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Toyota Tacoma, Ford Ranger
Mar 17, 2002 (11:11 pm)
Do you guys just sit at home (or work) and try to come up with something to post that is Anti-ranger?
Does it bother you that much that Ranger costs less, offers more, and does just as much as a Tacoma can?
Guess so, since ya'll are trolling the ranger problems thread and jumping on ONE Check engine light post. You forgot to mention that the same person says the truck still runs great, and it more than likely is a result of a change of octane (he was running 93 octane for a long time, then went lower).
Me? I'd think the LED light was out since I've never seen the check engine dummy light on since I've owned it. Unless you count the times it flashes everytime you start the truck.
And frey, When are you gonna quit belly aching and fix your damn truck?
saddaddy--->Ranger with 4 doors exists, just not 4 full doors. There was a "spy" photograph I saw on a website early in the year showing a small ford truck in a crew cab configuration, so everything may be equal in 2003. I'd say it's a fair argument if anyone here who owns a sport trac wants to step up to the plate...
rickc5--->Plus white stays cooler during the summer sun and heat.
scorpio--->Do you even know what TSB really means?
#618 of 1840 stang........
Mar 18, 2002 (12:02 am)
can you possibly tell me where to go to see that pic? im interested. thx
#619 of 1840 My dashboard squeaks aslo.....
Mar 18, 2002 (6:36 am)
My Taco is now one year old now and I've put a lot of hard, off road (woods) miles on her. The only two problems thus far are my broken cup holder and my dashboard has a tendency to squeak on cold winter mornings until the interior warms up. It is annoying but does not seem to be a major problem. Well, as you can see, Tacos aren't perfect. Take care......Steelman.
Mar 18, 2002 (8:05 am)
I don't think a squeaky dash in cold weather is unusual. My Explorer does this too but it usually goes away after the inside warms up.
#621 of 1840 steelman & eagle
Mar 18, 2002 (8:29 am)
The '97 Lexus ES300 I traded in on my new Ranger had a squeaky dash when it was cold. Must a common malady in a bunch of different vehicles.
The ES also had an ashtray that rattled if it was closed. I usually left it open so I could plug in my radar detector.
Mar 18, 2002 (9:22 am)
Sorry to hear about your bulldogs yesterday. I went to school at Southern ('70) and went to work for the government and wound up here in northern VA. Worked in Atlanta, Faytetteville, N.C., and spent 10 years with the Army (civilian) in Germany. Still have family in Hattiesburg, McComb, and Petal. They keep asking if I am "coming home" to retire. I tell them no, because they talk too slow!
Mar 18, 2002 (12:00 pm)
I figured they would mess up sooner or later. They were a really good team, but not mauture enough to be very consistent - and thats what is important in the NCAA tourney. Glad to hear from a fellow Mississippian. I know one guy really well from McComb/Petal but he's a little younger than you it sounds. haha. L8r man.
Mar 18, 2002 (1:53 pm)
The tacoma/sport trac argument may be a "fair" one, but you know as well as I do that it won't be one that lasts long for the Ford camp. Haha. Im not even sure you can hop a curb in one of those soccer mom specials. And even if the Ranger does get 4 full doors, we all know that things still will be far from "equal." Haha Lottaluv buddy.
Mar 18, 2002 (2:04 pm)
yep, you got that right. the ranger will still state which truck the people want by the hundreds of thousands. a 4-door ranger will be bad for the tacoma. i for one, am one who wants a 4door ranger, and i don't think im the only one. if they build it, people will come. just more to ford, and even less to toyota.
Mar 18, 2002 (2:19 pm)
"If [you] build it, [they] will come..."
The sport trac is still an Explorer... Which is perfect for any middle class mom with 2.5 kids. But I don't think it's meant for off-road ability, if that's what you are aiming for. However it would make a plush ride, if you didn't need a bid pickup bed.