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Deisel is the way to go. Colorado has a poor record for repairs but look good and have a bit more room.
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Deisel is the way to go. Colorado has a poor record for repairs but look good and have a bit more room.
The main issues I have heard are head gaskets but that was for the I4 and I5. I was the 5.3L. Chevy V8s are frikin' invincible. The trucks literally rust away around them.
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Chevy V8s are frikin' invincible. The trucks literally rust away around them.

You got that right! We've got proof of that right here on the farm. My dads poor ol truck is a shell of what she once was but man alive does she make some real power! Even being a lowly 305, it's carbed (Holley 450) and has glass packs/true duals and she just flies. He had two Chevy Impala (one 71, one 74) four doors and one lasted over 350,000 miles before the front end started coming apart and the car was dangerous. The other one the odometer quit at 365,000 and he still drove it for over two years. BOTH 350s still ran like a top. The high mileage 350 got transplanted into a DD/mud truck with 40" boggers and after adding new heads to it, he drove it for at least 6-7 years and more than 100,000 miles. I just heard about a week ago that he dug the DD/mud truck out of his barn and it fired right up with a new battery. He's putting it back on the road. lol



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Yeah those things are tanks. It's crazy. My buddy has an 89 1500 5.7L 4x4 with 110k, it sat around for like 10 years from 97-07. The frame was completely rusted out but the tranny and engine were good and low mileage. He sold it to a friend at school who pulled the tranny, engine, and t-case and bolted them up to his SAS'd 90 4x2 1500 V6. He did the seals and gaskets and primed the engine before hand then it cranked right up. Like second try turning it over. Crazy.
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i drive 90 miles round trip per day and would love a diesel. All that torque and MPGs to boot and lets not forget that with proper maintance the diesel will run 2-3 times longer than a gas model. maybe the tree hugers should think about that when they push there electeric cars with a range of 100 miles.
I think we need the diesel ranger here even in limited numbers. how many rangers have you seen the electeric company use to check power meters and why are they not driving a Prius or a Volt
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Colorado's are nice trucks in my opinion. Just cause we are on a Ranger forum doesn't mean you can't appreciate or like other vehicles.

Agreed. The company truck is a Colorado, a basic no options work truck and I drive it about 50-100 miles/day. Never liked the Colorado/Canyon until I had to drive one every day. Still think my Ranger is a better truck, but not by much. Colorado may have a more modern and stylish interior IMO - materials seem to be lower quality and ride quality on the Colorado isn't as good, but has proven to be a pretty solid work truck so far.
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I love my 2000 Ranger 4 banger 5 speed. The only thing that would make it better would be if it had a nice little turbo diesel engine that got 30mpg while pulling my pop-up.

I am not going to buy an F-150 just because Ford doesn't want to make a compact pick-up. The F-150 is just too big for my needs. If Ford isn't going to make a compact truck, I guess I'll just have to go elsewhere.
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if ford doesnt come out with another rbv pickup, ill go to a tacoma. they are #2 behind ford in my books, and look sick lifted:
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That truck looks amazing
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Another reason why I don't want to sell my truck. I'll keep it till I can't fix it anymore and then mother nature and the elements will take what's left.
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Ford needs to bring their Euro 4 door diesel over here. Ive driven them and they are fun little trucks with that diesel (not sure of size but its a Mercedes i believe) and a 6 speed trans. If it wasnt going to be a nightmare in customs and titling it for the road I could have bought it and shipped it back
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I agree that it's a shame to drop the North American Ranger. With Ford's recent push for fuel efficiency, they could offer a really great product that would completely take over the compact pickup market, especially if they offered it with the I-4 2.0L EcoBoost engine. Imagine a Ranger that could produce 200 hp and average 35 mpg! They are dropping the ball here big-time, and are exiting a segment of the market that they could dominate.
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It is a shame to think that Ford is thinking about doing away with the Ranger. Come on it a freaking American Icon. Put those high priced engineers to work and look at your damn options. Ford still owns cummins and you can have them build a 4cyl or 6cyl turbo diesel. to get you 30mpg and throwing out nice torque, but keep the option for a small 4cyl gas and and lil 6cyl gas but keep your options open.

Hell I have a 2000 with a 4.0 and it has 204K on it and still runs like a champ.

Open your eyes Ford if you want to play cards you gotta anny up.
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I was talking with the local ford dealer this weekend and the salesmen told me that Ford just approved a new Ranger (euro version) to sell in 2012. I told him I'd believe it when i see one on the lot.
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I was talking with the local ford dealer this weekend and the salesmen told me that Ford just approved a new Ranger (euro version) to sell in 2012. I told him I'd believe it when i see one on the lot.
Yeah some Ford salesmen was spewing crap at me the other day to the same extent. They don't know anything until a month ahead of time and they get briefed on them. Everything else is just rumors.
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High Torque 4-cyl diesel crew cab PICKUP not a revised car or SUV or a chevy look a like.

WTF FORD wise up… now if Ford gets us a small F-150 w/V-8 call it what you want and it looks like an ’03 Ranger I’m in.
Other than that my next truck will be a Dodge, maybe a Toyota… !!!??!?!?!?
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