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From what I've read and seen, yes, they did dump it. There are a lot of pictures circulating of the upcoming Ranger replacement (or rumored replacement) and I'd say it'll take the place of the current Ranger and the F-100.
Great link Matt! The only thing I've seen is the same as you as far as the 1500 that have been ordered so far. I bet that number is growing by the day though and they will probably have a backlog from hell by the time it's over with.
I'm impressed with the write up, Kudos to Ford! Recognizing that the truck was basically built for the Baja, I wonder how well she would perform in New England in the winter. I also wonder how well she'd hold up against the winter snow and salt conditions.
$3000.00 for the 6.2L is quite steep. I wonder as well if that will be the intended upcharge for the 6.2L in the normal version of the F-150.
Great job FORD! I've once again this model year been WOW'd.
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Four Wheeler magazine did a first drive review in their latest edition and they gave it high marks. They even found out that the Fox shocks in the front appear to have the ability to adjust the ride height to either a level or nose hight stance.
I know if I somehow get one it will be a pavement princess for me. I live in Houston but might have to find a stretch of sand somewhere to play once in a while. I am just waiting for the warranty complaints when the consumers take this truck out and work it over like the ads.
Also wonder what kind of resale these trucks will have in a few years.
The truck's built to take it. How are they going to deny a warranty claim? Would they deny you a claim even? I flogged my truck offroad and believe me, it takes some getting used to. You'll blast through a corner where you're sure that you'd flip it if you were in any other truck. Hit bumps that would dismantle any other truck.
Oh yeah, another feature... a 30" fording depth. Been there now, it's true!
Yeeeehaaawwwww!!!! I love my truck, really love it. The motor's great, the tranny's great, the suspension's unreal, the tech's perfect, the sound system rocks, the interior is perfect. My only two complaints: I'd like a telescoping steering wheel for my beat up shoulder and for the super cab back doors to open all the way.
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