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Just goes to show how much a viewpoint will change in a couple years.
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But i'll be getting a 2011 Explorer soon.
OOOOOOooooooooooooooooo, I like dem

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Mine has been paid off since 2007. But, i don't think it's worth very much anymore.
Yeah I will defiantly be keeping mine when I move on to my next DD. It's not worth anything so no point in selling.
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I guess ill add my 2 cents. My honest opinion I dont like the ranger very much most of the time. I honestly wanted an F150 or F250, but driving down to downtown city, trying to part a bigger truck and everything for school would have been a pain. Plus they were just wanting way to much for 4wd n low miles in an F150 so I settled with a ranger because of the price. I abosultely hate the fact that the truck rides like ****, interior has different rattles all the time that I always seem to be chasing, and just little things that bug the **** out of me about it.

Now on to the good. The truck meets my NEEDS perfectly, but do I want a bigger truck acourse. I especially get tired of hearing why did you lift a ranger??? blah blah blah,

but them I tell them when they are stuck in a ditch on the way home they can remember this comment, as I roll on by with my middle finger up high.


The truck isnt to big, it can fit just barely into the back for the barns n horses to where my dads dodge 3500 cant. It was a big help when redoing all the fenching on 4 acres up n down hills. Plus its light enough that it does great offroad n in snow. It does everything I need it to do and never leaves me stranded n for that I tip my hat to it. SO do I want a bigger nicer truck, acourse. Does my lifted ranger do everything I need it to, yes it does! Plus I only owe 5 grand n it only has 60,000 miles so ill run it into the ground til it dies. One day I will have a bigger nicer truck, but for now it does its job perfect which is why I like it, n keep it.
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I have to preface my post with "I'm a car guy". I've never been big on trucks, i'm not a fan of SUV (i actually hate them and rather drive a minivan and i hate those too). But my "dream car" is either a 68 el-Camino SS or a Holden UTE. I love the idea of something that hauls ***, can corner and has the practicality of a truck bed. The ranger feeds my need for the practicality of the truck with the size of the car. its just slow and doesn't corner so that itch isn't getting scratched. I don't think i'll ever get rid of it my ranger, i'll just have to upgrade to a fast Hatchback or wagon whenever i need to driver around with more than just my wife.
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I love my B4000. I am 5'5" tall and I just look stupid driving a full sized truck, regardless of the adjustable pedals (sorry Ford).

I went with my truck because I liked that it hadn't been redesigned in over a decade (I like that...the bugs are all worked out), it's easy to work on, reliable, and unstoppable off road. The newer trucks with the open axles and Traction Control just don't cut it in the muck...I can't tell you how many 4x4 Tacomas and Frontiers I have seen stuck in the muck.

I've had 15 cars in my life...I consider this one to be the most hassle-free, dependable vehicle I've owned. I'm satisfied. It is what it is and it works for me. I'm not buying a car because of a rating a magazine gives it. I buy it because it's a good value and fits my needs. With the exception of Consumer Reports, all those ratings of what vehicle is better than the other in all the magazines are bought and paid for by the automakers.
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I love my B4000. I am 5'5" tall and I just look stupid driving a full sized truck, regardless of the adjustable pedals (sorry Ford).

I went with my truck because I liked that it hadn't been redesigned in over a decade (I like that...the bugs are all worked out), it's easy to work on, reliable, and unstoppable off road. The newer trucks with the open axles and Traction Control just don't cut it in the muck...I can't tell you how many 4x4 Tacomas and Frontiers I have seen stuck in the muck.

I've had 15 cars in my life...I consider this one to be the most hassle-free, dependable vehicle I've owned. I'm satisfied. It is what it is and it works for me. I'm not buying a car because of a rating a magazine gives it. I buy it because it's a good value and fits my needs. With the exception of Consumer Reports, all those ratings of what vehicle is better than the other in all the magazines are bought and paid for by the automakers.
I have the same issue. I'm 5'7 so full sizes make me look like a toddler.
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I have the same issue. I'm 5'7 so full sizes make me look like a toddler.
x2...im 5'8 or 5'9 not too sure lol...but i look so small driving a full size...and i also have no use for a full size either
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My 06 is my third Ranger and eighth Ford. Had a 91 STX and 92 XLT Rangers. 76 F-150, 79 F-100, 88 and 96 Mustangs, and an 86 Bronco II. Wish I still had the Bronco. I bought my truck brand new and feel like I have so much invested in it, I will lose if I get rid of it. I know it doesn't get the best mileage, but I don't drive it that much. My Dad has 2 fullsize GMC's and I would still rather drive my Ranger. Not much on fullsize trucks. My truck handles everything I throw at it and get compliments on it all the time. I plan on keeping it from now on whatever may happen. My wife even likes it...haha
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This is one of those threads that just won't die.


