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with the ford ranger and the mazda bt-50 sharing engines and some body parts,are they built under one roof,if not where are the individual factories? thanks for future answers barry
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Reply By: Rockape - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 19:52

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 19:52
Barry,
if you don't get an answer try HERE

I am sure this will answer your query.

RA.
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Reply By: Witi Repartee - Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 20:06

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 at 20:06
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Reply By: Mad Habits - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 08:36

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 08:36
A few months ago the Mazda dealer in Port Augusta SA told me that the ford is a rebadged Mazda BT50 and for some reason the Ford is $1000's more (We all know Japenese cars are cheaper :-)
Anyway - Ford Ranger - built by Mazda - sold by Ford (with a premium price tag) so buy the original, unless you don't like Japanese cars:-)
Cheers!
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Follow Up By: redgp - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:02

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:02
Not true any more.
The new Ford Ranger is totally designed here in Oz by Australians to be sold in 180 contries all over the world as a Ford Ranger and a Mazda BT50.
The new Ranger/BT50 is being built in three contries, ours come from a factory in Thialand that is jointly owned by Ford and Mazda.

If you check the inclusions the prices are closer than you first think and then the popularity of the Ford over the Mazda looks has affected the demand and the less liked Mazda has been discounted to move the sales along.
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Follow Up By: Mazdave - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 13:34

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 13:34
In its latest format, the Mazda is a re-badged Ranger, with Ford doing all the testing in outback OZ. (a Big tick as far as I am concerned) Not sure across all the models, but in the XT Vs XL Range, of which I analysed the specs before buying, the Mazda was $6000 less and had the bonus of the rear diff locker standard, of which the Ford doesnt. Even got another quote from another dealer to try and get it closer. (I did prefer the Ranger), but was only able to bridge the gap by another 2K. My view was, the Mazda can grow on me for $4K diff.
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Follow Up By: redgp - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 15:46

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 15:46
It depends on what you want I suppose, I wanted the supercab XLT auto with diff lock, Mazda has an ugly front you can cover with barwork, awful looking tail lights you throw away when you fit a tray with a slide on camper and has a nicer dash so I considered it until the Mazda salesman said there is NO Auto available in the Mazda BT50 supercab range!!!

What?!

We are now the proud owners of a XLT Ranger Supercab 3.2 Auto complete with diff lock and we didn't pay anymore because Mazda does not even have one to compare.

SM
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 21:42

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013 at 21:42
Ford did most of research and development for the Ranger/BT-50.

Mazda are aimed at the passenger car market and Ford are aimed at the Tradie/workhorse market.

Pricing is much a muchness...... Mazda have to discount heavily to sell them, Ford have no problems moving then at a higher price.
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