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Old 11-14-2009
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To those of you with an f150

Do you regret trading in your ranger? I'm toying with the idea of trading mine in before I start anything big with the ranger and getting an f150. The ranger is a really great truck and I'm sure I'll miss it, but that V8 and more truck space is just calling my name.
I'm just askin' for any input from f150 owners on how it compares to the ranger and if you made the right decision by trading it in..
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Not one bit, best thing I've ever done. I came from a basic 2wd, no power Ranger though so it was a pretty decent upgrade. All the extra space, power and 4x4 are so worth it. Now if I had a FX4 ranger I probably would have been less interested in trading up but coming from what I came from it was great.
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i work all over Manitoba, and we work on quads, so we bring 12 quads where evere we go. we use 3 different work trucks a 07 f150, 05 350, and a 09 350. and i could say after using that f150 i would never buy one, the truck in my opinion has no power, and its just a boring truck to drive, when it comes to pulling quads even pulling 2 that truck struggles a great amount. and it gets stuck alot.
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Just keep the ranger and get the F150 too. No regrets there!
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Just keep the ranger and get the F150 too. No regrets there!
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i work all over Manitoba, and we work on quads, so we bring 12 quads where evere we go. we use 3 different work trucks a 07 f150, 05 350, and a 09 350. and i could say after using that f150 i would never buy one, the truck in my opinion has no power, and its just a boring truck to drive, when it comes to pulling quads even pulling 2 that truck struggles a great amount. and it gets stuck alot.
what truck would you recommend
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F-150's are nice; I drive a 2007 SuperCrew Lariat 4x4 all the time. I can't say that I would trade my Ranger for one though. The only real benefit they have over a Ranger is increased tow capacity and more room and two more doors if you get the SuperCrew. F-150's also offer a ton of aesthetic and comfort/luxury upgrades over a Ranger. In the end it boils down to your personal preferences and needs/wants. If I needed two more doors, the extra room, and increased tow capacity then I would have an F-150, but I don’t so I don’t own one.
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Yeah I wouldn't have gotten anything except a supercrew. I don't really see the point from upgrading for anything but.
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I had a supercab 4x4 4.0L 5 spd ranger, then a 4x4 4.0L auto sport trac, then my F150.
I love both my ranger and the sport trac, but I sold the ranger because it had 145k miles and I wanted money to mod the sport trac. The sport trac was re-geared and locked front and rear with 33's and it was a blast to drive, I could fit 4 people and drove it all over the mountains and trails in Oregon.
Then I moved to Kentucky where there is almost no public land to play on (unless you drive for hours and pay a bunch PER DAY to wheel), so the sport trac didn't really have as much use here. Man I hate this place. lol
Anyway, the F150 is great. I have four REAL doors and I can comfortable carry 4-5 adults without the front seats crammed forward. I easily fit 35s and get nearly the same fuel economy as the ranger or the sport trac, a real(ish) bed that I can actually fit sheets of plywood and stuff in, there is a lot more aftermarket support, it is more comfortable, drives nicer, etc. The only downside is that it isn't as fun to drive as the ranger because it's an automatic. If I lived in Oregon still I probably would have the sport trac to get around on the Jeep trails on the weekends and stuff. Being that you are in Illinois I doubt you would miss the ranger much.
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i could say after using that f150 i would never buy one, the truck in my opinion has no power, and its just a boring truck to drive, when it comes to pulling quads even pulling 2 that truck struggles a great amount. and it gets stuck alot.
Thats the dumbest thing ive ever heard! Since you say work truck im just going to assume it was either a 6cyl or a 4.6. Is that right? My 5.4L never showed signs of a struggle and was a blast to drive!

