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Thread: OT: New Ranger pickup impressions so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Tiers View Post
    It would have to be a modified euro version, because it has to run on JP8.

    I assume the euro version is diesel.
    I would love to have the diesel version. I would trade in my diesel Jetta and my 2017 F-150 on one. Then I would have the best of both worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
    I would love to have the diesel version



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    Is that A.K.? LOL!

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    uh no I can only wish,,, you have to give credit where credit is due,,, that's Willy... lol

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    Hey, it's the only definitive DPF test I could think of.

    I think this one's going to go down as a fail. Hang on I'll check the other side.
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    Is that a "hold my beer" moment?
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    I just drove the new Ranger about 250 miles, including regular highway, hilly winding 2 lane roads, gravel road, and plain dirt road.

    I am QUITE happy with it.

    I did not have much of a load in the back, but I did have 3 people total in the cab (extended, cab not crew cab). The truck was very nice to drive, held the road like a sports car, and did absolutely nothing that I thought was bad or even unusual. Everyone, including the one in the rear seat, was comfortable, and the vehicle appears to have made about 25 mpg for the trip.

    Bottom line is that so far, I like this truck.

    The only difficulty with it is that to get things in and out of the bed from the side, you have to be nearly 6 foot tall and/or have long arms. It is just plain tall, partly due to the load capacity, and consequent spring height My wife cannot put things over the side or get them out that way, which will only get worse because I am getting a cap for it with "win-doors". She will need something to stand on.

    She almost needs a "horse mounting block" just to get in.... the cab door bottom rails are about 22 or 23 inches off the ground. It is a fair distance up to get in.
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    "held the road like a sports car,"

    LOL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaiguzzi View Post
    "held the road like a sports car,"

    LOL...
    Laugh all you want. Of course I am taking this from the truck viewpoint, but I have driven far worse behaved vehicles on that same set of roads.

    In terms of controllability, predictability, road feel, and so forth it did as well given its weight as the (much lighter) old Saab 96 I had, which was a legit rally car. Those were raced, ice racing etc....... In fact I think it was a bit better behaved in some ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thaiguzzi View Post
    "held the road like a sports car,"

    LOL...
    It's all perspective you know,,, https://www.thesun.co.uk/wp-content/...0292196540.jpg

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