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Old 08-05-2007
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man u seriously need to get lucky!
I'm not saying I'm desperate. I was just saying that I enjoy other forms of getting around, and that when I bike the scenery is good.
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Old 08-09-2007
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great...it's about time that they're advertising it

as for the gas mileage debate...I've found that for every 20 rangers I see:
-10 of them get sucky gas mileage: 12-15mpg
-4 of them do bad, but ok: 15-18mpg
-3 of them do ok: 18-22mpg
-2 of them do well: 22-25
-1 of them will be awesome: 28+

since 17/20 rangers do ok/bad, I'd say rangers on the whole don't get good gas mileage
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2.3 liter manual ....no offense to anyone that owes one but my 3.0 hardly goes...i mean hills kick my *** how do you handle it?

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I get 31 mpg on the freeway. My truck is a '03, 4 cylinder, automatic, regular cab, with stock size tires. It's got plenty of power to get around town, a little sluggish on hills but still okay.

I'm surprised the foreign trucks aren't getting better mileage, but I didn't want a foreign truck, I wanted a Ranger. From what I've heard Rangers are very dependable also. I had a Ford Tempo for about 11 years and it was a very dependable car. I'm expecting the same dependability from the Ranger. So far, so good.
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2.4 liter manual ....no offense to anyone that owes one but my 3.0 hardly goes...i mean hills kick my *** how do you handle it?
wouldnt know they never make a 2.4L ranger...
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[QUOTE=Redneckstone]wouldnt know they never make a 2.4L ranger...[/QUOTE

Sry typo
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yes i do.....i speced out a new '08 FX4 Off-Road with the options like a Level II and it was $29,700 + all the extra crap.....that is crazy!

that is what i paid for mine .... sold my 07 Mustang GT after i moved back to PA. cant justify keeping the GT if i cant drive it all year so im happy with the ranger ... will replace the stang in a few years
The 07 Mustang GT got better MPG than the 08 Ranger when my foot wasnt in the floor.
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ya 4cyl reg cab LOL....
The extended cab 2.3 5 speeds get great mileage too. Have a friend who has one, he does mixed driving and gets about 27MPG out of it.

I had an 05 2.3 5 speed. Drove it 80% high way, 20% other. I averaged 28-30Mpg with that. Got a best of 32Mpg a couple times too.
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2.3 liter manual ....no offense to anyone that owes one but my 3.0 hardly goes...i mean hills kick my *** how do you handle it?

FOOT to the floor and hope for the best.... Mountains... my truck is WOT and will crest most 5% grades at about 40-50 MPH.... and that is hitting them at 75-80 MPH running start.
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you guys must have automatics...
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Si automatic
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Yah, I never had a problem with slowing down on grades with my 2.3. Just drop her down a gear before your engine strains you should have no problems. Even in an automatic, kick off the overdrive before you approach the grade, that way you are in the upper part of your power band when you start. The truck itself doesn't know you are going up a grade, it just sees a higher load on the engine, then it down shifts. If you rely on that, then you are straining the engine longer then needed, then down shifting continually loses speed as you constantly stay out of the power band.

Think ahead of time and downshift early and you wont have problems.
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my 97 2.3 5spd gets right around 30 on the highway, and that is fairly consistent as I travel between ashland and columbus 2x per week. all highway driving non stop 160 mile round trip. one tank easily for those 320 miles.
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and there again....the mpg the factory advertises is not actual real life driving....AAA did a study earlier in the year i believe, and they found out that what the manufacturers are putting on their windows (especially with hybrids) are actually lab results, not real world results...so just keep that in mind when searching for new cars based on mpg's
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