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  • this writer does not like FORD or ?

    you decide................bad link, see following post......
    Last edited by blue34; 06-04-2021, 12:40 PM.
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    it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

    Keith

  • #2
    Couldn't tell. I read down to the Ram truck piece, but one thing I did figure out--new trucks are more passenger haulers and less truck haulers. Sure, they have a great tow rating, but all the electronic garbage belongs in a car, not a truck. Entertainment center my eye, sounds like something in your living room! Trucks now are less about work and more about comfort. They push those turbo 6 cylinders, but I wonder how fast they run out of breath towing a big trailer? My stuff has to haul as well as pull....

    Trucks started getting soft in the 70's when they started putting power steering and AC on them. That was fine, but when they started putting in all that electronic garbage and softening up the ride is when they really hit bottom. Trucks should ride like, well a truck! I'd rather have a mid 70's truck than a new one, wish I'd hung on to a couple I had.
    ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
    -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
    -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
    " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

    "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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    • #3
      sorry everyone, the article has been updated to what is NOT the link to the original article ......

      I hope this works:


      Don’t Count on the 2021 Ford Ranger Being Reliable

      by Sarah Brennan on January 12, 2021
      Have you ever walked into a car dealership and asked the salesperson to show you the least reliable pickup on the lot? Probably not. And why would you? No one wants to buy a pickup only to find out that it’s not at all reliable. Unfortunately, when it comes to the Ford Ranger, it’s not all that reliable. Consider even the 2021 Ford Ranger, and you’ll find that its predicted reliability ratings are pretty dismal. So dismal, in fact, that you should probably consider choosing another pickup altogether.
      The 2021 Ford Ranger hits the trails. | FordReliability has always been a struggle for the Ford Ranger


      The Ford Ranger isn’t known for being the most reliable pickup out there. When it was first introduced as a 2000 model, Consumer Reports gave it a two out of five reliability rating. In 2001, the Ranger’s reliability rating plummeted to a one out of five. Though some older Ford Ranger models were able to manage a four out of five reliability rating, Consumer Reports’ data shows that, more often than not, the Ford Ranger struggled with reliability.

      The Ranger’s reliability ratings didn’t change all that much when Ford reintroduced it in 2019 either. In fact, Consumer Reports gave the 2019 Ford Ranger a one out of five reliability rating. Fortunately, the 2020 model was able to earn a four out of five reliability rating.

      RELATED: 3 Major Truck Fails of 2020
      The 2021 Ford Ranger continues to struggle with reliability


      Unfortunately for the 2021 Ford Ranger, it was unable to score what we would call an impressive reliability rating. Instead, Consumer Reports gave this year’s model a two out of five predicted reliability rating, which is pretty disappointing. Though, it does fall in line with what you would expect from the Ranger.

      The good news is that Consumer Reports was careful to highlight the Ford Ranger’s most common trouble spots. So, if you decide to stick it out with this year’s Ranger, you’ll know what problems to look out for.

      As for those trouble spots? Consumer Reports notes that the 2020 Ford Ranger had issues with its climate system. Its in-car electronics also turned out to be pretty problematic. As for the 2019 Ford Ranger? Owners reported issues with its drive system, body paint and hardware, power equipment, and its in-car electronics.
      2021 Ford Ranger Tremor | Ford
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      You should probably consider one of these alternatives instead


      The 2021 Ford Ranger isn’t the only pickup out there. So if you’d rather avoid it for a more reliable truck, that’s totally possible to do. Both the 2021 Honda Ridgeline and the Jeep Gladiator earned high marks from Consumer Reports. If you’re interested in upgrading to a full-size pickup, the 2021 Toyota Tundra also earned a four out of five predicted reliability rating from Consumer Reports.

      RELATED: The Ford Ranger Still Can’t Measure Up to the Toyota Tacoma in 2021
      The importance of choosing a reliable pickup truck


      For new pickup shoppers, reliability ratings are key. After all, are you really the kind of car shopper that longs for a pickup that you can’t actually count on? Probably not. So, if you’re in the market for a reliable pickup, you may want to reconsider the 2021 Ford Ranger. Fortunately, there are plenty of other pickups out there, many of which have earned far better reliability ratings than the new Ford Ranger.

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      it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

      Keith

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      • #4
        No thanks, I will keep my 2000 Ranger 4x4.
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        99 Explorer Sport (wife's DD)
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        • #5
          Doesn’t sound like she likes Rangers too much anyway! Only thing I’ve seen I don’t understand about them is the stink bug stance——-the bed sits way higher than the hood. It’s not just them, the small Chevy is the same way. Just looks a little odd to me.
          With them being nearly the same size as a F150, I would probably buy the F150 instead and get the larger engine. But I haul and pull heavy loads with my trucks, so smaller trucks Don’t work for me anymore.
          ----1999 F150 XLT Lariat Super Cab 4X4 5.4----
          -----1947 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe 5.0-----
          -----2005 Expedition Eddie Bauer 5.4----
          " Sometimes you fix the car, sometimes the car fixes you" Steve L.

          "Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America". President Donald J. Trump

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          • #6
            the author claims reliability issues but what I see & hear, the new Rangers have few problems. the author does not report or have statistics for any issue(s)
            on the Ranger. so what backs/supports the authors lack of reliability claim ?
            34 FORD coupe...Cleveland POWERED https://mustangsandmore.vbulletin.ne...ilies/cool.png

            it`s nice to be important but it is more important to be nice.

            Keith

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