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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by quick308, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. quick308

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    Haven't been on here in who knows how long so hello all.

    Just had a quick question in relation to the heading about ford rangers. I've been in the market for a 4x4 for a little while now just having trouble finding something decent in my budget. I've noticed you can get second hand rangers in the 2.2 ltre turbo diesel years 2010-2012 for around 16000-17000 thousand. It seems soon as you look at the 5 cylinder 3ltre for the same car the price goes up another 10k. What are the 2.2ltres like? Some input would be good.

    I love the look of the Ranger but I think the most my wife will let me spend is probably 18k
     
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    The 2.2 is crap imo. Hilux 2.4 is a much better econo diesel.
     
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    Calaber Nil Bastardo Carborundum

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    Agreed. If you want information about the Ranger, ask the people who own them on the appropriate forum. Bit odd asking on a Commodore forum.
     
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    Thanks for the only helpful post.

    I knew I was going to get a few replys like this but anyway here it goes..... first of all I can't be assed making a new profile on another site when I'm already a member here. I'm also well aware this is commodore forum, but this is also the pub section where any topic goes. Not all of us are one eyed Holden fans. This is a popular ute of choice these days, I'm more than certain a few people would own these on here.
     
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    Directing you to a far better source of help isn't helpful ? OK.

    Your laziness is no reason to give sh!t to people.
     
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    Why don't you just help a fellow Australian out. There's all these left right people today just help people out man.
     
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    @figjam has already provided the best solution.

    By @quick308 's own admission he is simply to lazy to look for the info himself.

    Tell me again how this topic has anything to do with the left / right bullsh!t the prevails in today's disourse ?

    Or are you on the bevvies again ?
     
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    If you like driving underpowered trucks, you'll love it...
     
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    Common sense tells me that if you wanted to know specifics about a certain type/brand of 4wd, the best place to seek out those answers would be from owners on a 4wd forum
    Ole mate "couldn't be assed" by his own admission to join one of these specific forums, well that just highlights that he's a lazy prick
    What would your reply be if he was asking specific questions about a 2019 model mustang or ford falcon on this forum ?
    Reality is sometimes people just need to wakeup to themselves and grow a f#cking brain
     
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    Whatever forum or vehicle or whatever else, I think this is all that’s relevant...
     
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    Stating the obvious is not really helpful at all. Like I said before since there's a few people getting a little emotional on here "can't be assed"
     
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    Man you must be a fun person to stir. is this an area where you feel safe to mouth off to people?... How sad. Grow up.

    I will make whatever topic I like here, it's the pub section. Don't like it jog on. I'm not going to make a whole new profile to ask one question that's a waste of time. Especially since it's not really an envolved question for someone that knows about them. A few people here have said the 2.2 is underpowered, these are the sorts of answers I was looking for. So I guess I'll keep looking, or wait for a few more useful replys, but I definitely won't signing up to another ten forums to ask questions on other cars similar just to please a few people.
     
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    You don't always need to join another forum to read the posts. It's often possible to read them as a guest. Why not at least try that before getting all defensive? Some of us just said basically "ask the man who knows". You might get a few answers here but in the right forum, you'd probably get better and more balanced information to help you make the right decision.
     
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    What is so hard about joining another forum ? Why do have to create a profile ? Think of a name and password...… done. Even a basically computer illiterate old fart like me can do it.
    I am on that Ford forum because I have a Territory, and have gained some useful info there, just like here. I knew buggar-all about alloytecs before I got on here. I don't understand a lot of the 'do's, but I now know a lot about the 'dont's.
    If you want an opinion, I think a Ranger is overpriced rubbish, the interior is crap, the grille is ugly, the 3.2s suffer from blown head gaskets, and the 2.2s couldn't win a drag race against 6 cyl Kingswood auto. The $$$ that your wife will allow you to spend is your problem.
     
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    From what I have been led to believe , the Ford Ranger is a piece of under powered over rated crap , the Isuzu D-Max is pretty good , and the Hilux is another option , Colorado's I hear have issues and need I say avoid Great Wall like a drunken troll .
     
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    OK, an opinion. It's a truck. The end.
     
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    lolwot ?

    When one can't see the obvious for themselves or refuses to acknowledge it, then stating it can be very helpful.....to those with a modicum of commmon sense at least.

    And people can respond however they like.

    I know who needs to jog on.....and it ain't the responders here.

    As far as input goes.....these things (of any brand) should all be killed with fire.....especially the crap belching diesel variants.
     
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    Isn't the Colorado a D-Max with Holden badges?
     
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    I've been looking at many of these newer dual cab 4x4's and find it a hard thing to do to shell out the coin on them. the interior designs haven't advanced much since the mid 2000's. Engines are under powered.

    It's why we have fixed our cars up because they offer the same and more.
    My VZ has CarPlay and more polk than most.

    I can't get my head around dropping 20-30k on one of these.
    It's why I went for the Crewman.
     
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