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One quick questions. Is your F-150 4 wheel drive. If it isn't its because you probably couldn't afford it. I bet you could have afforded a 4x4 Ranger. Your just mad because you screwed up like Ford did and got rid of your Ranger. Now get off the sight you now Ranger owning *** hole.
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Yes it's 4wd yes it has leather yes it's a crewcab yes it has every option...I'm not mad that I got rid of my ranger for a better truck....not at all
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One quick questions. Is your F-150 4 wheel drive. If it isn't its because you probably couldn't afford it. I bet you could have afforded a 4x4 Ranger. Your just mad because you screwed up like Ford did and got rid of your Ranger. Now get off the sight you now Ranger owning *** hole.
WTF is this all about?
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I bet you could have afforded a 4x4 Ranger.
"Cheaper' isn't always better.....


It's called bang for your buck.

The Ranger wasn't very efficient at anything really - not when you consider how far the f150 has come along over that same time period.
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Well at least you made the right choice buy buying 4 wheel drive. Hard to see the 4x4 sticker in the picture. Since you don't seem to be into Ranger's anymore or F-250's you cold have at least purchased a FX4 F-150. I'd bet money that my stock suspension Ranger 4x4 could go in worst conditions than you F-150 simply because it lighter. Don't want to start a pissing match
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Go right ahead on wheeling yours because I sure as hell won't leave paved roads with my trucks never have never will
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I'd bet money that my stock suspension Ranger 4x4 could go in worst conditions than you F-150 simply because it lighter.
..And that potential 'fact' entered Ford's mind exactly ZERO times.
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"Cheaper' isn't always better.....


It's called bang for your buck.

The Ranger wasn't very efficient at anything really - not when you consider how far the f150 has come along over that same time period.
To be fair, the 4 cylinder versions were pretty good on gas. Even considering Ford put 0 effort/money into updating it while pouring tons of money into the F-150. Because everyone wanted a huge crew cab truck with high margins and no one wanted a small truck, I get it.

I'm not going to **** against anyone, but I will say it's kind of disappointing all the bickering and Ranger bashing on a Ranger forum. If you're into $30k+ full-sizes, that's fine, but it's no replacement for the Ranger or why it existed in the first place. This thread is supposed to be about what we would want in a new Ranger, not a new F-150.
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Well at least you made the right choice buy buying 4 wheel drive. Hard to see the 4x4 sticker in the picture. Since you don't seem to be into Ranger's anymore or F-250's you cold have at least purchased a FX4 F-150. I'd bet money that my stock suspension Ranger 4x4 could go in worst conditions than you F-150 simply because it lighter. Don't want to start a pissing match
You really do need to calm down now as you are really starting to look like a little whiny bitch. It was the Rangers time to go. The truck remained the same for nearly 20 years with small cosmetic changes to it and very little drive train upgrades. It would have costed Ford to much money to completely redesign the Ranger for the little market it has.

And I wouldn't go ragging on others for owning a more comfortable and better riding full size truck either just because you couldn't "afford" one when you bought your Ranger. My Rangers been parked for the last 6 months with only 600 miles put on it since buying my Fullsize. The fullsize gets better fuel economy, has a v8, solid axle in the front, more towing capacity, can fit a full size piece of plywood in the bed, 4 doors and sits 4 comfortably.
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I used to think rangers were great also. Until i got myself back into a full-size and never looked back.
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I am 6'5" and fit in my '94 Ranger just fine.
I have found that I have the head room in Ford Trucks but not Ford cars.
But I do have good head room in GM cars but not GM trucks.
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Well now I know that some people like big trucks and some people like small trucks. He can cruise in his F-150 and I will cruise in my Ranger. After my 2010 Ranger was totaled I could have used the insurance money to buy a F-150 but it wasn't for me. Now getting back to my original thread, a new Ranger would have to have better gas milage. I must say my 2010 Ranger had excellent gas mileage but it was a 2.3. My current Ranger which is a 4x4 with a 4.0 and mudd tires is not nearly as good on gas. Other than the things I mentioned earlier and gas mileage the pre 2011 Ranger is just fine to me.
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Wow, 2.3 got good game mileage hey? Can't get out of its own way, but got great gas mileage. I couldn't even stand the one block test drive in a 3.0L. The 4.0l did it for me for a while, until i figured out that a 5.4l, with two extra cylinders and a loud truck rumble, could get better gas mileage. And what? Four doors with a full seat? Those jump seats looked great in my box of Ranger stuff when they were pulled out to make room.
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Wow, 2.3 got good game mileage hey? Can't get out of its own way, but got great gas mileage. I couldn't even stand the one block test drive in a 3.0L. The 4.0l did it for me for a while, until i figured out that a 5.4l, with two extra cylinders and a loud truck rumble, could get better gas mileage. And what? Four doors with a full seat? Those jump seats looked great in my box of Ranger stuff when they were pulled out to make room.
Not knocking your 5.4 F-150, but it's no Ranger replacement for some like myself, for several reasons. Also, the 2.3 (Lima and Duratec) isn't meant to be fast, it's meant to be reliable and get good mileage. And it does that, despite receiving little to no effort from Ford in the last decade to make it even better. I must have a higher tolerance for slow vehicles or something, I've been driving my Lima extended cab for 7 years and can stand it quite well (to each his own).

