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Discussion in 'General Chatter & Off Topic' started by xcaliber, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    I'm not running out to get one, but I sure do like that Ford has brought the Ranger back into the USA. There is a video on YouTube doing a head to head off road comparison to the Tacoma, and the Ford did pretty well. The price is up there for the Lariat edition FX4 quad cab, but it has a towing capacity of 7,000 lbs. with a 2.3 turbo charged 4 cyl. That coupled to the proven 10 speed automatic transmission gets this truck over 20 mpg in the city! My Taco gets 14 city no matter how hard the wind blows!:eek: Anyway, I'm probably going to get a full size truck for my next one in a few years, God willing & the creek don't rise!:cool:
     
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  2. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    They are certainly coming out with some good stuff. A little surprised the turbo 4s are holding up long term. Guess tech has come a long way since the days when a turbo 4 had a very short shelf life.
     
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  3. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Sounds good,but looks like this poor old boy will be driving used junk the rest of my life :confused: I look at the bright side of things thow ,very little washing an no waxing for my ride:p
     
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  4. jacol84

    jacol84 Active Member

    Yep. We got the AWD Mountaineer from friends for what WAS a good price. Then needed engine work, and we got the engine replaced with a lifetime replacement warranty. This engine goes bad, we get another one with similar mileage for $150.:D I’ll be driving that baby until the wheels fall off.;)
     
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  5. Masboy

    Masboy Active Member

    Sounds like a great deal!

    I ride around in my old Chevy ,just as happy as if I had good sense o_O:p
     
  6. Oppie

    Oppie Active Member

    Yepper, my Frontier gets 18 going down hill :confused:. But I don't drive it much either.
    I helped a buddy do a OVTune ecu/tcu brian flash in his 2016 Taco, pretty cool how they do it. It run and shifts so much better now. :D
     
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  7. robertyb

    robertyb Member

    My 2018 Honda Ridgeline AWD gets 18 in town and around 22/23 on hwy and runs like a scalded cat when needed.
     
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  8. xcaliber

    xcaliber Active Member

    I looked at the Ridgeline pretty hard before the new model design, but decided on the Tacoma due to availability. I got my Taco in August 2015 and there were no real good used Ridgelines in our area. We probably looked at 12 of them, and we had 3 dealerships looking for any leftover new inventory, none to be found. I have not looked at the new design yet, glad to hear you like yours.
     
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