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07 Ranger FX4 Off-Road Level I 18 32.73%
07 Sport Trac 13 23.64%
07 Nissan Frontier Nismo 14 25.45%
Somethign else 10 18.18%
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What vehicle to get?

hrmm...I'm not 100% sure I feel like keeping my Ranger. I'm getting sick of driving a stick.

Anyway...here's the options, feel free to discuss:

07 Ranger FX4 Level I
07 Sport Trac with 4.6
07 Nissan Frontier Nismo
Something else
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I would keep that ranger and mod the crap outta it. I do like the sportrac though. Either would be nice to have.
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Yeah I mean I can pretty much justify getting a sport trac -- being that 4 full-size doors would be nice being that I am getting older and will probably have a family some time in the next 5 years or so...and the Ranger certainly wouldn't cut it.

I can justify getting another Ranger solely because I would want an automatic...well, that and those new 16" Y-spoke wheels are badass.

The Nissan, I think I'd be in the same boat I'm in now because I'd probably end up getting a manual if I could...although I've driven them before, and it shifts a lot nicer than my ranger does.

Then I could also justify getting some type of sporty car with a manual because then I'd have the room I'd need...but then I'd have to borrow someone's truck all the time...I'm always needing a truck for one thing or another.
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I would keep the truck t'll your ready to start a family. Then buy sportrac and have fun.
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Whhy not buy a MinI Van


I know my neighbors has a sport trac and within 50k between both sides they had to replace 3 sets of ball joint

Not sure if that a common problem with them, could have just been a lemon.

So I picked something else.
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If i had the money i would buy a sport trac they are like the rangers big bother and come with really nice options and leather seats and a V8
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^^^^^ Yeah I went sport trac as well. You still get 4wd, a V8 option, ALLOT more room for people and you still have a bed out back. To me there doesn't seem to be a down side....
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my vote is for the nissan. You can get 4 fullsize doors in the Nissan, and the Nissans are no longer as small as the ranger, they are more in between the size of a ranger and a sporttrac. Plus you get a real locker, and alot of other goodies. Its got a 4.0L V6 (260HP), that has unreal power compared to the ranger's engine. I just priced out a 4 door Nismo 4x4, to be 28k online, the Sport Trac came out to 29K with no options other then 4.6 and 4x4.
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i would stay far away from the nissan... every one i have seen seems cheaply built
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i would stay far away from the nissan... every one i have seen seems cheaply built
hmm my cousins husband has the nismo 4 door, I would trade my LVL 2 ranger in a heart beat for it. It is much nicer then the rangers.
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I vote Ranger because:

A: I hate Sport Tracs

B: I hate Nissans

But after the auto show last night I got to admit, It is time for the ranger to go, or be redesigned. It just looked off at the Ford exhibit. This was the first time I've felt this way ever.

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you dont seem like a lifted truck guy so no there is issue with the IRS and IFS i would get the sport trac... i want my GF to get one...
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The Nissan Frontier Nismo Edition is awesome looking, just not worth the extra price tag of the "Nismo" options if it's not going to be driven hard off-road.

I say get a brand spankin' new Ranger FX4 Level II. It comes with all the bells and whistles and the leather seat upgrade is really not that much if you look at the whole cost of the truck. The FX4 Level II is cheaper then the Sport Trac and Nissan Frontier.
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what's a Level I??
if you mean Level II that is what I would get
no sense in paying extra money for 4 doors for a family that might exist in 5 years
in 5 years you will want a new vehicle
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'08 Sport Trac....get the v8 option....
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i love driving my moms 07 v8 explorer
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i love driving my moms 07 v8 explorer


i loved the 1 i test drove....it had PLENTY of power.......it would scoot.....though about getting one for my GF and then using it to pull my Ranger to shows...
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buy an H1. this way, you can have the room to lug around ur kids, and still have the ability to go anywhere... and, all your neighbors will be uberly jealous.
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07 Ranger FX4 Level I- Meh not bad

07 Sport Trac with 4.6- If your not going to do much offroading then this is my vote. I really love the interior, exterior and now since they finally put a damn V8 in it a good engine.

07 Nissan Frontier Nismo- If your going to do any offroading then this over the trac. Last month a buddy of mine bought one. Got to drive it when i was out in Gorman (sand dunes, dry bed lake, trails, hills, etc) and damn i was very very impressed... and that was with stock pos tires! On the dry bed lake i hit 120 like it was nothing and it still had alot left.... ford has a **** load of work to do.... 265hp 285(?)tq out of a 4.0... yeah id buy this over a new lvl2 any day... sadly
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hrmm...everyone at work basically talked me entirely out of it. Where's the excitement in that? You're supposed to cheer your coworkers on to make spur of the moment decisions and stuff...where's the fun in talking people out of stuff like this?

So I just don't know...I'll probably just hang onto my 05 for a while longer as vehicles are my downfall. Since 2001 I've owned...

All bought new...

2001 Dakota reg. cab 3.9 auto
2002 Ranger ext. cab 3.0 manual
2003 Wrangler 2.4 manual
2005 Ranger ext. cab 4.0 manual...

It's a bit of a sickness that I should start to control I think.
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Get a Taco!
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... atleast look at one... theyre quiet nice and capable in alot of situations from the factory without special editions and stuff...
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hrmm...everyone at work basically talked me entirely out of it. Where's the excitement in that? You're supposed to cheer your coworkers on to make spur of the moment decisions and stuff...where's the fun in talking people out of stuff like this?

So I just don't know...I'll probably just hang onto my 05 for a while longer as vehicles are my downfall. Since 2001 I've owned...

All bought new...

2001 Dakota reg. cab 3.9 auto
2002 Ranger ext. cab 3.0 manual
2003 Wrangler 2.4 manual
2005 Ranger ext. cab 4.0 manual...

It's a bit of a sickness that I should start to control I think.

No man you are doing great my brothers went
1987 Honda civic(used)
2002 Chevy 1500(new)
2003 Ford f-250(used)
2005 Dodge 1500(new)
2006 dodge 2500(new)
2007 dodge 2500(new)
2004 dodge 1500(new)
1995 ford f350(used)
and no going on a 1993 honda civic.(used)

He went thourgh all the cars in a matter of a year in a half. needless to say he has jacked up credit.

I would look at getting a dodge 1500 quad cab can get them used for 16K with 20K miles in great shape. Just another option.
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Sport Tracs are nice man
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whoa, those are a lot of vehicles in a short period of time!
I have 6 years drivin my Ranger and just this past year is when I got my Tbird and the Honda and I'm in no plans of getting rid of my truck... I just installed some "4.0" badges last night, gotta show'em off!!
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