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Finding the right Ranger

I'm in the UK and have an old 4 litre Ranger. I'm looking to get a newer version and import from the States - just want to see if what I want is possible.

I really like the spec of my truck - but it is getting too old (1995). So looking at something similar but at least 10 years newer. Which would get me upto the 200hp version I guess? Looking at
- XLT Cab, as per mine attached
- 4 litre
- manual transmission
- 4 WD

So was this spec done and any years to look for - any particular upgrades etc?
 
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Very nice looking 1995 Ranger, thumbs up

Stick with 2005 to 2012 Rangers with 4.0l SOHC
The 4.0l SOHC engine had timing chain issues from 1997 to 2003, 2004 were OK but to be on the safe side 2005 would be earliest I would go.

There are no real "red flags" after that
I would hold out for a manual transmission model, the M5OD-R1 manual trans, same one you have in your 1995, was bulletproof, very reliable transmission

Hiller Ford has older brochures for Ford vehicles: Hiller Ford - 2007 Ford Brochures

This is for 2007 model year, just picked 2007 at random
Select Ranger then look at the option packages so you KNOW what you will be getting
 

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What does it cost to import one of these? Seems like it would be more than the cost of the truck. Dont even think about getting a truck from the northern states or any area close to the ocean - probably wont pass your safety checks due to rust. if you go too far in the south west while it will be rust free it will have faded paint and sun baked/cracked interiors.
 
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Originally Posted by RonD View Post
Very nice looking 1995 Ranger, thumbs up

Stick with 2005 to 2012 Rangers with 4.0l SOHC
The 4.0l SOHC engine had timing chain issues from 1997 to 2003, 2004 were OK but to be on the safe side 2005 would be earliest I would go.

There are no real "red flags" after that
I would hold out for a manual transmission model, the M5OD-R1 manual trans, same one you have in your 1995, was bulletproof, very reliable transmission

Hiller Ford has older brochures for Ford vehicles: Hiller Ford - 2007 Ford Brochures

This is for 2007 model year, just picked 2007 at random
Select Ranger then look at the option packages so you KNOW what you will be getting
Many thanks and all very interesting - will do my research
 
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Interesting thoughts - actually shipping is not too bad. A lot depends on the exchange rates as to how viable things are, also of course with buying the car in the first place.

But worth it if I can get what I want. Just find the American Rangers drive so much better than the European ones. The latest versions over here are good - but silly money!
 
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We will be getting the T6 Ranger(International Ranger) versions here in 2019 model year.
The same as the European ones you refer to, slightly larger than the 1983-2012 Rangers we had before

Shipping vehicles into the US or Canada probably costs more than shipping from here to UK.
The safety and emissions testing costs quite a bit in most cases
 
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