Joined: Fri Dec 22nd, 2017
Interests: Rangers, Photography, Metal bending
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good point about the Tacoma, already proven platform for similar price
I was pissed at Ford for the new Ranger Design, went to Toyota and looked around.
There was a 4 Runner, TRD Pro, with almost even option I would want... $48,500 on the Web, still could come down some when we start negotiating !
The Tacomas, TDR Off-Road, with a lot of options, came in at $43K, walking price around the 39K mark. Drove it and like it but I think I'm looking at the 4 Runner, just like the look in Cement Gray. No BRIGHT Red, funny !
Even the F150 is in the same neighborhood for $$$ but less options !
BUT we are talking $40K here... for a small vehicle, WTF is going on with the world today with the pricing thing, funny thing is they ARE selling !
I think I am going to stick with the '03 Ranger for a while, the old girl is16 years old and still in decent running shape !
2003 EDGE, Std Cab, Steppie, E4 Red, 5sp, 4x
Large Tube Rear Axle, 31 Spline - FX4, 4.56 Gears, OX Locked
5" SuperLift, 33" x 12.50 x 15" BFG ATs,
Hurst Shifter w/Longer Replacement Shift Handle with (Homemade) Mounting Adapter; 1.5" up x 1" back.
Backrack mod'd to fit Steppie, Front and Rear Bumpers by Custom 4x4 Fabrication, OK.
Working on more Mods, just need more time, longer days would work !