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Ford Ranger Review | Autocar


Starting to see quite a few of these new Ford Rangers
around here.

I guess these are a restyled Mazda pick-up and
not American F-truck based.

Could be the next school run sensation....?
 

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Stick the kiddy winkies in the boot/flat bed bit?
Don't see it myself. I always think the 4x4's that some school mum's use are just the car the hubby wants but his company only allow an executive saloon.
I don't see this Ranger in that market. Looks a bit **** anyway :eek:
 

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Like others of its ilk, it looks rather like a last desperate roll of the dice before coming out of the closet.
 

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Given Ford pick-ups are the #1 selling "car" in the UK, are you suggesting that
most Americans are friends with Dorothy..? :confused:
 

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Given Ford pick-ups are the #1 selling "car" in the UK, are you suggesting that
most Americans are friends with Dorothy..? :confused:
UK or US? The Americans like pickups. In this country, they are traditionally beasts of burden but realistically nobody is going to throw bricks in a truck they paid £30 grand for. Given that your shopping will get nicked and/or wet and the old tax fiddle is gone, there is no reason to buy one here.
 

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Sorry yes, US.


Aren't they exempt from VAT or car tax or something.
That is the main reason they sell so well over the pond.
 

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They have over 1000kg payload along with two rows of seats thus qualifying for tax benefits of commercial vehicle.
 

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Because it's a commercial vehicle, if you're VAT registered and you buy one for business use, you can reclaim the VAT. You'd have to add VAT when you come to sell it.

The ride and handling of pick up trucks with the capability to carry 1000kg is interesting.
 

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There's a whole sub-culture market of
different style load covers to go on these puppies.
 
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