All posts tagged: off-roading

Iain Shankland,

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor – Road Test 

Last year we had the opportunity to drive loads of F-150’s during the lockdown. What has that got to do with the Ranger? Well, 99% of the people we talk to always say: “Why would you buy/lease a Ranger when it’s almost the same price as the F-150?” As someone that’s got plenty of experience driving both, it’s a no-brainer for me (and the wife) the Ranger wins every single time. It’s the better and more usable size of the two. It’s easier to drive, park and get in and out of. Unless you are towing big heavy trailers all the time, or you need a LOT of passenger space in the back, there is no need for you to get the F-150 over the Ranger.

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara – Road Test

The last time I drove a Jeep Wrangler was many years ago – back when they were called either a TJ or a YJ. They were bouncy and a little primitive to say the least. Other adjectives you could use to describe them could have been: noisy, uncomfortable and did I say primitive? They were also as fast as a 3-legged greyhound wearing army boots. There were no cup holders in the Wranglers back then, and that was something that probably led to the creation of them. Driving on the smoothest of roads with a hot cuppa Joe in one hand and the steering wheel in the other, along with the jostling and bouncing of the Jeep, lead many to the emergency room of the local hospital with burned nether-regions – myself included (not really, but it was pretty close). Nevertheless, I still liked the little Jeep and understood why so many people buy them – even the ones that don’t ever take it off city streets and pavement. So why would I want to …