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Old 10-04-2011
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Brand new 2011 Sport owner...

Stepped out and bought a blue 2011 Sport 4x4 4.0 with all the dressings. I love the truck. I is almost a carbon copy of my old 2001 Edge minus the supercab. Here are some things that I don't care for:

1. Stereo sound is horrible (but LOVE Sirrius)
2. Visors are cheap
3. Could they have put some more features like outside temp, fuel economy etc instead of just a Tripometer?
4. The bed is very shallow (Guess I'm used to my old F150).
5. How on earth is the MPG the same as an F150?

Other than that....I'm geeked about EVERYTHING else on this truck...very nice indeed.
BTW...now is the time to step out and buy a Ranger...the incentives are out of this world.
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congrats! you were looking at used right?

1 & 3 can be fixed fairly easily.

get us some pics.
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Post up some pics!

Don't they still have the upgraded stereo available? I have the 290W Pioneer w/ sub and it's great. Plenty for what I need!

You can always put in an Explorer OHC if you want outside temp and a compass.
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congrats! you were looking at used right?

1 & 3 can be fixed fairly easily.

get us some pics.
I was looking at used Rangers, but a Sport with low miles was right up near 20 grand. I got this one for 21,200.00 AND got black book for mine. So I drove it off the lot with 4 miles on it It was exactly the color I was looking for and the closest used one with everything I wanted was an hour and 45 minutes away. But yeah..1 & 3 can be rectified down the road. I'd post some pics but you've seen one stock Sport you've seen um' all.

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1. Stereo sound is horrible (but LOVE Sirrius)
2. Visors are cheap
3. Could they have put some more features like outside temp, fuel economy etc instead of just a Tripometer?
4. The bed is very shallow (Guess I'm used to my old F150).
5. How on earth is the MPG the same as an F150?
1. New speakers will fix most of that. I love Sirius too.
2. Explorer visors with mirrors on both sides and illumination are better anyway.
3. I had the same complaint. Even "cheap" cars have those features. A ScanGauge and Gentex rearview mirror with temperature and compass will fix that.
4. Can't help you there.
5. I know, right?! If I ever get another Ranger it will be the 2.3L, unless of course they come out with a redesigned version. Wishful thinking on that though.
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3. Could they have put some more features like outside temp, fuel economy etc instead of just a Tripometer?
congrats on your new truck! coming from a fully loaded explorer this was one of the first beefs i had... but its no sweat. you can install a new mirror that has the temp, compass in it, as well as auto dimming and homelink, like the guy above me said, from GENTEX Mirrors.

you can go the junk yard route, buy it new and DIY or have an automotive shop install it for you, which ever way you go its a very easy upgrade, well worth it.



for me having the temp is a safety issue, if its getting close to freezing levels and theres precip, i typically switch into grandma mode...

post photos of your new truck!
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Allen are you a Devildog? Congratulations on your Ranger. I was with the 3rd. Bn.5th. Marines Wpns. Co. 50 cal Plt. from 1987 to 1991.Semper Fi!
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Allen are you a Devildog? Congratulations on your Ranger. I was with the 3rd. Bn.5th. Marines Wpns. Co. 50 cal Plt. from 1987 to 1991.Semper Fi!
Thanks buzz. Yeah...I did 4 years active and 1 year in the reserves here in Columbus. I served from 85-89 and then from 90-91. I was a SMAW gunner...OOH-RAH!
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I got this one for 21,200.00 AND got black book for mine. So I drove it off the lot with 4 miles on it It was exactly the color I was looking for and the closest used one with everything I wanted was an hour and 45 minutes away.

Allen
Nice! The deals going on recently have been amazing. I actually ordered my '11 Sport Supercab 4x4 to my liking (I'm very picky) and got it fully loaded (with manual trans), LSD, privacy glass, sliding window, cruise control, bedrug, keypad entry, etc. for under $22K.... over $7500 off the sticker price! It took about two months for it to build and ship from the factory. I installed a hurst shifter immediately and couldn't be happier with the truck.
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