For those in this thread that have come on here to tell everyone how much more they like their full-size, I have to ask why are you on this forum and/or thread? There are many F-series forums out there, if you don't like compact trucks then arguing against them on a Ranger forum seems counter-productive.
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Not knocking your 5.4 F-150, but it's no Ranger replacement for some like myself, for several reasons. Also, the 2.3 (Lima and Duratec) isn't meant to be fast, it's meant to be reliable and get good mileage. And it does that, despite receiving little to no effort from Ford in the last decade to make it even better. I must have a higher tolerance for slow vehicles or something, I've been driving my Lima extended cab for 7 years and can stand it quite well (to each his own).

For those in this thread that have come on here to tell everyone how much more they like their full-size, I have to ask why are you on this forum and/or thread? There are many F-series forums out there, if you don't like compact trucks then arguing against them on a Ranger forum seems counter-productive.
Because we owned rangers for several years and have a lot of knowledge about them. And if you look this forum has a fullsize section
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Because we owned rangers for several years and have a lot of knowledge about them. And if you look this forum has a fullsize section
So, you post here just for the community aspect correct, not because you actually like Rangers? It just seems that most people are members of forums for products that they actually like or are enthusiastic about. That's seriously not a diss, if you like full-sizes better that's fine.

I already know this forum has a full-size section. However in a 150 forum, the majority of the whole forum is actually dedicated to full-sizes. And if you look this thread is in General Ford Ranger Discussion.

I really don't mind that you posted here, however the question remains unanswered, of why you wanted to post here in a thread about the Ford Ranger, only to bash the Ranger for a 150. Seems like a non-value-add for a full-size enthusiast.
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One quick questions. Is your F-150 4 wheel drive. If it isn't its because you probably couldn't afford it. I bet you could have afforded a 4x4 Ranger. Your just mad because you screwed up like Ford did and got rid of your Ranger. Now get off the sight you now Ranger owning *** hole.
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Well now I know that some people like big trucks and some people like small trucks. He can cruise in his F-150 and I will cruise in my Ranger. After my 2010 Ranger was totaled I could have used the insurance money to buy a F-150 but it wasn't for me. Now getting back to my original thread, a new Ranger would have to have better gas milage. I must say my 2010 Ranger had excellent gas mileage but it was a 2.3. My current Ranger which is a 4x4 with a 4.0 and mudd tires is not nearly as good on gas. Other than the things I mentioned earlier and gas mileage the pre 2011 Ranger is just fine to me.
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Not knocking your 5.4 F-150, but it's no Ranger replacement for some like myself, for several reasons. Also, the 2.3 (Lima and Duratec) isn't meant to be fast, it's meant to be reliable and get good mileage. And it does that, despite receiving little to no effort from Ford in the last decade to make it even better. I must have a higher tolerance for slow vehicles or something, I've been driving my Lima extended cab for 7 years and can stand it quite well (to each his own).

