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One of my little pipe dreams is to end up w/ a Wrangler Unlimited one day. Maybe in a couple years, once I have my house in the hills, I'm gonna go looking for a used Unlimited.. maybe even an Unlimited Rubi..

The idea is the unlimited does a little something to solve the capacity problem (almost). And the longer wheelbase supposedly does wonders for the Jeeps road manners. Sounds like one helluva combo to me.

Plus, the Wrangler will take a light duty plow.. I'll need one of those to clear the winding driveway up to my house in the hills!
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If you want that truck up in maryland just get it shipped down. Its not that much more expensive. I would go ranger. I've gone from a muscle car to a truck and for a daily basis a truck is more comfortable and gets about the same gas mileage. Your truck got what 17-18avg? well a gt gets that. So dont even think you will get a whole lot better gas mileage lol. Hell if I was you I would go buy a nice sn95 gt 94-98 you can get a manual gt for around 6k in decent shape not bad miles and go find you an old beater for offroading. Thats what I would honestly do.
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I just got 19mpg on my last tank...
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92-96 fullsize bronco with 4" of lift and 35s.
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I got about 15 mpg city with my truck the way it was.

Honestly guys, I know this site is gonna be a little biased, but the Ranger IS my number 1 choice. Just them being so difficult to find down here has made me consider other vehicles.

I consider the Ranger to be the best of each world. It's comfortable to ride in, it's great on and off-road. It gets about the middle of the road for gas mileage (slightly better than a jeep, less than a GT or a Honda). It's got the bed, which I really need for moving crap around at school, and can fit my bike in the back. It's able to tow my jet ski. And plus, well **** I wouldn't be here if it hadn't been for my last Ranger. I couldn't very well live with myself if I didn't have something else to dedicate to her memory!

Once I get numbers from Insurance and Tommy checks out that truck for me, hopefully I'll have a better idea of what is and isn't plausible.
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92-96 fullsize bronco with 4" of lift and 35s.
My buddy has a stock 94 bronco that he wants to sell in the near future.
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they make good wheelers...but u cant throw ur bike in the back (unless its a pedal bike)
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Yeah it's a pedal bike. Broncos are tight... especially the ones with removable tops. I don't need anything THAT big though...
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I don't need anything THAT big though...
or do you???
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or do you???

Blink is how much chrome/gold, not size stupid!

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I'd go with

1. The Ranger
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2. Mustang GT
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they all have removable tops...

come on, u know u want one. same lenght but little wider than a ranger...plus u can **** in the back seat/floor ;-)
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I agree with Bigwill, I wouldnt go for another ranger. Id get the 265 horsepower either toyota or nissan (forgot which one) midsize truck with a 4x4. Thats awesome power with capability.

Or take the route Leo did. Get a Mustang GT or such. Lots of power, lots of fun. And NO temptation to take it offroad and beat it up. Thats another reason I love my mustang, no temptation to go offroad and beat it up like I did with my ranger.

But good look anyways!
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eh, ill tell u my vehical history....

first, i had dad work truck to drive, rode like a cadillac, and never got stuck in the snow... however, 18ft long an 8.5ft wide at 14,000 lbs = 4mpg... LOL 1977 E350 Box van. heh

then i moved to dad camaro hehe.. a 1985 z28 with T Tops and 305... nice fun car, got like 20MPG in it... but it SUCKED *** in snow... 2inches of snow and the car literally would not move.

next was my 1993 Mazda 626 electrical nightmare. nice car, road nice, fun car to drive, got 22city, 28on trips... pwr everything moonroof, but 1.5 transmissions, and 9 distributors later.. lol had it for 2 years, the alternator died on a trip, and that was the last straw, 2 months later i got myself my ranger.

the ranger is like the cross between all the vehicals i have had... tho another option for you, is the Tacoma... or, a GMC Canyon, the GMC Canyons are nice.... or a Chevy Colorado, tho i wouldnt be caught dead in a chevy, Its in my will that the hurst that moves my body to the cemetary cant be a chevy or a dodge LOL

so ya, or you can get like, a used [email protected] thos thats way out of most of our price ranges....
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I am warning you Kyle!!!!! There will be hell to pay!
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Jon I don't have the money to afford a newer truck like those. For the money that I will likely be getting, a Ranger is the ideal compact truck. I'm already in college I don't need another 10-12k truck loan.

Kiel a bronco would be cool, like I said. Finding one in good condition that hasn't already been beat to crap around here with a ton of miles would be difficult though. Maybe I'll stick it on the list, but I need something that gets relatively decent highway miles.

Mark, I'm with you. If it all falls through, I'm thinking mid 90s Mustang Cobra :

Dave you and I see the Ranger as the cross between all our options. I'm really hoping that truck Tommy is going to check on turns out alright, that would make my day! But an H2? What the @(*&# are you thinking!?!?!
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mmmm, cobra......
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jeep = the suck.
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being in MN and where the ranger is made.. i have seen many of the rangers in you ideal scheme in my area.. i could look for some, but once again, im all the way in MN?
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If you find me a good one Andy, I'll make the trip!
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haha ok, well i'll to some search'n and if i find some good ones i'll post em for ya


what color fx4's you looking for?
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hey twin, id say go for another rager. jeeps can be cool butnot a pracitcal vehicle imo. fast car couldbe cool but tickets would suck an *** load. and a econbox ick ... why waste money on acar you wont have fun driving.

like u said the ranger is ur number one choice it is a well rounded truck go for the ranger
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