford Ranger?
The Ford Ranger mixes lifestyle, work, safety, and efficiency possibly better than any other vehicle in its class. We ask a lot of 4x4 dual cab utes.
Ford had to develop a vehicle that can not just rival its sparring partner HiLux, but one that can beat it in practically every area, and they have. Toyota has built the HilLx's reputation (and popularity) on decades of great reliability.
The Ranger is proving to be just as dependable as the HiLux of the same generation, but it has improved on-road driving dynamics, possibly superior off-road capability, and comparable safety and entertainment technology.