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after leather in my accord that tore i wont have it again, cloth seems easier to maintain even if it requires a steam cleaning every now and then
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Mine's got power windows, locks and mirrors. Those I can understand in a truck... it's the leather seats some of em come with, smooth ride, so forth I don't agree with. However, Mine's manual where I need it to be, transmission, T/C, and hubs.
smooth ride? i mean that can be a misconception. smooth ride to me is one that isnt bouncing all over because of bad shocks or crappy tires, poor alignment etc...

transmissions both are good and bad. pick one and stick with it and you can make it great.
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can you even get v8 150s past 97 or so with a manual?
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Oh damnit I'm going to post again...

What's not to agree with a smooth ride? The F150 isn't "soft", it is plenty capable and will haul/tow a load. It just happens to have a nice smooth ride with a firmer frame and be much smoother off pavement. I don't see any problems with that? Ever see how twisted up the frame gets on the older body style F-series truck? It is almost scary.
I would love a manual transmission, transfer case and hubs though. Fortunately you can still get all of that in the super duty.



If you are seriously considering a sport trac, pm me. I had one and I loved it, but after a little more than a year I traded it for the F150.
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do we really wanna argue 'luxury items' in trucks???? Serious right now?


Ready for this......you sure?........ guess when trucks started to turn into nice riding, highly optioned form of transportation, that became more carlike?? For Chevy, it was 1947, then even more carlike in 55, then even MORE in 60 with the intro of front independent suspension.
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charging my SLR... you will see my decision tomorrow.... HEHEHEHEHEHE
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can you even get v8 150s past 97 or so with a manual?
Yup. 4.6, I believe. and I think even some 5.4's, but I could be wrong. I know definitely 4.6, with all power options, and even ex cab!

Trust me, I looked at a few

I looked at 11 trucks total. From mid size to a super duty. The guys down at that dealer were probably extremely annoyed with me, as I came to them about 4 days total, lol.
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so i looked around craigslist

something happens to the mazda this is the replacement

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/scz/cto/1161487680.html
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Man looking at those trucks makes me want one. But I cant get rid of the ranger.
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Man looking at those trucks makes me want one. But I cant get rid of the ranger.
makes sense to me why everyone with a 6cyl ranger is getting a newer 150 if they can afford it ... the trucks are cheap, can haul more, and get the same mileage.
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Agreed! And I will get **** for saying this but I love the Tundra over all of the full size trucks that are out there now. :)
Me too......
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makes sense to me why everyone with a 6cyl ranger is getting a newer 150 if they can afford it ... the trucks are cheap, can haul more, and get the same mileage.
Yea that is true. But the ranger has sentimental value lol. It is very tempting though.
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The next ride could be a Ranger this time with a 4.0, but heard about it's somewhat so so mileage that the newer F-150's bout the same.

What's the tank size/estimated mpg on an F-150 reg cab (6.5 bed) 4.6? My dad's 2005 4.6L XL Supercab (bigger gastank) 4x4 is a super slow gashog. Then again it's close to 100k. Another note, the 4.6L in Panther cars (Crown Vic/GM/TC) can get up to late 20's highway but with 2.73 gear ratio.

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Love your ranger, but never hurts to upgrade. I am seriously thinking a f150 by end of the year. Now that I have the civic to commute I dont have to worry about my nicer vehicle getting good gas mileage.
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I would not buy the F150 with the 4.6, it is a dog.
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Do it and we can't talk anymore. lol
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I would not buy the F150 with the 4.6, it is a dog.
Depends on what it is in and which 4.6. As long as its a reg cab its not bad, but especially if it is the 3V 4.6 it'll run close to the 5.4. However if you go bigger then a reg cab definitely get the 5.4. I would hate it if my dads crew cab had the 4.6 in it lol.
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keep us updated on your decision and for what its worth... FORD TRUCKS FTMFW!!!
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all of you that think the f150 will get great mpg are wrong, they are worse than rangers.

not to mention its a 30 gallon tank so when you run out its $$ at the pump.
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Basically I have driven them all, I mean im in the rental industry in my one job and have driven them one by one

They are all great trucks to be honest but its all in the person who is buying its taste, the tundra is fast but big and gaudy to be honest it does haul *** though, titan is quick but just boring and doesnt appeal to me. The dodge ram isnt a bad truck you definitely feel your ***** grow and inch or 2 with the turn of the key and The new silverado is prob one of the best trucks chevy has put out in years and definitely nice to drive over the previous 2 I just dont like how low for a fullsize they sit, put a plow on a front end of a 4x4 silverado and its like driving a slammed truck it looks like and my fav is the f150 its nice truck to drive and just doesnt seem cheaply built.

And out of all the trucks, the 150 gives us the least issues and least amount of problems.
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I have nothing to add to this thread.. its out of control.
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ben, if you do decide to get rid of the ranger, can i call dibs on the grille-guard?


ill pay fo shippin...
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Basically I have driven them all, I mean im in the rental industry in my one job and have driven them one by one

They are all great trucks to be honest but its all in the person who is buying its taste, the tundra is fast but big and gaudy to be honest it does haul *** though, titan is quick but just boring and doesnt appeal to me. The dodge ram isnt a bad truck you definitely feel your ***** grow and inch or 2 with the turn of the key and The new silverado is prob one of the best trucks chevy has put out in years and definitely nice to drive over the previous 2 I just dont like how low for a fullsize they sit, put a plow on a front end of a 4x4 silverado and its like driving a slammed truck it looks like and my fav is the f150 its nice truck to drive and just doesnt seem cheaply built.

And out of all the trucks, the 150 gives us the least issues and least amount of problems.

good review, doesnt sound bias to one brand or another just gives the info. but its like i thought :)

i do actually like the new chevys for some reason or another but i doubt id buy one.
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keep the ranger it could be your toy and i'd invest in the first one if i was you it looks good and then you could haul the ranger wherever you wanted
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That's your only defense to a lack of a column shifting automatic? To down a Chevy?

Brand loyalists kill me.....
without loyalty were all lost in a consumer driven world with nothing to guide us but a case of the shinies!
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