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Old 05-07-2012, 09:14 PM   #31
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Really? The company with the sticky gas pedals is going to pick on Ford? Disgusting....
Oh, it was much worse than just gas pedals. Toyota never admitted to the electronics issue, which I have seen first hand. My friend's leased Tundra would do some weird stuff, like sometime it would rev up and hit the rev limiter right as soon as you started it using the remote starter - rather bad for the motor, especially on a cold morning! It has also launched itself at what was apparently a rather large amount of throttle while his girlfriend was maneuvering it in the driveway. Luckily she was quick witted enough to throw it in neutral. Poor girl never got behind the wheel of that truck ever again, and the dealership was very firm about there not being anything wrong with the truck at all.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:34 PM   #32
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Funny they pick on Ford in this video using a FORD TOW TRUCK. You know why that tow truck wasn't a Toyota?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjVnNUNvB_A
In all fairness they do use some nasty crap on the roads in the northeast, I have seen Rangers on here with rusted through frames from out there too.

Calcium Cloride is almost a curse word to me, they use it liberially for ice melt out there which is great because it melts just about anything.

Up until a couple years ago it was also common weight people would put in tractor tires. Guess why they quit?

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:52 PM   #33
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In all fairness they do use some nasty crap on the roads in the northeast, I have seen Rangers on here with rusted through frames from out there too.
The Rangers I've seen rusted bad also have bad rust on the body. This truck looks perfectly normal until you look at it's belly. There is an issue with their frames that they aren't owning up to.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #34
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Toyotas are expensive though compared to what the Ranger cost.

And the Ranger isn't completely gone, I've heard that they only discontinued it in the states but it will still be manufactured overseas.
it's gone, the global ranger is a completely different truck, afaik, it's not even based off of the north american ranger... and it's actually a larger truck, about halfway between the size of our rangers, and the f-150...

nice truck either way, available with a twin turbo diesel IIRC
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The Calcium sh-t rusted a freshly (spray)painted bumper, a few pieces of sheet metal (around the edges), and bubbled the paint on my brushguard and roll bar on my Ranger in 2 weeks of winter driving until I parked it.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:00 AM   #36
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Calcium Chloride use on roads is probably backed by auto manufacturers so that we all have to buy new vehicles instead of being able to fix what we have.
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Oh, it was much worse than just gas pedals. Toyota never admitted to the electronics issue, which I have seen first hand. My friend's leased Tundra would do some weird stuff, like sometime it would rev up and hit the rev limiter right as soon as you started it using the remote starter - rather bad for the motor, especially on a cold morning! It has also launched itself at what was apparently a rather large amount of throttle while his girlfriend was maneuvering it in the driveway. Luckily she was quick witted enough to throw it in neutral. Poor girl never got behind the wheel of that truck ever again, and the dealership was very firm about there not being anything wrong with the truck at all.

After numerous reviews and constant examining the issues and inspecting the vehicles and computers of Toyota vehicles there was never any problems found. Some people were trying to get quick money from Toyota by saying their vehicles would suddenly accelerate in hopes they could get some quick cash out of Toyota. Computer system donít lie. The issues were checked and no issues were found. The case was dropped. I have Dodge, Chevy and Ford buddies who all have said they have had issues with rough idle, stalling, surging. This happens with every make. I blame a lot of crap on this stupid ethanol we are forced to use with these stupid gas companies. Ethanol is not a great additive to our gas supply. Cars get less gas milage with it and it causes issues with our fuel systems.
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