View Full Version : New 3-litre turbodiesel for Ford Ranger pickups
08-13-2007, 09:35 PM
- Turbodiesel offered in USA?
- Any reviews yes from TRS?
The Ford Ranger pick-up will be available to buy from today (July 27th) from £19,972 excluding VAT.
The Double Cab Thunder auto and Double Cab Wildtrak manual models will be priced at £19,972 and £20,872 respectively, powered by 3-litre 154bhp turbodiesel engines.
The Rangers are already available with 144bhp 2.5-litre turbodiesel engines,
The Thunder auto features a bright tubular sports bar, chrome side sill bar and rear chrome underbar.
Inside there are leather seats, electric windows, scuff plates, off-road gauges, six-CD player and air conditioning.
The Wildtrak features include rear box rail extensions, aerodynamic sports bar, lower sports cladding and tail lamp protectors, integrated door mirror indicators, puddle lamps and unique badging.
Combined with these stylish features are new 16 inch alloy wheels, a new sports front grille, side steps, aluminium roof rails, an integrated load bay liner and a rear protection bar with integrated park distance control.
Inside the Rangerís are heated seats trimmed in leather and perforated alcantara with orange detailing.
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08-14-2007, 01:44 AM
that front end looks like a suburu.
the rest looks like a sport trac.
Why can't they just build gen 1's again? I would love to buy a new one!
I'd be really cheap for them to make them too!
08-14-2007, 02:01 AM
Nah they need to make Gen 2 again so I can get a 3.0 and keep my screen name
08-14-2007, 05:51 PM
What's the bed capacity -- about two cubic feet?
08-14-2007, 09:47 PM
All I can say is :badidea:whoever did the design. Putting a 3L diesal in a ranger, that should be interesting.
why is that such a bad idea? seems like a diesel ranger is what every other member of TRS is hard for. why is the 2.5L diesel so much better then a 3.0 diesel?:confused:
08-14-2007, 10:39 PM
Are they manufacturing the new rangers in asia?
08-14-2007, 11:13 PM
It looks like a nissan pickup.....
Why is diesel motor so bad? Only because its new and nobody knows enough information on them? My understanding is that a diesel fuel is a good way if you're looking for MPG when buying a vehicle.
08-14-2007, 11:26 PM
i dont like it... i rather just stick wit my 94
08-14-2007, 11:42 PM
My understanding is that a diesel fuel is a good way if you're looking for MPG when buying a vehicle.
not to mention it would undoubtedly out-tow any of the gas engines available in the states.
im not even a big diesel fan and i still dont think its a bad move.
08-15-2007, 01:19 AM
No thanks on the double cab, one of my biggest reasons for having a pickup is so I don't have to cart a bunch of friends around in it. Save a ton that way in MPG!
Piston Honda Gives Thumbs down!
But If I could get a diesel in mine I would!
08-15-2007, 01:36 AM
Putting a 3.0 diesal would be interesting especially since it has always been a gas enigne.
the 3.0 diesel is in no way related to the 3.0 gas engine. in fact, i dont believe a 3.0 gas engine was even offered in the over-seas trucks, so there will be no confusion.
i agree on the body style though. the front end reminds me of the newer explorers, which looks just about the same as pretty much any other newer SUV/truck. vehicles are just becoming too cookie cutter for me.
08-15-2007, 10:57 AM
Eh, I like it. I would prefer it in a regular cab, but I still like it. :icon_thumby:
08-15-2007, 12:24 PM
I like it too, don't care for the subaru looking thing on the front of the bed, but the rest I like. I kind of like the diesel idea, they get better mileage than gas with gobs of torque.
08-15-2007, 04:41 PM
08-15-2007, 04:58 PM
That is a nice truck, but that $35k+ would get a very nice F-150. Of course the market for trucks in Austraila may be different than in the US too.
On a somewhat related subject they have began production of the 4.4L V-8 diesel for the new F-150's.
08-15-2007, 06:03 PM
Ebay picture looks awesome!
show me a decent looking truck in the 2008 line up besides the US ranger and Mazda. They are all ugly (especially the 2008 superduty). In a couple years all of the small and mid sized trucks will look the same like they already do over seas. I'm more concerned with power train. You guys bag on the Nissan alot but the Nissan and the Mazda are the only 2 that will build a 4x4 with the biggest optional engine and manual trans. The Nissan comes with a 6spd manual and a 6000#+ towing capacity.
