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Ford Ranger (2011 on)

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reviewed by laurief on 10 July 2015
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3.2 Double Cab Limited

reviewed by David12 on 14 September 2013
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Overall rating
5
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
5
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
5
Overall reliability

Good powerful truck which gets a lot of attention

I've had the truck for 6 months and there have been no mechanical problems. Its a comfortable car to drive and a huge improvement on my old ranger. Its bulk can make parking a tricky prospect and I tend to avoid multi-storey car parks if I can. The wing mirrors are enormous which adds to the problem but fortunately will fold back at the touch of a button. The rear parking sensors are accurate and very handy, Im not sure if there is an option with all round sensors but this would definitely be worth considering if available. Having said that I haven't scraped it yet so manoeuvring has not been an issue.

On the day of collection when I got home I noticed the strap which pulls out the rear centre armrest was burst. Ford have still 6 months later failed to rectify this so the armrest has been unusable. The plastic around the front fog lamps is also chipping and revealing black plastic underneath the silver.

The audio system sounds ok but it can be glitchy when using the ipod, it will occasionally jump tracks.

The Goodyear tyres on it are not great in the snow and I will not be replacing like for like when the time comes.

The alarm systems internal sensors cannot be switched off so the only way I can leave my dog in the car is by covering them with blu tac. This is strange given the work and play image Ford have promoted for this truck and is annoying.

Workwise if you want to fit a tonneau cover you have to remove the ladder rack cos there are none on the market that will fit with it in place. This is a real pain because i need to carry lengths of timber so flexibility is seriously affected.

Ok so thats the gripes over, I love this truck, its a pleasure to drive is pretty quick for its size and the tub is a versatile load carrier with a good system for tying down loads. Its an effortless load lugger and a great family car. It will sit at 80mph effortlessly and comfortably and the kids don't get sick on long journeys nor does my wife which couldn't be said for my old Ranger. (I don't do 80 with them in the car by the way)

The computer says Im averaging 27.6 mpg and Im pleased with that. Its slightly better than I was getting with the old Ranger and this is a much more powerful car.

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reviewed by RayA on 16 March 2013

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About this van

Price£14,150–£26,245
MPG27.7–43.5 mpg
Real MPG85.6%

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