455 000km and not out - 2013 Ford Ranger still 'drives like new' despite its high mileage

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Louis du Toit's Ford Ranger bakkie has done over 455 000km.

Vehicle has been serviced exclusively at Ford dealership and is on its second service book.

Du Toit also owns a 2018 Ranger XL SuperCab with around 130 000km, as well as a 2019 Ranger XLT SuperCab 4x4 which has done around 51 000km.

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Louis du Toit's 2013 Ford Ranger bakkie lives up to the blue-oval brand's Built Ford Tough promise.

How? His trusty steed has racked up more than 450 000km and, according to Du Toit, 'drives like new'. The bakkie has been serviced exclusively at his local Ford dealership and is on its second service book.

Du Toit says: "I am the co-owner of a trading enterprise based in the Eastern Free State, and my 2.2-litre Ranger XLS currently has over 455 000km on the clock with a full-service history from the Ford dealer in Bethlehem. We even had to order a new service book because the original service book only goes up to 300 000km, and we're halfway through the second one already."

Louis du Toit's 2013 Ford Ranger XLS
Louis du Toit's 2013 Ford Ranger XLS

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His model makes use of the trusty 2.2-litre engine and still has the same standard factory-fitted suspension on its second set of shock absorbers and fifth set of tyres.


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The self-confessed Ford fan also owns a 2018 Ranger XL SuperCab with around 130 000km and a 2019 Ranger XLT SuperCab 4x4, which has done about 51 000km.

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Du Toit concludes: "I don't think I'll ever revert back to any other vehicle. The Ford Ranger is a comfortable vehicle to drive on tar and off-road. It's also a tough bakkie, and you can use it for anything from work to leisure. I'm a Ford fan through and through. Let's see if we can get my Ranger 2.2 XLS to one million kilometres. I think we will!"

Louis du Toit's 2013 Ford Ranger XLS service book
Louis du Toit's 2013 Ford Ranger XLS
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