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Old 10-08-2018, 05:35 PM   #11
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Nice truck. It has been good to Ford over the years. Great for towing a 17 or 19. Not sure about the 21. Okay on paper but may be a bit underpowered. I would not pair it with a 5 TA where a full sized pick provides the needed power. I initially looked at Tacoma until my Toyota dealer said no.
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Old 10-09-2018, 01:44 AM   #12
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Currently visiting the UK where the new Ranger body style is already in use. While I canít say anything about the specs, itís sure a very good looking truck.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:06 PM   #13
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Thanks Brian , you answered my questions and saved me some time .
I think we will concentrate and limit our search to full size trucks . The new Ford F-150 diesels look interesting but some of the comments I have heard and read make me a little bit apprehensive .
A buddy of mine has his own hotshot trucking business (just he and his wife driving), and he has had (IIRC) 5 different 6.7L Ford pickups, all F250 or F350. I don't think he's been able to get 200,000 miles on any of them. He's had to buy a new engine for one (which he then traded), another one is in the shop awaiting a new engine, and a third one he got rid of quickly because it significantly lacked power and the dealership couldn't figure out a remedy. Engine replacement is about $25,000, I think he told me. He was getting all maintenence done right on schedule by the dealerships, so that wasn't the problem. He is pretty fed up.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:09 PM   #14
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A buddy of mine has his own hotshot trucking business (just he and his wife driving), and he has had (IIRC) 5 different 6.7L Ford pickups, all F250 or F350. I don't think he's been able to get 200,000 miles on any of them. He's had to buy a new engine for one (which he then traded), another one is in the shop awaiting a new engine, and a third one he got rid of quickly because it significantly lacked power and the dealership couldn't figure out a remedy. Engine replacement is about $25,000, I think he told me. He was getting all maintenence done right on schedule by the dealerships, so that wasn't the problem. He is pretty fed up.


makes me happy I have a ford 7.3 it may not be the fastest thing, but it just keeps going and going and going.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:52 PM   #15
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After owning a string of 7 Courier/Ranger/Mazda B's since the 70's, I've been holding my breath for a new Ranger since my '04 left us 8 years ago. Love my Tacoma which incidentally I bought the day after Ford announced no Ranger replacement back in 2010, but its not a Ranger.

I'm sad to announce that I'm thinking now we're going to stay Toyota. I'm old skool and don't get warm fuzzies at the idea of hitching up to a 4 banger. Sorry Ford.
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:57 PM   #16
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Two of my fishing buddies have owned Ram/ Docge trucks with the Cummins diesels for as far back as I can remember . One had over 350,000 miles on it when it was traded off and the other had over 400,000 miles on it . The problem is the engines were still running fine but the truck bodies had rusted away .
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:26 PM   #17
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One of the concerns raised (here and elsewhere) about the Ranger's engine is that it is a relatively small turbocharged 4-cylinder, and so is expected to be unreliable. At the same time, many people praise all diesels for their durability, and specifically point to the Colorado/Canyon's diesel engine. I think that's interesting, because all modern diesels are turbocharged (including those Cummins pickup engines), and the Colorado/Canyon engine is a 2.8 litre four-cylinder. Worldwide, light pickup trucks normally have about this size of turbocharged four-cylinder engine (although diesel rather than gas).

Ford might fail to design and equip the Ranger's engine properly, but there is nothing inherently problematic about the size, number of cylinders, or the use of a turbocharger.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:34 AM   #18
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When I bought the EcoBoost in early 2012 all I read on the internet was how you couldn't trust the small V6 in a full size truck, 6 cyl's just were not enough, turbos be damned. EcoBoosts were junk.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:20 AM   #19
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Currently visiting the UK where the new Ranger body style is already in use. While I can’t say anything about the specs, it’s sure a very good looking truck.
Yes, the new Ranger has been offered in various parts of the world for some time now. I actually saw one briefly on the road while visiting the Philippines last year. I remember thinking, that's a good looking truck! Glad it's finally making it's way back to North America.
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Old 10-10-2018, 08:28 AM   #20
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Two of my fishing buddies have owned Ram/ Docge trucks with the Cummins diesels for as far back as I can remember . One had over 350,000 miles on it when it was traded off and the other had over 400,000 miles on it . The problem is the engines were still running fine but the truck bodies had rusted away .
I had one of the first Rams with the Cummins turbo diesel in 1989. It was a true powerhouse. However while the powertrain was fantastic, it was built on a Dodge platform and the rest of the truck started falling apart after a few years. It was not too speedy on the highway, was a really rough ride, and was very noisy.

I bought my first Ford F250 with a Power Stroke in 1995, and while not quite the powerhouse, it was a much better truck to drive and that first 7.3 litre Power Stroke was a fantastic engine, still desired by many these days. I owned two with this engine. Ford did err when they went to the 6.0 litre, which was rebored out to 6.4 litres a few years later. That engine had lots of problems, and fortunately I never owned one. The newer 6.7 litre Power Stroke I did buy in an F350 was a great engine. Hordes of good power and WAY quieter than any of the other models.

Still, it has been nice to let them go and just drive the smaller F150 with the 3.5 litre EcoBoost. If I had to to a bigger trailer some day, would be glad to go back to the Power Stroke though.
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