Ford Ranger saves Ford

Ford Ranger XLT

Ford Ranger – So far this year 62% of all Ford vehicles sold in Australia have been just one model – the Ranger Ute.

The Ford Ranger comes with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, two diesel engines, four specification levels and three body styles. but there is also the macho double cab Raptor with a 2 litre bi turbo diesel.

I drove the top spec XLT dual cab and found it quiet, smooth and light on the steering with plenty of power from the bigger engine. Good for the family.

From $28,300 to a massive $76,000 plus on roads, you pay for the privilege.

About David Brown 524 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto