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Old 05-17-2009, 06:09 PM   #21
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You posted this on a Tacoma forum. I think you're going to get a biased answer as what to buy.

From my own personal experience, spend the money and go with the Tacoma. I've had 2 Rangers in the family and both have been garbage. Problems started on both of them right around 56K miles and they weren't the cheap stuff like belts and hoses. One needed a new electrical system because it started to corrode and they coulnd't stop it. The other needed the transmission replaced (and it was NEVER driven hard). Remember, you get what you pay for.
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the ford 4.0 is a great engine 2 of the mexicans that work for us have them ones a 01 and an 02, the abuse the shit out of those trucks havent died yet just keep up with maintenance and youll be glad you made the right financial choice
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I've had both, and liked both.

If you are planning on keeping it till it falls apart, Tacoma, if not Ranger.
Check out RangerPowerSports.com
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:16 PM   #24
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I've had two Fords and five Toyotas (soon to be six). Both Fords were OK to about 5 years, then began repeated failures (tranny, A/C, electrics, alternators, etc). Nothing close with the Toyotas. If you get a 4x4 Ford, make sure they got around to putting lube points on the u-joints for the rear driveshaft. Otherwise, wait until it squeaks, then put out $400 for a replacement.
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Old 05-17-2009, 06:24 PM   #25
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A lot of people buy rangers because that's all they can "afFORD" Bought my first Toyota in May of 1990 and still own it and it's still going strong. stick with Toyota!
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Im just goin to say you get what you pay for.
I use to have a ford ranger and Ill never own another one again.
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a buddy of mine has a 2003 Ranger..... YOU DO NOT GET ANYTHING OUT OF IT. I mean come on its a Ford.

Just remember whose failing...
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There are tons of reasons why the Tacoma is more expensive. I'll point out the obvious by saying the tacoma looks better, has way higher quality, more powerful engine, more modable dependable and the money spent on it will be worth it in the long haul when the ford breaks down after 100K and the Tacoma is still kicking ass and runs great and can run forever
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tacoma resale value > ranger resale value.
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Just look at how many 1st gens are STILL on the road
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Past all the bias and jokes. You get what you pay for...11K is a lot of money but when it's for a quality product that will last you more or less forever (figure at least 15 years) or re-sell before that for better value- It's worth it.
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as stated above. You do get what you paid for. I had a 90 ford ranger, piece of crap. 2000 S10, ran like a champ till I needed a bigger truck. 2005 F150, great truck, and now a 09 Tacoma. Wish I started out with the Tacoma, but decided on the ranger and s10 because of the $$$. Buyers remorse everytime..(Not the Tacoma)
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A lot of people buy rangers because that's all they can "afFORD" Bought my first Toyota in May of 1990 and still own it and it's still going strong. stick with Toyota!
I understand what you and the others mean. I was willing to pay the extra $5000 difference for the Tacoma before the new incentive. But now the difference is $11,000 so it's a tougher decision. Could buy a lg of u-joints for $11,000.

I really like the Tacoma so I think I will wait until the beginning of June to see if Toyota offers anything. The Ford deal is on till the end of June.

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I understand what you and the others mean. I was willing to pay the extra $5000 difference for the Tacoma before the new incentive. But now the difference is $11,000 so it's a tougher decision. Could buy a lg of u-joints for $11,000.

I really like the Tacoma so I think I will wait until the beginning of June to see if Toyota offers anything. The Ford deal is on till the end of June.

You probably would have bought the Tacoma if you did not know about the ranger...right?
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I've had both, and liked both.

If you are planning on keeping it till it falls apart, Tacoma, if not Ranger.
Check out RangerPowerSports.com
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i do believe Toyota has some kind of special promo going on... "perfect timing" event??
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I really really really wanted a Ranger when I bought my truck. My last half dozed vehicles or so have been Ford and I was actually a certified Ford mechanic at one time, so Ford was all I knew and cared about. Buuuuut after I test drove the 09 Ranger and compared it to the 09 Tacoma, I lost my faith in Ford's ability to build a small truck that was half way worth a damn. I mean a small truck with a v-6 that gets just as bad if not worse gas millage than it's full sized v-8 counterpart and a body style that hasn't really changed much if at all since the early 90's? That right there told me that Ford really wasn't trying at all when it came to their small truck line. I'm paying probably over $100 a month more than what I would have been paying had I bough the Ranger I wanted, but it is truely money well spent in my opinion.
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