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#4 of 6 Re: Pickup shopping: general thoughts/experiences on makes [bill545]
Mar 20, 2005 (2:38 am)
Just so you know - a Mazda is a Ford Ranger, with a small amount of exterior appearance difference and minor interior trim and option differences.
#5 of 6 What's the best used V6 pick-up for $10,000?
May 04, 2005 (7:03 am)
I'm looking for a pick-up truck to tow a small fishing boat to the boat ramp. I'll also drive 45 min on highways to get to airport 2 times per month.
What is the best V6 engine pick-up from late '90's or early 00's that has crew cab (for kids) and is safe and dependable (a work horse)?
#6 of 6 toyota vs ranger
Jun 04, 2005 (6:27 pm)
>>I'm looking for a pick-up truck to tow a small fishing boat to the boat ramp. I'll also drive 45 min on highways to get to airport 2 times per month.
>>What is the best V6 engine pick-up from late '90's or early 00's that has crew cab (for kids) and is safe and dependable (a work horse)?
We have two trucks:
A 1992 Ford Ranger 3.0 V6, 4 speed auto -- mileage is 130K.
We bought the Ranger so we could retire our other truck for just my work beater -- 1992: a 1987 Toyota with a 22R 4 banger, 4 speed manual. It had 140,000 on it when I drove the Ranger home.
Damn, but our Ford never could, and still can't, lug my 14 ft flatboat up the hills of NE Iowa. To this day, and with over 250,000 miles on the odometer, the Toyota still pulls my boat and hauls my firewood and can run circles round the Ranger.
The Ranger is the wife's work . If it wasn't cheap transportation we'd get rid of it.
Toyotas all the way for me from now on: more Guts, far fewer repairs (did I mention what a pain it is to do routine maintenance on the Ford?)