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Ford Ranger Drivers - do they have to take a compulsory drive like a **** lesson when they purchase one?


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As per the title.  

 

Having just nearly had the front of my car removed by a T**S*R cutting across from the outside lane to make a left turn it made me realise that, although not every Ford Ranger I have seen on the road is driven by an utter ****** the vast, vast majority of them certainly seem to be.

 

I am sure there are some Ranger drivers who are perfectly decent, safe drivers.  It's just I have only ever seen a handful being driven in a sensible way.

 

So is there something about the brand or model of car that encourages the more mentally challenged members of the driving community to buy one?

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The badge on the car will make little difference as to the capability of the driver in my experience. Many drive like it as there is no formal driver training here and people mostly do what the hell they like.

 

Assume everyone is trying to kill you and you"ll be just fine.

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Given the exodus of foreigners living in Thailand there are not enough people attending the 'Fortuner driving school for to$$ers'... They must have opened it up to Ranger drivers !!!! :1zgarz5:

 

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Realistically, I think it’s just confirmation bias...

 

Larger vehicles are simply more noticeable, they are also more imposing. So when a larger vehicle cuts you off or doesn’t give way we see it as more aggressive driving.

When an a$$hat in a Ranger cuts us of we think ‘all Ranger drivers are <deleted>’... Then the next Ranger we see is being driven perfectly well but it doesn’t register... We then see another Ranger being driven aggressively and again think, all Ranger drivers must be tools....

 

The same happens with Girls on their phones in a car thats been ‘cutesied-up’ (think hello kitty). Get cut off by one of these drivers then we suddenly notice all these Toyota Yaris’ being driven by dumb-girls.

 

Think the old guy in the 10 year old Toyota Camry is a pain in the neck holding up traffic, now that you’ve read this you’ll see him everywhere !

 

Entitled BMW & Merc drivers anyone?? If it was a boring grey Honda civic being driven the same way it would hardly register. 

 

What about the beaten up 20 year old pickup driving at 40kmh in the right most lane 2km before a U-Turn.

 

Refrigerated delivery trucks driven by lunatics, you’ll see those everywhere now too !!!

 

 

The point I want to make is that in a country where most people drive well, yet there are still large numbers of people driving dangerously we tend to start to pigeonhole the behaviour and try and categorise it... Really, its just idiots, in any brand of car.. 

 

 

 

 

 

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30 minutes ago, polpott said:

The reason pickups are so popular in Thailand is "small penis syndrome". Very few people buy a pickup for practical reasons. The Ford Ranger is one of the larger pickups so more people with small penises drive them, the law of inverse proportionality. Its also the reason why they drive them with an attitude of self entitlement. Overcompensating for their inferiority complex.

 

The first 6 cars I ever owned were Minis, I now drive a Mitsubishi Mirage. In Pattaya, much more practical for parking, fuel consumption and nipping round narrow Sois. If I occasionally need a pickup I hire one or use a local "man and pickup". For up country trips I hire a 4x4. The additional cost is soon outweighed by reduction in annual fuel consumption.

 

 

 

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This syndrome is not exclusive to Thais, some farangs have small penises too. Me? I'm told that I'm hung like a donkey but that can have its disadvantages too, but that's for another thread.

Your joking aside owning a pickup comes second nature to myself. I always had a pickup either as primary vehicle or as a backup. Here in Thailand it's our only vehicle and I may buy a car. Got my eye on the Civic RS. Having a pickup is convenient. I'm always buying either landscaping supplies or something for the house, the other day I bought a new office chair for my daughter which never would fit in a car.

 

As far as driving in small sois, if you're not a proficient driver perhaps its better you drive a small car but as for myself driving a larger pickup poses no problem driving anywhere.

 

But Ranger drivers are somehow idiots, and what's up with the stupid paintjobs. The other day I thought I was being passed up by a Holstein cow.

 

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7 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

Having a pickup is convenient. I'm always buying either landscaping supplies or something for the house, the other day I bought a new office chair for my daughter which never would fit in a car.

When I buy landscaping supplies, I get them delivered. I have bought 2 large office chairs in recent years. I dropped the back seats down and the slid into my Mirage easily. Otherwise, I would have had them delivered.

 

11 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

As far as driving in small sois, if you're not a proficient driver perhaps its better you drive a small car but as for myself driving a larger pickup poses no problem driving anywhere.

Are you saying that driving round small sois is as easy in a Ford ranger as a Mirage? You're joking.

 

13 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

I always had a pickup either as primary vehicle or as a backup. Here in Thailand it's our only vehicle and I may buy a car.

QED. I feel your pain.

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Another important class of road user to take notice of... Next time on city or suburban streets, you'll notice food delivery drivers such as Grab and Food Panda racing between the traffic with their insulated boxes and bags. Missing vehicle mirrors by nanometres in their quest to get your food delivered before it gets cold or your iced drink gets warm. When the traffic jams up, they just take to the pavements (sidewalks) send pedestrians scattering. Do they have a special training school for these idiot riders?

