Re: question for the grandma drivers
I just got my 2011 2.3 (auto) I bought this to use it DAILY as a TRUCK no suprise eh? Anyway I came from an '08 GM 3/4 HD with the 6.0L gasser. 10 mpg's downhill with a tail wind
Anyway the size difference is taking some getting used to but so far my new Ranger is doing great. My first tank was about 17 mpg with a really heavy load that week, was carrying a crap load of 40# bags of salt plus other crap, well over 500 lbs or more.
The next week I found that the factory only had 34 PSI in the rubber, I aired up to the max at 44 PSI and had a load the next week about 150 lbs lighter and turned in a 19.3 mpg tank all mixed driving. The following week I had a slightly lighter load in the box but turned in the same figures. I am slowly lightening the load in my box until I can turn in figures above 20 mpgs. I don't care if it's 28-20 I just want to be at 20 or better to feel solid about my decision to downsize.
Before someone tells me the 4-pot wasn't meant to hual stuff, you shouldn't tell me but be telling Ford why did you put a 6ft box on something with a 4-Cyl? The 4.0L was nice but would not work for my application, if I wanted 15-16 mpg while working I would have just got another Silverado but 1/2 ton with the 5.3L I specifically wanted the so called most fuel efficient truck you could buy.
2011 Ford F-150 XLT, SuperCab, 2wd, 5.0L
2011 Ford Ranger SC, 2wd, XLT, Auto, 2.3L (traded)
2011 Subaru Outback, Premium, CVT, 2.5L
Last edited by Pool Runner; 04-22-2011 at 07:06 AM.