FORD RANGER 2.2 LIMITED
Is it like sitting in a wheelie bin?
Centre console apparently fashioned from triple-thick Tupperware and dash a button-fest that’s both unfathomable and mostly inaccessible due to the gearlever. Limited spec is generous and seats comfy. –
A decent steer or something to fear?
Engine is loud and as gru as Barry White with a stubbed toe, but heavy-duty gearbox and plentiful torque allow for high-gear starts. Jiggly ride compared to VW and Merc, and steering more rubbery and lifeless than a dog’s chewy toy, but reasonably hushed inside at speed.
Does it actually stack up as a workhorse?
Load bay can handle the most weight of the four, at 1155kg, and can tow a braked trailer up to 3500kg. Double Cab is ine for ive adults, and usability points are gained from neat details such as a sunglasses cubby and (optional but cheap) three-pin 230-volt socket.
VERDICT A properly useful tool and great value, but stodgy and crude from behind the wheel.
Plenty of gear, with a cooler in the armrest