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2007 Ford ranger 2.5. any use?

  • 30-09-2021 3:45am
    Registered Users Posts: 254 ✭✭ irishguy19772

    Trying to get a jeep for farm but things have gone crazy. Hard to buy Hilux or Landcruiser at the minute.

    Neighbor has a 06 ford ranger for sale. Around 7000 (big money being asked)

    Anyone had one before?are they reliable or money pit?

    Heard there was a Mazda engine in them.

    Needed for moving animals between land and occasional mart trips but small herd of 15 cows so nothing too hectic

    Thanks for any advice


  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,080 Mod ✭✭✭✭ blue5000

    Did you try pressing your thumb into the bonnet or a wing?

    Guess who the real panel beater was?

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 1,632 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Albert Johnson

    I've a 08 ranger for nearly 3 years at this stage and couldn't fault it tbh. In circa 40,000 miles so far I've only put a few bushings and a new starter into it along with the usual servicing ect. Touch wood I couldn't fault it and I'm told they were a very underrated jeep.

    There was only 60,000 miles on mine when I bought it and it looked to have been well maintained. I was surprised with the power of the 2.5 litre having coming from a 3 litre beforehand. It's well able to handle the full of a 12x6 cattle trailer once driven within reason and to the best of my knowledge there rated to tow 3000kg. I'd be getting circa 26-30 mpg over mixed driving including a fair bit of towing. I think it's a 70 litre tank on the Ranger compared to a 90 litre tank on my last jeep, the Ranger does as much on 70 litres as the other jeep did on 90 litres.

    As pickups go it's very comfortable and steady on the road. All round I couldn't fault it so far tbh, it's not a Landcruiser but is doing the same job for nearly half the price at the time. With it being a Ford I'd be conscious of rust and you'd want to give the neighbours one a good looking over before purchasing. I'd have no problem recommending them in general especially for the work you described. The only issue being that €7000 for a 06 Ranger seems very high imo. Mine is an 08 reg and didn't cost that nearly 3 years ago with 60,000 miles on the clock. I know jeeps have increased a fair bit since but you'd nearly buy an equivalent Landcruiser or Hilux for the same money imo, no matter how you look at it it's almost a 16 year old jeep.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,441 ✭✭✭ jaymla627

    08 hilux the brother is fixing up the chassis on for a lad at the minute, very rare the chassis aren't rotting of any make our model of pickup from this timeframe