Ford Ranger XL Sport juggles work, play while going easy on the ...

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Ford Ranger XL Sport juggles work, play while going easy on the pocket

There are 44 Ford Ranger models available, with this one offering a well-priced blend for work and leisure

Phuti Mpyane

The Ford Ranger XL Sport could represent something more than just another flavour for this popular double-cab bakkie. It’s one of three derivatives the company has launched recently, the others being the more luxurious Thunder and FX4 models.

When I drove it at the recent media launch, mostly in off-road settings, I reported that it’s aimed at customers who will use it as a family vehicle, for work and the occasional detour out the bush, but  importantly, all on a budget.

Having tested it in the latter setting for a week, it was time to put it through its paces as an everyday car, with entrepreneurs in mind...

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