2019 Ford Ranger

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

  1. MN_Smurf

    MN_Smurf Capt_Confusion

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    @Davethestick, that was my thought, especially since the rumour mill says we might get Ranger Raptor then as well, although that's completely based on social media data mining done by Road and Track. Bronco would be an established model by that time.
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  2. panzer

    panzer The Mountains Are Calling And I Must Go

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    How about a full size ranchero or el Camino?
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    Single cabs just don't sell over here - almost everyone goes dual cab, plus bling, and almost always auto. I've just bought myself a 3.2 l auto dual cab xls , the dealer doesn't even stock the base model xl because it's $2 k more expensive by the time ford discounts kick in. People are buying wildtracks @$20 k more, then removing the tub, wheels, and towbars :dunno Just give me a vehicle that fits 5 average sized blokes, their mtb's, and doesn't beep at me all day.
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  4. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Tiny Swedish Climate Demon Supporter

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    Sounds like the 2.3 turbo really sucks down the fuel. Internal investigations at the MoCo and early tests I've seen are across the board poor. Then we see this, a calculated mileage almost 20% lower than the computer. What gives?



    P.S. I can barely tolerate these jamokes
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  5. richarddacat

    richarddacat Do enjoy your party Super Supporter

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  6. WVhillbilly

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  7. Adam E

    Adam E halfway there Supporter

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    My Father in law and I went to check out the Ranger a few weeks ago. We didn't drive any- just sat it one. Nothing really good or bad to report. I walked away thinking I'd probably opt for an F-150. He's kinda sorta in the market for a new truck so it'll be interesting to see what he ends up with.
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  8. Oilhed

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    I am a huge fan of single cab long bedpick ups. I had a 2wd Ranger with a stick. I now had a 2wd Silverado with a auto. When the time comes I’ll go looking for a fleet or work truck.
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  9. Nico

    Nico The Sexiest of Silverbacks.

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  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    how the hell does a 2.3 turbo burn fuel that fast? My wifes' 20 year old 3.0 V6 gets the same mileage.

    Where's the progress?
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  11. spagthorpe

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    Would look better without the 50" lightbar at the top.
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  12. Crocodile Tears

    Crocodile Tears Tiny Swedish Climate Demon Supporter

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    I had a 3.Slow back in the day. With 2wd and a stick it was surprisingly efficient - 24+ usually.

    I'm more surprised by the computer calculated 25+ with a reality confirmed 21ish. Being a mile or two high seems normal, but 20%? Like was stated, there is an "internal investigation" going on. I was surprised to learn that these figures are not necessarily tested by the EPA - apparently they can decide whether or not they want to confirm or just take the manufacturer on its honor. Seems like that might not be the best policy.
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  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    We had a Passat TDI and got caught up in the whole dieselgate thing. The car calculated the mileage nearly perfectly - to the point where I stopped manually calculating.

    I miss that car..... and its 38 mpg - in town
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  14. MiniBike

    MiniBike Casual Observer

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    Be quieter too.
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    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    :nod
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I had a bunch of KC lights on the top of my Jeep as everyone did in the 90's. Whenever I tried to use them the reflection from the hood was so blinding, it made the lights totally useless. I can't imagine that those LED lightbars would be any better
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  17. spagthorpe

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    I guess if they had a spot beam pattern, maybe it wouldn't hit the hood. Much. I know I tried some A-pillar lights on mine, and they only worked if I had them aimed way out. Otherwise, yeah, serious hood glare.

    I think the bumber/grill is the only place you can put lights and get away from that.
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    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :thumb
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    My Samurai is primer grey, I don't get a lot of reflection from the hood :lol3

    Every truck I've been in with a cab mounted light bar had awful wind noise. So I'm not interested in ever having lights there.
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  20. Chillis

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    I'm assuming some of you have seen the TFL video with the tuned 2.3 and how fast it made the Ranger?

    That was awesome news.

    I considered the Ranger before I got my ZR2 but without a true off road package with front and rear lockers I couldn't wait for it.

    I'm sure it is nice with that engine but the truck looks bland in and out and for hard core off road work wether crawling or ripping through the desert, it didn't check enough boxes like the ZR2 does.

    Really happy with my decision.

    I'll continue to monitor the Ranger and its development for off road use.

    With my ZR2 I am pretty much looking at the factory body lift, a leveling kit and getting some taller tires for clearance and a front mounted trail camera so I can see over the hood while crawling.

    That is all I'll really need.