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Old 06-11-2014, 03:00 PM
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It's a 2000 it's a stick to so that helps a lot
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Old 06-12-2014, 11:12 AM
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I have a 2005 Ford Ranger. I love the fuel economy and the truck, but it depends on what you want the truck to do. I think the biggest you would want to tow with a ranger is a 6 x 12 utility trailer. I have the 4.0 V6 and it has a decent amount of power. I am limited on what I can do, but it works for my everyday usage. I can rent the HD truck if I need to carry a lot of stones or gravel.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:15 PM
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what kind of fuel range are you getting on a 2005 ford? i want the truck to pull a trailer with a walk behind and riding mower.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:19 PM
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I used to run my business with a full size silverado 1500, 2WD stick shift with the 4.3 v6. Great fuel economy and was able to pull around a 6x10 with two walk behinds on it. Had to retire it as business got bigger and no longer had a use for it.

It's for sale if you're interested, I know it's not 4WD but makes a great 8-9 month truck.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:20 PM
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what kind of fuel range are you getting on a 2005 ford? i want the truck to pull a trailer with a walk behind and riding mower.
I haven't actually checked but I think maybe 14 or 16mpg with the V6 in the city without a trailer.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:20 PM
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im in rochester i need 4wd for the snow.
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Old 06-13-2014, 01:13 AM
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We're pulling our 2500 pound rig with a 4x4 Tacoma, 5-speed with the 2.7 liter 4 cylinder and get 18 to 19 with it while towing.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:23 PM
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Sell you a 2006 Chevy 1500 Regular Cab Short Bed, just turned 100k it's 4wd and has Curt hitch setup. Has front strobes, just have to change the bulbs to amber for yourself for plowing if you so choose. Looking to get 11,500 I'm located just outside of Springfield MA in Connecticut.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:25 PM
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For some reason I can't edit my post, it has the 4.8 V8 w/ auto transmission, just had the transmission serviced, full synthetic fluids & a new filter.
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Old 06-13-2014, 06:26 PM
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I am looking for a work truck to tow my landscape trailer. which ones are the best and years. need 4wd because of snow. are rangers better than s10 or toyotas the way to go. i keep hearing mix reviews. any suggestions?
If you're looking to go small get a Ford or Yota they are the best Chevy's suck period.
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