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for what its worth I got my 2009 Ranger with a sticker of $23+ for $16k
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i just dont see why f150's are so great. i do like how they look but they dont haul much more than a ranger, and if you are hauling stuff, you might as well go big or go home, superduty mod IMO
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Compare the price of a superduty and a f-150, not even close.
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Trent - I know jsut how you feel bud!

I've been looking at pricing, I seem to do it alot when I'm bored - always toying with the idea of stepping up to a 150..


Then reality hits me - I love the size vs. power ratio of a ranger - you can get around where the big rigs cant, a 4.0 SOHC 5 speed manual is where its at for me - I dont want an automatic.. actually, I hate automatics - they are boring, and expensive as all hell to fix down the road when yoru tranny goes clunker on ya.



I think you may get a better deal finding something along the lines of a 1 or 2 year old v6 ranger, probably 2wd 4.0 (Edge) unless of course you need the 4x4, which if your going around job sites that woudl be a good idea to have the 4x option..



You can get a steal on the older ones - brand new ones are just way too expensive right now.
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Yeah finding a manual in a late model full size is like finding Taylor Swift naked in your bed. Sure it could happen but don't keep your fingers crossed lol.
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a brand new loaded FX4 ranger is $22,900 CANADIAN and a loaded FX4 f-150 is about $35,000+ when comparing apples to apples you see the real price difference...

I dont know whats wrong with your dealers
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Trent - I know jsut how you feel bud!

I've been looking at pricing, I seem to do it alot when I'm bored - always toying with the idea of stepping up to a 150..


Then reality hits me - I love the size vs. power ratio of a ranger - you can get around where the big rigs cant, a 4.0 SOHC 5 speed manual is where its at for me - I dont want an automatic.. actually, I hate automatics - they are boring, and expensive as all hell to fix down the road when yoru tranny goes clunker on ya.



I think you may get a better deal finding something along the lines of a 1 or 2 year old v6 ranger, probably 2wd 4.0 (Edge) unless of course you need the 4x4, which if your going around job sites that woudl be a good idea to have the 4x option..



You can get a steal on the older ones - brand new ones are just way too expensive right now.

I mostly agree, before I baught my ranger I test drove an 06' FX4 f-150 and nearly fell asleep within 5 minutes and then realised how pointless a fullsize really is (to me anyway) I want to fit in all the tight trails and most importantly MANUAL tranny
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Yeah if your being a truck to wheel also a full size is not the way to go unless you dont care about body damage.
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I think I'll do nothing right now. If something happens to the 190,000 ranger, my truck can handle things temporarily, or I can get a new one bought in a day.

With my Ranger back on the road (smiling cause its back), I can spend more time on the rebuild of the 79 f250. Once that is running, I may prefer to drive it for the cool factor.lol.
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i just dont see why f150's are so great. i do like how they look but they dont haul much more than a ranger, and if you are hauling stuff, you might as well go big or go home, superduty mod IMO
towing/hauling/power/torque differences from ranger to F150 is huge. trust me.
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Compare the price of a superduty and a f-150, not even close.
compare the lifetime of engines, f150 isnt even close. not trying to start a argument, but just standing my ground :)
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What are you talking about the same engine that comes in the Superduty comes in the F-150. I know you jerk off to diesels but they aren't the best thing for everyone.
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I think I'll do nothing right now. If something happens to the 190,000 ranger, my truck can handle things temporarily, or I can get a new one bought in a day.

With my Ranger back on the road (smiling cause its back), I can spend more time on the rebuild of the 79 f250. Once that is running, I may prefer to drive it for the cool factor.lol.
why are you so worried about 190k? i have 207k and it runs better than ever. dont worry about something happening to your truck, you own a ranger, way better than any other truck!
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What are you talking about the same engine that comes in the Superduty comes in the F-150. I know you jerk off to diesels but they aren't the best thing for everyone.
but it just seems like alot of people dont know too much about diesels, and i wouldnt say i jerk off about them, i just lie them, just making the world of options bigger.

gas vs. diesel (i know not a ford but alot of people think vipers are supercars)

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Why would you get banned for that? Diesels are great, make a ton of torque and get great mileage while towing but they are not the end all be all god of trucks.
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I just built 3 trucks on the website, going with the cheapest options. I did two rangers for the only two cab configurations available on a 4.0.

All are automatic with no power (windows, etc) and rubber floor.

Ranger single cab long bed 4.0 $21,475

Ranger Extended cab 4.0 $22,770

F150 single cab 4.6L v8 6-1/2ft bed $21,790


There must be something off with that calculator.

