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03 Ranger one of top 10 vehicles recommended for kids

From a telephone survey of 500 people with kids 16-22 years of age who were asked what vehicle they recommended for kids. The 03 Ranger is the 6th vehicle in the list.

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sweet my truck is special
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Thats some bull**** I hate like half those cars. Of course I guess its the parents so.....
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Not shocking. Pickups have always been recommended for kids.. at least around here. My mother always used to say they'd be perfect if it weren't for the winter handling issues. Although she stipulated that caps were not permitted.. as that would promote 'extra cirricular' activities! ... I'm not sure what kind of kid she was thinking that would slow down.
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6 out of 10 are frickin imports. what happened to the days where people in america would buy american cars and the imports would be bought by there own countries. doesnt make sense. oh and my truck is special.

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6 out of 10 are frickin imports. what happened to the days where people in america would buy american cars and the imports would be bought by there own countries. doesnt make sense. oh and my truck is special.

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it makes sense if the resell value and build quality is better than american brands.
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i just dont get it. maybe because i was raised chevy and ford. thats all ill ever buy

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The Honda Civic (Ohio) ** Nissan Altima (Tennesse) ** and Toyota Corolla (Kentucky) are all made in the USA

I WENT TODAY TO LOOK AT A FORD FUSION TO REPLACE MY HONDA ACCORD
IT IS MADE IN HERMOSILLO MEXICO!!!
I WALKED OFF THE LOT
WHAT IS THE POINT IN BUYING AMERICAN IF THEY ARE MADE IN CANADA, MEXICO OR BRAZIL??

Also it is the same comparable price as the Accord (leather, sunroof, V6) and Ford has the nerve to charge extra for ABS
I would rather buy another foreign brand made in the USA so at least the guys on the line have money and a job.
And don't give me the BS about the companies making all the money.
The high powered executive at FORD and CHEVY (I leave out Chrystler since the Germans own them outright now) take home much more than their counterparts at Nissan, Honda or Toyota.
We are being beaten in the world economy - I know I am in international transportation and our trade imbalance is HUGE!!
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eh. ;like D says "its choice" well, the choice really isnt all that great, welcome to america. I think we rate like number 13 on the 100 best countries to live.
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6 out of 10 are frickin imports. what happened to the days where people in america would buy american cars and the imports would be bought by there own countries. doesnt make sense. oh and my truck is special.

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You just opened a can of worms thats been hashed too many times.
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All of those cars blow *** except for the ranger. Haha, they obviously didn't call the parents who knew ANYTHING about what their *kid* wanted (besides the ranger).
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that list sucks. yahh the ranger should be in the top ten and so should the civic(even though i don't like it) but the blazer as number one, what a load of crap
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Blazer as number one? I have only seen one kid my age drive one, everyone else had crappy cars, nice cars...and either a Ranger or a B3000! Well at least we dont see any fugly Colorados on that list
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the corolla was rated one of the most unsafe cars in recent crash test ratings that aerio doesnt look to safe either
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that is a crappy list out of about 400 of my highschool 2 years ago there was only one blazer and it was like an 87 and lifted and looked like crap and i never see kids driving blazers they all drive Exploders here and not many rangers because the price here for a ranger is like buying a sports car
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I think we rate like number 13 on the 100 best countries to live.
yeah freaking right.

#1 hands down.

i dunno who made that list.

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and about the first cars.

my mom did us right! i had a 92 explorer 4.0 and my little brother got an f150 5.4L (and lariat!!!)...

for the most part we always buy american. (yes, i know not all parts are made/assembled in america, but american companies)...

my dad has owned some range rovers, but they are a ford company now. porsche is german. chrysler is sort of american. it's supposed to be, at least. bmw is german. merceds, german. so, i guess my dad isn't really loyal to american only. he's about 50/50 american/european as i can tell. i don't think we've ever owned an asian car. once, i think we had a 626, when i was little. mazda is kinda ford. oh wait. we had an isuzu trooper for a little while. and all of our atv's, for the most part, have been kawasaki's. is polaris american?

but my mom is. she's had, i think, a lincoln, jeep, explorer, oldsmobile. stepdad is. he used to have a jeep, then explorer, then 300.

my grandparents only buy lincoln/cadillac.

i think my first kid(if a boy), will have a good old pickup truck. if i have a daughter, i'll put her in whatever is the safest. something with airbags all over, and not too fast. but you have to put your son in something cool, like an early 90s f150 4x4. maybe an old ranger 4x4. at least, i will. something he can take out with his buddies, drive it where he wants to take it. but he'll be responsible for his screw ups. needs to be responsible, at least...

anyway, enough of my rambling.
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lol by the time your sons able to drive that 90 f150 would be like 40 years old...

our family has been all american for the most part except my brothers BPOS acura and my dads mazda truck...
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Chrisitan put your first daughter in the f150.
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lol by the time your sons able to drive that 90 f150 would be like 40 years old...
exactly!

well, let's say i have a kid in 4 years. when i am 25. it will be 2010. 16 years later, 2026. 1990-1996 f150, would be 30-36 years old.

good first truck.

i always wanted a 70s pickup truck for my first.
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WHAT IS THE POINT IN BUYING AMERICAN IF THEY ARE MADE IN CANADA, MEXICO OR BRAZIL??
I couldn't agree more.. The phrase "Made In America" is becomming more and more relative.

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Haha, they obviously didn't call the parents who knew ANYTHING about what their *kid* wanted (besides the ranger).
Who gives a damn what the kid wants! You're a kid, you take what you get and be frickin' happy w/ it. Parents should choose a vehicle for their kids to drive based on affordability, reliability, and safety. Not based on what is a 'cool' or 'hot' ride..
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I am surprised that all the parents asked were able to afford to get those kind of vehicles for their kids.

When I was in High School, you were something special if your car was less than 5 years old and didnt smoke.

My first car was an '82 Diesel Chevette. Most of my friends didnt even have a car.
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