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At least they aren't going to kill it. Granted, it could use a refresh.More or less they just told us that the ranger is going to chill out and be the same boring truck it is now right out of the factory. I love mine, but come on, spice it up a little.
Seriously.More or less they just told us that the ranger is going to chill out and be the same boring truck it is now right out of the factory. I love mine, but come on, spice it up a little.
I was looking at one recently at the local Ford dealership while waiting for the Jiffy Lube guys to finish working on my car. Really nice interior, better than the F-150 in my opinion because of some great interior materials. Even the dash and door trim was soft and attractive, which is really hard to find these days. It also looked and felt great.
But the drivetrains have got to go. The 4.0 and 2.3 need to be updated to the Escape's 2.5 and 3.0, and an Ecoboost would help.
The article tells me what I wanted to know, and I'm glad to hear the Ranger will survive at least a few more years. I think it'll be sort of like the Transit Connect, a work vehicle, which is as it should be. But I do hope they put in some more fuel-efficient engines.
And keep the 4x4!
Fair enough, I shouldn't have mentioned the Escape, since it is FWD.worst statement ever , the 4.0 is the best engine in my opinion , yes the 2.3 is a little on the anemic side , but it is only availabe in the 2WD for a reason , not to mention it gets amazing gas mileage , and ford ditched the 3.0 from the ranger for a reason , we do not want another tauras engine in our rangers ( the 3.0 in the escape is the same as the old tauras/sable 3.0 DOHC ) its fine in the little escapes and tauras' with their FWD , but it would be horrible in a 4x4/RWD Truck.