2019 Ford Ranger

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Chillis, May 29, 2018.

  1. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    With those requirements, you're not buying anything new or mid size.
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  2. sleazy rider

    sleazy rider przemądrzały dupek

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    Yeah, notta truck. Glad I went and got something else this summer because I also got tired of waiting for this to release. What happened to my favorite truck model? It's now a glorified mini Lincoln Navigator with an unusable bed.
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  3. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    These small bed four door trucks are really an SUV sedan. Just add a lid to the bed. Not a criticism. I get it and I like it. Not for me. I still want a two door cab and long bed. Closer to the ground the better. I’m o.k. with 2wd.
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  4. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    My ZR2, which is 4 door and short bed, hauls my bike just fine.

    Can't do that in a car.

    Also the mountain bikes, work supplies. I love it.

    If the Ranger hadn't taken so long I may be driving one. Could have saved a few $$ over the ZR2. Glad I have the ZR2 for the extra off road capability though.
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  5. DLFLHT

    DLFLHT I'm a little fuzzy

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    It would be hard to jump on a Ranger right now, when the Colorado's are being discounted $4,500 around here.
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  6. zpooch

    zpooch Been here awhile

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    Remove Taurus from production, replace with small truck that looks like the Taurus
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  7. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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    No, I don't suppose I am. Shame you can't buy a proper truck anymore.
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  8. 2whlrcr

    2whlrcr gooligan

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    I'm all with you on a manual trans, but I can live with a 6' box. Tacoma is getting long in the tooth and I like the Ranger, but most likely will wait for the Ranger redue in a couple of years.
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  9. motocopter

    motocopter ˙˙˙ƃuᴉɥɔɹɐǝS

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    I traded my manual '06 Frontier of 11 1/2 years and 165k miles for a new F150 in '17. I like the Ranger; but, I won't trade for another automatic. Maybe the real re-make in a couple/few years will offer a manual transmission.
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  10. Fenianbastard

    Fenianbastard Been here awhile Supporter

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    My friend in the UK has a manual and diesel Ranger, although I think it may be called something different. It is a nice truck though.
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  11. c1skout

    c1skout Long timer

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  12. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Ha, you guys are funny, taurus, thats a good one. Everyone's different and its certainly not a truck for a diesel 8' box F250 kinda guy, but it works for me and thats really all I care about. If you,d like to learn about it Id be happy to tell you, if it makes you feel better to come and tell me its not a real truck, whatever its a free country I guess, lol.

    Lotsa full size with a bed just 1/2 a foot bigger, and yes Im gonna put a tonneau cover on it when they are available so I can keep my shit out of the snow and rain and easily remove it when I need to, just like most other non-work specific "trucks" out there, lol

    I was pretty skeptical about the power train when I first heard about it being an old guy, but all the reviews convinced me and I gotta say its impressed me. Did my first small tow today to the sled dealer and was quite surprised, fairly light load, but it drove like it wasnt even there. So if it will haul this up north and back,and my 16' aluminum fishing boat Im good

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  13. toddiscdn

    toddiscdn Take off, EH!

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    Im with you guys on the manual tranny, but unfortunately we must be the minority as the American market does not seem to have the demand so they are few and far between. My wife now has the first automatic she has ever had in her " I wont say" how many years of driving. We could not find anything that suited here needs that still had a manual, the small VW suv and a couple Subarus had it in base model only. Shes worked long and hard and wanted to treat herself to a nicer ride, so she made the sacrifice, still misses it though.

    Rest of the world gets manual and some nice small diesels too, I enjoy driving then when I travel, but Im not sure it will make a come back here, YMMV
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  14. quickster212

    quickster212 Adventurer

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  15. HRS

    HRS Long timer

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    I have a manual transmission in a California Special Mustang, and always prefer a manual in any old car I plan to keep for myself for long at a time. A 66 GT fastback Mustang, 70 Mach 1 Mustang, and 67 Super Sport Chevelle are 3 of the more recent ones. In a truck, though, especially if I use them for work as well as transportation, I much prefer an automatic transmission. It just, well, works better. I've never burned out a clutch pulling a load in a manual trucks, but I've seen, or rather smelled it, plus it's a pain in the ass pulling a load in bumper to bumper stop and go traffic.

    18 wheelers are more often manual, but they have 18 gears, and those guys are paid to drive them.

    So manual in hot rods, and an automatic in a truck. Works for me.
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  16. Bovino

    Bovino Been here awhile

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    Oh well. Thing is, that size truck do circles around anything bigger than a F150 when the going gets dirty. Do you guys get a real 100% diff-lock? It just says electronic locker in the U.S. specs, and then FX4 only.

    As I said before, I was to choose a truck in '17. I went Hilux mainly because superior quality and the bigger bed. The ranger had it all, sweet 3.2 Diesel, fair looks and all. At least over here the Quality just isn't there though, very tinny feel. It's cheap though, that makes it the most sold truck.
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  17. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    Wife works for a Tier 1 auto supplier that does a lot of work with Ford. Next generation of this Ranger is the 2023 model year.
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  18. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    Good to know.
    I can wait.:D
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  19. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Rumors of T-88 7 speed stick and the 2.7 eco boost for the Bronco. That may show up for both.
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  20. Davethestick

    Davethestick Long timer

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    Sounds like a good time to start a 3 year lease and upgrade to the new model in 2022.
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