The 8-inch touchscreen is nicely sized for the Ranger’s cabin, and separate stereo and climate controls do limit the need for a driver to interact with the display. Thankfully the company I work for had an apartment in KL for me to put up for the night. We have a hardcover on the back giving it a pseudo trunk. Sync 3 is also feature-rich, including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, FordPass Connect services including a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot supporting up to 10 different devices, and a FordPass App for smartphones and Apple smartwatches. Plus, there is a sense of style to go along with the solid build quality, and some of the switchgear is drawn from a common component set that is also used for Lincolns costing twice the Ranger’s price. The auto has gone into limp mode on the freeway a couple of times now and day almost caused the biggest crash. Improved crash-test ratings and a longer 6-foot-bed option with the SuperCrew cab would be nice-to-haves, but otherwise this high-quality midsize pickup truck delivers satisfaction. Its engine offers refined power delivery while providing the muscular towing and payload capabilities that make trucks a must-have for some buyers. They don’t care. Introduced at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Subaru Outback has been optimized to offer better fuel efficiency, a quieter and safer ride, boosted technology, and turbocharged power, which is something Subaru hasn’t given its Outback in over ten years. The FX2 Package adds off-road suspension tuning, off-road tires, an electronic locking rear differential, and an off-road data screen in the driver information center. Seemed too soon for that to happen. FordPass App powers the Ranger’s remote engine starting and remote door lock operation functions, and supports use of both Alexa and Waze. Inside, the Ranger does have a rather small bin under the center armrest. (Note right leg amputated March 2015). They are a willing and a helpful lot, very professional. oh, btw, I hear a clunking every once in a while around a turn too, which I'm think at the time is coming from the rear, but I see grease leaking from both cv joints so I'm guessing thats what the clunking is, unless someone knows something Idk yet. Making matter worse, I was told by the Ford Agent that they were instructed by Ford to repair the unit instead of getting a new replacement. Expectedly, 88% of Ford Ranger owners agree that they prefer to buy a vehicle from a domestic company (vs. 55% for the segment). As is true of most midsize pickups, the Ranger SuperCrew’s back seat is tight for adults but supplies proper support. Its turbocharged engine feels energetic in just about every driving situation, and it handles well on winding roads. A lot of factors go into used-vehicle pricing, but the previous-generation Ford Ranger has a notable headstart against the newer version. I bought a 2008 FORD Ranger 5 years ago. The 2.2 T6 Ford Ranger is almost as reliable as they come and they hold their value very well. Been back to Adrian Brien Ford so many times I have lost count, I now have 16,300 on clock getting rougher and they keep telling me it’s a software upgrade. This is the first vehicle I bought used with 73,000 miles. It has good performance. Overall, the Ranger’s interior materials are a cut above what you find in most midsize pickups. I have to made everyone stand away from the high way, at the slip way, for their safety while we waited for help to arrive. I recommend it (or the FX4 Package on Rangers equipped with 4-wheel drive). The 2000 Ford Ranger has 6 NHTSA complaints for the engine at 138,667 miles average. All Rights Reserved. Changes for 2020 include more standard equipment for the Ranger XLT, a new pickup box extender option, available front parking sensors, and a new FX2 Off-Road Package for rear-drive versions of the Ranger. However, the regular cab is too small and it does not have very good traction on snow covered roads. The contents of this site may not be republished, reprinted, rewritten or recirculated without written permission. Midsize trucks from Chevrolet, GMC, Nissan, and Toyota all offer a 6-foot bed with a crew cab configuration. We had to have the power steering fluid bled and replaced a couch le of week's after buying it from the dealership but it's an old truck and these things should be expected. Last year, Ford returned to the midsize pickup truck segment with the Ranger, an old nameplate applied to a new design. Its location on this page may change next time you visit. Credit the tauter off-road suspension tuning for the change in character. Once again, this situation underscored that all of these driving aids exist to assist and not replace a driver. If the serpentine belt has gone bad, it can make some noises too, but it won’t sound metallic like the bearings going bad would. Ranger owners are less concerned about maintenance costs and reliability. The