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Old 03-13-2011, 12:15 AM
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Default What engine/year for best MPG daily driver???

Hey guy's I am looking for a single cab short bed ranger for a little project truck and daily driver. I would like to know what is the best year and engine ie (2.4 3.0 4.0) I should buy in order to get the best MPG's. Also what type of price range should I be looking to spend. I have been looking for about a month now and really need help in makeing the best descion. Im finding 04-06 4banger for like 6-7k with 100k miles and 97-2003 with 125k for 4-6k. Thanks a million guys looking to buy asap.
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:09 AM
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if you could score a reg cab short box with a 4.0 that would be the best just because the truck would be light. say over an ext cab 4x4 model
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:35 AM
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What are you going to be hauling?
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Old 03-13-2011, 06:13 AM
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What are you going to be hauling?
Nothing its just gonna be a daily driver and play truck so I want the best mpgs possible
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:36 AM
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2.3 reg cab short box 2wd 5 spd, xl since it has no power options or carpet and and a basic lightweight radio, might save you .01 mpg just by using xl.
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:55 PM
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2.3 reg cab short box 2wd 5 spd, xl since it has no power options or carpet and and a basic lightweight radio, might save you .01 mpg just by using xl.
So what u think mpg 24 to 29
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Old 03-13-2011, 12:57 PM
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Default Re: What engine/year for best MPG daily driver???

my '99 2.5L 2WD gets 25-28mpg
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:33 PM
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So what u think mpg 24 to 29
cant say for sure, you'll need to ask the 4 cyl owners.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:44 PM
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I have a 2.3 5-speed ext cab and Iam getting 29-30 mpg combined hwy/cty if you drive it on the easy side.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:18 PM
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I have a 2.3 5-speed ext cab and Iam getting 29-30 mpg combined hwy/cty if you drive it on the easy side.
Wow on a xcab,,, nice thats what I like to hear!!!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:21 PM
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hahaha, im seeing 24-29 MPGs. wish i could be so lucky at times. im at about 16-17 around town. 4.0 V6- love the power though!
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:26 PM
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i get about 21mpg average in my truck and i dont drive like grandpa if you catch my drift
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:49 PM
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damn lol ive got the 3.0 edge and i get 17 haha but the power is worth it imo!
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Old 03-14-2011, 01:44 AM
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With my 04, 2wd 2.3L ranger I get 25-29mpg.

Sure wish it was a 4x4
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Old 03-14-2011, 07:45 PM
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With my 04, 2wd 2.3L ranger I get 25-29mpg.

Sure wish it was a 4x4
Nice,,, I have been looking at 03 to 06 good to knoiw
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