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Wow Ford put the 2.3 into the sports..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ford-...=p4506.c0.m245

makes sense though since they got rid of the 3.0, wonder if its coil sprung or torsion bars.
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really, only 19/24 on the MPG? wow. other than its nice.
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really, only 19/24 on the MPG? wow. other than its nice.
it gets more than that, my 2.3 gets 28mpg city but then again its stick it was rated like 25/29
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yeah, true. all depends on driving habits etc etc......did you see the "Estimated Price per Gallon"....LOL....hope we never see that again!
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20 K for a 2wd reg cab 4 cyl? (sticker) thats awful. i'll just keep my paid for 4.0 4x4 on the road 'till the body rots off the frame. not a big fan of the power rack sterring and ford going away from the twin-I beam/twin traction beam front suspention anyhow. my '88 got around 20 mpg on average. highest ever was 28. not much tourque though when you got in hilly areas.
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Is that an Ipod jack where the airbag swtich is? If that truck was a stick and cheaper, I would buy it.
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Definitely looks like a coil spring truck from the 225s and ride height...
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Is that an Ipod jack where the airbag swtich is? If that truck was a stick and cheaper, I would buy it.
Yes My 07 has that its standard now, and the airbag switch is like built into the passenger seat now, and theres a light that comes on on the bezel that lets you know where its off.

Im consdering on getting an 09 sport if its coil sprung and i can get a 2.3 with stick behind it.
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LOOK AT THE CROSSMEMBER!! LOOK AT THE CROSSMEMBER!! That DOES appear to be a coilsprung 2wd crossmember i see...


GUYS!! I think in the spring i'll get myself a black reg cab 2wd 2.3L 5spd sport!!! or bright red.

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I think I'll just get the grill and valence. Whats the point of a Sport, when it's just a XLT with flares?
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i cant belive 20 k for that wow though i would like the new interior door assembly
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nice..
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i cant belive 20 k for that wow though i would like the new interior door assembly
no one actually pays sticker, hell i pay dealer cost gotta love x plan
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no one actually pays sticker, hell i pay dealer cost gotta love x plan

you be amazed how many people do lol

even with the x-plan your looking at 14 to 15k when you can run a f-150 for a few bones more. just too much for a small 4cyl,single cab truck in my opinion
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you be amazed how many people do lol

even with the x-plan your looking at 14 to 15k when you can run a f-150 for a few bones more. just too much for a small 4cyl,single cab truck in my opinion
sticker on my truck was 18, I paid 12,900 out the door after taxes and title.
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i belive mine was 20 sticker and i payed 12.5,give or take a 100 bucks or so,out the door

to me the rangers are over priced now for some thing that has not realy changed much in 7 to 8 years
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that truck sucks.

and i would happily drive a new xcab 2.3l stick if i could afford one
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yay me :)
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yay me :)
yay you for what? lol
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That truck is about 17,500.00 out of my price range
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yay you for what? lol
Yay him 'cause he got one 'dem new fangled modern Rangers
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[url]wonder if its coil sprung or torsion bars.
I can confirm that the 2.3L Sport is coil spring - I just looked at one at the dealer. No lift blocks at the rear either like the original Edge/Sport had. I couldn't find a V6 version to look at.

The tiny P225/70Rx15 tires on the 4x2 regular cab Sport look kind of odd next to the large fender flares. S/C's and 4x4's have larger tires.
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Well I know ill definalty never buy an 09 sport then unless they make a v6 version with torsion bars. For the 08 model, you could build a regular cab, 4.0 4x4 sport.
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I would take the torsion bars just to get a 4.0 reg cab.

But as I said, 20K for an XLT 4-cyl with fender flares? Buy the XLT for 6k less and spend a couple hundred for flares.
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yay you for what? lol
i have a 5-speed 2.3L and im lovin in!
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