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  1. 46er

    46er Piney

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    [​IMG]width="600" height="370" alt="GLADIATOR LAUNCH EDITION. Pre-order is almost here" border="0" class="fluid"/>

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  2. RednekF350

    RednekF350 Piney

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    What a steal at $62,000.00 +/- :eek:

    Looks like the reintroduced Ford Ranger has come back with only a $30,000+/- starting point for a stripped 4 WD version.
     
  3. 46er

    46er Piney

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    I don't understand the popularity of the Wrangler's. My son owned a 4 door thinking the longer wheelbase might help it. It did not and he had to get rid of it.

    The Ranger looks nice. Word is there will be a V8 Raptor version, like the one they have in Aussie land. But it won't be $30K :D

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  4. GermanG

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    What's to understand? Sure, it's overpriced, gets bad gas mileage, has a harsh ride, has a poor reliability record, rides on the coattails of the CJ's image and popularity and is a Chrysler product to boot, but other than those small details, it's a great vehicle.
     
  5. Zach McGarvey

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    I don't understand jeeps as an everyday vehicle. Typical Chrysler reliability (lack thereof, i mean) aside, they are just impractical and get similar fuel economy to a full-size pickup. I own a newer Tacoma and although it lacks power and won't win any awards for cool interior design or anything like that, they are still ruggedly built, and if you buy a low-trim one, can be had for well under 30k. I was sold when I read a critical review that said something like "Toyota needs to get with the times-- this truck drives like a 1940s tractor." As an auto mechanic, that's what I'm looking for.

    Nothing will ever beat my 95 ranger for ripping down the narrow dirt roads though-- and nobody makes anything similar today because the trend is for everything to be gigantic. I miss that truck and wish I never sold it.
     
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    bobpbx Piney
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    I was looking at the old broncos at the Mecam auction. The restored ones look sweet. My son had one. They wrapped around you like a glove.
     
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    Jeep? Pickup? No. For Pinelands exploration, you really want something like this. (Seen this past week at Bass River State Forest, checking in for camping.)
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    Too wide for many of the more interesting roads in the Pines.
     
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  9. 46er

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    They barely fit into a road lane. But if you lust for one, there are plenty gov surplus available, might need a little work though.