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Old 11-16-2009, 08:40 AM
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Default 2,5 L or 3.0 L engine ?

Hello.
I want to buy a new Ranger XLT Limited model 2010, but I cannot choose between the 2,5 Liter (143 HP) and the 3 Liter engine (156 HP). The 2,5 Liter has 330 Nm torque and the 3 liter engine has 380 Nm torque. So 15 % more power. But is that worth the extra money ?
I heard that the bigger engine might last longer. Most Rangers that I see have the smaller engine.
My wife likes the wildtrak version, which has the bigger enige.

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Old 11-16-2009, 08:53 AM
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don't they sell them with a 4.0? 242hp.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:55 AM
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He is overseas. Here in the US its a 2.3 not a 2.5 and a 4.0 not the 3.0...
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:13 AM
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Ah yes, you are right. I live in Europe. Here we can only choose between the 2.5 and the 3 Liter engine. They are both 4 cilinder DIESEL engines.
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:20 AM
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sorry, lol, maby i'll check use profile next time. dunno about diesel. but I would deffinatly go with more power. how much price difference you talking bout?
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Old 11-16-2009, 09:43 AM
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The Ranger XLT Limited 2.5 costs about 23.800 euro (35.600 USD) and the Wildtrak 3.0 costs about 27.200 euro (40.700 USD) . So the difference is 3400 euro (5.000 USD).
They have both a manual 5-speed.
This is the Limited version:
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:44 PM
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Send some of those 2.5L and 3.0L Diesels over here.
All we can get are the damn gas engines.

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Old 11-16-2009, 02:13 PM
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get the wildtrack blue with the white stripe got the same spec as you here in the uk
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:12 PM
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Default 2,5 L or 3.0 L engine ?

buy only the 4.0 with the 5 speed manual Trans 4x4. If you buy anything less you will be disappointed. I love my 3.slow but if I had a choice again I'd get the 4.0 4x4. You can always look for used one with low mileage. I never buy new anymore. Buy 2 yrs old no more that 30k miles so the truck is still under the factory bumper to bumper 36000 warranty and then you can upgrade to the limited 5 yr drive train warranty if you want. If you want more info on how to buy used send me an email as I sold cars & trucks for a living.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:36 PM
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buy only the 4.0 with the 5 speed manual Trans 4x4. If you buy anything less you will be disappointed. I love my 3.slow but if I had a choice again I'd get the 4.0 4x4. You can always look for used one with low mileage. I never buy new anymore. Buy 2 yrs old no more that 30k miles so the truck is still under the factory bumper to bumper 36000 warranty and then you can upgrade to the limited 5 yr drive train warranty if you want. If you want more info on how to buy used send me an email as I sold cars & trucks for a living.

try reading the thread dude, he's over seas and only has those two choices, both diesels

back on subject, before i started my v8 swap i would have killed for a 3.0 diesel, don't have any personal experience with those diesel engines but i bet they are pretty stout for a little truck like the ranger
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:30 PM
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buy only the 4.0 with the 5 speed manual Trans 4x4. If you buy anything less you will be disappointed. I love my 3.slow but if I had a choice again I'd get the 4.0 4x4. You can always look for used one with low mileage. I never buy new anymore. Buy 2 yrs old no more that 30k miles so the truck is still under the factory bumper to bumper 36000 warranty and then you can upgrade to the limited 5 yr drive train warranty if you want. If you want more info on how to buy used send me an email as I sold cars & trucks for a living.
It depends what you are buying a ranger for I will only buy 2.3 gas with 5 speed because I use it to go from home to work and back(I hate to drive cars). I want max mileage and ease of maintence. If I need a real truck I will use my dodge 2500 cummins and I bet it gets better mileage than your ranger with the 4.0. But I would love to be able to get a 2.5 or 3.0 diesel.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:17 PM
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Well I'm of the opinion that MORE POWER IS ALWAYS NEEDED!
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:52 AM
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that is correct Gearhead299, here in Europe they only sell the Ranger with Diesel engines. I have test-driven a XLT 3.0 Diesel. And I can tell you that the Ranger with this engine really Rocks! It has 380 Nm torque and the deep Diesel-sound is great. Nobody in Europe would want a pick up truck with a petrol engine. In fact, most cars have diesel engines here (VW, Renault, Peugeot, Audi , Mercedes, BMW etc).

I find it strange to hear that in the USA diesels are not popular. Maybe you could import one ?

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Old 11-17-2009, 03:06 AM
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higher taxes on diesel fuel make it more expensive than gas in the usa. I have a 2006 ram 2500 quad with 5.9 i6 cummins diesel for when I need to tow. It just got 15 mpg towing a 18 foot trailer with 130 bales of hay (6500 lbs plus 1500 trailer weight). I get 18 around town and 21 highway Randy
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:37 AM
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So I have been led to believe, the diesel fuel you get in Europe is of a much better grade than what they sell us in the US. An example being the import of a Benz that was driven in Germany for a few years that got, say 25 MPG, when it got to the states it got 19.5 MPG.
The refineries in Europe are apparently better at (or maybe just know how) to refine crude to get better mileage with diesel.
Question for those in the states: Did you see any difference in power or MPG when the last round of de-sulfuring of diesel happened?
Question for the Europeans: As diesel is either a by product of making gas (petrol) or vise versa, where does the petrol end up if no one wants a petrol vehicle?

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