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New Ranger owner. Bought a 2002, like new, only 32 k miles.

I've been driving an S10 for the last 15 years. I'm back in a Ford, and I am one again in harmony with the cosmic ether.

What a beautiful day in northeast Indiana!
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So, how are you liking the ranger compared to the s-10?
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So, how are you liking the ranger compared to the s-10?
Terrific so far, but it's a different vehicle in a lot of ways.

The S10 was a low end vehicle from the start. When I bought it in '97, looking for something about 5 years old, I looked at Rangers first, but from what I had to choose from I preferred the S10s for interior room and "truckiness." I hauled a lot of crap in that thing and didn't worry about scratching the paint. The 2.8 L V-6 was a darn good engine. In 15 years I replaced an alternator, radiator, water pump, and a couple of freeze plugs that rusted through. The bodies have some rust problems. I was able to stay ahead of my rust for a long time, but it was starting to take over.

This Ranger is has much nicer features, the ride is a lot better, and is in a lot better shape from the start. It's going to be more like a car with a big open-air trunk. I can still haul camping gear or lumber or a water heater, but I'm less inclined let a front end loader throw a load of rocks in the back. I want a tilt up cover so I can leave my golf clubs back there.
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The 2.8s and 4.3s are bad for freeze plugs to rust out.It sucks changing those also when they located between the block and cross member.
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Cant ever go wrong with a ranger.
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