vehicle had less than 90000 miles. I need to speak out, I felt I am bullied and taken advantage of by Ford. Mainly, the issues with Sync 3 relate to slow loading time and voice recognition that isn’t as sophisticated as buyers increasingly expect. The experience left me dissatisfied with the truck’s ride and handling, which I thought was too soft, too bouncy, and generally lacking in terms of a feeling of control. This truck also came with a tonneau, which I really wanted. I have put over 40,000 miles on my ranger and it is very dependable. The data says 83% of them agree that they like a vehicle that stands out from the crowd (vs. 73%), and 54% strongly agree that they like a vehicle that offers responsive handling and powerful acceleration (vs. 45%). Companies pay us to be accredited or when you click a link, call a number or fill a form on our site. Get buying tips about Car Models delivered to your inbox. I have experienced many problems with thieves from other areas due to the fact that they are no longer producing these trucks. J.D. We did not make the car.". At the same time, performance and design are important to Ranger owners. The opinions expressed in this review are the author’s own, not J.D. This pickup takes everything that people love about Ford trucks like a rugged look and impressive capability and puts it in a midsize package. Unsubscribe easily. It was less than 6 months old when I purchased it and it has been an excellent, cost effective vehicle. FAQ. Any Ranger looks better with the Sport Appearance Package, which includes a dark gray finish for the grille, bumpers, wheel lips, and aluminum wheels. That is terrible, I really question the quality of design and built of the truck. Looking at getting the FFP 2.0 sometime and with that I'd like to bump out the wheels for a slightly broader stance. My one-year old Ford ranger Wildtrak broke down on the North south express way south bound on my way back to Johor Bahru from a holiday at Cameron highland. © 2021 J.D. It is very important to do your own analysis before making any investment based on your own personal circumstances and consult with your own investment, financial, tax and legal advisers. Dimming headlights are one of the most common signs of a bad alternator in the Ford Ranger. Beyond the driving dynamics, the Ranger supplies a satisfying powertrain, comfortable seats, a simple and useful cabin, and rugged good looks. the ford ranger is a good truck , I've had 3 of them , but before you buy one spend an hours labour to have it checked out from front to back . In any case, there isn’t an awkward line on this clean and cohesively styled truck. We value your privacy. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study (IQS). Power data shows that 60% of them strongly agree that they avoid vehicles they think will have high maintenance costs (vs. 68% for the segment), while 59% say reliability is a first consideration when choosing a vehicle (vs. 69%). Even without the Sport treatment, though, any Ranger is appealing, blending bold fender flares, sculpted flanks, a creased hood, and oversized RANGER lettering stamped across the tailgate. When Ford re-introduced the Ranger last year, I tested one with Lariat trim and the standard suspension setup. Ranger owners rate the truck’s storage and space as among their least favorite things about the vehicle. Available in SuperCab (extended cab) and SuperCrew (crew cab) styles, the 2020 Ranger comes in XL, XLT, and Lariat trim levels. As with most Fords you want to keep your hand on the electrical system and its always a good idea to have your own Ford OBD1 digital Code reader handy. When I say to Mornington ford I’m not happy with it, the answer is, "Not our problem. After a week driving the 2019 Ford Ranger XL STX around I've got 5 likes and 5 dislikes. The 2009 Ranger is much more comfortable and fun to drive. Leasing Co didn't do any of this. When the filter goes bad, it can limit the amount of fuel that enters the engine. This car will kill someone if not sorted. My truck was an excellent choice. Worse, a China made Kinglong van own by a friend, known for its very poor quality of build is now running at 50,000 km without incident. Power evaluated a Ranger XLT SuperCrew equipped with the FX2 Package, Package 302A, the Technology Package, the Trailer Tow Package, a spray-in bedliner, a SecuriCode entry system, tray-style floor liners, and all-terrain tires. And the only maintenance issue has been replacing shocks and brake drums once. No rust at all. The stereo, heater and air conditioner are still awesome. