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by Normalbloke
Sun May 20, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....
Replies: 11
Views: 6556

Re: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....

It'll be interesting to see how this pans out. I tested the 180bhp 2.0 bitdi Amarok before ordering our current Wildtrak. It was horrible, very wheezy, no low down torque and it drove more like a petrol. Towing with it would have been very tedious. It seems VW listened to their customers, as they a...
by Normalbloke
Thu May 17, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....
Replies: 11
Views: 6556

Re: New Ranger Update 2.0 biturbo option....

It'll be interesting to see how this pans out. I tested the 180bhp 2.0 bitdi Amarok before ordering our current Wildtrak. It was horrible, very wheezy, no low down torque and it drove more like a petrol. Towing with it would have been very tedious. It seems VW listened to their customers, as they ar...
by Normalbloke
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: ALL THE THINGS WRONG WITH MY WILDTRAK AFTER THREE YEARS
Replies: 36
Views: 40011

Re: ALL THE THINGS WRONG WITH MY WILDTRAK AFTER TWO YEARS

2015 3.2 Wildtrak manual. UK based vehicle. 36k miles in just over 2 years. Vehicle averages 30mpg almost always. Have done several multi thousand mile trips around Europe,St.Tropez,Monaco,Italy and Switzerland up through the Alps etc. Vehicle has been very comfortable and without breakdown. Had a n...
by Normalbloke
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Long idle running
Replies: 11
Views: 9680

Re: Long idle running

You certainly don't want to do that IF yours has the DPF fitted.....
by Normalbloke
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Cracked Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 8315

Re: Cracked Windscreen

Maddutchman wrote:Anybody had to replace a windscreen on a px2 yet with rain sensors and techpac, and have they had any issues?, as I have to have mine replaced
Ours is a Wildtrak PX1, which has sensors for the auto wipers and lights in etc, plus it's heated. No issues with the replacement yet.
by Normalbloke
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello - About to order my second Ranger.
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Re: Hello - About to order my second Ranger.

Sorry to be of no help, but do you have a link to the app or webpage you're using for that calculator, looks pretty slick.
by Normalbloke
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Cracked Windscreen
Replies: 10
Views: 8315

Re: Cracked Windscreen

We've just had ours replaced here in the U.K. Under warranty, as the heated area was below par. Somebody mentioned a figure of £1750 for the cost of the glass.....
by Normalbloke
Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: so so not funny
Replies: 35
Views: 34094

Re: so so not funny

by Normalbloke
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Scottish Wildtrak
Replies: 15
Views: 8815

Re: Scottish Wildtrak

Welcome to this great Forum Tim. We're still waiting on that pic of your new Ranger - whole of vehicle, in focus, from the sunny side please and with something interesting background (but no other vehicles). That should at least get you a 6/10! ;) Sunny side? The chap is in Scotland, you might have...
by Normalbloke
Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:30 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Scottish Wildtrak
Replies: 15
Views: 8815

Re: Scottish Wildtrak

Yeah, still silly waiting times. Ordered it march was told initially 3-4 months. Then was given a build date for end of oct in Aug. At that point I asked if they could get any other ones sooner with same spec and so ended up with black, oh and it's euro6, although I don't know if that's a good thin...
by Normalbloke
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Scottish Wildtrak
Replies: 15
Views: 8815

Re: Scottish Wildtrak

Are they still quoting ridiculous lead times in the UK? I had that b/s 18 months ago waiting for my Wildtrak.
by Normalbloke
Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Adblue
Replies: 18
Views: 15185

Re: Adblue

Already been discussed somewhere on here. All Rangers here in the UK have been Euro 5 for a while( mine is a MY 2015) and needs no adblue. I believe adblue is mostly used on Euro6.
by Normalbloke
Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:10 am
Forum: Show n Shine Pics
Topic: Rangers at the mall
Replies: 6
Views: 5691

Re: Rangers at the mall

What's with the big rubber stops in the parking spaces??..... I think I know the answer but almost in disbelief....
by Normalbloke
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Snow Rescue. NZ!
Replies: 7
Views: 4922

Re: Snow Rescue. NZ!

But no mention of the bulldozer that actually did the hard work??
by Normalbloke
Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from the UK!
Replies: 11
Views: 7612

Re: Hello from the UK!

G'day Tom Welcome to this great site ! Just curious mate - over there - do you buy a Wildtrak to go 4wdriving or to do laps around the M25 in style ? :) Where abouts do you go 4wdriving over there ? Don't forget the mandatory pics when you get your new beast. All the best Danger aka Gazz LOL, well ...
by Normalbloke
Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New Ranger Headlights
Replies: 56
Views: 67574

Re: New Ranger Headlights

I'd check the bulbs are fitted correctly, not bent, nor mounted upside down. It's a ham fist to fit one inverted, but I've seen it done.....
by Normalbloke
Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Tablet Mount - Mk2 Ranger
Replies: 5
Views: 3525

Re: Tablet Mount - Mk2 Ranger

NTMID8 wrote:Ram mounts, i don't personally own one but many of my friends do and they swear by them.
Also agreed. I used to use Ram mounts in my Unimog for mapping with an ipad. Not cheap but definitely the best I could find.
by Normalbloke
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Delayed Delivery
Replies: 10
Views: 5223

Re: Delayed Delivery

Good luck with that,seems to be Ford's SOP. I ordered a Sea Grey Wildtrak in Nov '14, and was promised a March delivery. It finally arrived in June.
by Normalbloke
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just got me a ranger
Replies: 5
Views: 2999

Re: Just got me a ranger

Can we have a photo of those suicide doors??
by Normalbloke
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New MKII Wildtrak - Pride Orange
Replies: 7
Views: 4265

Re: New MKII Wildtrak - Pride Orange

Front on, with the new grill and bonnet protector, I'm afraid to say it looks a little Dame Edna.....
by Normalbloke
Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: UK delivery....
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: UK delivery....

