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I was falling over this ford Ranger Pickup, I am looking for a used pickup.

I was mainly looking for Toyota or Isuzu, they are strong cars in my opinion and ok to buy used I think.

But then I find this Ford to a good price, so there will be money to make some repairings.

My question is, do Ford make this pick up or is it an "adopted" model from Mazda or another asian producer.

I am mainly thinking about the engine, is it one of the strong ones from the "asian Toyota, Isuzu, Mazda, Nissan family ?

I remember that Ford and Mazda was engaged some years ago, but later split up again.

 

 

 

 

Ford Ranger 2001 Diesel, Manual, Silver Bronze, Pickup Truck, Sale Picture 1

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Bob A Kneale said:

In what way?  How can you tell that just from a not-very-good photo?

Accident damage to front offside is the first clue

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hope this is cheap as heck because you can get around 2008 Suzuki Carry on Facebook under 100k (there are a few) and they look 10x better than this

 

+ as far as i know the box is the same size

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It's a Ford motor fitted to the Ford you're interested in. THB 40,00-50,000 would be maximum price range for what's in the photo. A Mazda of that age uses the same motor(s).

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Following on from all the other posts it is a buyers market people are desperate for money so look around and take your time.

If you buy that truck I think you are buying somebody else's problems.

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12 hours ago, alacrity said:

It's a Ford motor fitted to the Ford you're interested in. THB 40,00-50,000 would be maximum price range for what's in the photo. A Mazda of that age uses the same motor(s).

Its actually a Mazda engine (WL-T 2.5) fitted to a rebadged Mazda.

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Here’s one I might buy (owned by sister-in-law) with a view to mildly customising and use for transporting motorcycles due to its long bed. 

2003 Ford Ranger 2500cc (or 2000cc) non turbo 305,000 klms, everything works, good brakes,clutch,no smoke.

I value it at 35,000 baht and have been using it for 12 months around the farm and driving between Sakhon Nakon and Udon Thani, it’s reasonably comfortable at 110 kph.

Very solid, reliable trucks, parts plentiful and easy to work on. 

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Ford and Mazda where together for few years so the Mazda was actually built on the Ford's platform and not the other way around. 

The car in the photo is an old model - I've seen them around but don't know much about them re engine, road handling and so on. In 2012 Ford opened a new, big factory in Rayong and they supply cars and trucks to many countries including Australia,  New Zealand, the Philippines and more. I own a newer model of ranger and it is great driving it, can carry heavy loads, good road handling. However - maintenance is expensive, parts only from Ford, most local mechanics can't fix them. For an old car I would go with Toyota or Isuzu

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