Ford Ranger Pricing and Specs
Big, buff and ready for work, Ford's Thai-built Ranger stormed the sales charts when first released in 2015. Available in just about every conceivable configuration, including a cab chassis or pick-up body style with two or four doors - and with two- or four-wheel drive and a choice of petrol or diesel engines - Ford's workhorse proved popular for its impressive payload capabilities and strong towing capacity. Priced from from $29,190 for the base Ranger XL 2.2 LOW Rider (4X2) all the way to $77,190 for the top of the range Ranger Raptor 2.0 (4X4), the Ford Ranger is pitched as a genuine alternative to the ubiquitous Toyota HiLux. Think building site workhorse, with a sprinkling of good ol' American style.
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Ford Ranger FAQs
Check out real-world situations relating to the Ford Ranger here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
What is causing the automatic gearbox to clunk in my 2014 Mazda BT-50?
This model Mazda BT-50 and its Ford Ranger counterpart (they’re the same vehicle under the skin) have had their share of automatic transmission problems over the years. There are known problems with the gears in the oil pump which are prone to wear, valve-body problems and a fault with the output shaft speed sensor which can also fail, forcing the gearbox back into first gear at relatively high speeds. All these problems could be contributing factors in the problems you’re seeing.
While EGR valves often need replacement (and I’m not disputing that yours did) I don’t imagine the EGR valve would have had anything to do with your gearbox problem. It’s not uncommon – nor unreasonable - for workshops to charge a diagnosis fee (it involves workshop time, after all) but servicing the transmission alone won’t fix it if it has any of the problems I’ve listed above.Show more
Why does the fifth gear pop out of my 2007 Ford Ranger when I drive on the highway?
The problem could be in the gearbox selectors which, as their name suggests, are the mechanical linkages that allow you to select each gear. If the selectors for fifth gear are worn or incorrectly adjusted, you could have a situation where the car is not fully selecting fifth gear, allowing it to pop out of gear when you load the transmission.
The other possibility, of course, is that, at 428,000km (a pretty good innings for one of these vehicles) the actual internal bits of the gearbox are so worn that the thing is jumping out of fifth in protest. If that’s the case, an inspected, second-hand replacement gearbox from a wrecking yard would be the most cost-effective solution.Show more
Is the 2007 Nissan Navara a good choice?
If you want an inexpensive, compact and hard-wearing truck that's reliable but not very refined nor comfortable, the old D22 is it. Its 3.0L turbo-diesel has proven strong and reliable in this application and the Nissan has a reputation for being as tough as nails.
The larger and newer D40, meanwhile, is the much better choice if space, safety and refinement are priorities, and remained a class-leading proposition right up until the current-generation Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 and Volkswagen Amarok all moved the pick-up truck game on in 2011. The Spanish-built ST-X is the choice grade, especially in turbo-diesel and 4x4 guise.
The Navara is considered a reliable and dependable truck, but many are also workhorses that lead tough lives and are often neglected or mistreated. If you're after one, please consider having it checked out first by an experienced mechanic.
Known issues include fuel-injection failure, roof rust, premature clutch wear in manual models, electronics issues, turbo-charger failures and sagging rear springs.
Such problems can apply to any similar truck, so don't be too put off by the D40 Navara. It's a firm used-truck favourite for good reason.Show more