08-21-2007, 01:39 PM
By the time you get that Nissan you would probably be further ahead and go ahead and get the Titan. I think the reason the small truck market is collapsing is they are getting big and expensive enough to compete with the fullsizes and come up short when it is all said and done.
The 4.0/5-speed manual Ranger is a late availability option for at least the FX4 this year.
If I bought a new truck this year based on looks alone it would be the 1500 GMC. The new F-150's wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for that overly deep bed.
The supercab Fx4 Off-road is the same price as a Nissan Frontier double cab SE 4x4 with a 6spd manual trans, limited slip front and back, and SE Value truck package. I didn't see a manual trans offering on ford's website for the 2008 Fx4. I don't want a Titan or an F-150 because the difference in price is about $7000 and I can't get either with a manual transmission (unless I want a 2wd F-150 standard cab with a V6) I would have no problem buying a ford if they would build the truck I want. Nissan makes the truck I want (minus the diesel), the truck that fits my needs and budget.
08-21-2007, 02:18 PM
Click on the FX4 in the line up of the Rangers.
you go to build and price though and its not available. by the time you ad super cab and tow package it comes out to $25,625. The Nissan double cab SE shortbox with SE Value truck pakage, 4wd, tow package, and 6spd manual it comes out to $25,555. Doesn't matter though, I not buying either anytime soon.
08-21-2007, 03:20 PM
Yeah, that build your own truck thing isn't the most accurate thing in the world.
I'll agree with that, and the damn thing is soooooooo slow.
the other reason i was diggin on the Nissan is that it has D44 in the back if you get the 6spd M/T and 4 wheel limited slip.
08-21-2007, 04:31 PM
Is the D44 better than the 8.8? I think they made 31 spline 8.8 standard in 4x4's. Ford did put the D44 in the front of pre '97 F-150's and 31 spline 8.8's in the rear, I would assume the stronger would go in the rear. Now they put 8.8's in both ends for the 4.2 and 4.6 trucks. The 5.4 ones get an 8.8 in the front and a 9.75 in the rear, that has to say something for the ol' 8.8.
I have heard the Titans had problems with the D44 holding up in the rear, they supposedly fixed it though.
08-21-2007, 05:13 PM
Like the turbo diesel option, but that truck is fugly!
Looks like a CAR, not a TRUCK!
well it probably wouldn't hold up in the rear of a titan. but the difference between a D44 rear and an 8.8 rear is negligible and the D44 has more aftermarket support
08-21-2007, 09:25 PM
If they'd put a real bumper on it, it'd look much better. Personally I'd buy one, not sure if it'd be a standard or extended cab though. For those of you complaining about the full 4 door configuration, you do realize that it is also available in standard cab and extended cab right?
Actually I'm pretty sure I'd trade my 99 in on of those. I think I'd get one in extended cab and 4x4, but only if it's a diesel.
08-21-2007, 10:39 PM
I dont see what everybody is so picky about and talkin about when ever somebody finds some pics of them overseas rangers. They dont neccesarily mean our USA Ranger will look anything like those. The next gen. Ranger could look similiar to whatever Ford is doing to the next lineup of the other trucks, look at the 08 SuperDuty's and so fourth. Hot Rod also mentioned word of the F150 gettting a refreshing in 09' (with the new "Boss" motor too i hope, same for mustang...) I'm not worried about what it is going to look like, or if it's going to be there or not.....a 3.0 Diesel would be awesome...just awesome. Yeah it's not going to be a stump pulling machine, come on it's a ranger, but it's still a turbo diesel, we can look forward to great fuel economy, and maybe some suprising power for a Ranger....plus It would be a Ranger with a Diesel I'd be pumped.
08-22-2007, 01:59 AM
I would love a turbo diesel in my next truck. The bottom end torque of today's new diesel engines is great! Plus they don't stink like the powerstrokes do. I drove a Land Rover 110 in Australia with the diesel engine off road and could not believe the low end power. It would climb steep hills in 4 low at about 1500 rpm without any complaints. The Jeep Liberty diesel was also a great engine as well but got discontinued due to the tight emission regulations for 2008. It sure would be nice to see more diesel models offered in North America but i don't think the buying public are ready for it yet.
08-24-2007, 07:49 PM
I love the new 2008 super duty trucks...especially the dually version. It looks beast. From what i've read, they are going to quit production for a short time and re-do the body for the rangers. If it looks anything like the body style of the 08 superduty, it will be a nice truck. And as far as the diesel part, as long as it is not, i think a diesel is the way to go. Better mileage, better power, and a longer lasting engine. I'm all for it.
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