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Old 05-04-2010, 07:25 PM   #1
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hey everyone, Im debating between a 97-03 F150 Scab, or a ranger. either one I want a 4x4, but I need to consider gas mileage, and which one will last longer. Im only 16, and looking for a vehicle that will last me a few years. I was just wondering how the rangers are compared to the 150's off road. I hunt alot, so I need something that can get me through some deep mud. thanks for the help.
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Especially since your only 16, i'd say F-150. Rangers just ain't where its at lol. Plus, I know SO many people that've flipped those little trucks, rangers, s-10's etc. And even if you get a V8 if you get the 4.6 you'll get decent mileage. Nothing amazing, but better than most full size trucks. Now ofcourse as soon as you slap on big tires, a lift or any of that (if you plan on that) your mileage will plummet. But, when you think about it, the mileage would be just as bad in a Ranger if not worse because a smaller motor and gears will be pushing such big equipment. Anyway, just something to think about...
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O!, and as far as the life of either one of these goes, your should be fine with either, just take care of it. I know, your 16, you gotta hammer down and what not, but just be smart and they'll last a long time, be dumb, and you've ruined a big investment. That goes for anything, Ford, Chevy, Dodge...
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Especially since your only 16, i'd say F-150. Rangers just ain't where its at lol. Plus, I know SO many people that've flipped those little trucks, rangers, s-10's etc. And even if you get a V8 if you get the 4.6 you'll get decent mileage. Nothing amazing, but better than most full size trucks. Now ofcourse as soon as you slap on big tires, a lift or any of that (if you plan on that) your mileage will plummet. But, when you think about it, the mileage would be just as bad in a Ranger if not worse because a smaller motor and gears will be pushing such big equipment. Anyway, just something to think about...
I tend to differ....if I didnt have teenage kids of my own I'd still be driving my Ranger....in short it was a awesome 4.0 4x4 off road and I loved it
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.....but they are both good trucks and it really just depends on what you need/want.They both are great trucks.
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LOL well looks like i got showed up thats a pretty nice Ranger. Btw, wasn't talkin smack haha. I'm also very biased lol, you probably know a little more since you've had both trucks
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LOL well looks like i got showed up thats a pretty nice Ranger. Btw, wasn't talkin smack haha. I'm also very biased lol, you probably know a little more since you've had both trucks
No problem my brother....just kicking in what I know
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I tend to differ....if I didnt have teenage kids of my own I'd still be driving my Ranger....in short it was a awesome 4.0 4x4 off road and I loved it
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.....but they are both good trucks and it really just depends on what you need/want.They both are great trucks.
I agree! I miss my old Ranger! It would smoke my 5.4 hands down! The 4.0 with the 5 speed auto and 4.10 gear's are quick! It got between 16-19 mpg and was a very good tow vehicle. I towed a mustang to the drag strip on a car trailer a few times and pulled great! Obviously you are only 16 years old and still in high school! I'd say get a 4.0L Ranger. DO NOT GET THE 3.0 or 4 cylinder, they are WORTHLESS.
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well thanks to everyone for their opinions! I guess it depends on what deals I find. and two AWESOME looking rangers there!
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To be honest, I wish I still had my Ranger! It would be paid off and be getting close to 18 or 19 mpg instead of like 12-14 consistantly! Ranger are good little trucks. They are very capable off-road. They are narrow and much lighter than an F-150 and have very low gearing! They're a blast to drive
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I think f150s lok better then rangers and I kno my gas milage isn't good but idc I'm driving a bad *** truck
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