Ford Ranger 2008
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Ford Ranger: Huge step up from Courier, 3.0-litre good for towing, Decent ride & handling
The 2008 Ford Ranger carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Ranger 2008 Towing capacity
The Ford Ranger’s towing capacity ranges from 2250kg to 3000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|Ford Ranger Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|XL (4X2)||Ute||2.5L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2250kg|
|XL (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP MAN||2250kg|
|XL (4X4)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||2500kg|
|XL (4X2)||Ute||3.0L,Diesel,5 SP AUTO||2250kg|
Ford Ranger 2008 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Ranger 2008 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Ford Ranger 2008: How do I reset the LFW lock
While the front hubs lock automatically when you engage four-wheel drive, they don’t automatically unlock when you disengage four-wheel drive. To do that you must press the button in the dash. It should all be explained in your owner’s manual.
PJ Ford Ranger engine failure
A lack of oil is the most likely explanation, although it could also have been caused by a manufacturing defect. At this point all you can do is what you have done, and that's to write it off to experience.
Ford Ranger cracked chassis
It is unacceptable for a chassis to crack under normal driving use, you might accept some cracking if the vehicle was being used in extreme conditions. We haven't had any other reports of Rangers having this problem; the only other vehicle that has been reported to us with chassis cracking is a Nissan Navara. Likewise we haven't had other reports of cylinder head problems with the Ranger diesel. I would expect Ford to come to the party with some of the cost of repairs, but being the second owner and having already had the repairs done you claim has been weakened.
Ford Ranger gear change
We haven’t had other reports of a problem with fifth gear in the Ranger, but we have had reports of clutch problems with the Ranger and the Mazda BT-50, as we have with a number of one-tonne utes. No one has yet to admit to a fault unfortunately, so you’re on your own should your clutch fail.
Ford Ranger 2008 Price and Specs
|Ford Ranger Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|XL (4X2)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP AUTO||$6,850||$12,990|
|XL (4X2)||Ute||2.5L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$4,990||$13,990|
|XL (4X2)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN||$4,990||$13,990|
|XL (4X4)||Ute||3.0L Diesel 5 SP AUTO||$9,990||$17,999|