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post #1 of 51 (permalink) Old 08-01-2019, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Have had my very dependable Chev Avalanche 4x4 14 years now and only have 90K on it but wanted a new smaller pick up. Been all over looking and test driving but after driving the new Ranger I gotta say WOW.. That Turbo has guts. Probably going to play it safe with a new Honda Ridgeline or Chevy Colorado or possibly consider leasing a Ranger EcoBoost till they get the bugs figured out. I think KISS and like big naturally aspirated V8's but It was So fun to drive and so surprising. The complexity and added maintenance is not appealing but driving it is. Have to research what a good lease entails. I have always purchased new and kept for 10-15 years then repeat. Started with almost buying a new LARGE PU but really have no need for it and the parking spaces and city driving/parking is getting more difficult.
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I like the mid-size Colorado 4 door and if I bought a NEW Ranger I'd want the 4 door. I sold my full-size Ford F150 Supercrew 4 door about 5 weeks ago only because I couldn't justify keeping it for the occasional use when I had a utility trailer and towing package on my other vehicles.

The new Ranger is rather expensive but then I guess new full-size pickup are too at $50k plus.

I just checked and the Colorado and Ranger are about the same price. I'm not a fan of turbo charged engines because the trade off is a shorter engine life usually for that extra power if the engine wasn't overbuilt to handle it like a diesel is. A small diesel in a mid-size pickup truck would be perfect. Good for 400k miles and lots of torque but for some reason, probably the EPA, we don't have that luxury here.

If leased though; it wouldn't matter because in 3 years you give it back and just get a new one. I did the lease thing one time. Since I didn't own a business I couldn't write off the cost plus I had to worry about every little parking lot ding which I would have pay out of pocket for when I turned it in. At the time I could only go 12k miles per year without having to pay extra out of pocket for more miles and it wasn't cheap.

That's my .02 cents and worth the price you paid for it.

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1-1/2 years ago the purchase of a heavy duty diesel truck to tow my RVs changed me forever. Doing everything from daily driving to towing/hauling/working with the truck is such a joy.


If I didn't really NEED a heavy duty rig, I would look at the Ram Eco-Diesel 1500.


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Good info HC. I would definitely look at these new Dodge trucks if looking at NEW trucks; even if looking at mid-sized trucks. I see a lot of RAM trucks where I live so I know they are built well. I heard a couple of people saying the local Ford dealership salespeople were so rude they just walked away, went to the Dodge lot, and bought a new RAM - each. I guess they think people don't have a choice. Stupid thinking on the Ford's part IMHO.

In the past the Dodge trucks had a bad reputation for weak brakes and weak drivetrain's. Looks like they fixed those issues some time ago. They look every bit as good as what GM or Ford has to offer too.

With a towing capacity of over 12.5k; I bet these new V6 diesels sell well but I do want to see price and mpg numbers first. Imagine one of these diesel engines in a mid-sized truck like Colorado or Ranger. Yowza! Especially an off road version.
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Used to be a die-hard chevy fan, but in recent years have gone Ram. I've had 3 1500's and currently have a 3500 dually with the 6.7 cummins turbo diesel - a stump puller! As far as Ford goes, their twin turbo ecoboost has alot of problems (as told to me by a friend that had one) and the cost to repair any damage on those aluminum beds are crazy - definitely not a fan.

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Used to be a die-hard chevy fan, but in recent years have gone Ram. I've had 3 1500's and currently have a 3500 dually with the 6.7 cummins turbo diesel - a stump puller! As far as Ford goes, their twin turbo ecoboost has alot of problems (as told to me by a friend that had one) and the cost to repair any damage on those aluminum beds are crazy - definitely not a fan.
Been a Ford guy for a LONG time. I drove them all when we went shopping for a new tow rig and I just preferred the Ram, inside and out, over the GMC or Ford. You'll know what I mean when I say the Cummins is all business. Truck weighs 8222 with us in it and full of fuel but it will MOVE.

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Yep read all your comments and there are compromises with all. I had a sweet deal on a new 2019 crew cab F-150 V8 XLT with leather but being the practical type could not justify big truck for no reason other than Costco shopping so I came out of the ether in time and left it on the table, last day of the month shopping - boy was that fun! Just don't trust long term the ecoboost so was looking to lease (never leased before) until I trust it and then could give it back or buy it to keep. But I would know the reliability and maint issues I was facing with it. Never rented one long term like that. Wish the Honda Ridgeline drove like the Ranger and came in the Ford blue I really like! Oh well. My deal will come along when someone buys my low Mileage Avalanche or maybe I should just get a new-old school 6 cylinder Frontier stick shift for fun or keep my Chebby and buy a lightly used blue stick shift C7 Vette! LOL
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Something tells me the C7 is going to be a keeper with the new C8 being mid-engine. Purists/traditionalists won't want the mid-engine C8 so as far as they are concerned the Vette ended with the 2019 model year.

I personally like the new Vette but then I'm weird that way. People always want progress but they rarely want change. I guess most of us are weird that way.
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I like the Dodges. I had an 02 1500 from about 2012 to 2016. Rear fenders started doing the Dodge Rust thing, and the electrical system went to hell. If I were to get another truck, I'd like another Dodge but I'm hesitant now because of those issues. Hear a lot of folks have electrical issues on those older Dodges, and the generation after that (2009 and up) are also starting to show signs of the same thing.



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