Ford Ranger 2012
This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Ford Ranger: Safer than older utes, Comfortable, roomy cabins
The 2012 Ford Ranger carries a braked towing capacity of up to 3500 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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Ford Ranger 2012 Q&As
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I have replaced an auto transmission on my 2012 Ford Ranger after only 120000kms. Is the transmission likely to go again?
Transmission problems are not unheard of in the Ranger and problems usually stem from either the oil-pump gears wearing or problems with the valve body. If caught early enough, sometimes these problems can be fixed without changing the entire transmission, but in your case, it sounds like the wear or damage was terminal.
If the transmission was to fail again in another 120,000km, would you spend another $6000 on a vehicle with 240,000km on its odometer? That’s the real question here, and given the price of second-hand dual-cab utes, maybe you would. The option would be to sell the vehicle now, using the brand-new transmission as a major selling point. If the thought of another transmission failure is keeping you awake at night, then that’s one option.
Also, talk to the workshop that fitted the new transmission and ask if the replacement unit was fitted with updated mechanical parts that are likely to reduce the chances of the same problem happening again. Often, the industry develops these improved bits and pieces as a reaction to common failures and faults. If the replacement unit is better than the original, maybe it’s worth persisting with.Show more
Ford Ranger 2012: Loose gear shifter
It could be, but it’s impossible to now for certain unless you have it dismantled.Show more
Ford Ranger 2012: Fitting bucket seats
If you have a bench seat, then you would need to change to buckets to fir a console, but if you have two individual seats you should be able to fit a console without changing the seats.Show more
Ford Ranger 2012: How much is it?
On average a 2012/13 Wildtrak is worth $27,000-$30,000 and would have 80,000-120,000 km on the clock. For that you would expect it to be in good condition and well serviced. Yours fits into that window, but of course has an extensive array of extras that would add to its appeal, and its value. I would suggest you add up the cost of each of those extras and add about 50 per cent of that value to your asking price.Show more