Ford Ranger

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Ford Ranger Review

The new Ford Ranger foot in Europe

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger 2012

The new-generation pickup truck hit the Ford Ranger has made its European premiere at the specialized exhibition in Birmingham. Working Horse The blue oval debut in three basic versions-Double, Super and Regular, and is now available for purchase at the company’s dealer centers of the continent.

With redesigned, optimized and enhanced powertrain range, the new Ford Ranger, which is the world’s first pickup, awarded five stars in tests of Euro NCAP, is available in versions with two or four-wheel drive, and promises good load. In the two-seater version Regular Cab, bed promises to hold 1.82 cubic meters, weighing over 1300 kg. The same is available in a version with 125 and 150 horsepower, six-speed manual gearbox and 4×2 and 4×4 versions.

When 2 +2 Super Cab local variation volume is 1.45 cm, carrying capacity is over 1250 kg and Full width Double Cab four-relevant indicators are 1.21 cubic meters and more than 1100 kg. Top version is only available with the 4×4 system combined with a powerful 200 horsepower powerplant.

Modifications to the system for four-wheel drive the new Ford Ranger is capable of towing up to 3,350 kg, but any one of a model can easily attack the water obstacles to a depth of 80 cm even at full load.

Depending on the equipment level and preferences, future owners of the new generation Ford Ranger can rely on Bluetooth interface, USB connectivity, audio system with voice control, zonal air conditioning and more.

Ford Ranger in version Wild Truck

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger 2012

The premiere of the new Ford Ranger was last year in Sydney, but the version shown at Geneva Wild Truck.

Ford Ranger Wild Truck will be the most luxurious and powerful version of the truck.
From the standard version of the model, the new Wild Truck will differ in appearance. A new front bumper and bodywork additions which enhance the aggressive and sporty vehicle.

The equipment of the Ranger Wild Truck is quite rich, just to name a multimedia system with inputs for USB, iPod, Bluetooth functionality or air conditioner that takes voice commands, and the same goes for managing phone or audio.

Ford Ranger Wild Truck is available with two diesel engine Duratorq. Base will be 2.2 Duratorq TDCi 150 hp (110 kW) and maximum torque of 375 Nm. A five-cylinder engine is powerful Duratorq TDCi with volume 3.2 liters and 200 hp (147 kW), with a

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger Wild Truck

maximum torque of 470 Nm.

In some markets will be offered and gasoline four-cylinder and 2.5-liter with 160 hp (122 kW).

Ford Ranger Review

For Ranger can say she is one of the iconic models of Ford. Since its official appearance in Europe is more than 10 years.

During this time he underwent several facelift. And in 2011, the U.S. company has launched a brand new version that is already visually close to known mainly in America, and pickup trucks Ford Series F.

Here I will mention only one version of the Ranger – one that was released in 2006 and appeared in the country in 2007 ads for used cars model occurs at prices from about 19,000 to about lev 36,000 lev – depending on the year of manufacture, mileage and equipment.

Pickup or truck

In his column Used trucks are usually present, and then through the experiences of experts familiar with the operation and servicing. This time we chose pickup. For several reasons. First Ranger’s jeep for handling cargo space and load capacity of 1100 kg. Its permissible maximum mass of nearly 3 tons and cars just like you in that category is controlled by B.

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Although it is accessible and rich equipment can not be said that the luxury vehicles designed for people whose only goal is to be big on the road. Second – even at the European premiere of the model in 2007 was able to test both tarmac and off-road route through the difficult – more than 110 km. Then Ranger impressed with the driving dynamics and road in the forest, and simplicity of construction. It is good to see what the feedback is caused in Europe five years later vans which on our roads run over 250. And … last – we in Europe we used to call this type of vehicle pickup. In the U.S., however, they use a word that means Europe truck – truck, or call them pickup truck.

History of Ford Ranger

American history Ranger is slightly longer than its European biography. Production begins for the United States in 1983 and in 2012 placed six versions, which differ from those sold in Europe. International Model, developed in close cooperation with the Japanese from Mazda, were launched in 1998 As a rule, most of these versions differ from the “Japanese” only emblem and grille. The first update of this Ranger in 2002 followed by a new model in 2006, which tell here facelift in 2009 and a brand new Ford Ranger in the last year

In 2006, Ford changed the look of my truck. The front is more impressive and aggressive look.

