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Talk me out of getting a Ranger!

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

  1. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    JaCado

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  2. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:33 PM
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    shane100700

    shane100700 Bed, Bath & Beyond Crawler

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    Somewhere in a Ford forum there is...

    “Talk me out of getting a Tacoma, Ridgeline, Colorado, and Half Track”
     
  3. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:36 PM
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    JaCado

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    I got a 2004 I'll gladly sell him. :anonymous: its mt, no nanny devices. Just you the truck and the open road.:D
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:37 PM
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    stun gun

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    I’ve since changed my mind after that VW post.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    None... yet
    I can confirm this... I'm your height just a bit heavier (225), Ive never owned a car only full size trucks. I bought my taco and am fine with it, but I admit I was spoiled by the bigger trucks. The only thing I REALLY miss is laying my left leg over a bit further before hitting the door panel, but other than that it’s plenty of room and I’ve adjusted just fine. This is coming from someone who will drive hours in my own truck to avoid riding in a car.
     
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  6. Jun 23, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    JaCado

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    :D
     
  7. Jun 23, 2019 at 9:25 PM
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    bagleboy

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    Snug top Rebel, Thule tracks, ditch tracks, Bagged rear suspension, F/R anytime camera, intermittent wiper switch...
    I'd wait a few years before buying a totally new model or even gen. I know it's been around in other countries but as far as I'm concerned that means nothing until it's been here a few years with what's installed here and nowhere else. .
     
  8. Jun 23, 2019 at 9:29 PM
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    G8R_Taco

    G8R_Taco Hobbs is “Out”. Fruit bowls all around

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    :rofl:
     
  9. Jun 23, 2019 at 9:33 PM
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    e6400ultra

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    Rangers only come in AT.

     
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  10. Jun 23, 2019 at 9:57 PM
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    DouglasEverdeen

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    I was in the same position as you at the beginning of the year...almost ended up going with the Ranger in the blue colour they have. I actually don’t mind the look of it at all but I really disliked the interior design. Just seemed...vanilla? I dunno, much happier with the display/layout of the Taco.
    Like the manual transmission so far but have had some minor annoyances with the clutch. Exterior looks better than the Ranger.
    Huge selling point for me was the resale value...I have no idea what’s going to happen with these Rangers and the Taco is tried and true.

    Every Ranger I’ve seen out and about has left me feeling validated in my purchase haha. Few months in and very happy with my decision so far! :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 23, 2019 at 10:57 PM
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    Go buy a Ranger. We wanna hear all about it!
     
  12. Jun 24, 2019 at 7:59 AM
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    Do to not needing 4X4, I have always bought 2X4 Toyota trucks. I have never had problems with them. 4X4’s are more complex and driven in rugged terrain therefore, more things to break.
     
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  13. Jun 24, 2019 at 8:05 AM
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    Biggest reason not to get the Ranger/Bronco - First model year. Wait a few years so see how they are holding up and work the new model bugs out.
     
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  14. Jun 24, 2019 at 8:06 AM
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    crappie man

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    Ford Ranger will get you better mpg. it also is much better power train. If you like the interior and exterior of the Ranger that would be the one to get. Reality is it comes down to what you like and what is most important to you. Wife and I are not fans of the looks of it.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2019 at 8:31 AM
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    Heard it gets better gas mileage because computer tuns engine off every time when at stop lights or stopped. :eek::rofl:Ridiculous. That 4 cyl will be lucky to see 7 years.
    Of course if your stopped at a light for 3 years make it 10 lol.
     
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  16. Jun 24, 2019 at 8:58 AM
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    You can turn that feature off, but like our ECT button, it resets at every key cycle. I bet someone has made a module to keep it off. But, yea, I had a rental car with that feature, I couldn't help but wonder when the starter was going to die. I really wonder if the gas savings outweigh the wear and tear of starting and stopping multiple times daily.
     
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  17. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:02 AM
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    My wife's new Highlander has that shit and there is a button, but sometimes I forget to turn it off, drives me crazy. Too new for anyone to have modded it maybe, but I damn sure would like it to be permanently disabled. Maybe when I find Highlander World, I'll check there.....:)
     
  18. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    I am not endorsing this and not telling you to buy this, but look.
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Disable-To...-Highlander-Hilux-Idle-Stop-HL3-/122906497591
     
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  19. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:09 AM
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  20. Jun 24, 2019 at 9:11 AM
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    Need suggestions
    I'm not a ford guy but the 08 F250 I had with the 5.4 triton was solid minus the spark plug issue. That said I dislike fords and have always proffered GM and Chrysler, but that changed after owning a 98 blazer. I'm sure its a great truck, is it drive by wire? I'm thankful its body of frame at least.
     

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