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Old 07-16-2009, 02:46 PM
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i've been saving for a ranger for years...it will be my first vehicle ever....i have decided to buy hte sport model, with super cab and the 4 litre engine.. i was just wondering if i should get the 4X4.....is it worth the money? and note that i live in the country and will be driving in snow, mud and off-road a-lot of the time..any ideas are welcome...thanks
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Old 07-16-2009, 03:08 PM
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Welcome and yes if you drive in snow or have to go off road 4wd it worth the money
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:56 PM
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Absolutely go with a 4x4.
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:51 AM
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4x4 FTW
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:56 AM
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4x4 for sure without question!
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Old 07-17-2009, 08:26 AM
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you don't neeed 4wd for the snow but it can be nice, if you wnat it get it but you don't need it 2wd will do fine if you know how to drive in snow. 4wd is nice to have
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:04 AM
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thanks guys, i guess ill save up for the 4wd which im assuming will also increase the resale value of my ranger....
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Also the insurance...grr
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Old 07-17-2009, 07:51 PM
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true man, i forgot about that part but cruising in my ranger will make it all worth while...
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:05 AM
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Driving in snow in a 2wd pickup truck that weighs nothing is by no means "fine", but doable for the most part. You'd definitely have to weigh down the bed quite a bit, and know what situations require throttling out of. But your back end will always want to break loose, and all the know-how in the world won't keep you from getting stuck once in a while - especially in Canada. Four wheel drive doesn't work miracles, and it's not a free pass to be any less cautious when driving in snow, but it's a HUGE improvement over 2wd and can be the difference between being stuck and safely cruising along.
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Old 07-18-2009, 04:10 AM
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hi mr ranger in the uk rangers we have the gear lever and next to it the 4 wheel drive lever with 4 high '4 low '2 high and neutral u have to come to a complete stop before changing in to high or low so we got the best of both worlds ..... and we;ve got turbos lol
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:11 AM
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hi mr ranger in the uk rangers we have the gear lever and next to it the 4 wheel drive lever with 4 high '4 low '2 high and neutral u have to come to a complete stop before changing in to high or low so we got the best of both worlds ..... and we;ve got turbos lol
What the??? So not only do you guys get 4 doors and turbos, you get manual transfer cases, too? I hate you!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:38 AM
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love it sorry jay ....... lol
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:41 PM
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thats what i was thinking, so i guess its definately worth the extra-money especially if i plan to keep my ranger for a long time..also, the canada point is valid as we get tonnes of snow up here...
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Old 07-18-2009, 02:43 PM
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damn, id love to have a turbo in my truck and the manual tansfer case would sure be handy too
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