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Old 05-20-2009, 01:37 PM
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i have had both, both are nice, the ranger has a little more room and seem to rid a little better, the s-10 is a lot cheaper to fix or modify
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:58 PM
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My bud's got a 00 s10 and I've got a 00 Ranger. 3.0 in my Ranger, 4.3 in the Dime.

The 4.3 is a beast. The 10 bolt rear has taken a lot of a buse. The Gov lock is a horrible idea but some how it works. The 4.3 is basicly a 350 block missing 2 cylinders. The IFS can be "un bolted."

The 3.0 was a good motor to put in cars. Not in a 5400 lb truck. The 8.8" got bent to shit on 33s and hard driving, and the IFS x member is a massive hunk of the chassis.

Both good trucks.
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:55 AM
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my ranger has 387,000 miles. 1994 ford ranger 4.0L v6, with thats right, three-hundred and eighty-seven thousand miles.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:24 PM
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Get a Ranger. They get good gas mileage, mine gets 25mpg at least doing town and hills every day. I got 29mpg on the way to Florence to ride at the dunes with my dirtbike in back.
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Old 06-07-2009, 09:55 PM
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ive owned both...the S10 is better...quieter,,,better mileage,,,faster,,,and nicer
so you go to ford RANGER forum? go to s10 forum bro. not hatin on you or anything but if you dont dig rangers why are you on this site?
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Old 06-08-2009, 02:04 PM
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I've owned both and the Ranger is far better reliability and durability wise. My 93 S10 had a 170,000 on it. The engine was holding up well, but everything else was falling apart. Headliner and interior parts falling apart, multi-function lever gone, axle seals gone, paint gone, windshield washer gone, emergency brake pedal assembly gone, and on and on I can go. Its like the truck was just falling apart around the drive train. My 90 Ranger 147,000 had only had the normal wear and tear items like water pump, alternator, and clutch. I take very good care of my vehicles and I was very disappointed with my S10. My mother has a 00' S10 and its been the same way. Axle bearings, E-brake pedal, seat back control levers breaking, differential seals failing, power steering pump and alternator all on a vehicle with less than 55,000. No wonder GM couldn't stay in business.
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Old 06-13-2009, 08:50 AM
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I will have to agree that Rangers are cheaper for mods and parts are readily available for almost any mod. Owned an s10 prior to my ranger and i am glad i switched. the only regret i have is the gas mileage loss. but there are cons for everything. Rangers are just a better all around truck and look better too. Go with a ranger!
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:21 AM
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Has anyone here had any problems with the tranny at 50K or so, I have read that there have been problems with this, just asking....
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:14 AM
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My girlfriend's brother' S10 has 86k on it and major major issues. but my papa says rangers break timing belts. Any input?

My money is still on a Ranger.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:24 AM
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Ranger's all the way man, i got 207976 on mine and it runs like a champ and plus ford's go where chevy cant just look at my pictures haha there is a chevy s10 blazer stuck and it was a 4x4.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:26 AM
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FYI rangers have timming chains unless its a 4 banger ranger, and I havent had any problems with mine aslong as you take care of them for the most part, ie change fluids lol
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:15 AM
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okay s-10 2 wheel drive can be better becuase the come with the 4.3, but dont even compare in 4x4, and the ranger looks so much better, i agree i had a 92 s-10 with 130k and drove it like a baby kept with everything and slowly it all starting going out, rusting, windows, sensors on the motor, etc. i have a 95 ranger 4x4 with 150k nothing wrong with it everything works and i drive it hard always getting on it and i have an 2002 ranger thats my baby and they just look so much better, if your gonna lift it, ranger will look better, lower - ranger will also look better GO WITH THE RANGER MAN
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:20 AM
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Mine among many on here says it all. 153K miles, may not look pretty but still running strong. Only a little rust.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:43 AM
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I've owned two S10 Blazers and my current Ranger...

In all honesty, I love the LOOKS of the Blazer, but the Ranger beats the Blazer and any S10 pickup.
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