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ohya i forgot
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I remember those. I think they started rusting before they left the factory.
I bought mine new and it wasn't rusty. It got smashed into while parked on a street on a snowy day. The replacement parts for the front clip had to be ordered from Japan and took about six weeks to arrive. What a pain that was.

It was a fun little truck that got great gas mileage, but was a little small. I like my current Ranger better. Not too small, not too big...
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i heard the ranger is being replaced by something called a courier
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^^^^ I don't know, I haven't heard that name for any new vehicles... Aside from that, I wouldn't want my truck to be called a courier....lol.
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i heard the ranger is being replaced by something called a courier
ya and chevy is going to rebadge the colorado as the LUV
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posted it on Fords idea board... we'll see if anything happens
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they should at lest come up with a 25th anniversary badges
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i mentioned that
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-I don't want to drive it the mud
-I don't need to do any heavy towing, or carry any enormous amounts of weight
-just the occasional couch or misc large item.
-I don't need to be the fastest truck on the road.
-I don't do drag racing.
-I don't need huge tires and a lift.
-I need to be able to get in and out of my truck easily, my back isn't up to climbing either up or down to get into a vehicle,
-the stock Ranger is just right for me to slide in easily, and that is very important to me.

So overall, my Ranger is working out just great for me.
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not to be a jerk, but what are the ranger's good qualities?

I have this debate with my friends all the time that tell me I don't "need" a truck.

if I was responding from their eyes, what you described sounds like you're an excellent candidate for an econobox like a focus, corolla, or civic...which will def. get better gas mileage, be faster, and have more traction in the snow
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the ranger is called a courier is other countries
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not to be a jerk, but what are the ranger's good qualities?

I have this debate with my friends all the time that tell me I don't "need" a truck.

if I was responding from their eyes, what you described sounds like you're an excellent candidate for an econobox like a focus, corolla, or civic...which will def. get better gas mileage, be faster, and have more traction in the snow
The main reason I didn't get an econobox is I don't want to crawl into an small vehicle, I had that with the Tempo, and it was way too hard on my back just getting in and out of it. I can just slide into the Ranger with no problem, the 2003 model is the perfect height and size for me. It's very easy to drive.The older Rangers I got into seemed to be cramped. I still wanted the utility of a truck for occasionally hauling misc stuff, but want to keep my weekly operational expenses down, meaning reasonable gas mileage. A larger truck would cost more to operate per week. Ford has been advertising the F150 as getting 21 mpg highway....that stinks compared to the Ranger's 31 mpg highway I currently get. I don't need a vehicle that goes any faster than the Ranger, it's plenty fast enough and powerful enough for my needs. I've been driving trucks in the snow for many years, never had any major problem, plus I don't want a car made from a foreign manufacturer, as getting parts can be a big hassle. Buy American makes sense to me.

The truck I ended up buying was the nicest used one I saw. With only 31,500 miles on it, that's hardly anything at all. The condition of the truck was almost good as new. The truck must have been stored in a garage. Because it was in nice shape when I got it, and I intend to keep it that way. I have no desire to beat the hell out of my truck like some of the people on this forum do. My plan is to take care of it, so it will last a long time. I won't be mudding, I won't be lifting, I won't be racing, just using it to get around town with. A friend of mine also has a Ranger and even though his has 130,000 miles on it, it still runs and looks very good....so if you take care of it, they will last. His truck has been very reliable for him, with no major problems. So reliability is another big selling point.

For the last few years, I've been driving the 92 Ford Tempo I bought in 96, and it's been a great car car, very reliable, very economical, but too small and low for me. It was really becoming a struggle just to get in and out of it. So if I can get the same reliable and economical performance out of the Ford Ranger, I'll be happy.

On top of everything else, I really like the way my 2003 Ranger XLT looks. Nice chrome bumpers and wheels, nice paint, nice lines.....It's a nice, professional looking truck. Nice air conditioning, AM/FM CD player, carpeting, automatic transmission with overdrive, was all part of the total package...I liked it.



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That Grabber Orange looks pretty good on the 08' Rangers. I also like how they brought back the round fog lights. Only thing they need to do is bring back the stepside bed and I might consider about buying a new one.
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Ford Courier:

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I <3 the 77-82 american Couriers! Looks like a Ranger with a Mustang front end sort of.

http://www.darkforestcreature.com/Co...erbrochure.pdf




Concept Courier.....
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