Ford or Mazda 2.3?


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I'm looking to replace my 94 Ranger 3.0 with a 2009 four-banger. Right now I'm leaning towards going Mazda, which has interest-free financing. Plus the local dealer seems to be more motivated than Ford. Is there any difference between Mazda and Ford I should be aware of? Seems like they're both the same thing. The goal is to get another 15 years out of this truck.
 


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the rangers and B-series mazda pickups are mechanically identical. the only difference between the two is skin deep (sheet metal, emblems, wheels, etc).
 

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ford owns a percentage of mazda. if you took the body off of a ranger and the body off of a mazda, you wouldnt know which was which. they use the EXACT same components.

FYI, if you have a 5-speed in your truck, its built by mazda, not ford. and the 2.3L duratec...that started in a mazda too :icon_thumby:
 


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