I think the UK must be a bit of a dumping ground for the excess right hand drive old models. That concerns me about the stated delivery time though. The local dealer reckons he's got dealer-ordered models coming in during Christmas week and offered me one of those but he's specced it with the rolle...
by Normalbloke
Fri Nov 06, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: UK delivery....
Replies: 4
Views: 2306

Re: UK delivery....

I wish you well. Your order sounds very familiar! We ordered from one of the biggest U.K Ford dealers in Nov 2014. Sea Grey Wildtrak.We were promised(falsely) a March delivery. We finally got it early June. The original salesperson should have been telling us a 9 month delivery, he no longer works f...
by Normalbloke
Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Feed back required. People with PX I and II autos
Replies: 50
Views: 64947

Re: Feed back required. People with PX I and II autos

You are very patient, personally I do not want to be in possession of my Ranger outside of warranty. Dito every make. :) if that's how you feel. Cheers, Butch. We are in the same mindset here in the UK. We like the truck, but it's built cheaply and down to a price(3.2 Wildtrak manual). We don not w...
by Normalbloke
Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New T6 Owner
Replies: 4
Views: 2926

Re: New T6 Owner

Welcome! Truck looks great! Sea Grey here too, south UK!
by Normalbloke
Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Anyone named their beast?
Replies: 71
Views: 63245

Re: Anyone named their beast?

Ours is called The Fraud. Just to differentiate it from our other Ford pickup(1956 F100). Plus to reflect the b/s we got from the initial sales monkey.
by Normalbloke
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: New 2015 ranger hit Perth yesterday it seems!
Replies: 70
Views: 60580

Re: New 2015 ranger hit Perth yesterday it seems!

Nobody yet commented on the dual batteries mentioned in the above spec or are you all still celebrating the cricket??
by Normalbloke
Tue Aug 04, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: Ranger longevity
Replies: 19
Views: 6189

Re: Ranger longevity

We've just taken delivery of a 3.2 Wildtrak here in the UK. It's a lovely truck. Couldn't be happier with it. However, we have chosen to lease ours. We have crunched the numbers many times,and factoring in depreciation and post warranty liability, leasing was the right decision for us. We also made ...
by Normalbloke
Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:56 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, soon to be new owner!
Replies: 8
Views: 4466

Re: Hello, soon to be new owner!

We went for the Sea Grey. Drove an auto demo and went manual in the end. Biggest gripe was the bull from the original salesman( now no longer a Ford salesman!) telling us when ordering in Nov for an end of Feb delivery. Vehicle turned up end of June. I hope your supplier has been more upfront!
by Normalbloke
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, soon to be new owner!
Replies: 8
Views: 4466

Re: Hello, soon to be new owner!

Howdy fella, UK here too(Sea Grey Wildtrak) Good luck with your mod quest. When did you order your Wildtrak?
by Normalbloke
Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:33 am
Forum: General Other Chit Chat
Topic: speedometer error
Replies: 13
Views: 6175

Re: speedometer error

Dave XLT wrote:Simple solution, get bigger tyres.
Simplest solution, make a mental note.
by Normalbloke
Tue May 19, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Waiting Game
Replies: 10
Views: 6052

Re: The Waiting Game

That's not bad. We ordered mid Nov, and were promised an end of Feb delivery. The vehicle is currently still on a boat with a mid June estimated delivery.... This was ordered in the UK.
by Normalbloke
Mon May 18, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The Waiting Game
Replies: 10
Views: 6052

Re: The Waiting Game

Good luck with the delivery! Wher are you located? How long did the dealer suggest the delivery would take?
by Normalbloke
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Newbee
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Re: Newbee

The UK models have what's called a coated DPF. Basically it's a unit that does the job of a DPF and a catalyst in one. It's right up almost next to the turbo. However, on another thread I asked if the Aus market had DPFs fitted to the Ranger, and was told not. So who knows!
by Normalbloke
Tue Feb 03, 2015 3:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Ranger Owner
Replies: 18
Views: 6563

Re: New Ranger Owner

We're only leasing. I have no intention of owning another modern vehicle to be honest. The post warranty liability is massive. Funnily enough, a road trip to Scotland will we one of our first missions in it!
by Normalbloke
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Ranger Owner
Replies: 18
Views: 6563

Re: New Ranger Owner

Hey Bones, mine me asking how long it took from order to delivery?
by Normalbloke
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Ranger Owner
Replies: 18
Views: 6563

Re: New Ranger Owner

Hi Scottish, nice truck. I'm down at the other end of the island. I'm waiting for a 3.2 Wildtrak manual to arrive. How long did you have to wait from order to delivery just out of interest?
Very jealous of the snow too!