I've never liked the lower cubic inches being the top of the line. If the ranger is to be bigger in the next life, if there is a next life, it will need to compete BETTER than the competitors. I think the 3.5 250hp motor is kickass.....but come on. I don't want to be driving a toyota sized "big" engine. What ever happend to "there's no replacement for displacement"???? Ford, give us a powerfull, economic, 4.6 DOHC v8 as top of the line lil truck!!!! How bout a modified 4.0L, to make it around 300cu in w/ around 300hp. FORD.....let's see 1hp per cubic inch!!!! I'd definately buy one.
'01 XLT disguised as a '03 Fx4 Level II
Big. Loud. Slow. Bright.