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives the truck Good ratings except for an Acceptable rating for small overlap frontal-impact protection for the front passenger and Marginal ratings for both the headlights and accessibility of the child safety seat anchors. Better yet, in typical daily-driving situations, the FX2 suspension doesn’t cause any discomfort. All Rangers also receive a 3-star rollover resistance rating. Read more Ford reviews to learn about other models. This test truck, equipped with the FX2 Package, was much better in the ride and handling department. See reviews below to learn more or submit your own review. Ford also installs its Co-Pilot360 collection of driving assistance systems on the Ranger. One of the worst problems that can happen to your Ford Ranger is a bad fuel filter. The whole ordeal took me closed to 6 hours to resolve, needing me to accompany the tow truck to Ford agent. Power data, are older than those across all models in the segment, with a median age of 62 years (vs. 57 years). Furthermore, it doesn't have carpet so it's easy to clean. The standard 10-speed automatic transmission delivers seamless shifts, but when the truck is in Normal driving mode it is reluctant to downshift when exiting a curve or a corner. Re: Rear Axle....Good or Bad? We picked this vehicle for a work truck for my ex husband but I got it in the divorce and we use it for everyday errands. Performing far better than the Ford. Christian Wardlaw is a veteran digital automotive journalist with over 25 years of experience test-driving vehicles. In the J.D Power 2019 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, the Ranger was the top-ranked midsize pickup out of six models. If cold weather comes, heated front seats are available for the XLT and standard with Lariat trim. No hand controls needed. Unexpectedly, 53% agree that they’re willing to pay more for a vehicle that is environmentally friendly (vs. 47%), and 78% are willing to pay more to ensure their vehicle has the latest safety features (vs. 72%). One problem is the bed has started to rust. At first, these numbers don’t seem so bad, but with all this power, the Ford Ranger can only tow up to 3,500 lb. The Ranger is good for work, driving to and from places and having fun. With everything adjusted to as close to a medium setting as is possible, I can report that the forward collision warning system is shrill, the lane departure warning system’s steering wheel vibration is excessive (on smooth pavement), and the lane keeping assistance system often seems to be asleep on the job. Only failed to start once and that was because it needed a new battery. Maintenance is easy to take care of and with the mileage on my truck it is still good for long distance driving. It has happened twice now over the last year. This truck tows anything I have needed to tow like a dream. In 1991 it became available in the Ford Ranger where it replaced the Cologne 2.9 engine (which it is not related to) as the base V6 in the Ranger On harder acceleration runs, the powertrain exhibits an unusual surge of power as the transmission upshifts. Cheap on gas, hauls everything. Available in 2-door and 4-door body styles complete with removable doors and roof, the new 2021 Bronco adopts a “Built Wild” ethos. And I have no doubt that midsize truck buyers in high-altitude regions just love this turbocharged engine. I like that it has extended cab. My name is Jeremiah **, my registration number is **. Likewise, our 5.0 rating for the 2020 Ford Ranger reflects its average capability, equipment, and style. Perfect for this old 1 legged Hillbilly. 2019 Vehicle Dependability: Most Dependable Trucks. It was really dangerous, the transmission failed suddenly, I know it because the engine was suddenly running free and I have to let the car run on its own momentum towards the safely lane beside the highway. This after driving round trips to Ohio and West Virginia from Arizona, and working in Ohio traveling to various counties on a monthly basis for a year. Most truck owners know what they need, and have a good … Ford Ranger owners, according to J.D. 2011 Ford Ranger XLT My 2011 ford ranger XLT is a very good truck. Power’s written permission. The Ford Vulcan V6 is a 3.0L, 60° V6 engine, first introduced for the 1986 model year and originally designed to be the optional engine in the Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. By entering your email, you agree to sign up for consumer news, tips and giveaways from ConsumerAffairs. Otherwise, you can use the good-sized storage bin forward of the transmission shifter, the tray on the top of the dashboard, the accommodating door panel bins, or the bin underneath the back seat. Maintenance is easy to take care of and with the mileage on my truck it is still good for long distance driving. For this review, J.D. Most likely, this has to do with the SuperCrew’s popularity and this cab style’s 5-foot cargo box. … don't know really. Controls are simple and functional, the only oddity being the power window switch located on the dashboard rather than on the door panel. The 1999 Ford Ranger has 1074 problems & defects reported by Ranger owners. Thanks to the test truck’s front parking sensors and backup camera, as well as it’s tidy and easily judged dimensions, visibility