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I don't own a ranger yet . . .

NoRangerDude

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Why am I on here, I don't even own a Ranger??
Hello everyone!
As the title and my username suggest, I don't have a ranger. However I am surrounded by them. My brother used to own one, my dad drives a 2019 ranger and one of my best friends drives a '98 ranger.
I currently own a 200k mile '01 focus zx3 and my pride and joy, a 2017 Fiesta ST.
At some point I want to get a 4x4 manual ranger, because both my other cars are on road and I'd like to have something with off road capability.
So far, I've really enjoyed reading some of the build threads on here. It seems like a pretty good group that I'm glad to be a part of.
 


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I've never been a big Fiesta fan... but at $5+ dollars a gallon... they're starting to look more appealing.

There is a new Ranger coming in 2023... same architecture as the New Bronco. Bronco gets a manual... so there us a little hope for Ranger.

Not a good time to be looking at used... you'll be paying up for a decent one. But... keep an eye out and if a good deal is found... move fast cause it won't be around long.

Welcome to TRS...
 

NoRangerDude

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Why am I on here, I don't even own a Ranger??
I've never been a big Fiesta fan... but at $5+ dollars a gallon... they're starting to look more appealing.

There is a new Ranger coming in 2023... same architecture as the New Bronco. Bronco gets a manual... so there us a little hope for Ranger.

Not a good time to be looking at used... you'll be paying up for a decent one. But... keep an eye out and if a good deal is found... move fast cause it won't be around long.

Welcome to TRS...
Yeah, it's a terrible time to be looking at used rangers. The prices are crazy.
I can't afford any new rangers and I prefer the size of the old ones anyway. I've always liked small cars, hence the Fiesta.
 

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Hello everyone!
As the title and my username suggest, I don't have a ranger. However I am surrounded by them. My brother used to own one, my dad drives a 2019 ranger and one of my best friends drives a '98 ranger.
I currently own a 200k mile '01 focus zx3 and my pride and joy, a 2017 Fiesta ST.
At some point I want to get a 4x4 manual ranger, because both my other cars are on road and I'd like to have something with off road capability.
So far, I've really enjoyed reading some of the build threads on here. It seems like a pretty good group that I'm glad to be a part of.
Welcome, NoRangerDude! Ownership is not required, but you could post a picture of your dad's 2019 and make us all jealous.
 

NoRangerDude

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Why am I on here, I don't even own a Ranger??
Welcome, NoRangerDude! Ownership is not required, but you could post a picture of your dad's 2019 and make us all jealous.
I will, if I remember, but it's just a base trim, so it's not that exciting lol. Very practical though, which is why he got it.
 

NoRangerDude

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Why am I on here, I don't even own a Ranger??
Welcome, NoRangerDude! Ownership is not required, but you could post a picture of your dad's 2019 and make us all jealous.
Here you go!
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It's a pretty plain Jane truck, but I'm impressed by the power it has.
If I owned it, it would definitely be getting all terrain tires (maybe it a slightly larger size) and a intercooler grill.
 

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welcome to the club!

i really like those new rangers but man, are they expensive. i see lots of ecoboosts in the pic there. escape, ranger, and i guess that is the fiesta in black?

my son has a focus st, and its a blast. we had three escapes over a few year period and the last was a titanium so it had the bigger 2.0 engine. what a rocket that car was. man, it was impressive. we drove the new ranger when it first showed up on the lot but my wife said it was just like sitting in her escape since both were maroon exterior and black interior so she didn't want it. we should have gotten it because the prices went crazy right after but oh well, at least we have the 04 ranger
 

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welcome..... DON'T get a ranger..... they become an addiction.... then they will swallow you whole and spit you out onto the curb panting and gasping for air .....

Cheers ....
 

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Why am I on here, I don't even own a Ranger??
welcome to the club!

i really like those new rangers but man, are they expensive. i see lots of ecoboosts in the pic there. escape, ranger, and i guess that is the fiesta in black?

my son has a focus st, and its a blast. we had three escapes over a few year period and the last was a titanium so it had the bigger 2.0 engine. what a rocket that car was. man, it was impressive. we drove the new ranger when it first showed up on the lot but my wife said it was just like sitting in her escape since both were maroon exterior and black interior so she didn't want it. we should have gotten it because the prices went crazy right after but oh well, at least we have the 04 ranger
The escape is a na 2.0 sadly. But yes, lots of Ford's and that little black one is the Fiesta.
That's interesting what you say about the ranger prices going up. I bought my fiesta in 2020 and it has almost increased in value since I bought it despite me adding miles. Car prices are so high right now.
 

NoRangerDude

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Why am I on here, I don't even own a Ranger??
welcome..... DON'T get a ranger..... they become an addiction.... then they will swallow you whole and spit you out onto the curb panting and gasping for air .....

Cheers ....
Oh I know all about car addictions! Since I'm already doomed, I feel like I might as well add another vehicle!
:LOL:
 

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yep, sold world wide the first or second gen, not sure after that. I seen alot of them in Europe
 

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The escape is a na 2.0 sadly. But yes, lots of Ford's and that little black one is the Fiesta.
That's interesting what you say about the ranger prices going up. I bought my fiesta in 2020 and it has almost increased in value since I bought it despite me adding miles. Car prices are so high right now.
You can buy an older Ranger, get a new engine, get it painted, buy new upholstery, new wheels and tires. And when all is said and done, your Ranger will be reasonably new again. All of this will cost less than half the price of a new one.

I know. I've done it. I'm not the only one either.

I like the older Ranger. It fits in my garage, parks in tight places, and holds a lot of stuff.
 

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welcome..... DON'T get a ranger..... they become an addiction.... then they will swallow you whole and spit you out onto the curb panting and gasping for air .....

Cheers ....
Reminds me of an old girl friend.
 

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