Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrack 2016 review
Lots of standard kit,heated windscreen and seats,reversing camera,lane departure,active cruise control, great touch screen.
Surprisingly refined when up to speed,comfortable ride,nice driving position.
Initial acceleration is disconcertingly fast for a vehicle of this size, definitely caught me unaware.
I love the sound of engines with an odd number of cylinder's Kawasaki triples,Audi Quattros,Yamaha Outboards,Focus Rs.
Sadly the 5 cylinder in this Ford makes a lot of noise just not a good noise, cruising it's great but any throttle input results in 2 downchanges with lots of noise and not much acceleration.
Rear space is pretty small,wide but not a lot of legroom.
The controls are a bit scattered and duplicated, normal switches and touchscreen doing the same function.
Early morning engine starts are long and noisy.
Would you recommend it?
How well does it tow?
Very well, nothing phases it but it does love a downchange.
What's it like without the caravan?
These cars will be bought by tax dodging company car drivers. For that 3k a year average saving they know this car is a compromise, and no doubt a lot of people will put up with the shortcomings and in truth it's quite nice to drive.
But not as nice to drive as any £20k "normal" car.
It does look good and has a certain presence,great for nosing over hedges.
Anything to look out for?
Will it fit in your drive?
Is it easy to live with?
Massive load space but the standard Ford roller cover is not waterproof.
As for recommending it.........it looks great and it's very comfy but you have to really want a pickup to put up with the bad stuff.
Or you really want a free holiday every year on your company car tax savings!
Did you buy it new or used?
Where did you buy it?
What was the seller like?
Took around 6 months to arrive after ordering.
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