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Hmmmmm. This solves it.

My wife wants kids and the ranger is just TOO small to hold kiddos, I am looking at this truck to trade mine for and Put my wheels/tires and body lift on. I would owe about the same but have much more room. OHC, Sunroof, Leather heated seats, ect. plus still be in a RBV. It has 4 wheels disk brakes, 8.8 rear with LSD. hmmmm tempting.... The DC1s would look clean on this. And I will have room for Kids. What do you guys think? I personally love the color and options. Its a 2005 with 39k miles.


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wife wants kids? I think its time for a minivan bro!
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I like it, I originally wanted one but, they were to high for me at the time
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Looks good.. growing up sucks.
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Tell her to know her role, and sell the 'Stang. No offense. But your truck = too sexy to get rid of.
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FWIW, having kids = sacrifice, giving up things, one way or another.

"Things" come and go; kids are/will be forever.

If you and your wife are ready for that, do whatever you have to - at least you're looking at ways to compromise/minimize that sacrifice as far as your ride, i.e., that's about as close to a Ranger with a back seat as you're going to get unless/until Ford makes available here some of the Ranger models that are found in other (European, South American, Australian) markets - which is not likely to happen anytime soon.

Anyway, good luck in whatever decision you make.

P.S. When you do have kids, changing your truck is the least of the changes you'll have to get used to.
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BUY IT! (but seriously how are you going to get babies into a truck thats lifted and running 33's?) lol. If your having kids then buy it, dont bother with the lift or that stuff. Maybe some 31's but yeah....
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It looks more like "the wife's vehicle".

The stang is a toy, so the toy has to go. It's only fair.
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i would hate to do it but you got to do what you got to do

i wont your modded tow hitch though lol
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that 4wd? awesome



that is the exact reason I got my trac, still wanted something close to a ranger, but with a back seat


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Wait a minute! The guy who is putting together a huge midwest meet might not show up in a ranger? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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although i love my ranger, i love my mustang more. sucks to compromise, but the sport trac would look good with the wheels and lift kit. i know my brother had to sell his stang when he had a baby, and it sucks but i would much rather have my niece than him keep the stang.
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Wife wants baby she makes the ultimate sacrifice.

She has to choose baby or mustang. Ranger is not a option
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either keep your truck and make the wife get a new car, or F150 time...
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The way I see it is you should sell the mustang. Its a toy and not very practical. Plus its probably 2x the cost of your Ranger.

Sell the mustang and get the sport trac of the wife.
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I like it. Sweet color too. Why not? It would be more original than the ranger is. Who doesnt have a ranger with a BL and 33s?? I mean if you are going for original. No saying your ranger isnt sweet, because its pretty dang clean and i like the setup but the Sport Trac would be equally nice plus you have more room!
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I'm starting to like STs more and more, "luxury", 4wd, decent power, decent comfort and still have a bed and towing capacity, I wouldn't mind one. Either one like that to lift or the new Adrenaline
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you can put kids in the backseat of a mustang


you cant put them in a ranger (untill they're alot older)


so obviously the man wants 2 vehicles that can handle kids
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you can put kids in the backseat of a mustang


you cant put them in a ranger (untill they're alot older)


so obviously the man wants 2 vehicles that can handle kids
I agree, seems like he is trying to make an adult decision. A good one at that. you need to be able to haul kids in both safely.
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its sad to say, but as nice as the Ranger is, go with the sport trac, you can still wheel it, and you will still have your toy.
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I say if you going to owe the same on both get the Sport Trac. Back seat for baby. About the same MPG. Both have a bed. You can still do lil mods to the Trac when you want to. If I knew how much I would be using my "back seats" in the ranger I would have looked for a ST. And kudos to you for making logical adult decisions.
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I say go for it. I think ST's look badass, if not even more than a Ranger, when B/L'd and maybe suspension lifted. But for the family thing, its a sacrifice you have to make, I say go for it, throw some 33's, etc under it IF the wife will let you.

I like the color of it! That thing looks sharp.
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I agree, seems like he is trying to make an adult decision. A good one at that. you need to be able to haul kids in both safely.
Exactly. The stang hails my baby cousin quite well. And gets 20 mpg. The sporttrac is 4wd. And from the looks of it #1 torson bars. It is super clean and of course has the 4.0 sohc. Mmmmmm
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I think it's chill.
I'd mobb it.

Whatever you do don't get a minivan!!!
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