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Nissan Frontier, Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, Dodge Dakota, Mazda B-Series Pickup
#556 of 579 scorp........
Apr 12, 2002 (10:03 pm)
will ford warranty the s/c on the cobra? uh, yeah.
will toyota warranty your aftermarket stereo you said you'd just put in a tacoma pre-runner? no. you didn't address my issues in my post. what "awards" are you talking about? nice bow on the s/c issue i threw your way. you can put in an aftermarket stereo to compete with the FACTORY equipped tremor truck, but we can't put on a paxton or vortech s/c on a ranger from the aftermarket?
tgravo2- yeah, i do think toyota's are overpriced. but yeah, i would buy a d/c for the right price. i dont hate toyotas, just dont think they're built as rough as a ranger. its obvious. all you have to do is look at axles, shafts, skidplates, sheetmetal thickness, frame thickness. but i do like them. gm doesn't build a ZR2 crew-cab. that new ZR5 is a joke. its just flares and other stuff. i dont like the dodge. the nissan is okay, but a little iffy to own one. the tacoma and ranger kinda resemble each other in style. so that's why i'd buy it. i probably will wait until august to see if ford comes out with a 2003 crew cab ranger or something. but if not, i can see myself in a tacoma dc. i have decided i definitely need a truck. i will be hauling my motorcycles in it, wheels and tires, moving crap, etc. an suv is useless with that kind of need. later
Apr 12, 2002 (10:36 pm)
How can the Tacoma be rated so superior in quality over the Ranger by virtually every major publication (less repairs, etc.) yet not be built as rough as the Ranger? The Ranger obviously only appears that way to you. If the Ranger was built better it would have far less repairs on average than the Tacoma which isn't the case.
#558 of 579 i didn't say better........
Apr 12, 2002 (10:56 pm)
i said rougher, with heavier duty parts (go compare door and hood metal thickness, or frame thickness). whether or not those parts dont have the quality of toyota's is a matter of opinion. both sides have provided links saying the other truck is better. its all opinion. the buying public happens to think the ford is the way to go since ford sells boatloads more than toyota.
ford gives you better (dana) sturdier axles, thicker driveshafts, larger engine, more horsepower and torque, yadayadayada. you can't see spot-weld marks on any ranger. they're all over on the tacoma. the ranger can tow more and haul more. it is just a more heavy-duty/work oriented truck. it is an all-around designed truck. it can work and go off-road. whereas the toyota is obviously only designed to go off-road with its huge TRD decals. ford fits their trucks with standard stuff they know the buyer is going to need to work it. all that stuff is optional on the tacoma. also, the government says the ranger is safer too.
Apr 12, 2002 (11:23 pm)
According to stang's link from the other thread:
"...if you think you're ready for a formidable compact pickup, there are none tougher than Tacoma. The 2001 Tacoma is just the latest in a long line of tough Toyota trucks. Forged on a girder-like chassis, Tacoma wields an available double overhead cam multi-port fuel-injected V6 powerplant. With towering ground clearance and a strapping stance, this rig is all business."
We all know how you hang on every word that stang posts and take it as gospel. Doesn't this directly contradict what you just posted above? You're in quite a quandary. You don't want to disagree with your idol stang. Now what are you going to do?
Oh my! Stay tuned folks, the suspense is spiraling out control...
Apr 13, 2002 (12:18 am)
i honestly feel sorry for you pluto. are you human? i can truly see that you have no one who loves you. its quite obvious as well that you are an angry person, and an introvert at that. one who can type away, but when it comes to actually doing anything face to face, you avoid any type of interaction. maybe that's your whole problem, you need this exchange. you need people to answer your little challenges. after all, you post numerous ones each day. do you ever notice you're the only one who does this day in and day out? i mean, you have never mentioned your truck or anything about it. do you even have one? or do you just like to fight about them? my sympathies to your pitiful little life.
Apr 13, 2002 (4:28 am)
if I am wrong but I heard you guys discussing the supercharger as they don't come factory and aren't warrantied by the manufacturer. Ford does warranty the Mustang and the supercharger that they install- But only on the Ford SVT Mustang Cobra. Just thought I'd throw it around.
Has anyone checked out the new 2003 SVT Mustang Cobra-390 HP and 390 lbs.-ft. of torque.
Yikes!!! I've decided to sell my 1999 GMC 2500 4X4 just so I can go order a new Mustang
Here's the link for the 2003 SVT- Don't get mad at me for talking about a sports car in here
#563 of 579 charger issue
Apr 13, 2002 (6:33 am)
Ok. I can see where you are going with that one. While I agree about the warranty and aftermarket issue, what troubles me is that a big stereo is nowhere near like a charger. Neither in price, but more specifically in the negative effects it has on the truck. You can put a charger on your Ranger, but not being covered by warranty, if you run into any problems with the engine, you are royally screwed. Time to get a new engine, 'cause Ford will definitely reject your claim that "supercharger did not cause this problem". A big stereo has a negative effect on your ears, for the most part, and ears of others.
Apr 13, 2002 (9:54 am)
Yes you can get a nicer stereo in the Ranger and it is warranty by Ford, that is an advantage over the Tacoma stereo, but what I think the Toyota guys are trying to say and are right about is how is this stereo going to help you in the work field or off-road? That seems like a good argument for the charger from Toyota being under warranty. Why doesen't Ford offer one? The stereo they offer has nothing to do with what a truck should be. And don't even say it is because they have a big enough engine already, cause Toyota also makes the charger for the 4.7L V8, and I'm sure they will make it for the new V6 coming out.
BTW-its off topic but has anyone seen the new Ironman Stewart edition Tundra, its supercharged, and the interior is better, it looks pretty cool. I'll try to find the link.
Apr 13, 2002 (9:57 am)
"i honestly feel sorry for you pluto. are you human? i can truly see that you have no one who loves you...my sympathies to your pitiful little life." - posted 1:18 AM Pacific Time on Friday night.
Hmmm, don't you have better things to do on Friday nights in the early morning than obsessing about what happens on Edmunds.com? What were you saying about "pitiful little life?"