was not an issue. Used Rangers Are Relatively Inexpensive. Standard equipment with XLT and Lariat trim, the Ranger’s dual-zone automatic climate control system is quite effective at cooling the cabin. Super Cab with flared sides and everything factory excellent cond. The deluxe tow package allowed me to tow a large trailer containing my household belongings from Arizona to Ohio as if it didn't know it was there. As infotainment technology advances, Ford’s Sync 3 system isn’t keeping up with the march of time. The interior isn't the best, the tailgate slams down when you open it, and there's only one engine option. Since my Ford Ranger is considered a full size extended cab, I would think that it would be roomier in the back. Because of the firmer ride, flatter cornering, and better controlled ride motions, this Ranger FX2 is far more satisfying to drive. Paired with the unusual Saber paint color, which is a golden orange hue, the test truck looked terrific. It’s a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 240 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The Ford looks pretty similar across its three available trim levels. Power’s. But unfortunately, they told me I need to wait from 1 to 2 months for the arrival of the transmission before they can even begin the replacement job, something that is beyond them. For the Ranger, it includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, a blind-spot warning system with trailer coverage, rear cross-traffic warning, and automatic high-beam headlights. We’ll start sending you the news you need delivered straight to you. Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2019 only done 30,000. Designed and engineered for maximum off-roading capability, the 2021 Ford Bronco is a direct competitor to the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner. Ford Ranger 2.2 Mileage Expectancy. ConsumerAffairs is not a government agency. It is very reliable. It also does have 4 wheel drive, which is good for where I live. The worst complaints are electrical, engine, and accessories - interior problems. My second go-round with the Ranger since Ford brought it back to America left me with a better impression, mainly thanks to the optional FX2 Package. Purchased Leased Vehicle (3 yrs old) 10500 miles on it, FORD XLT Super Cab, Flared Sides, towing package, bed liner, many super amenities/factory. I Hope someone out there can hear me and help me on the course of action that I should take. My 1999 Ford Ranger XLT, which I bought in December, has 197000 miles on the OEM, 2.5 ltr, 4 banger engine. But if Ford is speedily selling its Ranger stock, however limited it may seem, that isn’t necessarily a bad problem to have. Excellent Truck. This trait is not unpleasant. I can also report that when traffic ahead on the freeway came to a sudden and complete stop, I needed to brake well before the adaptive cruise control figured out what was happening. I have taken it to Ford in Mornington a few times over the matter, they look over and say they can’t find the problem. I have had small amounts of oil purposely placed in spark plug hole around wire on #2 hole and has worked wire up after 200 miles of driving them caused sudden running hesitating problems. A link has directed you to this review. Still, it’s a capable little truck, and this is the last chance you’re going to get for a pickup this small on these shores anytime soon. It is optional with XL trim and standard for XLT and Lariat versions of the truck. The biggest drawback to the 2011 Ranger is its engines, both of which fail to perform with regard to economy or power. My brand new Ford Ranger 2017 xlt has a bad vibration in the drive train since day one. Unsubscribe at any time. The whole situation was really dangerous, as we were park precariously by the safety lane. It had peppy response to test driving up and down winding mountain roads. My car was a display unit when I bought it with only 3000 km on mileage and when it broke down it was only 20000 km in mileage. When purchasing again I would order the double cab, long bed, and heavy duty rear end. The new Ford Ranger isn't a perfect midsize pickup. It is time they put their laptop away and did some good old fashioned mechanical work because clearly it’s not an upgrade. With that in mind, most of the symptoms of a … With that said, Sync 3 remains a user-friendly platform. Beyond the driving dynamics, the Ranger supplies a satisfying powertrain, comfortable seats, a simple and useful cabin, and rugged good looks. The price came to $37,290, including the $1,195 destination charge. While we are very satisfied overall, I would have purchased the extended cab but can't afford it. (2nd owner) After spending quite a lot to have the oil leak fixed, replaced the rubber mounts around the windows, had a key made from Ford Manuf., had Ford Manuf. The previous 2 Ford trucks (1970 F100, 1993 Ranger) were pretty spartan trucks. send me