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Old 09-13-2011
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Well, I plan on buying a new Ranger in about a year to 18 months. I know, I know. That is a long time away, but I want to keep up on prices and learn as much as I can about the trims I want. So when I shell out the cash I know what I'm getting into.
Well I'm losing my current Ranger due to my divorce :( She is getting my truck and i keep my motorcycle. We sold her car after I got my bike so we could buy rings. So now I want to save up money and buy a new truck. But now I want to get everything that I want.
I would like to get a Reg. Cab short bed 4x4 (if I can find one). If I have to settle I want a "4 door" 4x4. I prefer something Newer then an 05. But now my big question, I head all the time that Ford has the crappest auto trannys. In my 00, I have a Manual and with 160k miles, not a single problem. Now if I pick up an auto (like I really want), am I going to have tons of problems after 100k? Be sides that, what else should I look out for?
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I wouldn't be worried about the trans if it's been well maintained. No issues with mine so far but I don't have all that many miles on it yet.
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I wouldn't get a regular cab again especially if I had 12-18 months to find one. But thats me. And like Adam said if its maintained there shouldn't be be a problem.
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Well I want a Reg cab due to the short wheel base. I kind of want this more of a toy, guess I should have said that.
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Like for long travel desert toy? Or just play around and do a few things with toy?
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At first play around toy. But my plan is SAS with long travel. To either or.
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I'm more into the crawling and not hauling tail.
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Buy my F150 so I can buy an older yota to do that to
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Gtfo buy a ranger
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^^ what has said!
But does anyone else have any imput on the auto trans?
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unless you have medical reasons not too, buy a 5 speed. they are so much better and more fun to drive. Better gas mileage with them and much more reliable too imo. you will feel better about yourself in the end. i have had 5 rangers and all five were standards and were awesome. small trucks should be standard. want an auto, get an f150
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unless you have medical reasons not too, buy a 5 speed. they are so much better and more fun to drive. Better gas mileage with them and much more reliable too imo. you will feel better about yourself in the end. i have had 5 rangers and all five were standards and were awesome. small trucks should be standard. want an auto, get an f150
San Diego and a 5 speed suck the big one.
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Auto in my Ranger, 172K miles and pulled more than most have even dreamed of with a Ranger. Haven't had a single issue with it.
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