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Thread: Ford Ranger and Mazda BT 50 utes catch fire in long grass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    Ford have had more fire related recalls than any other brand
    More than Jeep?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordie View Post
    Rather a sweeping statement...sort of thing one would expect to hear from a Toyota owner toward a Land Rover.
    As much as I like my TDCi Defender,it's not a patch on the Tdi. Everything that has gone wrong with it has been part's made by either Ford or Toyota,all the Land Rover bits are going fine. Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    re recalls, yes I'm sure its just that... like VW / Audi right? that kind of openness..... yes? that kind of out-standing VW way of doing things
    Or maybe that good way Ford is still currently selling Ranger models that are part of the recall.
    Or that openness Ford has with the focus recall, so outstanding in their customer service that the ACCC is taking legal action.

    we arent talking about annoying plastic trim popping off or an oil leak here or there, or even a mechanical part thats hard to remove etc etc (ah la Land Rover)
    With the case of Ford, Holden, VW, Mercedes we are talking major mechanical failures that potentially could result in death if they havent already (personal opinion not researched)
    These are **** brands selling **** cars with **** customer support (personal opinion)

    I fail to see why anyone would risk family and/or other loved ones for the sake of a motor vehicle.


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    Daz,Toyota GM and Ford all have very poor record's regarding the safety of their vehicles.When the bonnet flew open on my Hilux and wrapped over the roof in 2008 I was not happy to find out it had been happening since 2004. Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanegtr View Post
    More than Jeep?
    No more than... "dont Land Rovers break axles?"

    Honestly, I wouldnt buy a Jeep either, Fiat Chrysler customer support is equal to zero....

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    Saw this on news tonight. i saw it was a dual cab but brief glimpse i got couldnt determine if it was a ranger or bt50

    Car starts bushfire in Sydney's south as NSW experiences high fire danger

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    Quote Originally Posted by superquag View Post
    NOT the news a Farmer-friend needs to hear during harvest time..

    Already 'dislikes' his new, diesel Auto BT50 due to it's drinking problem, comparable with a Rover V8. - Around 80% more than his previous, manual box'd BT50. - and that's before the ten thousand k service. Dealer seems unable to help... "Seriously looking at Other Brands if this 10k service doesn't make a big improvement.

    A follow-up: - As I suspected, the Dealer was unable to make any changes to the car's insatiable thirst - so Farmer test-drove an ISUZU diesel ute the week after....

    Due to stock shortage, picked it up 2 weeks ago and not only does it run rings around the Mazda regarding power and with superior torque - curve, but 'Real Life' farm-work looks like matching the advertised 7.6 litres / 100km frugality.
    - For comparison, the NEW, (10K old auto-trans) BT50 was quoted around 10 litres, and usually guzzled 15 to 20+ in real life, and around 12 to 15 l/100km for the previous - manual - BT50

    Bonus is... the DPF - thingy is up near the turbo, inside the 'engine room' and far, far away from the stubble, and gets 'enthusiastic' every 600km instead of the BT50's 300 or so.

    He's so happy with the engine/drivetrain that he won't be going back to FORZDA.

    Only down-side is the comfy bucket seats... no room for an annoying middle-seat passenger in the front...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    Its not the first fire related recall for Ford vehicles. At least there engineering seems consistent with making their death trap vehicles burst into flames.... Kuga, Fiesta, now the Ranger, not to mention all the transmission issues with the focus.

    What a completely **** brand, Thats got to be a red flag to keep family members and anyone else you care about from ever getting into a new Ford.

    Regards Daz
    And don't forget the under bonnet fires on the SOHC inline 6. A leak at the power steering pump drips oil directly onto the alternator. I know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superquag View Post
    A follow-up: - As I suspected, the Dealer was unable to make any changes to the car's insatiable thirst - so Farmer test-drove an ISUZU diesel ute the week after....

    Due to stock shortage, picked it up 2 weeks ago and not only does it run rings around the Mazda regarding power and with superior torque - curve, but 'Real Life' farm-work looks like matching the advertised 7.6 litres / 100km frugality.
    - For comparison, the NEW, (10K old auto-trans) BT50 was quoted around 10 litres, and usually guzzled 15 to 20+ in real life, and around 12 to 15 l/100km for the previous - manual - BT50

    Bonus is... the DPF - thingy is up near the turbo, inside the 'engine room' and far, far away from the stubble, and gets 'enthusiastic' every 600km instead of the BT50's 300 or so.

    He's so happy with the engine/drivetrain that he won't be going back to FORZDA.

    Only down-side is the comfy bucket seats... no room for an annoying middle-seat passenger in the front...
    The Dmax is definitely a good ute. Im guessing your mate had the 2.2 BT50 not the 3.2....

    How youd fit 3 people across the front of any of these is a short trip joke!

    For me the Dmax was lacking in a few areas and not any difference in price. Ill be looking at and keeping an eye on their new offering pretty hard when it comes out at the end of this year/next. Mazda will be going with Isuzu next ute as they have had a falling out with Ford

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    Old-school Farmer, so no chance of anything under 3 litres. - same as previous cars, a 3L manual-trans BT50 then the 3L auto abomination.

    Visited recently and drove it. Impressive, good driving position, and same effortless acceleration across paddocks..with/without humungous roll of of hay on board.

    Acid test was 2 sorties to thin the vermin. Rides a tad 'firmer' with less rock'n'rolling, so easier to maintain balance on the back when chasing Reynard and Buggs.
    - consensus of Missus (spotting), self and #1 son (adjusting mineral content of landscape...)

    - Chased and bagged one pesky wabbit - on the move - with first shot. Can't ask for more stable rolling platform.

    Best of all, the "after-burner" is on the end of Turbo, both mounted high in the Engine Room well clear of everything flammable.

    Happy Customer !

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    not sure how it has superior torque.... I test drove both twice before buying. The BT50 is not lacking thats for sure.

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