Matthew O’Hanlon purchased this Ford Ranger new with additional options for $48,000 (including all on-road costs). Matthew O’Hanlon would buy this car again because: “Yes I would buy it again, I love the old Ranger.”
My Ranger has been very reliable, only issue I have had with it is that the drivers seat base use to slowly go down by itself and always had to pump it back up every time I got in to it. But it was fixed by Ford under warranty.
The ownership experience has been really good, I have taken my Ranger off-road occasionally and a trip up with it to Cape York, and has always gone where I wanted to go with ease off-road, especially when I put 33-inch tyres and suspension lift and a few other accessories.
It was okay with Ford for the first three free services, then after that they didn’t want to know me, but I was happy with that anyway because I always prefer going to my local mechanic.
Yes I am. It’s the PX1 ranger so it has less electronics to go wrong with it. Not like the newer PX2 and and PX3 rangers with heaps of electronics that I don’t need.
I think it is good for what it is. I have a bit off ARB gear all over it, like bull bar, side rails, canopy, winch etcetera… and 33-inch tyres. So it’s heavy and not very aerodynamic.
But I am happy with the performance and economy, it’s set up the way I want it and it is no race car.
Good for its day but I am a bit old school and like what it has. I definitely don’t want the new technology in the new Rangers, a lot less to go wrong with my Ranger.
Very good for the way I have the suspension set up. I love it.
All in all it is a good 4×4 and I love it.