For those in this thread that have come on here to tell everyone how much more they like their full-size, I have to ask why are you on this forum and/or thread? There are many F-series forums out there, if you don't like compact trucks then arguing against them on a Ranger forum seems counter-productive.
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So, you post here just for the community aspect correct, not because you actually like Rangers? It just seems that most people are members of forums for products that they actually like or are enthusiastic about. That's seriously not a diss, if you like full-sizes better that's fine.

I already know this forum has a full-size section. However in a 150 forum, the majority of the whole forum is actually dedicated to full-sizes. And if you look this thread is in General Ford Ranger Discussion.

I really don't mind that you posted here, however the question remains unanswered, of why you wanted to post here in a thread about the Ford Ranger, only to bash the Ranger for a 150. Seems like a non-value-add for a full-size enthusiast.
I still own my Ranger because it's paid for, it has some sentimental value, and it's a fun truck to tinker around with. Not because it's roomy and has a ton of features. I bought my Fusion because I drive 50 miles each way to work every day, didn't need another truck, needed something that was good on gas and had enough room to accommodate a family, and wanted something with a lot of features after never owning a vehicle with much technology before.

The Fusion meets my needs. My Ranger met them in high school and college when I didn't have a long commute or a family, but it isn't practical now. That doesn't mean I don't like my Ranger, but it'll never be my primary vehicle anymore. It's a project truck. If the Ranger meets your needs, by all means keep it because it's a fun little truck. Most of these guys that have F150s now probably have different priorities than they did when they had Rangers. Don't bash them for making a practical decision. If they hated Rangers as much as you think they do, they probably wouldn't still be active on this forum.
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The Fusion meets my needs. My Ranger met them in high school and college when I didn't have a long commute or a family, but it isn't practical now. That doesn't mean I don't like my Ranger, but it'll never be my primary vehicle anymore.
I'm glad that you said that, this is exactly my point. No need to bash the Ranger, it's just meant for different purposes than a 150. Earlier posts from others on here were basically turning into a pissing match of "bigger is better".

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It's a project truck. If the Ranger meets your needs, by all means keep it because it's a fun little truck. Most of these guys that have F150s now probably have different priorities than they did when they had Rangers. Don't bash them for making a practical decision. If they hated Rangers as much as you think they do, they probably wouldn't still be active on this forum.
Never bashed anyone (in fact I was quite polite in stating that they're not comparable trucks), I would ask you and everyone else on this thread to do the same. Practical decisions are what led to my buying my Ranger and why I've kept it so long, so I agree 100% on that. Also I never said that anyone on here "hated" the Ranger. But let's review a couple quotes from people, indicating that they view a small truck like the Ranger as universally inferior to a 150, and not just a different purposed truck.

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"The Ranger wasn't very efficient at anything really - not when you consider how far the f150 has come along over that same time period"

Hopefully this thread can get back on track now, instead of turning into a Ford vs Ford pissing match.
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repost, sorry

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I don't see how that's bashing. It's the facts
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I don't see how that's bashing. It's the facts
Ok, let's go through this 1 by 1.

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"I used to think rangers were great also. Until i got myself back into a full-size and never looked back."
No specific facts here. Just an opinion of someone that likes full-sizes over a Ranger. Which is ok, but doesn't contribute to the thread, which is about what we want to see in the next Ranger.

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"I was tired of the lack of space, **** ride, horrible gas mileage, and outdated truck and the stupid jump seats."
The Ranger is outdated, but no other facts here. Again, bashing (there's that word again) and doesn't contribute to the purpose of this thread.

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"I'm not mad that I got rid of my ranger for a better truck....not at all"
No facts here. Again, an opinion of someone that seemingly likes full-sizes better. And again, contributes nothing to the thread.

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"The Ranger wasn't very efficient at anything really - not when you consider how far the f150 has come along over that same time period"
Although I give you that the F-150 has come a long way, no facts that the Ranger wasn't efficient at anything. For many but not all purposes, it IS efficient.

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i still say its facts....
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ok lol. Let's just get back to the topic of a potential next Ford Ranger. At least that's what I'm going to do
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Stock Ranger is simply better looking and better driving than any other truck model, stock or custom.
You can argue those points but..................you would be wrong, facts are facts, lol.

Ranger won't be back until F-150 has a "Ranger" trim package, the way Ranger name first started
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