If you’re looking for a big pickup truck but don’t want a Toyota Hilux, the Ford Ranger should be right up your street. It’s a bit of a monster and has a certain arrogance about it that’s common with American cars- it knows it’s awesome, so hurry up and come to the same conclusion, bud.
The Ranger has been dominating the roads since 2006 in Europe, and is heavily based on the Mazda BT-50. There’s also a version for the American market, but that’s totally different. What the Ranger gives you in abundance is bulk and power- it could tow the Earth if required and fit Jupiter on its flat bed.
As a commercial vehicle, the Ranger is right up there with the best of them, so whether you’re going to be hauling loads of venturing into the wild it’s more than capable of dominating every situation.
For a car that’s main focus is brute strength, it has a decent amount of kit on the inside, which by the way isn’t a bad place to sit in at all. It’s comfortable and there’s room in the back for up to 3 adults if you go for larger models.
There are a range of engines available in both petrol and diesel form, but don’t expect to break any land speed records. Having said that, the Ranger certainly isn’t slow, and it has more than enough power to drive up a wall. To drive it’s solid and forgiving, and the ride is decent too.
The main reason to buy a Ford Ranger is because it’s hardy, durable, reliable and very strong. While it’s also quite affordable compared to other cars in its class, there’s still scope for big savings if you buy second hand. Indeed you can save a huge amount of money on a used Ford Ranger at Motors.co.uk and there’s no lack of choice either.
So if you’re looking for something that’s rough and always ready to roll no matter what the situation, the Ranger is the perfect choice!