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Anybody driven the new Ford Ranger?

Discussion in 'Gadgets & Gear' started by Shann, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    Everyone has recalls and that's good. That means the problem is recognized and fixed and paid for by the maker.

    Contrast that to the past when folks at the factory would cross their fingers and hope stuff would all blow over.
     
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  2. garddogg56

    garddogg56

    349
    Jan 9, 2012
    Ya I'm Leary of all new trucks,I won't go with internet here say,I am Leary of fiats involvement so went with 2019 Ford with a 5L tow and plow package in a STX trim.
     
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  3. Deinos

    Deinos Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2016
    Yeah, I don't think any of the majors are built nearly as well as they were 10+ years ago. Quality has gone out the window for cost cutting and volume. Even Toyota has had their issues (https://www.torquenews.com/1083/toyota-struggles-manage-tacoma-rear-differential-recall). Just have to get as much info as you can before you buy, hope you got a good one, and take good care of her.
     
  4. garddogg56

    garddogg56

    349
    Jan 9, 2012
    I here ya Deimos,my 03 Ram was a blessing 250k on her with old school 360ci and she still had trade in value..I'VE researched for over a year and compared the trucks from the job site(tradesmans trucks) including company trucks that are driven like they we're stolen and Ford seem to hold up very well.With a 5.0 L I'm getting great MPG with what they call a Coyote gen II direct injection 395 hp engine bolted to a 10 speed tranny.
     
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  5. 1AbominAble1

    1AbominAble1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 26, 2010
    If you haven’t bought the cover yet check out Retrax. I’ve had 2 of them and they’re worth every penny. I have a couple YouTube vids on them with my same user name if you care to check it out.
     
  6. EricV

    EricV

    Nov 19, 2008
    The mid size trucks are definitely a mixed market, really depends what you're looking for.

    Bought a house and got tired of my VW GTI throwing CELs and having to clean out the interior for whatever wood, mulch, or top soil I was hauling on the weekends.
    Test drove the Ranger, but kept bumping my head on the headliner on pot holes, probably would have been a real pain on rutted roads (I'm 5'11" so not too tall). Motor was nice though, the dealers here also only had the loaded up models on the lots so comparisons were rough. The Frontiers are low cost, and fairly reliable for the couple in my friends circle, but also a 15 year old design. They're good little trucks though. Ridgeline's are kinda cramped with low ground clearance, but have a lot of clever features. I liked the Colorado/Canyon a lot, most comparable to the Tacoma IMO, only thing I didn't like was how the back seats fold down compared to the Tacoma and the in cab storage.

    Ended up with a 2017 Tacoma Limited, has the new V6 which has to rev up a bit for power, but gets great gas mileage, has high ground clearance, plenty of space for a child seat with the double cab, and fits in the garage with the short bed. I do wish a long bed could have fit, but so far I've had a bunch of 4x4x10's in the bed with a flag so not a big deal. The power outlet in the bed makes it a great work platform too.
     
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  7. Shann

    Shann

    Sep 2, 2004
    Congratulations on your new Taco.
     
  8. EricV

    EricV

    Nov 19, 2008
    Thanks! Loving it, the first car I wanted to buy when I got my license was a Taco only took me 14 years to finally wind up with one.
     
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