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Talk me out of getting a Ranger!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Knight405, May 6, 2019.

  1. May 9, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Knight405

    Knight405 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    You can get a Ford Lariat Ranger FX4 for the same price as a F150 FX4 with a Coyote V8 engine and STX package. (About the same price as a Tacoma TRD off-road with the JBL upgrade)
     
  2. May 9, 2019 at 9:19 AM
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  3. May 9, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    What you need is a celica
     
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  4. May 9, 2019 at 9:24 AM
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    I had two Rangers before my Taco. Loved them both. With that said, I have no intention of going back at this time.
     
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  5. May 9, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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    you can get a fx4 with the 5.0 for 44899 over here lol, that's nearly 6 grand less than a lariat ranger. you gotta have a huge hard on for a mid size to want to pay 6 grand more over a f150
     
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  6. May 9, 2019 at 9:44 AM
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    e_engstro

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    Might as well just get a F-150
     
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  7. May 9, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    The Ram Warlock is also in the same price range. I would like to see this push midsize truck prices down.
     
  8. May 9, 2019 at 5:06 PM
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    I thought this too when I was looking at long bed Tacoma’s. But honestly the width and height of a full size does make a big difference.
     
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  9. May 9, 2019 at 10:21 PM
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    You’d be an idiot to buy any other truck if you’re comparing it to an F150...Ranger, Colorado or Tacoma whatever. Honestly it’s not even fair because there is no comparison. Midsize vs midsize comparisons sure debate them all day if you like, but F150 is next level truck in terms of what man is capable of. It doesn’t raise the bar it is the bar :D :crapstorm:
     
  10. May 9, 2019 at 11:35 PM
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    That’s what happens when they get into the same price range though.
     
  11. May 9, 2019 at 11:51 PM
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    I have both. An F150 as a work vehicle, and a Taco for fun. The Tacoma form factor is a requirement for the narrow roads I like to travel down. The F150 would be destroyed, and you are not turning it around on a logging road.

    F150s are great trucks. Ride very nice, tonnes of power, quiet and comfortable. I find their styling pretty boring, but everything else is awesome, other than the three recalls I’ve had since I got it last year, and one warranty claim.

    With the Ford I got the auto transmission parking pin failure recall, the “seatbelt fire” recall, and a recall for dangerous downshifting (that I never actually experienced). Also my taillights filled with water and they replaced them.
     
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  12. May 10, 2019 at 5:08 AM
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    It must be me, lol. They are pretty damned comfortable to me.
     
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  13. May 10, 2019 at 5:12 AM
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    Aside from needing the first transmission revision (it hung in 3rd gear when on cruise control), my 16 has run right since I bought it. Maybe you got a lemon.
     
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  14. May 10, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    Yup. I never saw so many “seat mods” until I bought a Tacoma.

    Just stuffed 1/2-inch worth of washers under the rear side of the seat rails. Appears to have helped the seating comfort; I’ll find out next time I have to drive for 45+ minutes.

    On the other hand, my forehead now is only 1/4-inch from the headliner...
     
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  15. May 10, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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    Im 6' tall and have had zero issues. Only thing I wish for was more adjustment in the steering column.
     
  16. May 10, 2019 at 6:57 AM
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    That’s awesome!

    I am 6’ tall as well, and 185 lbs: this is by far the most uncomfortable seat I’ve found in 30+ vehicles I’ve owned.

    After 45+ minutes, even my tiny Fiat 124 Spider is more comfortable than this Tacoma. Thankfully, I don’t do long drives often.
     
  17. May 10, 2019 at 7:29 AM
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    Interesting how this affects people differently.

    I'm 6'1", 170 lbs and have no problems with the seat. When I first read about the spacer mod, I thought they went under the front mounting points to give the seat bottom more rake. I've always felt a very slight feeling of "falling forward" in the seat, and if available, would tilt the front edge of the seat bottom forward.

    I guess that comes from driving smaller cars all my life and having to tilt the seat back in order to have enough headroom.
     
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  18. May 10, 2019 at 7:37 AM
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    A month or so ago a fellow TW member posted these pictures.



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  19. May 10, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    Personally I didnt like the bed rail height on the Ranger.
     
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  20. May 10, 2019 at 7:41 AM
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    Before I put the 1" spacers under the back of my seat, my ass felt like it was being sucked in the very back of the seat.
     
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