Ford Ranger 2015 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Ranger 2015 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Best dual-cab ute for heavy towing?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jun 2015

The Ford Ranger is best in the class and just coming up for a facelift and general update and the Isuzu D-Max, which is not as refined for on-road work, gets big ticks for heavy towing.

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Best four-door SUV?

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jun 2015

In that size and price class, I'd go for a Mazda CX-5. It gets The Tick from me, you can get front-wheel drive variants and there are ample choices on equipment.

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Best dual-cab 4x4 ute?

Answered by CarsGuide 25 May 2015

The locally developed Ranger gets The Tick and is best in class. Also check pricing on the Mazda BT-50 as it's a clone of the Ford, as well as private pricing for Mitsubishi's Triton.

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Thickness of Ranger paint followup

Answered by CarsGuide 15 May 2015

We consulted a couple of paint industry specialists and can report that the accepted range of paint thickness on new cars is between 60 microns and 110 microns. More expensive, prestigious cars, like a Lexus would be expected to have paint thickness at the higher end of the range, more mundane, working class models like the Ranger would be at the lower end. Paint thickness as measured will also vary depending on the location. It will be thicker on upper surfaces, like the roof or bonnet, and thinner on the sides of the car. Our specialist thought the thickness as measured on Ray's car was well within the accepted range.

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How thick does paint need to be?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 May 2015

We consulted a couple of paint industry specialists and can report that the accepted range of paint thickness on new cars is between 60 microns and 110 microns.

More expensive, prestigious cars, like a Lexus or BMW, would be expected to have paint thickness at the higher end of the range. More mundane, working class models like the Ranger would be at the lower end. Paint thickness as measured will also vary depending on the location. It will be thicker on upper surfaces, like the roof or bonnet, and thinner on the sides of the car.

Our specialist thought the thickness as measured on your car was well within the accepted range.

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Details on new Ranger?

Answered by CarsGuide 30 Mar 2015

The Ranger gets a makeover in the third quarter of the year. Ford has just revealed it at the Bangkok motor show. Most of the work has gone into new technology.

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Comfortable dual-cab ute?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2015

The Holden is cheaper because more people are choosing the Ford. If it's close enough on features, and ahead on value, then park the dream for some reality. But perhaps also cross-shop the Mazda BT-50, which is a clone of the Ranger.

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Any news on a refreshed Ford Ranger?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2015

The Ranger does get a refresh and Ford sources suggest no changes to the running gear but lots of new technology, including driver assistance on the high-series model. It will be on sale in the third quarter. 

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Ute for towing 3500kg caravan?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jan 2015

That's a tough one. The Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 are rated to tow 3500kg, but if you tow the full 3500kg, as you want to do, the payload you can also carry is severely reduced. None of the other utes marketed here by the major manufacturers are rated to tow 3500kg, which rules them out. If you want to tow 3500kg and carry a decent load, you're really looking at one of the big brutes from America, like a Ford F-Series, a Dodge Ram, or a Toyota Tundra.

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Ford Ranger cooler failure

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Jan 2015

Thanks for the tip. We'll add that to our list of things to look out for on the Ranger. Presumably it's the same with the Mazda BT-50.

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