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Old 03-10-2011, 04:51 PM
WildlandFirefighter WildlandFirefighter is offline
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Default Re: Choosing a Ranger over the B series

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I've always been fond of driving vehicles by american companies that are built in America. NOT foreign companies that build vehicles in america, then send the profits to foreign soil.
America sends jobs to foreign soil.


What you buy, you usually send to foreign companies (Walmart,etc)
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:34 PM
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I bought B-Series over Ranger twice.

First I bought a 95 Mazda B3000. 3L V6 5 speed with no options over a Ranger 3L v6 5 speed. I picked it over the Ranger because
- I liked the look better
- It had a much smoother ride
- It was HUGE $'s cheaper than the Ranger

This year after driving the B3000 for 15 years I again went Mazda this time a B4000 4x4 SE+ with every option sold instead of a Ranger Sport Fx4
- Looks I like both but slight edge to the Ranger
- B4000 has a much smoother ride than the Ranger
- Price this time was close with Ranger having a slight advantage but I was financing and Ford had standard rates. Mazda was very close to the price but offered 0% financing so a big savings of several thousands over total purchase... and then consdier they included 16 oil changes and bumped the full coverage warranty to 7yr/160,000KM's the deal was done.
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Old 03-10-2011, 05:36 PM
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Default Re: Choosing a Ranger over the B series

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I bought B-Series over Ranger twice.

First I bought a 95 Mazda B3000. 3L V6 5 speed with no options over a Ranger 3L v6 5 speed. I picked it over the Ranger because
- I liked the look better
- It had a much smoother ride
- It was HUGE $'s cheaper than the Ranger

This year after driving the B3000 for 15 years I again went Mazda this time a B4000 4x4 SE+ with every option sold instead of a Ranger Sport Fx4
- Looks I like both but slight edge to the Ranger
- B4000 has a much smoother ride than the Ranger
- Price this time was close with Ranger having a slight advantage but I was financing and Ford had standard rates. Mazda was very close to the price but offered 0% financing so a big savings of several thousands over total purchase... and then consdier they included 16 oil changes and bumped the full coverage warranty to 7yr/160,000KM's the deal was done.
Pretty sweet deal from Mazda, I am just wondering how the ride is better in the B series then the Ranger when they are supposed to used the same components.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:01 PM
zx6rrdan zx6rrdan is offline
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Pretty sweet deal from Mazda, I am just wondering how the ride is better in the B series then the Ranger when they are supposed to used the same components.
My front suspension spring code on my door jamb sticker is 11 same torsion bars they use on the FX4 Ranger Level II so doubt it's the torsion bars and by driving doesn't feel like a softer spring but instead softer hispeed compression damping taking the edge off sharp bumps. I'm thinking Mazda specs softer compression damping for the shocks.
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Old 03-10-2011, 06:04 PM
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Default Re: Choosing a Ranger over the B series

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My front suspension spring code on my door jamb sticker is 11 same torsion bars they use on the FX4 Ranger Level II so doubt it's the torsion bars and by driving doesn't feel like a softer spring but instead softer hispeed compression damping taking the edge off sharp bumps. I'm thinking Mazda specs softer compression damping for the shocks.
hmm, interesting. I wonder if anyone has other comments on this Ford and Mazda difference in suspension
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