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Old 02-19-2005
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petersons article

this is a little outdated but was just posting so that people who havent seen it could be proud of the ranger.

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Old 02-20-2005
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That's a good one, Gil. Here's another:
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Old 02-20-2005
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Our Ranger got beat out by a Lexus and many others, though...

That one link makes it look like the FX4 Lvl II one 4x4 of the year... It didn't...

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Ride & Drive--30% of total points

*Urban: GX 470
*Highway: GX 470
*Sand: GX 470
*Rockcrawling: Wrangler
*Hillclimbing: 4Runner
*Braking quality: GX 470
Overall: GX 470

Empirical--25% of total points

*Torque/weight ratio: Super Duty
*1/4-mile acceleration: 4Runner
*60-0 braking: 4Runner
*Load-carrying capacity: Ram 2500
*Miles per gallon: Ranger
*Price as tested: Sorento
Overall: Ranger

Mechanical--15% of total points

*Engine's available power: Ram 3500
*Transmission: GX 470
*4WD/low-range engage: GX 470
*Steering: Silverado
*Fit and finish: Ram 3500
*Drivetrain performance: 4Runner
Overall: Ram 3500

Interior--15% of total points

*Ergonomics: Ram 2500
*Appearance, fit and finish: GX 470
*Appointments: GX 470
*Perceived noise level: GX 470
Overall: GX 470

Exterior--15% of total points

*Body styling: Ram 2500
*Cargo: Ram 3500
*Four-wheeling attributes: H2
*Fit and finish: GX 470
Overall: Ram 2500
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