specs on this truck for insurance purpose. Both were flatly turned down by Ford. The Ford Ranger is finally back for 2019 after a mysterious hiatus from its home market. Our content is intended to be used for general information purposes only. Additionally, the test truck had adaptive cruise control. Sign up to receive our free weekly newsletter. How do I know I can trust these reviews about Ford Ranger? It was registered in in October 2018 and I bought it on Sept 2019 from Ford agent. I have also had vandalism on it and actual "Ford" factory parts removed and replaced with older non Ford parts. No portion of these reviews may be reproduced, distributed, publicly displayed, or used for a derivative work without J.D. Without fuel, the vehicle will not run at all. Although the Ford Ranger disappeared from American new car dealerships after 2011, it came storming back for the 2019 model year. Copyright © 2020 Consumers Unified LLC. Owners say their favorite things about the Ranger are (in descending order) the exterior styling, driving dynamics and visibility/safety (in a tie), engine/transmission, and interior design. We only had the Ford Ranger a few months and bought it quite used. To date, they are still waiting for part arrival. I want to use my factory 18's, cuz I'm not looking to drop $ on new wheels. The incident required me to plan for alternative transport arrangement for my passengers to their final destination in Johor Bahru some 350 km away. Even then I only managed to arrive at wee hour in the morning. Rather, the test truck proved nimble and athletic in urban and suburban environments, able to conquer broken pavement and speed bumps with equal ease. Will last at least another 20-30 yrs. I am told now that I may need to wait End of Jan, worse early Feb for the issue to be resolve. ... it was.. bad or wrong sensor for the gage? Enjoy reading our tips and recommendations. Equipped with comfortable front seats wrapped in cloth that looks good and feels durable, the test truck supplied 8-way power adjustment for both front seats yet still offered a manual seatback recline function. Owners indicate their least favorite things about the Ranger are (in descending order) the infotainment system, seats, climate control system, storage and space, and fuel economy. The Tacoma has a more rugged exterior design than the Ranger. It is comfortable. Excellent running condition. Meanwhile the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Ranger 5-star ratings except for a 4-star rating for front passenger protection in a frontal impact collision. But we love the truck. I don’t feel safe driving this car. The EPA says this truck should get 23 mpg in combined driving, but the test vehicle returned just 19.5 mpg on the testing loop. In addition to JDPower.com, his work has appeared in numerous new- and used-car buying guides, newspapers, and automotive industry trade journals. Thanks to a refined turbocharged 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine making 270 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque, the 2020 Ranger boasts plenty of giddy-up and is genuinely enjoyable to drive. Offered in a couple of cab configurations and with a range of engines during its last decade of U.S. availability, the Ford Ranger acquired a reputation as an inexpensive but capable and reliable American pickup truck. Switching to Sport mode resolves this problem. Thankfully the tow truck and alternative transport did not take too long to arrive. It can tow up to 7,500 pounds of trailer and haul as much as 1,860 lbs. Search local inventory and find your next vehicle on Rydeshopper.com. Only 5 like it in surrounding area. Yes, the Ford Ranger is a good truck. Fully padded and fabric-wrapped front seatbacks help knees and shins to find a happy home. I've put in it and looks real Nice. While we had a good experience and price, the cruise control lever is broken and it appears easy to bump and break off. It came with a matching canopy and we liked that too. For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com please visit our Be the first one to find this review helpful. You could even make the argument that the XL trim’s silver steel wheels are retro-cool. In the compact pickup game, the Ford Ranger is the undisputed leader, mostly because there are no other entries. It has good performance. Ford Ranger Power . Minimal problems with vehicle itself. New Engine put in 2018. The Ford Ranger only offers one engine option. My Ford Ranger has been one of the best vehicles I have ever owned. I have no complaints about Ford motor company and will continue to buy Fords. Before we discuss the results of our evaluation of the 2020 Ranger, it is helpful to understand who buys this midsize pickup, and what they like most and least about their vehicles. However, Ford does not supply rear air conditioning vents to passengers. And instead of 2 jump seats, I would have preferred a bench seat in back. My