Interested in the new Ford Ranger
Hello from the Northern Virginia area. I'm a 'truck guy' that is interested in the new Ranger, so this looks like the place to be. My current truck is a 2014 Toyota Tacoma double-cab off-road which I really like a lot after about 75k miles of use...reliable so far, fits down narrow hunting trails, very capable off road, and small enough to find parking if I have to venture closer to DC for work (the main reason I don't have a F-150). A few dislikes about my current truck though...light on power, bad fuel economy (17-18 MPG tops), and an extremely cheap/thin pain job that scratches very easily.
My vehicle before the Tacoma was a 2013 Ford SHO with the performance package, so I have an idea of what Ford's Ecoboost engines bring to the table...the ability to easily make lots extra power. In the case of the 3.5L, just a canned ECU tune returned a significant HP/TQ increase and the same company I got that tune from is doing similar things with the 2.3L engine in existing platforms...so I'm confident they'll offer something for the Ranger shortly after it hits the streets.
My plan is to lurk on this forum, test drive a Ranger once they're on lots, and decide if it justifies swapping out the trusty old Tacoma. Thanks!