Great work vehicle.
I have a 2016 px2 xl single cab 3.2, 4x4 6sp manual as a company supplied work vehicle since new and now ar 123000kms in just on 3 years. Previously I had 2007 ranger xlt4x4. As a heavy diesel tech I carry my tools with me every where. Absolutely twice the truck my old 07 was and far more capable off road with the bigger wheel track. For base model it is specced well above my old xlt and has everything I cold want in a work vehicle. It is also my after hours transport as it is extremely comfortable to drive. Extras added for the role are two ...Xtra leaves to the rear spring packs. This thing is heavy, 3300kgs minimum 100% of the time and up to 3500kg when transporting oils and parts etc to job site's that include farms, quarrys, river beds and any other place machine decide to break down. This thing has never seen use at its empty weight. Regularly tow a trailer also when transporting heavy machine components to workshop seeing a gross weight of 6 tons. Ispend a great deal of time off road but can have days in excess of 400-500 kms road use. Fitted an upgrade chip at around 60000kms which is Bluetoothed to my phone for adjusting chip power setting if desired but it stays permanently in spot plus mode. This chip has made the very derated and lazy engine the beast it should have been for its size. Performance even at 3300kgs operating weight is amazing with only very occasionally requiring a shift down to 5th on some of our New Zealand mountainous roads. Passing is effortless and usually has speeds of 120-140kph at end of overtake manuvers. Fuel economy has improved greatly along with huge power increase. Long trips I usually see 9.1 to 10.5 kms per litre as opposed to 7.5-8.0 with chip turned off. Add a trailer with up to 2 ton and the vehicle hardly flinches with that 5 cylinder thumping away upfront, obviously fuel figures drop but only around .5 - 1 km/litre. I adore the rear locking diff for my off road sites as it gives me a true 4wd as opposed to the old ranger giving you only 2 wheels driving if I find the terrain a little soft ie river beds, farms etc. Personally can't fault the vehicle in its role or as a personal driver. Although the weight does make itself known on down hills and cornering but with the rear spring pack upgrades the vehicle sits very flat when cornering at speed and I frequently find myself sitting behind cars on the highways due to most car drivers not confident with their corning speeds. All servicing and maintenance is done by myself so as to ensure confidence for myself when we'll out of cell coverage for large parts of the day. I spanner it and I know exactly the condition of every component under and in it. Sorry for the long story but just a point of view from someone that uses and drives the ranger in a more demanding role.
Clutch slave cylinder
City driving for a Ford Ranger?
Recommended by the Ford Dealership.
It’s a 4x4 6 speed manual
Built Ford Tough? Don’t think so-
I bought my 2015 Ranger brand new thinking it’s a Diesel engine and will last a life time. Boy was I wrong.
It now has 70,000km and the clutch peddle has fallen to the floor.
Purchased in November 2015 at Ford Beaudesert for $35,000.00.
Sold as quiet but makes noise after 4k replaced trans same again
I bought the 2.0 bi-turbo Wildtrak as sold as quiet smooth etc after owning a Amarok. After 3-4k it started to make a horrible vibration like noise. After it's 15k service the transmission was replaced. A further 3k and the noise is back again. This time Ford's response is "Oh it's a commercial vehicle and that noise is acceptable." Even though prior salesman and service supervisor agreed it wasn't right and after all we sell this vehicle as being quiet and comfortable and fit for purpose of driving like a sedan to being a basic laborers hack depending on the model you buy.
Purchased in March 2019.
Seriously reconsider if buying a Ranger for towing.
Ford Australia mislead and misadvertise the towing capacity of the Ford Ranger. As clearly when you tow with your vehicle as you can read all over the internet and haven been subject to it personally over 10 times. The transmission over heating. Shuts down all drive and power to your vehicle.
I contacted Ford Australia with evidence. Details and everything to assist requesting the take a serious look at all the issues people have with the transmission over heating. Was told i can fit a transmission cooler of my own cost to fix it if i want as F...
This is a big ?
Had a colorado previously lease was up looked at all reviews on YouTube ranger was The winner most of the time . So I got one .
Very car like suspension to soft to dangerous when loaded and very dangerous when towing 3.5 ton it's like you in a boat. It's like a bodybuilder on steroids ford ranger . In 45 degree heat day it's like the car starts to buckle opening doors making noise. To get car up to good tow stability you have to spend thousands why . I miss my Hercules colorado.