Ford Ranger – Range and equipment

Ford Ranger e offered throughout its range in Europe – with dual extended (five-seater) and the cab. Drive is 4×4 and only has a single cab 4×2 version, which, however, according to Dobrin Kosev not sold units in the country. The model is available in several trim levels that have changed over the years. The most luxurious versions, however, have all the extras, like a car, but for off road application are equipped with rollbars behind the cab and cargo area lining, Parktronic, electronic equipment for navigation – compass, gyro, altimeter …

The engine of the Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCi Automatik

New is the engine that starts in 2006 built 2.5 liter diesel Duratorq TDCi Common Rail, Intercooler, Euro-4 is known as a cost, but has enough power – 143 hp. s at 3500 rev / min. dynamics – the maximum torque of 330 Nm is reached at 1800 rpm / min. A year later, Ranger gets 3-liter engine with 156 hp and torque 380 Nm It is built only about a year and a half. Thereafter, the manufacturer estimates that 13 hp and 30 Nm in the longer worth the cost increase and complexity of the model. And that job that created Ranger, was done perfectly and the 2.5-liter engine. According to customers, says Ford, the average fuel consumption is 10 l/100 km, depending on the pace of the ride is between 6 l/100 km in the urban to 12-13 l/100 km in city traffic.

The oldest of the moving car in Europe Ranger models are already clocking more than 250,000 to 300,000 km. During this time, according to experts the engine did not reveal any serious defects.

Common Rail fuel system is reliable and shows no kink. No cases of repair and replacement of nozzles. It happened to a change of glow plugs. The only thing, however, must be taken is the purity and quality of the fuel. There happened to be out of order and turbocharger, which helps cool the liquid turbine. No pain and no electronics control the engine operation. It is simple and reliable. In recirculation of exhaust staining was observed and delicate jam EGR valve.

Indicative of settings and matching engine service specialist says, is that a car 200,000 kilometers, which came into service, it was necessary to adjust valves. Otherwise prescription timing belt change mileage of 00 km of 120 and accessories – of 90,000 km.

Powertrain of Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger 3.0 Limited

Logically, when a car that is used off-road is to be expected that there may be some damage symptomatic powertrain. But even here the Ranger is iron. It happened to have a replacement clutch for mileage about 70,000 km. In this case, the clutch discs have always been clear signs of proboksuvane even called. “Ignition”. Stung in modern heavy-duty diesel engines – dual mass flywheel is also durable and reliable. His life is at least 150,000 km.

Ranger gearbox is a five-speed manual or automatic. Service only intervene in the mechanical transmission has been associated with replacing a clutch synchronizer 5th gear. Damage, experts say, is due to “prod the lever.”

Damage to the distribution box, main transmissions and differentials, and in particular the rear differential was observed only after prolonged driving on asphalt with high-speed switched 4×4. It is absolutely forbidden, as Ranger has no axle differential.

Chassis and suspension Ford Ranger

Suspension in Ranger, typical jeep is just sturdy and reliable. Dampers and rear leaf springs and shock absorbers and a combination of front torsion stiffness and rigidity guarantees. In the service of Ford have rarely been changed front hinge a little more often – rubber bushings on the front stabilizer bar. Strong is the chassis. Marked episodic changes of wheel bearings. During normal operation, depending on riding style brake pads – drum rear and disc front support between 80 and 150 thousand kilometers.

In conclusion

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger DK 2.5

Browse version of the Ford Ranger appears simple, reliable and robust car. What’s more important – at least for now shows great resource. Apparently so utility companies in Europe, dealing with electricity, communication and similar activities that involve transportation to places with no time goals parks make Ford Ranger. It’s perfect for the job and should not be underestimated, and just like a car.

Comments from owners of Ford Ranger

The company is owned by Racom, who works in telecommunications – supply, installation and maintenance of all types of transmitters, repeaters, stations, cells for mobile networks … Racom NT Transport was established to serve this activity as it can be assumed our cars at least half time to move out of the way and even straight without time. Among other car parks we have 4 pcs. Ford Ranger. Two of the older model – were produced in 2003

and a mileage of more than 120,000 km. The other two are taken in 2008 and they traveled less than 100,000 km. The most difficult terrain in which we fought them are mountain peaks. Robust and reliable machine. And the older, and the newer version we had engine problems besides replacing sensors and detectors. Clutch changed to one of the oldest of 90,000 km. In newer have a replacement headlight bulb and the rest is normal service.

The old front pads changed a mileage of around 120,000 km and an upper hub carrier. In a new chassis and suspension, nothing has been done.

The car is sturdy, reliable and economical – with careful driving in urban fuel consumption not exceeding 12 l/100 km.

My only remark, but it is rather the attention of drivers is that when it is busy, Ranger is a bit unstable. In this case you have to drive to the idea that the car is rear wheel drive.Ford Ranger

In other words, you have to drive carefully as a truck, though running and predisposes to occur as a car.
Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCI with WL-C 3.0 Mazda engine. The same is boring version of the familiar WL-C 2.5 by Mazda BT 50 and Ford Ranger 2006-2011 Series 2006-2011 can not boast of a seamless Fame in 2500 built until 2006

Reviews are parasitic noise in the cabin, rust on parts of the body even after the second year, short life of dual mass flywheel, skip the teeth of camshaft belt with subsequent damage to the valves and rocker arms. Ford Ranger 3.0 TDCI in the same price range with quality crafted Toyota Hilux 3.0 D4-D.

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