My Ranger was less than your price for the extended cab and its not a base model either.

2009, 4.0L, Auto, PW, PL, Tilt, Cruise, Limited Slip and rear Jump seats STICKERED at just over $22K. That also included a Class III hitch because its a 4.0L.

That was before rebates and X Plan. If you factor those in (which i know you arent... but theres a big difference between MSRP and actual transacion prices here) and it was just over $16K for the truck when i bought it.


To me anyway, it didnt make sense to buy used with the deals they offered at the time.
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i just dont see why f150's are so great. i do like how they look but they dont haul much more than a ranger, and if you are hauling stuff, you might as well go big or go home, superduty mod IMO
Uhhh. Do you have an F150? Even with the 4.6 it runs circles around the Ranger. I can drive my Ranger for a week and then drive my old man's F150 and it feels like going from a bicycle to a dragster. It out hauls/tows/power/torque even the fuel economy is about the same.
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Uhhh. Do you have an F150? Even with the 4.6 it runs circles around the Ranger. I can drive my Ranger for a week and then drive my old man's F150 and it feels like going from a bicycle to a dragster. It out hauls/tows/power/torque even the fuel economy is about the same.
uhh hey buddy where did i say a ranger was faster than a f150. no where. i will agree with you a f150 is alot more powerful but that is a whole size upgrade. a ranger is a small truck that you use to either haul small stuff or just to have a truck handy, and f150 is if you need something a little bigger, but want to pay some xtra mullah. idk, its what ever anyone wants. personally i would either have a small truck or a big truck
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i just dont see why f150's are so great. i do like how they look but they dont haul much more than a ranger, and if you are hauling stuff, you might as well go big or go home, superduty mod IMO
SD can haul way more than he needs as previously stated in this thread.

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I think I'll do nothing right now. If something happens to the 190,000 ranger, my truck can handle things temporarily, or I can get a new one bought in a day.

With my Ranger back on the road (smiling cause its back), I can spend more time on the rebuild of the 79 f250. Once that is running, I may prefer to drive it for the cool factor.lol.
Woo!! I wanna race you again before i completely get rid of mine!!

4.0 SOHC on 33s vs 4.0 OHV on 35s and 5.13s

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why are you so worried about 190k? i have 207k and it runs better than ever. dont worry about something happening to your truck, you own a ranger, way better than any other truck!
190 and 207 aren't too far apart considering his are hauling almost everyday.

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but it just seems like alot of people dont know too much about diesels, and i wouldnt say i jerk off about them, i just lie them, just making the world of options bigger.

gas vs. diesel (i know not a ford but alot of people think vipers are supercars)

i hope i dont get banned for this

YouTube - Dodge Cummins Smokes Viper
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funny story about vipers.. i'll post more when i can type and im sober.

but i just watched PINKS.. like 8, 700-1000 HP vipers run in the 11s :pup py_dog .... friggin sad... people cant drive but still make it on TV somehow
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uhh hey buddy where did i say a ranger was faster than a f150. no where. i will agree with you a f150 is alot more powerful but that is a whole size upgrade. a ranger is a small truck that you use to either haul small stuff or just to have a truck handy, and f150 is if you need something a little bigger, but want to pay some xtra mullah. idk, its what ever anyone wants. personally i would either have a small truck or a big truck
I'll have to post a picture of our trucks.
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I believe ford is just slowly starting to push out the ranger.
true, why bother aggressivly marketing an out dated producted.

In a few months or next year we will see them lquidate the last of the rangers.

Hang on till then and you'll grab a brand new one for no more that $9,000. Mark my word on this one.
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Hang on till then and you'll grab a brand new one for no more that $9,000. Mark my word on this one.
Maybe, I don't see enough at the dealers to see that happening.

I def don;t see it happening with a 4.0.
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Woo!! I wanna race you again before i completely get rid of mine!!


you already know the answer. lol. You're 19-20 second run compared to my 16 sec run.

My brothers diesel chevette runs 21's all day. We can bring him out so you have someone to beat. Or I can bring my bicycle.
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he can compare the fleet model rangers...youknow the ones power companies use and stuff, they can get them with supercab 4x4, but with standard EVERYTHING....that would be the closest hed get b/c everyone know when you jump from base model 2.3 to the 4.0 version, alot of the options come with it!
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know when you jump from base model 2.3 to the 4.0 version, alot of the options come with it!
yep. It jumps the price over $4,000 when you click "4.0".
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