Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
2 minute read
12 Nov 2020
11:42 pm

Ford Ranger’s Thunder let loose on coastal trek

Charl Bosch

More than a few mouths were left open on our trip to the Eastern Cape.

Our long-term Ford Ranger Thunder doing its name justice under a threatening sky during its road trip down to the coast last month.

The phrase “you cannot make this up”, expletive deleted, went more than just hand-in-hand with the rumble our long-term Ford Ranger Thunder caused this past month. Aside from being tasked with dealing a shock to the refreshed Toyota Hilux, which took place this month, it had the unenviable task of having to make landfall outside Gauteng. A trip to the Eastern Cape was not only a coastal visit as part of this writer’s well-publicised road trips, but also to the Struandale Engine Plant where the Ranger’s oil-burning heart is made. The Thunder was bound to hit the parched soil of...