30 Day Mini review on New Ranger


dhdaniel

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2019
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Ford Ranger
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Engine Size
4 cyl
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Had this truck about a month now. Thought I would mention a few things. Gas mileage is great. 75 mile round trip to work. Mileage is consistantly 24.5 to 25. The dashboard readout is 26. 5. I know the AFE Bias can be adjusted but not really needed.
I had all windows tinted as dark as possible for Texas Law. The A/C is the coldest unit I have ever owned. If my home unit only worked this good. Only complaint is the Temp and Fan + & - buttons are not real easy to see at times and the Tactile feel is weak.
I installed the Husky Exact Contour mats in the front. Fit is very good. Seat is comfortable for me. I like the electric adjustments and especially the lumbar. Interior lighting is pretty good, I would like to add some type of white led's for the footwell area.
Sync 3 performs well. I've had this same system in 2 other Fords. I like it. Its easy to operate. The Navigation package is really cool.
Especially the live traffic updates. I need to get a trailer hitch installed. The Ford hitch is less than $300.
I saved the worst part for last.
Ride Quality. It rides smooth going down a smooth highway. City streets with small bump, potholes. speed bumps, it will toss you around. Buckle up. I've never had a car or truck handle like this. Almost like there is no suspension, Tires pressures have been reduced a bit as well. Hopefully its just new & stiff. Time will tell all. Maybe the shocks are inferior. I dont see where Bilstein offers anything for the Ranger.
Thats about it. I do like The Ranger and have no regrets. I'll get used to the ride stiffness, hopefully it will calm down.

Dave
 


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FX4 or a “normal” truck?

They have different shocks.

Nav package sounds nice. My little Garmin spoiled me on our vacation.
 
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2019
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Ford Ranger
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2.3 EcoBoost
Engine Size
4 cyl
Transmission
Automatic
2WD / 4WD
2WD
XLT 302a, 2 wheel drive, 18" wheels
The Navigation is very usefull
 


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