husband is the sole driver of it. This company is not yet accredited. It's a five speed small truck, it gets good gas mileage and we are still able to use it to haul items in the back for small yard jobs. The only fault I have found is the 4.0L 6 cyl. Exterior. This year, the 2020 Ranger earns an award for quality in the annual J.D. The Ford Ranger falls far short of modern pickup-truck standards. Once I cleaned the plug hole, wire and plug everything runs normal. Later that morning when I visited Ford agent, they confirmed that it is the transmission that had failed and that they have proceed to claim for a replacement of the unit. In the sections that follow, our expert provides his own perceptions about how the 2020 Ford Ranger measures up in each of the 10 categories that comprise the APEAL Study. Unsubscribe easily. More of them are male, as well (88% vs. 85%). Sure, some of the truck’s inherent bounce and wobble remains, but that’s to be expected given the type of vehicle this is. Thank you, you have successfully subscribed to our newsletter! Trim levels range from the stripped-down XL to the spruced-up Lariat, and there are two body styles and two bed lengths to consider. If your Ranger’s alternator starts to have bearings that fail, it’ll begin to make some very obnoxious noises. Up front, the Toyota has a blunt, heritage-inspired nose with rectangular headlights, and it comes with a hood scoop on its TRD Sport and TRD Pro trim levels. If you choose the lean, lightweight XL trim, you'll enjoy a pickup offering acceleration that's among the quickest in its segment. The truck will be 20 yrs old July 2020 and is in perfect cond. My 2011 ford ranger XLT is a very good truck. There were an elderly couple and 2 friends with me at the time. Just unexpected. It failed so prematurely, it is the worse car in record I have owned, performing far worse than a Chevy Colorado which I am still driving that had has a transmission issue only at 120,000 km. This is an Awesome Truck - and fits in 2-car garage with door down. Apparently, I had too much fun driving the Ranger. Yet if you have the right focus, there are still some good reasons to buy a used Ford Ranger today. I need to engage tow service with my insurance company to tow my truck to Ford agent. Very very dissatisfied with their service. 2015 Ford Ranger XLT 3200cc, Manual, Diesel, done 104,000kms... EASY FINANCE with GOOD OR BAD CREDIT* NO DEPOSIT* TRADE-INS ALLOWED* WORK VISA* * … It has some tough competition, but the new Ranger manages to stand out in an increasingly competitive field. I have request for extended warranty for the transmission in question which I felt only reasonable and also lost of use for my Truck. A redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson is coming soon, replacing a compact SUV that led its segment in quality according to the J.D. Fun, even. I wanted a pick-up and the 1998 Ford Ranger's seat was very comfortable for my injured back. I love my truck. We value your privacy. They earn more money, too, with a median annual household income of $98,571 (vs. $95,548). Improved crash-test ratings and a longer 6-foot-bed option with the SuperCrew cab would be nice-to-haves, but otherwise this high-quality midsize pickup truck delivers satisfaction. It is very reliable. If you are looking for a different perspective on the 2019 Ford Ranger, then look no further! Ford got a lot of things wrong in importing the Ranger to the U.S., but to its credit, it really got was its powertrain right. All new under the hood, brakes, mileage was 4000 yr under my ownership. It's ungainly and stiff-riding; has a rough, noisy and inefficient engine; plus a cramped and uncomfortable cabin. Thankfully I was not far from the Ford agent that I had purchased the truck. of payload, too, when properly equipped. Only failed to start once and that was because it needed a new battery. Power Initial Quality Study (IQS), leading the second-ranked Chevrolet Colorado, third-ranked Honda Ridgeline, and other models in the segment. Ranger owners are also less likely to agree that to them a vehicle is just a way of getting from place to place (29% vs. 38%). Trucks are usually the last place you expect to find cutting-edge design or seductive shapes, but there’s no arguing the 2019 Ford Ranger is a handsome design. I might also wish we had 5 wheel drive on this model. I said take it for a drive down the freeway and they won’t, they say see the problem there. When it comes to crash-test ratings, the Ranger falls a bit short. Nice seats, great heat and air, nice radio, power windows. Dec 2019 what you find in most midsize pickups, the test looked! Months and bought it on Sept 2019 from Ford agent redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson is coming soon replacing... Pseudo trunk simple and functional, the test truck looked terrific Package on Rangers equipped with the on... 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