Tag Archives: FORD

FLIGHT OF FANCY | UTE Review -Raptor – A dromaeosaurid dinosaur, or an intriguing option from the Blue Oval?

Raptor – A dromaeosaurid dinosaur, or an intriguing option from the Blue Oval? Words by Stuart Martin.  For tradies who don’t find a Ranger aggressive enough, Ford has the model for you. If you need to get to a cross-country job in a hurry, the Ranger Raptor can handle the terrain and look good while doing it.  Just don’t expect ...

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TAXING TIMES | TRANSPORT NEWS -Neil Dowling investigates the gains and the losses of Fringe Benefit Tax

Neil Dowling investigates the gains and the losses of Fringe Benefit Tax So, you expect your new ute in the driveway enables you to claim exemption from Fringe Benefit Tax? That might have been the situation when utes easily carried one-tonne payloads and tools for the tradie. But times, and definitions, are changing.  Understanding the complexity of Fringe Benefit Tax ...

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Ford proves two turbos are better than one

RANGER BI-TURBO | UTE REVIEW -Ford proves two turbos are better than one

In a segment awash with four-cylinder turbo-diesels, the arrival of the new Ford Ranger with an in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel was a welcome change in 2011. This venerable five-cylinder has served well in the Ranger, which ranks consistently at the top of Ford’s sales chart, thousands of units ahead of the second-placed Mustang. The bigger five-cylinder engine remains, offered in six-speed ...

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FORD FIASCO | Company Review – FORD

Can Ford regain lost ground with Transit? – Words by Chris Mullett Recent history shows that Ford Motor Company has been incapable of performing even basic marketing activities when it comes to presenting its light commercial range to the Australian buyer. Despite producing excellent products such as the Ford Transit Custom and Transit standard van that rank competitively against all-comers ...

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RANGER Bi-Turbo | Ute Review -Ford Ranger

Ford proves two turbos are better than one – Words by Stuart Martin In a segment awash with four-cylinder turbo-diesels, the arrival of the new Ford Ranger with an in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel was a welcome change in 2011. This venerable five-cylinder has served well in the Ranger, which ranks consistently at the top of Ford’s sales chart, thousands of units ...

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TRUMPED! | UTE Review – American-style pickups hold all the cards when it comes to safe towing

American-style pickups hold all the cards when it comes to safe towing – Words and photography by Rob Randazzo. For vehicle buyers in Australia, the checklist of preferences is ever-changing. Today’s options are primed for safety as the highest priority, along with reliability, functionality and efficent aftersales service. At the end of the second quarter of this year, the ute/cab-chassis ...

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RANGER REBELLION | Ute Review – FORD Ranger Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers?

Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers? The old adage that Aussies love their V8s is looking a bit thin these days, thanks to the demise of the V8 from the Ford and Holden shopping list. The introduction of stricter emissions controls has resulted in the cubic capacity decline amongst some of the ...

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Ranger Lights Up | TRANSPORT NEWS

If you’ve pondered on how to mount additional driving lamps to modern 4WDs Adelaide based Lightforce has the solution.  The X Grille, designed by AX4, is a complete replacement radiator grille with an integrated pair of high-performance Lightforce Venom LED driving lights. Released for the Ford Ranger PX2 and PX3, other models for fitment to the Holden Colorado and Toyota Hilux are planned for release in ...

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RANGER REBELLION | UTE REVIEW – Ford Ranger-Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers?

Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers? The old adage that Aussies love their V8s is looking a bit thin these days, thanks to the demise of the V8 from the Ford and Holden shopping list. The introduction of stricter emissions controls has resulted in the cubic capacity decline amongst some of the ...

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HOT STUFF | UTE REVIEW – FORD RAPTOR

It’s Ford in the blue corner with the Ranger Raptor as the competition hots up. With Ford well aware that its Ranger is starting to lose out in terms of sophistication and specification against some of the newcomers, the next step for the well-healed ute buyer is to embrace the blue oval in the form of the Ranger Raptor. Gone ...

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