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  1. ...and the Gladiator has had the build on the website for a month, but no pricing announced. These companies are bass-ackwards
  2. Any issues you guys have noticed that us owners should be aware of (stuff to look for)?
  3. Was just posted 70 minutes ago and is 37 minutes long. About to watch so no insight yet.
  4. Anthony

    This car is trying my patience

    Driving home in the pouring rain tonight, the Focus decided to give me transmission issues....again. Driving along and suddenly I lost all forward momentum (just revved when pressing on the gas pedal). A warning message popped up "Hill Start Assist is not available." (I don't think I even have that option?) I Shut off the car. Would not restart on the first try, but it started again the second try...now with a check engine light to boot. In the span of one hour, this happened 4 times. In the middle of a downpour. In heavy traffic. Got home and checked codes: U0101 - lost communication with TCM P0884 - TCM Power Input Signal Intermittent Love this car, but holy hell it is an unreliable POS.
  5. $3k is nothing to sneeze at for trucks that are, in most respects, pretty equal. If I didn't have x-plan, I probably would have waited myself until they got cheaper.
  6. Sometimes too much traction is a bad thing.... https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/dodge-investigating-video-showing-pair-of-dodge-demons-exploding-on-drag-strip/ar-BBTxgHP?ocid=spartandhp
  7. Or even quicker, wait till Summer when there's a full stock of Rangers.
  8. Yup. Was hoping for some real-world talk / video on them, but just talk. It's only the first 6-7 minutes of the video or so.
  9. Anthony

    Tailgate wars heating up.

    Then I would not get the Ram Multifunction Tailgate. It does not look like you can separate the options (except for the step) It is broken down like this: Multifunction Tailgate $995 (includes spray-in bed liner) Center step is $295
  10. Anthony

    This car is trying my patience

    I got exactly what I expected for mine in trade in. $4.5k. That’s with 63k miles and an accident under its belt that showed up on Carfax. I was fine with that. That was by far the worst car I’ve ever owned and I didn’t shed a tear as I drive away with it in my rear view mirror.
  11. Anthony

    This car is trying my patience

    A lot of my friends, co-workers and family were surprised I went with Ford after the issues I had with the Focus. The Ranger was the right truck at the right time for me. If it had not come out when it did, I probably would have gone for the Gladiator.
  12. Anthony

    Tailgate wars heating up.

    $1,300 also includes the spray-in bed-liner. Being that's a $475 option in the F-150, the tailgate and step are actually not that expensive considering what you get.
  13. Anthony

    This car is trying my patience

    Since this old thread was brought back up, I'll update my situation....I got rid of the Focus for a new Ranger. The Focus became too unreliable for me to consider keeping and trying to commute. I've never hated and loved a car so much. Glad to be rid of it.
  14. Anthony

    Tailgate wars heating up.

    I'll remember that when I put the Twinkies in the middle of the bed next to the Funyuns. 😉
  15. I'll be the first to admit, its one of the first foreign compact CUVs that doesn't look horrible to me.
  16. I wonder how the curvy round shapes are going to go over with some others (ie RAV4) seeming to go towards more blocky shapes as of late.
  17. Anthony

    Tailgate wars heating up.

    Does no one ever need to access said bed while there is a trailer attached? 😉
  18. Anthony

    F-150 Aero-X Fastback

    "How can we make a full-size pickup 100% less useful AND uglier at the same time?" Hold my beer.
  19. Anthony

    Tailgate wars heating up.

    That's the point I was making. You could swing open the 40% side with a trailer or pull down the tailgate (on the Ram). You couldn't do that with a 100% width swing-out. That is (one of) the reasons they went with that design.
  20. Anthony

    Tailgate wars heating up.

    Now try that full-width side opener with a trailer! 😉
  21. My dealer still has not replace the one I bought. Side note: My neighbor stopped me and told me that someone in a Raptor was driving past my house yesterday. They stopped, backed up and stared at my Ranger for a good minute. I've gotten more second looks, thumbs up and people speeding up to see the truck when I'm out driving then anything I've ever owned.
  22. Anthony

    Tailgate wars heating up.

    The Ram tailgate is brilliant in its simplicity and solves one of the main problems with a pickup bed......reaching over the tailgate to access your load. Is it necessary? No. Does it make work easier? Yes. It's a convenience, but one of the better thought-out ones when it comes to using a truck like a truck is meant to be used.
  23. It has been a long time since I've owned a truck, had a quick question. Each morning when I start the Ranger and I pull out of the garage, my first forward acceleration produces a decently loud roar from what I am assume is the clutch fan. It only seems to do it on the first (sometimes second also) forward acceleration. I want to say I remember previous trucks of mine doing this, but can't remember for sure. Does the clutch fan normally engage after startup like that? Thanks!
  24. Thanks, I looked it up and found it was normal. Thanks for the re-affirmation though!
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