To the OP, If you can afford it then DO IT! You will not regret it.
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i have a 06 f150 ibought when had second kid, its great for traveling with them,also plenty of power for what it is a truck, not a race car
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You also have to know that stock the 150s are tuned for torque, towing power. With a tuner it drives so differently.
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Get a Chebby!
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thats a terrible idea
After recently driving one of the work 09 tahoe's with only 5k miles, I don't understand why anyone would every buy a chevy truck honestly. The suspension was softer than an old mans noodle, and it was extremely underpowered even with me as the only occupant. Tons of body roll, brake dive, it bounced around driving through dips in the road, what a horrible vehicle. I thought my f150 on 35's felt a little underpowered last time I drove out to Eastern KY only because it downshifted more on the hills, but the stock (new) tahoe downshifted more and had a hard time maintaining speed in some spots. Shifting was slow and really unimpressive. I don't know what engine it had but it's a v8. The seat was comfortable but that's the only thing it had going for it.
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If you can afford to do it and it makes sense go for it! I went from a ranger sport to an xlt f150 screw. NO REGRETS. the space is incredible, the gas mileage is almost the same, the f150 is soo much nicer to drive than the ranger. The little things like overhead console and lumbar support are nice too.
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actually it is a 5.4 we use for work, we had a chevy on there it was much better for towing, still not great but was better, the best gas job we had on there was a dodge, but that was a hemi. actually to my surprise the 05 6.0l has more power and is much better on fuel then the 09 6.3l little off topic.
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I had a F-150 4x4 supercrew 5.4 L all power everything. I bought it new in 02. I loved it. I kept it for 4 years. I traded it in in 07. My kids are all grown up driving their own cars, so I decided to downsize. I now have a 01 Ranger 4x4 XLT Supercab, 4.0 Automatic 93000 miles. I like it a lot, had it for 2 years. I have no need for a F-150, that Supercrew was huge as far as parking and turning around. It is all in what a person likes and wants, my ranger has all the power I need, I can roast the tires any time I want,yeah gas mileage isnt that good but I only use it to go to work, hunting. We have an Escape for trips and what ever. Do I regret it? No.
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After recently driving one of the work 09 tahoe's with only 5k miles, I don't understand why anyone would every buy a chevy truck honestly. The suspension was softer than an old mans noodle, and it was extremely underpowered even with me as the only occupant. Tons of body roll, brake dive, it bounced around driving through dips in the road, what a horrible vehicle. I thought my f150 on 35's felt a little underpowered last time I drove out to Eastern KY only because it downshifted more on the hills, but the stock (new) tahoe downshifted more and had a hard time maintaining speed in some spots. Shifting was slow and really unimpressive. I don't know what engine it had but it's a v8. The seat was comfortable but that's the only thing it had going for it.
My buddies 03 Tahoe was the same way. It had a tuner, CAI, TBS, exhaust, and a shift kit and it still felt like a slug. Tahoe's are crap, IMO.
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Sometimes I miss havin my ranger just cuz I liked what I had done to it, but now with the new toy it's easy to forget about
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Nah, I would keep mine... I traded my F150 off before and missed it when I did.
I have decided to keep this Ranger and up grade it the way I see fit.
However, I have had my eye on a F150 limited in opal white... I really like not having a car payment... But really like the new truck... What to do What to do???

You can do whatever buddy... It's you that has to live with it.
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Alright you guys have def supported my hunger for a v8 lol.. the only problem is I might have to get a 2x4... they seem to be a few thousand less and that would really help right now. I don't live somewhere where I absolutely need the 4x4.. it's just a luxury here.. so I might just abandon the 4x4 for the time being
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Yeah you can save a good bit with a 2wd. I got it just to have it though. I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.
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Yeah you can save a good bit with a 2wd. I got it just to have it though. I'd rather have it and not need it then need it and not have it.
i know exactly what you mean.. it makes it look a lot better too
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I came from a 2003 Ranger single cab xlt to a brand new 2007 supercab f150 xlt. Without a doubt love it! Can fit my quad and camping gear in the back. get the same fuel economy with 35's have way more power and can actually tow a decent load. All in all happy I switched and lesson learned.
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I love my F150 for the cabin space, the power, and the towing ability. I still have my Ranger though...
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