2019 Bi Turbo Wildtrak 10 speed auto
I previously had a 2016 model Ford Ranger Wildtrak with 3.2L 6 speed transmission. Whilst I was very happy with it for the 3 years it did get a few electronics gremlins.
So I traded it in for the 2019 bi turbo 2L with 10 speed auto Wildtrak.
At first I had doubts about the small 4 cylinder but they were quickly dispelled. It out performs the old 3.2L by a country mile...much more responsive engine and so much quieter. The real difference is noticeable when towing. The 2L bie turbo simply out performs the 3.2 in all aspects. Gear ratios perfect.
engine and transmission light on
i have the ranger px 2012 2.2 6 speed manual both lights are on but doesn't seem to have issue shifting gears on has no power in the top end about to take her in only 4 months after the slave cylinder went and about 8 months after the carbon emission censor and lights wiring needed to be fixed ive probably spent almost as much as the car whilst paying it off whats anyone opinion on a reliable car these days.
Purchased in June 2016 for $32,990.00.
Great ute so far, dealer is rubbish
Bought a 2018 demo XLT Supercab in September 2019, 7400kms on the clock, use the car regularly but have a work vehicle for the daily commute. Very happy with it, getting around 8.4l/100km combined, not towing anything yet. Very comfortable and great drive, have the usual complaints like interior components mark and scratch too easily and the paint is very easily scratched. My biggest disappointment was with Moreton Bay Ford. Delivered the car with only a half full tank, didn’t detail it, it was washed, and made no attempt to address the few pai...nt defects I asked them to look at, but the most disappointing thing is that I have had the ute for over three months now and still havnt had a follow up call from them to see if everything was ok. Ford Australia has some major problems with customer service, they are the worst in the field and once you have paid for your car they don’t care anymore.
Daily commute to cbd weekends and to farm. Had hilux previous but the ranger rides so much better off road on corrugated roads. It is more comfortable interior and feels like a car. Adaptive cruise is amazing, use it everywhere, though lane assist is stupid and never use that. Got the wildtrak, pricey but love it so far.
Purchased in January 2018 at Nuford for $69,000.00.
Ford Ranger engine issues
Regularly serviced XLT, taken great care of my car. I have had minor issues such as loose gear shift. But this is ridiculous, oil lamp lights up and on the way to the mechanic, 2 min drive away, I hear a thumping noise in the engine....
Mechanic tells me Ive done the engine.
Low oil pressure due to variable flow oil pump. Im finding out that this is a very common issue. A known defect that Consumer Affairs knows about and Ford Australia will not help due to vehicle being out of warranty...
Purchased in April 2012.
VERY UNHAPPY CLIENT.
I have recently just purchased a brand new ford ranger xlt biturbo from challenger ford in Rockingham. Since the car had 160kms it started making a loud rattle noise between 1500 to 1800 rpm and its more noticeable when going uphill or under load.
As I live in Palmyra, I got directed to Titan Ford Melville which have been terrible to deal with. Ive dropped the car off to them today. I went for a test drive with one of the service advisor to show him the issue and at 12pm they call me saying come pick the car up there is not...
Good car BUT most dangerous I have ever owned.
This is 2019 model Wildtrack with auto emergency braking. This system recently activated while overtaking a semi trailer at 105 Kph on a straight road (with a 110 Kph limit). This caused a very serious situation with the computer taking control of the vehicle. I have reported this to ford and it wasn’t given the appropriate attention it deserved given the serious natural of this incident.
Other than this problem, I have enjoyed and been happy with vehicle. If I could permanently override this auto system I would be happy to keep the car. Otherwise I am considering selling.
Purchased in February 2019.
Ford Ranger PX Auto FAILURE
I use my car for general commuting, highway driving, tarmac touring. Despite a perfect maintenance schedule, my Torque Converter imploded causing approximately $7000 damage to my automatic transmission. The vehicle has 150xxx km on it but in the grand scheme of the things that is not alot of km, especially when it has been maintained and not been offroad. I have had a case open with ford for 3 months (their customer service is a joke) and it looks like Ford will not come to the party for any out of warranty reimbursement (they offered 5 years,...100000 km back then). My research indicates that this is becoming a HUGE problem for the Ranger as more and more transmissions start failing as vehicles get just over that 100000 km range. If you call any transmission shop they will tell you to avoid the auto ranger and if you do want it, get a full upgrade/overhaul straight away (bigger and better everything). Noting Fords massive failure at making any decent auto transmission I will not be buying an auto Ford again. The Manual Ranger, from my experience is much better (probably why they used to 2016/17 used to offer 200000 km warranty on manual, and 100000 km on auto..... funny that). I have not heard if they have fixed it for the PX2 and PX3. I doubt it. I have had several other vehicle problems, notably factory headset, EGR blockage and brake booster failures (no brakes, at all, on road....). Besides everything above the Ranger has a good engine, chassis and suspension. Just DON'T BUY AN AUTO.
