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Sold the '00 Ranger...

The gas prices are eating me alive driving the Ranger and I came to the realization that no matter what I did... the 4.0L OHV Ranger 4x4 would never get more than 17 mpg... so I decided to sell the truck and purchase a '06 Acura RSX-S. The RSX is getting 34 mpg and is a BLAST to drive.....



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To bad about the ranger, but you got to to what you got to do with gas prices this high. I'll never get rid of my ranger though, they'll have to bury me in it.LOL
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so did you calculate how many tanks of gas it will take before car payments don't outweigh your old gas mileage??

Beautiful car though I'd love to drive one!
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Karpe,

Lots of things to figure in....
Poor gas mileage (1998 Jeep Cherokee built for trail use gets better gas mileage), do I really need two 4x4s, terrible resale value and terrific FUN factor.

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hella nice car, its gunna be my next one in like 5 years....

karpe you also have to factor in the fact that its 6 years newer so its under warrenty for a while still so if anything breaks its basicly free where as the ranger would be out of his pocket...
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I'll never get rid of my ranger though, they'll have to bury me in it.LOL
^I'm with Adam!^ Nice car though!
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Great choice i love the RSX-S I was acully debating one for a long time now still one of my fav cars to drive
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Nice car. I could never find myself in one like that because a big factor for me is looks. I like to be different. I wish I had a drilling rig so i could see if there was oil below my house.
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if you're trying to decide if you want a new vehicle or not then there are many factors but if your main motivation for purchasing a brand new car that is upwards of 20G's is MPG.... that doesnt really work.

I think if I could afford the switch I would would jump on an RSX as well, i'm not knocking anything I just found it humours to justify ditching a paid off truck with poor mpg with a brand new 23G car
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Heh yah I'd buy a cheapass dodge neon. **** the extra money saved i could do a lot of mods!

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I like those cars I know somone who has a badass turbo'd one!
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very cool. If i had 17K id have myself a 05, but oh well. Go check out www.clubrsx.com awesome forums wesite. Actually just had a massive 100+ car meet today in Fullerton, lots of fun
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sweet, nice color choice too
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Very nice
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hi Im new here but just had to get in on this one.Had a 2000 4.0 4x4 ranger running 33in tires getting about 10mpgs,sorry to say it had to go because i drive 45 miles to work everyday,traded it even for a 2001 3.0 2wd ranger with half the miles that the 4x4 had.I am dissiponted about power but starting to work on that.with the money i save on gas i can afford a lot more mods,right now i average 28mpgs.
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hi Im new here but just had to get in on this one.Had a 2000 4.0 4x4 ranger running 33in tires getting about 10mpgs,sorry to say it had to go because i drive 45 miles to work everyday,traded it even for a 2001 3.0 2wd ranger with half the miles that the 4x4 had.I am dissiponted about power but starting to work on that.with the money i save on gas i can afford a lot more mods,right now i average 28mpgs.
28mpg out of a 3.0L BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG wow......




eather you have some like 2.75 gears in that bad boy or you are doing your calculations WAY wrong... the 4cyl rangers dont even get that good half the time. i know i have one. when it was stock with 3.23 gears i didnt even get that good...
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hi Im new here but just had to get in on this one.Had a 2000 4.0 4x4 ranger running 33in tires getting about 10mpgs,sorry to say it had to go because i drive 45 miles to work everyday,traded it even for a 2001 3.0 2wd ranger with half the miles that the 4x4 had.I am dissiponted about power but starting to work on that.with the money i save on gas i can afford a lot more mods,right now i average 28mpgs.
if you get 28mpg u def got a 4cyl and dont got a heavy foot lol
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Prior to owning this Ranger... I owned a 2WD '00 Ranger with a 3.0L 5spd and the best gas mileage I ever saw was 23 mpg and that was with a K&N FIPK, Underdrive pulley and converting over to synthetics lubricants...
Rangers are nice trucks, but with the price of gasoline at $3.25 a gallon (projected to reach $4.00 by Christmas with the overseas war going on); the poor gas mileage requires I spend $65 a fillup and only lasts about 4-5 days....
I can usually drive about 260-275 miles on a tankfull which is about 15-16 mpg.... and the Acura gets 34 mpg; which is double the MPG with 2/3 the amount of gasoline in the tank (19.5 vs 13.4).

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Prior to owning this Ranger... I owned a 2WD '00 Ranger with a 3.0L 5spd and the best gas mileage I ever saw was 23 mpg and that was with a K&N FIPK, Underdrive pulley and converting over to synthetics lubricants...
Rangers are nice trucks, but with the price of gasoline at $3.25 a gallon (projected to reach $4.00 by Christmas with the overseas war going on); the poor gas mileage requires I spend $65 a fillup and only lasts about 4-5 days....
I can usually drive about 260-275 miles on a tankfull which is about 15-16 mpg.... and the Acura gets 34 mpg; which is double the MPG with 2/3 the amount of gasoline in the tank (19.5 vs 13.4).

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now is the 34 HW or city?
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34 HWY and 25 CITY....

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my 28 mpg is all interstate miles i do have a 3.0,the bedcover helps out also,Just so you know I drive a JB hunt truck that will only go 63 mph so I dont have a lead foot.I drive like an old man,no sense in getting in a hurry.
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my 28 mpg is all interstate miles i do have a 3.0,the bedcover helps out also,Just so you know I drive a JB hunt truck that will only go 63 mph so I dont have a lead foot.I drive like an old man,no sense in getting in a hurry.
not possible buddy. 28 out of a 3.0 is like... zach hating KC lights: not gonna happen.

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hella nice car, its gunna be my next one in like 5 years....

karpe you also have to factor in the fact that its 6 years newer so its under warrenty for a while still so if anything breaks its basicly free where as the ranger would be out of his pocket...

just to let you know, they're killing off the rsx this year or next.
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Nothings impossible. Just improbable.

Oh, and **** war and **** oil companies. All I hear all day are oil companies trying to convince us that they are good people. BAsically up here our hated governor and the oil companies are trying to push thru laws that basically Alaska cannot raise the rate at which we tax companies. I think we need a good ol' fashioned revolution!
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next your going to tell me i don't have a freightliner with a mercedes benz engine in it.when you get a few years under your belt and learn how to drive maybe you will get better gas mileage!I have a million mile safe driving award so you can't say i dont know how to drive.I joined this group to see what everyone else is doing to there trks and get a few ideas for mine.I hope not everyone on here is like this!
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