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Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Greg19sport, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Jun 12, 2019 at 4:31 AM
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    Greg19sport

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    Finally saw a Ranger in the wild today, love the color, meh on looks. I took a pic and noticed later that I was behind a Colorado, all we needed was a Gladiator:rofl:IMG_20190612_062158.jpg
     
  2. Jun 12, 2019 at 5:02 AM
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    dnlskier

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    oh man, shit was about to get real!! :curls::militarypress::benchpress::muscleflexing::infantry::bikewheelie:

    LOL, I have yet to see the new Ranger, but a lot of Colorado's around here, which is a good looking truck.
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    Jim1946

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    Saw my first Ranger yesterday. Wasn’t impressed by it.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2019 at 6:41 AM
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    Ford sold a whopping 7,748 2012, I mean 2019 Rangers last month.
     
  5. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:09 AM
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    I think its very blah on looks as well. I'll be curious to see what one looks like with some work put into it after they have been out a little bit. First one I saw was blue as well.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:11 AM
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    DaBigDogg

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    Good luck finding gladiators in the wild...FCA is only selling Rubicon trim levels at the moment and I’m fairly certain only a handful of folks are gonna spend $55K on a midsize truck lol.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:19 AM
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    I've seen one gladiator at the little local dealership. It was sold and gone the next day.
    Yet to see a Ranger on the road.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:26 AM
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    The friggin’ bedsides are higher than the window line. Why do the US trucks all do this?
     
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    Ford played it way too safe
     
  10. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:28 AM
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    That’s the direction in which most pickups are going. It’s mostly aerodynamics.
     
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    Because its the "style" these days

    I think it looks retarded personally. Prefer taco's flat, crocodile look
     
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  12. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    The Gladiator buyer was held up at the dealership getting the mortgage approved.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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    Guy by my house has a new ranger not impressed at all
     
  14. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    I like aerodynamics but I wish they would use vortex generators or something else instead of making the bed look like a dump truck.
     
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  15. Jun 12, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    It's not a showdown because there's no contest. :anonymous:
     
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    I recently passed a ranger on the interstate that was in front of a full size Silverado 4x4. Having the direct comparison in front of me, the ranger from the rear is all out of proportion. It looks like they squeezed a full size truck bed from the sides and the extra material had no place to go but up.

    The ranger lettering on the tailgate looks wonky as well, too boxy and big.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:11 AM
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    AND - it still outsold the Ridgeline :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:. You know, they "best" "truck" on the market according to Smitty and consumer reports :bananadead:
     
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  18. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    "best truck" blows my mind to this day
     
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  19. Jun 12, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Hudson Valley region of NY.. Have not seen a Ranger in the wild yet that I can remember. Three times so far I said to myself, "Hey, there's the new Ranger"! Only to get a bit closer & see that it was the fairly rare Explorer SportTrac?
     
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  20. Jun 12, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    Yeah. The 2005 Honda Ridgeline started it...
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