Great value allrounder
I have the super cab, 3.0L TDi, 5 speed manual, 4x2 Hi-Rider 2008 model. Never owned a diesel vehicle before & I can't believe how smooth & punchy this engine is, especially considering the ute weighs over 1700 kg & can tow 3 tonne. I'm getting 8.8 to 9.5 L/100km regularly in the country depending how I drive it. Probably can't expect much better from an 11 year old vehicle with similar load carrying & towing capabilities. From the research I've done, sounds like the 3.0L motor may have been one of the best in the range.
Purchased in March 2019 for $7,000.00.
Others are better
4cyl 2.2litre 6speed diesel ford ranger xl 4x2 tipper ute single cab
fuel economy 13.4l/100kms around town.
Towing a small mower/trailer under 1ton. 14.1l/100kms
Ute very uncomfortable to drive,feel like I have a slipt disc in my back. I'm an average 164cm height weight bout 60kgs. So without long legs and struggling with the very compact utility can't adjust the steering wheel enough. If you are very tall good luck! Steering wheel is very harsh on the hands, ute sits very high. Even grabbing the seat belt could be moved further forward.
Purchased in June 2019 for $50,000.00.
Son one may help got my 2017 Ranger back from a 75000 service would the main rear seal be under warranty as I have a 5yr warranty so one would assume it would be .When picked up the truck no service people there to ask only salespeople was planning to go up to Broome on Monday morning towing a caravan?? Maybe
Purchased in December 2017 at Cardiff Ford for $54,000.00.
A must for a tough truck
We have had our mk2 2017 ranger wildtrack now for 6 months and must say for looks grunt leisure and ease of drive I can’t stress enough this is a must! We use it everyday to work an back to kids sports and it never misses a beat. It drives smooth and sweet on the road has all the mod-cons and more to make your daily commute a dream.on weekends we off-road and the fun and excitement it brings is enormous.so if your after a all round versatile stylish truck this ones for you!
- Ranger PX.II (2015-Present)
- Verified purchase
I have just purchased the Ford Wildtrac after owning Holden utes, and this is a nice Ute to drive on or off road. I have towed a mini excavator to site and it has a lot of grunt. This would match if not exceed my Holdens performance.
Purchased in December 2018 for $65,000.00.
The ute of the decade
This is the best ute ever.Very good on the diesel. And how's our 20 foot caravan with no problems at all with 5 of us included.Low maintenance and the reliable.
- Ranger PX.II (2015-Present)
- Verified purchase
Great value for money Ute.
First of all let me say I’m coming from a 200 Series into a Wildtrak Ranger. Now the Wildtrak is no 200 Series, but it’s still a great car. Normally I would not go for something that is new on the market, it after doing some research I’ve found the 2.0 10 Speed to have the best value for money of all the other utes I looked at. The adaptive cruise and collision avoidance technology is brilliant. The car drives well and is pretty responsive around the city. Country and highway driving is exceptionally good, especially when using the cruise...control. I’m yet to take it off road, but I have been in other rangers off road and have found them to be very capable in both standard trim and modified. I’d suggest a front bar for protection if you drive in the country or go 4wding a lot. Overall I give the Wildtrak a 4.5 out of 5.
Purchased in June 2019 at Chadstone Ford for $58,500.00.
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Questions & Answers
I’m about to upgrade my ranger and I’m looking at the 2 lt biturbo model
Question I have is in regard to towing with this engine
My 2015 px11 xlt 3.2 tow fantastic and has been great
hi everyone,i have 2019 px.III wildtrak.i bought 14 months ago got 28k on the clock.recently i have seen puddle of clear hot water leak underneath the car when i use the heater.pressure checked and serviced everything seems normal they said (ford service) anyone having same problem as mine with their ranger?did’t have this water leak in 14 months and started happening a week ago.
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