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Ranger or S10 - April 26, 2010, 07:43 PM

Which of these is more reliable?
Test rode a 2000 manual s-10 and the best thing I like is the low height which will definitely make bike loading much easier .. but I am definitely drawn towards lifted trucks for some reason though have no intentions of off-road use .. researching these two I felt that people have a tad more confidence in Ford than chevy and rangers are still in production but s-10's are not .. I can't make up mind .. HAALP!!

Looking for 2000 s-10 or 1998 onwards Ranger .. ex cab .. manual preferred .. not a power whore . need more gas mileage .. budget ~ $3500 .. if you got any offers pm me .. Thanks


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If you get an S10, make sure it has the 4.3l V6 in it.


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April 26, 2010, 08:14 PM

Splitting hairs.

Depends on the owner of the vehicle.

Both are good but I would opt for the V6 in either. The 4 cyl have to work hard and usually get worse gas mileage.
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April 26, 2010, 08:27 PM

4 Cyc will always feel overworked and taxed once you load it.

Go for whatever has the V6 in it.

In my experience Chevys have a bit of a nicer ride than Fords, if that's of any matter to you.



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If you look at a first gen S10 (86-93) avoid the 2.8l V6. It's dependable (16 y/o me couldn't kill it) but its down on power significantly from the 4.3.


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April 26, 2010, 08:42 PM

From what Ive seen, you may have better luck finding a Ranger out there. They are everywhere. Case in point:



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V6 S10 FTW. CHEVY FTMFW


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I had a 99 S10 4WD 5spd and 4.3 V6 Loved that truck wish I'd never gotten rid of it.


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get a older tacoma........


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I had a 1996 4 cylinder Ranger that got 25 MPG consistently. It was a manual trans, short bed truck.

You will not get better mileage that that. Only problem was, the truck had no AC or Power Steering. Pretty basic.
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get a older tacoma........
Personally it would be a toss between the taco if you weren't hauling I cant vouch for out here but in Colorado I don't like limping up mountain passes at 4 grand plus on the tach.

2nd gen Dakota with a 3.9 v6 or a 5.2 v8 (they make a 2wd long bed that is easy to load + quick detaching tailgate option) The 5.2 has a full size half ton trans and they both have lock up torq converters.

Taco's are great just small being 6'5" is the only beef I have with them.

S10- Great trucks if they are taken care of

Ranger with a stick- Unless your making a pre-runner and you never work on you own vehicles go ahead, clutches and other scheduled maintenance is a pain in the ass on them.


Mechanically and bang for your buck I would look for a long bed 2wd Dakota with a 3.9, 5.2, or a 5.9 if you want to out gas mileage. They are cake to work on. The four bangers are doo doo in them.

Taco's you can run the piss out off great trucks and easy to work on.


I have a 92 3.9l Dakota long bed I ended up buying after I started working at a auto shop. It had a little under 90k now a fuel pump and water pump later 161k and counting, even whit those two going out it never left me stranded.

Shitty city driving 16-17mpg and highway 19-23 with a decent load (700-1000lbs) and steady highway without a load 22-26mpg.


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Personally it would be a toss between the taco if you weren't hauling

2nd gen Dakota with a 3.9 v6 or a 5.2 v8 (they make a 2wd long bed that is easy to load + quick detaching tailgate option) The 5.2 has a full size half ton trans and they both have lock up torq converters.

Taco's are great just small being 6'5" is the only beef I have with them.

S10- Great trucks if they are taken care of

Ranger with a stick- Unless your making a pre-runner and you never work on you own vehicles go ahead, clutches and other scheduled maintenance is a pain in the ass on them.


Mechanically and bang for your buck I would look for a long bed 2wd Dakota with a 3.9, 5.2, or a 5.9 if you want to out gas mileage. They are cake to work on.

Taco's you can run the piss out off great trucks and easy to work on.
taco should be fine hauling a bike in the back...its only 400lbs...


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Agree on the Dak. 5.9 R/T was always on my want list. I'd look for a 5.2 though.

You'll definitely want an extended cab if you're not used to a pickup or are taller than JWZ. That lack of legroom and additional space is a killer.


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Killer deal high on miles but I bet it will be gone by the end of the week.


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you can have my 2004 ranger if you take the r6 with it

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