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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Ford Ranger KBB preview

Kelley Blue Book has recently gotten some hands on time with the new Ranger. Unfortunately they weren't permitted to test drive the truck, but the video does give us a good overview of the spec sheet and how things look inside. Would have liked to see it side by side with a F150 for size comparison.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 09:03 AM
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Going to be interesting to see how the pricing of the Ranger impacts early interest. While I know there is a large demand in the market for more mid size options you cant ignore the fact that this is basically a less capable F150 but for nearly the same price.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 08:05 PM
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Sucks to see that Ford didn't work harder on the smaller things that make a difference. One being that rear back rest that doesn't lay flat.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 09:10 AM
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Considering how few people actually fully utilize their F150's capability, I think the market for those looking for a cheaper alternative is larger than you would think. All midsize trucks are expensive in today's market, but when you look at models like the Frontier or Tacoma, they really haven't changed all that much from gen to gen.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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Depending on how you choose to spec the Ranger a fairly well equipped F150 or Ram could be had for just a few thousand more. But I have a feeling this was done intentionally as that will provide dealers the opportunity to upsell.
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Even just considering the Rangers segment alone, its well within what rivals products are like. Its simply Ford providing another alternative in the segment.
Both models have pros and cons and can suit drastically different purposes.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-18-2018, 09:43 AM
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Better towing and fuel economy than all other comparable midsizes in the segment. I just hope that the new 10speed is as refined as they are making it out to be.
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It might come down to what exactly they're doing to that 10-speed because sometimes even a slight variation can expose many weaknesses.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-27-2018, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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There have been a fair amount of reported issues with the 10spd in the F150, which are mostly around the truck getting stuck in certain gears. I've read this tranny was co developed with GM...
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