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id buy a ranger again, maybe an level 2 instead of an fx4
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i would never get another one i miss my f-150 so bad!! FULLSIZE TRUCKS are soooooooooooooooo much nicer
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If my truck were totalled, I most likely would not buy another one. My next truck will probably be a '97 - '04 (Heritage) F-150 or a '99 - current Silverado. For me a fullsize would just work better. I find the short and narrow bed on my truck kind of limiting. Things like matresses and riding mowers can be a challenge. I'd also like more useable seats, room and comfort on the inside.

That said, the Ranger does not suck at all. It serves its intended purpose very well. My truck has done more than what it was designed for without any problems. It's incredibly tough and reliable. My next truck will be a fullsize, but assuming the Ranger isn't wrecked, I will probably keep it around since it's just so good at what Ford designed it to do.
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I want a Mustang... lol A Cobra that is!

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I want a Mustang... lol A Cobra that is!

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As long as you have never driven a manual car before, you will like the feel. Sloppiest shifting ever.
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Mine started leaking today!!!!!! Bull****!
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I baught my ranger brand new last year for $7900!!! I love it, although I wish i had 4x4 now becasue of the snow

i guess it's locker time!
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i love my ranger and its paid for but sadly it will be gone with in the next few months. i love not having the payment but i need more room. and while i have my eye on a new ranger with an ext. cab it still only seats 2 people comfortably. idk i been thinking of a dodge magnum r/t i think they are so cool looking and have plenty of room and power. and with the right equipment i still can tow up to 3800 lbs if i decide to continue to work for my dad. who knows i might say screw the car and end up with another ranger.
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my god everyone is getting rid of theres...or thats what it feels like. personally i love my truck the only thing i dont like is have 2wheel drive and a dinky motor and im taking care of that this summer......4x4orawd with a 5.0 302 explorer v8....then i will love it. all i need is one passenger seat for the girl...and thats it.....if we need something bigger the girls got a bigger vehicle. anywys byte.
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I've noticed nobody that has recently crashed their Ranger (or Mazda B) is replacing it with another Ranger. What does this say about our trucks? Are Rangers really just crappy little econo-box trucks? I like my truck and would probably buy the same thing if (God forbid) it was totalled tomorrow. I might get a 4 cyl. next time though, or maybe a different color, but I would get a Ranger or a Mazda B for sure. Do you like your truck and would you buy another one? Or, do you hate it and you only bought it because it was cheap?
I replaced mine with something else because I didnt feel that a ranger was high quality and the 3.0 is terrible. I mean, look at all the other midsize trucks with 265 horsepower engines in. Ford is behind.
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I replaced mine with something else because I didnt feel that a ranger was high quality and the 3.0 is terrible. I mean, look at all the other midsize trucks with 265 horsepower engines in. Ford is behind.
Thanks to every other truck "growing", I think Ford now rules the henhouse with gas mileage in the small truck segment. That's good for fleet sales.
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mine was given to me, I wish I had a bigger powerful truck. But if I did get another one it would be an extended cab ranger w/ a 4.0L automatic :) manual & 2.3L= PITA
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Thats cool u found a shop that wont screw you over. D took his truck toi a body shop and when he got it back stuff was only half fixed. its bad enuff your broke it, its even worse when the shop u take it to does a half a$$'ed job to fix it just so they can squeeze a cpl hundred extra out of you.
I gave em a pass.. Replacing a cab and a whole front end is a major task.. and the cab that was on there to begin with didn't line up correctly either even before I rolled.

Was easy to adjust. At LEAST they fixed the electrical issues I had :)

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actually, i own www.F150-Forums.com

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"THIS DOMAIN NAME HAS JUST BEEN REGISTERED FOR ONE OF OUR CUSTOMERS!"

hmm interesting.....
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just to have it.

i own almost a dozen urls... lol
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I have 3, working on a 4th.
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If I were to have to buy a brand new vehicle I wouldnt get a Ranger, but since if I could go used I would get older non a-arm ranger and a good mpg car.
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once my bills are payed off or my truck gets wrecked i am getting a deisel, 2001 or newer F-250 or Dodge 2500, i am debating on weather i want a extended cab or crew cab, its not that i dont like my truck i just love deisel's and they dont put them in the rangers or have crew cabs eather
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personally i love my truck the only thing i dont like is have 2wheel drive and a dinky motor and im taking care of that this summer......4x4orawd with a 5.0 302 explorer v8....then i will love it.
I love my truck too, but i deal with the dinky motor.... although locker and traction bars for me this summer so it will be close to a 4x4
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well I have only had 2 vehicals in my life that were mine. the ranger I bought new. Id get another one, prefferably new, but since the "new" design sucks, i dunno.
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I just bought another EDGE, so Rangers don't suck :)
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Most reliable vehicle I've ever owned.2002 80k bought it brand new. I use it to service copiers,so it gets a good workout everyday.I'd buy another in a second.
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Slightly off topic here, but Bob, I've been wondering: What was your first Ranger? I know you've mentioned your last one was an '00 Trailhead (read: 4x2 Edge).. Is the LII your first 4x4?
Yes, the LII is the first 4x4 I've ever owned of any make.

My first Ranger was a 97 4x2 XLT Flareside 4-cylinder manual w/o power options. Ford was running a promotion where you got a substantial discount for this Flareside/manual/XLT combination. This was my one and only leased vehicle because it was so incredibly cheap. The APP lease price for 2 years was ~$2600+plates and I had a Driver's Edge Visa with ~$2000 worth of purchase credits on it. I ended up driving away with a new XLT with air and a CD player for $682 out-of-pocket for 2 years. The insurance on it cost more than the lease!
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Well when I sell my Ranger after it's all fixed up like I want it to be. I'll be getting either

Option 1:

Option 2:


Reason? Ranger has no power. If you want power, prepare to spend a buncha money. I like mine, but I'm not going to be fixing it up anymore other than finishing redoing the interior. When I get out of the Navy I'm selling it, but right now I just gotta finish what I started!
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i hate my truck and want to get rid of it soooo bad. I will NEVER own another ranger ever. Not a bad truck just not my style at all.
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