Ford Ranger Review from Philippines

2007 Ford Ranger XLT 2.5 TDCI

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 TDCI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired113 kilometres
Most recent distance11000 kilometres
Previous carMazda Tribute

Summary:

The car is good, but manufacturer did not take into consideration some minor details

Faults:

The problem is more on the failure of FORD to put a lock or necessary measures to secure the reserve tire. My reserve tire was stolen in just seconds. The robber just remove the air (deflate) of the tire and push the rim upward to the floor which created enough space to unhook the anchor. Even a no brain-er can steal the reserve tire of a Ford Ranger. What is wrong with your engineers or car designer Mr. Ford.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th May, 2008

8th May 2008, 20:08

Way top go blame ford for some punk, like come on who steals a spare tire anyways???

25th Jun 2008, 22:00

Spare tires are easy to steal from virtually ALL pickup trucks if you don't exercise your option to lock it to the vehicle with a small 2 dollar padlock. There are a number of aftermarket locks available too. I think it's a fair assumption for any manufacturer to make that the buyer will have some common sense. You may have noticed there was no trunk on the truck to store the spare.

29th Jun 2008, 16:23

Interesting. My first three Rangers all came with keyed locks to secure the spare. Whether it was a service by the dealer as a customer consideration or a practice of the company I don't know. I never even LOOKED at the spare on my 2006 before trading it, so I don't know if it had a lock or not.

2nd Jan 2011, 09:08

Dude, you should just put on a lock... I'm from Manila, you need to put locks on your spares if you park outside.

2nd Jan 2011, 19:28

I've owned 4 Rangers. All were flawless, great trucks, and all came with a lock on the spare. Whether put on by the dealer or factory, I have no idea.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review