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ranger or full size pickup?

i can get a great deal from my brother in law who works at a ford dealer body shop on any ford its called the D plan? even a full size f150 will be under 30 grand. should i go with the ranger or just go big? he says why go with such a small truck when you can drive a full size for around the same price? and gas isnt much differant between the 2? not sure what those f150 get gas wise but i was thinking of buying a 07 level2. care to comment? nice that i could tow my 69 mach1 with the bigger truck but i hate autos trans?. thanks.
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I'd say first to test drive both trucks you are considering buying!

I love my ranger because it's the right size for me. It's easy to drive, easy to park, and has the right amount of space. It's pretty good on gas, and a very capable truck for its size. Lastly, it was the right price for me with all the options.

That being said, if I could afford a bigger truck, it would be nice to have a good solid V8 and a crew cab to carry more people. Was it worth the extra money or cutting back on options to me? I think my choice speaks for itself. Ultimately I will buy myself a nice solid crew cab short wheelbase F250 Superduty with a diesel, but until then my Ranger suits my needs just fine.
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yea not sure yet, im a small truck kind of guy, who needs to fill that big boy up every week. level2 with a 5-speed manual is looking good.
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I love my Level II. The 5spd can be somewhat cantankerous though. I think I just need to change my trans fluid though. Do watch out for the slave cylinder also. They are the weak point in the transmission and like to go out. They're not expensive by themselves, but they are located inside the bellhousing so you've got to pull the whole transmission to get at the damn thing, so it's either alot of work, or alot of money to get it done.
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i would go for teh lvl II, and not the f-150. what trim f-150?
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maybe fx4 f150 not sure what im doing yet.
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I'd say F-150 I love my ranger and all but if your gonna do alot of towing/hauling and wanna have more room the 150 would be a better choice
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Tough call. I got my Ranger because of it's look and size. I always wanted a pickup truck, but the full-sized trucks look just too damn big for my liking. The Ranger is plenty large enough for the wife and I, it parks well anywhere and it fits thru the Wharton trails pretty good. I'd be ripping the mirrors off at Wharton on some of those trails I travel if I had an F150.
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they are pretty big rigs thats for sure. do i really need a big truck? i dont tow anything really maybe my mustang but i dont have a trailer? not sure on the ranger either but i need to make up my mind soon.
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for towing another car get a full size...
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personally i really like the dakota... bigger than the ranger but smaller than the f150 or full size dodge ram and it can tow
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yea, but he said a discount thru ford. does it extend to the f-250 line?
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I would stick with the ranger. but idk that is a tough call. I like the F150 as well.

have you drove either one?
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I had a 05 fx4 ranger but it was not big enough so I bought a 07 sport trac and love it and gets about the same gas mileage but I do like the rangers very much.
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i can get the D plan on any ford like the f250 and such. those 250 super dutys are real nice. i would just get maybe the xlt reg cab for now. taking one of them out on thursday nite for a run.
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Good luck with your decision...

...personally Id go for the 250...thats just me though
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