Ford Ranger Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Ranger reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Thickness of Ranger paint followup
Further to Ray Bryant's question last week regarding the thickness of the paint on his new PX Ford Ranger. Read more
How thick does paint need to be?
Is there a minimum standard for automotive paint thickness on Australian cars, as I can't find one anywhere? I bought a brand new PX Ford Ranger and the average paint thickness, as tested by an ...Read more
Transmission problems with Ranger
I bought an automatic 2013 Ford Ranger in March and had nothing but problems. I rely heavily on this vehicle as a tool of my trade. Firstly, the transmission would not go past second gear. It was ...Read more
Details on new Ranger?
What can you tell us about the new Ford Ranger Wildtrak? Apparently it is getting a facelift and new dash. When will this model be available? Read more
Free servicing on drive-away Ford Rangers
A cautionary tale about drive-away free service deals and the complications of such a simple scheme. After purchasing a new Ranger in mid-2014 on a drive-away deal including free scheduled services I ...Read more
Comfortable dual-cab ute?
I drive my 2004 Toyota HiLux dual-cab ute about 40,000km-plus a year. As a 50-year-old, I want a more comfortable vehicle that's able to do some light work. I don't need 4WD. Based on your ...Read more
Any news on a refreshed Ford Ranger?
We are looking at the Ford Ranger Diesel 3.2L after researching a Mazda BT50, VW Amarok and Isuzu D-Max. We love the look and feel of the Ranger and will use it need the vehicle mainly for leisure/ ...Read more
Commodore and Falcon diesel option?
Why on earth do Holden and Ford not provide their utes in a diesel? Or just the whole range of Commodore and Falcon? If either one did there would be one sitting in my garage and I'm sure this would ...Read more
Ute for towing 3500kg caravan?
I have a caravan with a 3.5-tonne ATM. Can you recommend a ute that can tow 3500 kg, has a decent payload, and is going to be reliable? Read more
Ford Ranger cooler failure
I thought I'd tell you about another problem with the Ford Ranger. The cooler for the EGR valve fails, and when it does it pumps water into the motor and the conrods bend under the force. We had one ...Read more
Good option for boat towing?
I am happily driving a Suzuki Grand Vitara that you recommended some time ago but it's time to upgrade to something a bit bigger. I've been looking at the Jeep Grand Cherokee and I like the Holden ...Read more
Used Ford Ranger review: 2011-2013
Utes have always been popular with Aussies, but never more so than in recent years when there has been more to choose from than ever before. The humble ute is no longer a mere work wagon; it is now ...Read more
I am very happy with my Ford Ranger, except when the outside temp is above 35 deg C and the air-con is on and the idle speed increases to 1000 rpm. If the temperature is less than about 35 deg C it ...Read more
Isuzu D-Max: Is it a good single-cab turbodiesel ute?
I'm looking at buying an Isuzu D-Max turbo diesel single-cab ute. It would be the 4x2 model. Is it a good vehicle? Read more
What's the best dual-cab turbodiesel ute?
Please help us choose between three diesel dual-cab utes: the Toyota HiLux SR5, Ford Ranger XLT and Holden Colorado LTZ. Read more
Driver's seat on 2013 Ford Ranger
The driver's seat in my 2013 Ford Ranger the driver's seat will not stay up -in the elevated position - it gradually sinks to the lowest position. This has happened since I took delivery of the ...Read more
Ford Ranger kerb axle weights
I am trying to find the kerb axle weights of the 2014 Ford Ranger Dual Cab Cab Chassis, 3.2L Manual. I have pestered two Ford dealers, and Ford Customer Service, but no one can help me. They won't ...Read more
Which dual cab ute should I buy?
I am looking to buy a dual-cab ute soon and am not sure which way to look. I will be using it for work for the next five years and on weekends for pleasure. I like the Toyota HiLux, which is old and ...Read more
Should I replace my Toyota HiLux with a Ford Ranger or Mazda BT50?
I have a 2008 Toyota HiLux SR5 diesel with 300,000km and I’m looking at upgrading. I looked at the new-model HiLux, then someone suggested I look at the Ford Ranger and I also looked at the Mazda BT- ...Read more
Ranger, Amarok, Navara or Colorado?
I am looking at retiring shortly and want to buy a twin-cab ute to tow a van. What would you suggest out of the Ford Ranger, VW Amarok, Nissan Navara, Holden Colorado or something else. I am looking ...Read more