 

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46 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

 

 

But Ranger drivers are somehow idiots, and what's up with the stupid paintjobs. The other day I thought I was being passed up by a Holstein cow.

 

Amen - idiots with attitudes no less.....Like their sh!try driving doesn't stink out loud....

 

Can't give too much credit to Chevy drivers either, for a whole other reason....Seems like they sell, or offer loans to first time buyers & they're just clueless on how to drive....

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I find that it is," mine out of way attitude driving" where is mainly called bad driving.

For me in Thailand it mainly seems to me to be Fortuna driver. 

In UK most bikers found Volvo driver were a problem.

In Qatar any Arab in a large American car was a problem.

In Paris any car was a problem same Mable Arch London. 😆

 

 

 

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I am in deep trouble,i have a pick-up,a Ranger with bigger wheels and a reinforced back bumper!

Now that it is a little colder i have trouble peeing because it is hard to find!

Next week i will be shopping for the smallest car i can find that will solve some problems i gather.

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I think it's something to do with those large stickers on the side panels, telling folk sitting in coffee bars with poor eyesight it's a Ranger.....

Plus, probably brings out that "Look at me" thingy......😬

I wonder if that hood add-on thing does anything, does it...?

 

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15 minutes ago, transam said:

I think it's something to do with those large stickers on the side panels, telling folk sitting in coffee bars with poor eyesight it's a Ranger.....

Plus, probably brings out that "Look at me" thingy......😬

I wonder if that hood add-on thing does anything, does it...?

 

hood.jpg.f6d2ab3d26de95b6b41dd16315560877.jpg

 

 

I don't like this type of Ranger,too much plastic and too much:look at me go" but i see a fair amount out and about so maybe a decent ride?

 

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12 hours ago, DavisH said:

I think you are mistaken. It was probably a toyota fortuner. And it was black 😄

Yeah, that's been my experience also.  They think they own the road.

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16 minutes ago, Jeffr2 said:

Yeah, that's been my experience also.  They think they own the road.

No, it's just you can take liberties with a Toyota, and it won't break down.....😋

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13 hours ago, DavisH said:

I think you are mistaken. It was probably a toyota fortuner. And it was black 😄

Actually i always thought that too that Toyota fortuners (black ones) were the worst.

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9 minutes ago, Golden Triangle said:

That's why I have a silver one, don't wanna be associated with riff raff 😎

I do think that some cars are more abused then others but it is also personal bias. I mean i wont remember if a honda accord cuts me off but i do if a black fortuner does the same. As i pay attention to those. Just something i noticed but i might actually be wrong and have a bias. So who knows. 

 

But i was always of the opinion that a lot of people who drove a black fortuner drove like idiots.

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It's all good fun making fun of drivers of certain vehicles. I'm wondering how many farang don't own a pickup because they can't drive a manual transmission which I believe most pickups are. Just a thought.

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19 minutes ago, EVENKEEL said:

It's all good fun making fun of drivers of certain vehicles. I'm wondering how many farang don't own a pickup because they can't drive a manual transmission which I believe most pickups are. Just a thought.

If you're a Brit, you'd probably prefer a manual. I never owned an automatic until I came to Thailand. If you take your driving test in the UK in a manual car you can drive a manual or auto, if you take your test in an automatic, you can only drive an automatic. Generally, people who have an auto only license are women who have struggled to learn to drive.

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7 hours ago, transam said:

I think it's something to do with those large stickers on the side panels, telling folk sitting in coffee bars with poor eyesight it's a Ranger.....

Plus, probably brings out that "Look at me" thingy......😬

I wonder if that hood add-on thing does anything, does it...?

 

hood.jpg.f6d2ab3d26de95b6b41dd16315560877.jpg

 

 

I'm always amused that people are prepared to spend all that money on a "state of the art" pick up truck which has got plastic wheel arches held on by visible pop rivets!

 

I must admit that I have myself had several vehicles on which pieces have been held on with pop rivets, the best was a Renault 5 (didn't half go) which had the entire bottom panel of the drivers door replaced with a sheet of steel cut from an old washing machine, held on with pop rivets! But then I have never owned a car for which I have ever paid more than two thousand quid!

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1 minute ago, herfiehandbag said:

I'm always amused that people are prprepared to spend all that money on a "state of the art" pick up truck which has got plastic wheel arches held on by visible pop rivets!

 

I must admit that I have myself had several vehicles on which pieces have been held on with pop rivets, the best was a Renault 5 (didn't half go) which had the entire bottom panel of the drivers door replaced with a sheet of steel cut from an old washing machine, held on with pop rivets! But then I have never owned a car for which I have ever paid more than a thousand quid!

first car I ever owned cost me 25 quid, second car 5 joints!

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28 minutes ago, Henryford said:

No that lesson is reserved for Fortuner drivers to prove that they are complete idiots.

So all Fortuner drivers are idiots...🤔

Really, do purchasers have to take an idiot exam at the dealers first.....?

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