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Old 05-02-2018, 08:19 AM   #1
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Default Something I've noticed about people's opinions on the new Ford Ranger

It seems like I have seen a number of people complaining about the potential cost of the Ford Ranger, and of course I think anyone would like to get something nice for cheaper, but a common comment I have heard is, "if it starts in the low 20ks, I'm just going to go buy a full size F150." While I'm sure this makes sense for some, personally I don't need a full size truck. They are getting massive, are difficult to drive around town, difficult to park in small/tight parking lots, can't fit in some garages, etc. Also, for me, I personally want a nice truck, that means the Lariat Ranger. I will likely be able to get a Lariat Ranger for around 40k with all the bells and whistles, while an equivalent F150 would probably cost close to 70k.

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:30 AM   #2
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Getting any kind of truck under twenty without purchasing a fleet is almost impossible. My dad is buying a brand new cc colorado for 26k and it is 2wd. It's a shame. It's like they are almost forcing you into a full size with the price.
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It's like they are almost forcing you into a full size with the price.
That is a dumb statement.

If you want something smaller than the full-size, and you can get something 1/2 to 3/4 of that size for $40K, while the same/equivalent options in the full size is $30K more, or even $10K more, they are not forcing you to do anything. If you go buy the bigger truck, that wasn't what you really wanted, and spend a lot more on it, you were not forced to do anything, you just didn't understand the concept of not spend a large amount of extra money on something you didn't want.
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That is a dumb statement.

If you want something smaller than the full-size, and you can get something 1/2 to 3/4 of that size for $40K, while the same/equivalent options in the full size is $30K more, or even $10K more, they are not forcing you to do anything. If you go buy the bigger truck, that wasn't what you really wanted, and spend a lot more on it, you were not forced to do anything, you just didn't understand the concept of not spend a large amount of extra money on something you didn't want.
It may be a dumb statement. But I do not care. Words such as "like" and "almost" typically implies someone is sharing their opinion. It does not mean it is a fact. Just my "opinion" though.
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Getting any kind of truck under twenty without purchasing a fleet is almost impossible. My dad is buying a brand new cc colorado for 26k and it is 2wd. It's a shame. It's like they are almost forcing you into a full size with the price.
2wd Silverado CC WT with a 4.3 is $35k on the "build your truck" thing. No options other than the CC.
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2wd Silverado CC WT with a 4.3 is $35k on the "build your truck" thing. No options other than the CC.
I do not even use those build your truck options on the interweb because usually you can work a deal on one at a dealer. My buddy bought a brand new 2011 silverado for 27,000 out the door and the list was 36k on it. He wheeled and dealed for three days with them. It was a ec 1500 and only thing it did not have was leather.
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Trucks are in high demand, and the new Ranger will be one of the most sought after trucks on the market when it's released. Will it be pricey...yes. But I don't think it's going to cost as much as a comparably equipped F-150. I'm betting a Ranger Lariat will be a good $12k-$15K cheaper than the F-150.

Like the OP, I don't need or want a full size truck. Biggest thing I'll be hauling is a 500lb motorcycle in the bed. Pretty much any truck ever made will meet my needs. I don't need 500hp. I don't need to tow 10,000lbs.

At 6'5", I do enjoy a tall vehicle. It's easier for me to get in and out of. I also want it to fit in my garage, which pretty much leaves out an F-150 crew cab. Physically it just won't fit.
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I do not even use those build your truck options on the interweb because usually you can work a deal on one at a dealer. My buddy bought a brand new 2011 silverado for 27,000 out the door and the list was 36k on it. He wheeled and dealed for three days with them. It was a ec 1500 and only thing it did not have was leather.
Well a crewcab Taco TRDOR (no Ranger pricing yet) how I want it is $35k, a comparably equipped crewcab XLT FX4 F-150 is $45k.

Maybe not to some but a $10k difference starting out is a significant difference to me.
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At the end of the day it all boils down to each person needs/wants. I have not to this day purchased/wanted to a new vehicle because I felt it is not worth the money. I love my ranger and rarely have issues. I bought my 06 z71 for 2k from my uncle with a blown up motor. I have 4500 in it now with 150,000 miles
and rebuilt engine. Like I said to each is own.
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With today's average auto loans approaching 72-84 months, most people are only concerned about the short term; how much the monthly payment will be. A little bit extra per month allows one to not really notice the extra $10k in total price, and so they opt for the 'better' truck that has more power, room, etc.
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