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Easy to find body parts for Rangers..

Mazdas not so much..

I like the Hombre! but could not find any when I was truck shopping..
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Uh. How do you know someone just didn't remove the lights since there is still a spot for them?

Since mine has no fog lights, you going to post mine up and say "epic fail?" too

Why is everyone *****ing about the equalness? If I had posted Zabeards truck and that white Mazda no one would have complained.

Oh come on, I was just playing around. I have seen quite a few Mazda's without fog lamps but I was still just kidding around.

See if you would have put up the high end Mazda B 4x4 against an FX4 we wouldn't be having this discussion.

or

a 2wd Mazda against a 2wd Ranger

4x4 FX4 Ranger


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4x4 Mazda SE B4000


Now compare
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Heres a better comparison



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^^^^ With that color I like Mazda better. I don't like the "I have to be the center of attention" grill that the Ranger has. I also think that 03 was the best looking year for the Ranger.


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^the S-10 / Hombre reply up there is such a stupid comeback. RF is a "Ranger and B-Series enthusiest site". Hence the reason my Mazda is 90% Ford. Dumb analogy.
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Wow all this thread is doing is turning b-series/ranger owners against each other.
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Wow all this thread is doing is turning b-series/ranger owners against each other.
Yeah well, when people start saying the the B-Series arent up to par, are cheaper versions, are ugly, yadda yadda.....it makes us Mazda owners mad. All we did was pay $4000 less for a different front end, steering wheel, and taillights. Because those, are the only 3 differences between the Ranger and B-Series.

Never said a Ranger was ugly, just said they are more common. It's like a Civic, everybody has one. I like driving a B-Series bc it's different. Just my $.02 though. And again, I never, ever, put down the Ranger.
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Ranger, and the best part is there are at least 3 Mazda owners that have posted in this thread and there are only 2 votes for Mazda. LOL
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My view on the whole ordeal

Mazda Pros:
Nice flare side bed (Now a Ford Ranger STX bed)
Black trim around the door window and x-cab window
Different fender flares
Nice lower valence
Speedometer has orange needles and some have a special gray surround (This was before the FX4 gauges)

Cons
Small headlamps (If the headlamps were larger the grill might not seem so awkward.)
Funky Grille
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I like the Hombre! but could not find any when I was truck shopping..
if i was an s10 man id drive one, like i said before i went with the b cause it was nicer than the rangers i had test drove till then ... hell the reason i went ranger instead of s10 is cause heard the s10 4cyl is nothin but probs

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^the S-10 / Hombre reply up there is such a stupid comeback. RF is a "Ranger and B-Series enthusiest site". Hence the reason my Mazda is 90% Ford. Dumb analogy.
how so? its the same thing the hombre was made by chev for isuzu just like the 94 and newer bseries were made by ford for mazda.

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Speedometer has orange needles and some have a special gray surround (This was before the FX4 gauges)
thats only 01+ bseries, the older ones have the same cluster as the ranger (not sure if any of the b's came without a tach though)
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how so? its the same thing the hombre was made by chev for isuzu just like the 94 and newer bseries were made by ford for mazda.

Because the Mazda equivalent from GM is the Sonoma by GMC. The Hombre was the offspring that was never supposed to be born.
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^Good point Roach, but not the same. That's a GMC Canyon, a Chevy Colorado, and an Izuzu I-370. Not the same as the pre 2003 years which we seem to be talking about. But a very solid point, as to where if we were talking about recent model years, you would be 100% correct.


^You're Izuzu up there is a I-350, the 2008s are I-370's, same thing, no?

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lol I have NO idea about Isuzu's I saw one a couple months ago and was shocked that GM made 3 vehicles that are identical as hell! lol
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LOL, I know I was thinking the same damn thing. Make's no sense, I looked it up, a fully loaded Izuzu I-370 is $28k! TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS for an Izuzu pickup.
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Its pretty biased here, i used to have a ranger and no one batted an eye, with my Mazda i have had honestly atleast a 1/2 dozen strangers come and ask me about my truck, and i have only had it since march.

I think the mazda wins in the looks department anyday... we just have alot more ranger owners voting in this pole
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Ranger!!
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LOL, I know I was thinking the same damn thing. Make's no sense, I looked it up, a fully loaded Izuzu I-370 is $28k! TWENTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS for an Izuzu pickup.
Izuzu is done selling cars in the US. All well! You wont be missed! Except for the Amigo.
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Wow all this thread is doing is turning b-series/ranger owners against each other.

Yeah it takes a person like the Thread starter to create a situation like this.

Frankly i like both trucks
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ranger b/c its true, that mazda looks like butt
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the mazda truck is the cheaper version of the ranger. the ranger will always out sell Mazda in the U.S. and Canada.

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the ranger will always outsell the ranger?
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the ranger will always outsell the ranger?
It's so good it outsells itself.
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Wow all this thread is doing is turning b-series/ranger owners against each other.
well, this is Ranger Forums and NOT Mazda Forums...
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the ranger will always outsell the ranger?
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