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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.
I just read that they discontinued all manuals in F150s this year, only have them in Superdutys. People pretty much only buy automatic crewcabs nowadays.
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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.
They all have their pros and cons, it all depends on who is buying it, what they like or want or do with the truck and their taste, all the fullsize trucks on the market are all similar with options basically or standard stuff.

I definitely like getting the chance to drive them all to know what I like, Im a ford guy but its nice to get a chance to drive them without dealing with salesman or test drives for that small amount of time, I have put some time behind each wheel of each vehicle, even cars so I know what i like its all on the person. They are all definitely nice it just depends on the individual buying the truck and what they like.

I know in the end of the day its nice to jump in my ranger since i live in the city/big suburb its nice to have a smaller truck vs a fullsize because its easier to drive around town in and I don't have the need to use a fullsize besides when i pull the rhino around and if i need to do that I can use my dads 02 150 supercrew which just sits 80% of the time lol.

It all comes down to the persons wants/needs for a vehicle sure its nice to want a big fullsize but do you really need it for work? I see it pointless to buy a big truck if you dont use it for towing/work on a daily basis or on weekends like beard does.

Thats just my opinion I know it doesnt count that much but prob the most effort and opinion I have put into a post in a while on here.
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Ranger fan boy=Ranger enthusiast.... I guess i need to start posting on a damn chevy site to get anyone to respect that lol
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I just read that they discontinued all manuals in F150s this year, only have them in Superdutys. People pretty much only buy automatic crewcabs nowadays.
The manual V8 F-150s were discontinued in 2004, (maybe earlier). The only manual avaliable for several years now was in a V6. With the V6 F-150 no longer in production, there are no manuals. You can still get a manual t-case in a new one though.
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Ranger fan boy=Ranger enthusiast.... I guess i need to start posting on a damn chevy site to get anyone to respect that lol
Ben there just jealous
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Ranger fan boy=Ranger enthusiast.... I guess i need to start posting on a damn chevy site to get anyone to respect that lol
Ben, I was not calling you a Fanboy. I think it's cool that you are loyal to the Ford brand, and the only reason I said that you were a loyalist is because you said the comment about another brand. I didn't know you had owned it, so I was just defending it, lol.

If I wasn't a Ranger enthusiast, I wouldn't be here. I also wouldn't keep mine.

I vote you get a full size you like, and keep the Ranger. You don't even have to SAS it, just keep it.
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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.
The F150 doesn't get great mileage.

What I have been telling people is that I have been getting the same mileage with my F150 on 35s as both my sport trac and ranger with 33's on them.

05 Sport Trac 4x4 4.0L auto, 4.88's, 33's, xcal 2 tuner, body lift = 14mpg
98 Ranger supercab 4x4 4.0L manual, 3.73's, 33's, body lift= 14mpg
06 F150 4x4 crew cab 5.4L auto, 3.73's, 35's, AEM intake, xcal 2 tuner, 2" leveling kit = 14mpg


Stock to stock the ranger will get slightly better mileage, or atleast it should.
I haven't pulled anything with the F150 yet but I'm sure it will get worse mileage when towing, only because there is more power available. I got a solid 10mpg pulling a loaded down enclosed 6x14 trailer from Oregon to Kentucky.
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I think the 2nd one is more appealing. I just sold my ranger. It was a good truck and never spent a day in the shop. It had 32's on it for most of it's life, 4yrs to be exact, and a 3" lift for the last 3. Everything held up even though it was wheeled every now and then. I did, however, replace the u-joints 2 months ago. My son is now 2 and the only vehicle we have to accomodate the family is the wife's Explorer. The latest mod done to the ranger was the carseat mod, which took up the only available seat. I figured it was time to turn the page and sell it. I bought the truck new and had it for 7yrs w/73,500 and some change on it and was able to sell it for $5,000. We said our good-byes on monday and I got an '08 F-150 XLT 2wd super crew. I love the extra room. I am happy with the truck as it fits my needs, accommodating the family and having a functional bed for hauling.
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im not getting anything right now..... insurance hike on a F150 for me=FAIL
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Good, we can still talk then. lol
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trevor... do you ever intend to tint your windows?
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In time yeah lol
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idk why its taken this long lol thats a required mod
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keep it, great truck
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idk why its taken this long lol thats a required mod
Traction bars, front hitch and t-case skid are required mods... That's optional. lol
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im not getting anything right now..... insurance hike on a F150 for me=FAIL
Really? Mine actually went down 10 dollars a month with the F-150.
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im not getting anything right now..... insurance hike on a F150 for me=FAIL
Mine was about the same
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Really? Mine actually went down 10 dollars a month with the F-150.
my ranger is 340 every 6 months
my f150 is 360 every 6 months
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Ha I wish I had that. My Ranger was 1350 every 6 months, for the F-150 its going to be 1100 every 6 months.
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holy crap! that is enough to make me almost puke! lol
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Tell me about it! I was talking to state farm yesterday and the lady was like it would be 180 monthly so I went great because that was the cheapest. Then she said oh wait I forgot to add your only a 3 year driver, that beings it up to 310!?!?! So not going with them at all.
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Yeah i never paid that even when i was 16. Most I ever paid was 890 something every 6.

Ranger when it was new was like 650 or so.

I am with Farm Bureau
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Yeah my speeding ticket doesn't help...at all. It will be off the record next year though.
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yeah they dont but i have had a fair share for sure.

been to defensive driving class once. 8 points on my license... etc.

I seem to get 1-2 a year no matter what. LOL
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WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!! Just talked to my insurance company and next month I drop from 2800 a year to 1375 a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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