Where did you find this thing Jason?
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Just scanning through the archives. The thread that won't die lol
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It started in 2008, then got bumped on page 5 in 2010. Then you just brought it back for 2011.
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We'll have to see if it keeps on going....good topic though

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Hell, why not

I don't like my Ranger very much due to it's size and the 6 feet of worthless bed I haul around constantly, but I can't really complain. It has been reliable and has always done what I've asked it to do. It has yet to leave me stranded or stuck. For a first car it's been good at keeping me out of trouble. It does decent on gas so that has been nice. I have put more money into it than anyone should put into a 2WD 4 cylinder truck, unnecessary money that I could have been saving. But had it not been for the Ranger I wouldn't have ever got into wrenching, and that is something I do like. I can't even imagine where I would be right now had I not gotten this truck and put so much into it. I could have done worse with a different car like a gas guzzling fullsize or an old Crown Vic like my buddy, but I would have been just as happy with a Civic for my first car lol. Actually no, I would have put too much money into that to. A Camry would have been MUCH better. 30MPG, nothing worth while to modify, just a reliable around town car that can haul me and friends. If I could go back I would beg for a Camry lol.
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I love my truck but I've dumped about 6k tryin to get it up and running correctly and I'm still tryin to get it %100, but its worth it.
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Back in 2000, I got a sweet used Ranger4X4. Had it for 6months and loved it so. Then my job at the time moved out of the city, and I couldn't afford my bills which sucked. Lost my truck:-( so I could keep my apt. I swear I shed a tear when I gave her back to the dealership. Had some meh cars inbetween, but deep down....I wanted a Ranger again....and a career that would allow me too keep it! Last year and 10yrs later I have my 4X4 Ranger again, and I love it. Im thinking of getting my lady one.
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I love my Ranger, very happy with the choice I made 3 years ago to buy it. Hauls and tows everything I've asked it to and gets decent fuel economy. The 4wd works great for the winters around here. Reasonably comfortable for the occasional long trips as well.
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Just traded my 04 Beetle TDI for a 11 Ranger 4X4 Sport and would never go back. I went with the beetle to save on gas (45 Mpg) and I convinced myself that I really didn't use my truck that much. From day one I knew that was the biggest car mistake I ever made, and I have made a bunch of them.

Got a truck again and I am happy....
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I have to preface my post with "I'm a car guy". I've never been big on trucks, i'm not a fan of SUV (i actually hate them and rather drive a minivan and i hate those too). But my "dream car" is either a 68 el-Camino SS or a Holden UTE. I love the idea of something that hauls ***, can corner and has the practicality of a truck bed. The ranger feeds my need for the practicality of the truck with the size of the car. its just slow and doesn't corner so that itch isn't getting scratched. I don't think i'll ever get rid of it my ranger, i'll just have to upgrade to a fast Hatchback or wagon whenever i need to driver around with more than just my wife.
Ha, so much for never getting rid of the ranger, but i did upgrade to a fast hatch and boy am I ever happy to have it.
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I started with a 1980 VW beetle, then moved to a 2003 ford fiesta, on 2006 I discovered the Ranger, and until now This lilī truck has got the job done ! and for me its the perfect ride. 27-29 mpg, 7 foot box for hauling stuff, high stance and perfect size to go anywhere.

- The mileage of my truck is comparable to a midsize car, (even some small cars like the old Jetta)
- In my city its very common to get the streets flooded so I really apreciate the height ride of my truck, never let me down on the rain !
- I can play in the dirt like if I was driving an ATV
- I have saved tons of money on moving expenses
- I had the chance almost every month to help people that was stuck or broken on the road by pulling them out or towing back to their homes. !
- I have the guarantee that this truck will last forever if I take care of it.

If I can I will never go back to cars ... !

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sold the 99 b2500 xcab at 138k and have looked back every now and then, but loving the power of my v6 yota that is way roomier, more capacity (towing) lot more power .... and suprisingly not much less gas mileage.
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