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ranger or small suv

wife needs a small suv and i need a new truck, now were looking at all those small suvs, i mean all of them, whats the best one out there these days, honda? suzuki? ford? toyota? on and on, i like to order a new ranger maybe level11 but she wants a new ride too. im lost.
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ford escape?
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I would get either a Ford Escape or a Jeep Liberty.....i have looked at just about them all when my gf's mom was looking for one....my brother had an Escape and the couple of times i drove it i loved it....
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look man, i served my country and am an american. i have a 94 ford ranger.
I would never buy any other brand american vehicle besides a ford truck........but all in all.....the japanese have americans beat. I mean how many people do you know that have ever complained about their Honda or Toyota vehicles? I have never met one. The only people that talk crap about them are the people that would never drive one or have never owned one.

I own a 2k honda civic as my everyday driver and my ranger for hauling and winter.
Look at all the reviews for vehicles and Honda and Toyota are at the top.
And for all those people that say honda and toyota pay consumer reports and others money to rate their vehicles higher are full of monkey pooh.

Those 2 companies are outselling every other for one reason..........reputation and reliablilty.

I love my ranger but my next truck will prob be a tacoma in a couple years.

LONG LIVE FORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Take a look at the 07 sport trac that is what I am going to buy the ranger
is not big enough.
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I had a Subaru Forester before the Ranger and liked it a lot. All-wheel drive, lots of air bags, and pretty peppy. That or an Escape will probably be the next car at our house in 1.5-2 years.

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if i could get a hold of money.. id buy an escape
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07 sport trac is my next ride
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i really like the escape, it was on my list of cars to get before i settled on the ranger....
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suv

thanks guys, escapes are nice we looked at the limited but i hear rollover on these?? subaru outbacks are neat not sure on the forester?i like the ford sport trac but the top of the line is $30.000 or so? do they have the same trans as explorers? i hear they suck. keep looking. thanks.
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I may be buying a Forester XT here shortly. They are very nice cars and never need anything other than the occasional oil change.
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If you are going to look at sport tracs look at a 06 or older, the new ones are UGLY but do ride alot nicer and have a V8 option.
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is that small enough for you?
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theres always the H3
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We have a Mariner which is an escape in mercury clothing. I love the styling. It's roomy and the 3.0 DOHC option is very peppy. The front end styling kind of wowed me when I first saw them. 4 people ride in comfort without eating their knees. It's small enough that it is easy to park. There is a supercharger on the market for it (you have to consider that stuff!)
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Just what wayne said. The newer escapes are NICE! I think the DOHC 3.0 in them i think puts out something like 200 horses! And look great inside and out. I would defenitly consider one for a wife.
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Escape or Liberty. . . I second that.

Or you could get a wrangler unlimited. the 07's even have 4 doors.

that will most likely be the wifes next vehicle. (probably pre 07).
she currently has a TJ.
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i would get the liberty CRD
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my mom just bought an 07 and the 3.0 hauls and it is the niciest suv i have been in and the do great on gas and the have pleanty of room for me and my 2 brothers and were all over 6foot and we aint the smallest people either.
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I would say go with an Escape or an Exploder.
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