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Old 11-16-2009
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If I could, i would get rid of my Ranger and get a F150.. But i have put too much money into the Ranger to let it go right now..
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Old 12-20-2009
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What do you guys think of buying a 04-05 with 100k miles on it? I figure if the previous owner drove it with respect and took care of it, it would be fine. What do you guys think?
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What do you guys think of buying a 04-05 with 100k miles on it? I figure if the previous owner drove it with respect and took care of it, it would be fine. What do you guys think?
depends on the price. If it has the 5.4 have the spark plugs been done? personally thats too many miles for me. If the price is right and it has been taken care of...
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What do you guys think of buying a 04-05 with 100k miles on it? I figure if the previous owner drove it with respect and took care of it, it would be fine. What do you guys think?
I would never buy it unless the plugs have been changed. Or it was a killer deal
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Old 12-22-2009
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yeah that is WAYYY too many miles.. I am currently on the hunt for a new f150 as i just sold the ranger, and i am finding 04-07's with anywheres from 3,500 -60,000 miles for less than $20K
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Old 12-22-2009
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i still have my ranger but if i had to i wouldnt have traded it in for my F-150. i love my F-150, it rides great, plush interior, has all the bells and whistles, has a ton of power and can tow more but my ranger is more fun to drive, it could wheel circles around my F-150 and IMO has way more character than my F-150. but i love them both and im lucky enough to be able keep them together. it all depends on youre needs. if fullsize is it, i would get the F-150 and never look back, you may regret getting rid of the ranger but youll never regret buying the F-150.. if that makes sense. lol. just my 2 cents.
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i still have my ranger but if i had to i wouldnt have traded it in for my F-150. i love my F-150, it rides great, plush interior, has all the bells and whistles, has a ton of power and can tow more but my ranger is more fun to drive, it could wheel circles around my F-150 and IMO has way more character than my F-150. but i love them both and im lucky enough to be able keep them together. it all depends on youre needs. if fullsize is it, i would get the F-150 and never look back, you may regret getting rid of the ranger but youll never regret buying the F-150.. if that makes sense. lol. just my 2 cents.
This post is dead on. IMO the F-150 is the most common truck on the roads right now, at least here it is. A lifted Ranger is so much more unique compared to the 150. My 150 is super nice and I don't regret getting it but if I had had a nicer Ranger I probably wouldn't have been so quick to upgrade either.
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Old 12-22-2009
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I agree with Patrick as well. I really regret selling my lifted/locked sport trac, but I do not regret buying the F150. I wish I could have had both!
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Old 12-22-2009
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I cant say anymore then what these guys have said. The f150 indeed has more space/power/tow capacity but its all in what you want. If you want a V8 do a V8 swap
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Rode in a 5.4 Lariat today and man was it nice. Great power, really wish my Ranger had that kind of power.
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Old 12-22-2009
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Rode in a 5.4 Lariat today and man was it nice. Great power, really wish my Ranger had that kind of power.
My dad has a 05 lariat 4x4 supercrew ..... I like the space but am not amazed at the power
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Add a gryphon tuner to the f150 and it is a completely different truck. I love my f150. Only thing that would make me trade is a good deal on a 2011+ with the 6speed tranny and the 6.2L.
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Different animals. I have a Ranger, had a 03 F150 that I put 196k on and have a 08 Silverado with 92k. Both full size trucks are big appliances(and fleet owned). Comfortable, with plenty of room and capacity to move things.

But they are no fun to drive and there is no option for a clutch anymore. If you need tow, or have kids to throw in the back seat then get a F150. If not I see no need to upgrade. Later this year my company is getting rid of the fleet program and giving us a flat car allowance. I will probably buy a '10 4.0l. It costs $10k less new than a basic F150 XLT 4X4, and it costs a hell of a lot less to operate on a yearly basis. I need 4X4 to get on and off jobsites but I dont need big hauling capacity.

Dont be afraid of buying a high mile truck. I kept my 03 F150 4.6 on the road for 196k and never had to open the engine, trans or rear end. Just fluid changes and the occasional minor repair like an alternator or water pump. But 200k was about all that 4.6 had in it. It was a very tired truck at that point.

My 08 Silverado is a pos next to my old F150. Granted it has given me 92k trouble free miles so far, but the build quality of the interior is waaay off the mark. On a rough road it rattles like a paint bucket full of washers and the drivers seat is falling apart. The dash is put together like a little tykes play set. The only real highlight of the truck is the automatic locking rear axle. Its a brilliant design that Ford needs to steal.
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i had an 07 f150 i got new it was a blast to drive mainy because it had duals but i like my ranger just as much and it was less than half the price i looked at everything when the insurance finally gave me my money so i had a couple of months to look around the ranger i couldnt get a fullsize for less than 4-5k more than the ranger it has honestly surpised me its quicker easier to drive and after finally getting exhaust yesterday is hella fun to drive
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Old 12-23-2009
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The only reason i am regretting selling the ranger is the fact that the kid already wrecked it. I was starting to miss her then i drove an 05 FX4...
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