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Old 11-26-2008, 11:28 PM
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Default Would be a good choice to buy a Ford Ranger instead a Nissan Pickup?

I would like to buy a pickup Ford Ranger ExtraCab (1992-1996), but some people say that the performance of this vehicle is poor because often requires to be repared (brakes down easily)...
They say a Nissan KingCab would be a better choice, because the cheaper maintence and almost never brakes down. What is your opinion?
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:29 PM
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There's no reliability advantage with a Nissan. Many Nissan trucks from that era have electrical issues. Also, the engines use timing belts and are interference engines. That means if the belt breaks, the valves will probably hit the pistons, doing a lot of damage.

Rangers from that era are no less reliable than any other 13-17 year old truck. The 2.3 engine uses a timing belt, but the engine is non-interference, so if the belt breaks you just put a new one on. The A4LD automatic transmission used through the 1994 model year wasn't the most reliable, but the 4R and 5R transmissions used from 1995 on are much better. The M5OD manual is a great transmission though.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:11 AM
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Also Nissan suck
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Old 05-21-2009, 04:37 PM
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Default i prefer the ranger

i have a 94 2.3 5 spd i just rolled over 230,000.other then your basic maintenece it's proven to be a great truck.i think the fuel milage is a little better.on the hwy i get between 30-31.my buddys 95 nissan will do 27 on a good day.i've been told that i get great mileage for a ranger.there all good if you treat em right.
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Old 05-21-2009, 06:34 PM
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great what you like and is the best price for the shape.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:37 PM
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I actually was given a Fronteir as a rental while my Ranger was in a Geico repair shop in a Nissan dealership. It had a 4.0 in it and the truck preformed well for the three days i had it. Very nice trucks inside and out but im still bias to my Ranger and Ford in general. Nothing beats the Ford power off the lot or in aftermarkent options.
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Old 06-02-2009, 11:16 AM
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Ford = Domestic
Nissan = Foreign

Price parts and go buy a Ford when you're done. =)
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:28 AM
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I love both rangers and nissans....I wouldnt buy a nissan truck over a ford though. Ford is usually a cheaper initial buy, and if somethign breaks, the parts are ALOT cheaper. Its up to you...but I wouldnt take one guy's opinion and run with it. Your buddy might have just got one that had been tore up from the getgo.
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Old 06-12-2009, 10:37 AM
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UK troubles with Nissan and Navaras, it obviously doesn`t affect you fellas but I thought it might interest some

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Old 06-18-2009, 03:51 PM
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Has Nissan made the best selling compact pickup the last 50000 years running? It's all about the Ranger.....
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:35 PM
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stick with the ranger, you just can't avoid it's low price and durablility, plus nissan parts will cost sooo much more
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:24 AM
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ur asking this on a Ranger site?
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:42 AM
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I've driven both, worked on both, and only owned the ranger. That's not to say I didn't once want to own a hardbody extra cab, but price and bias won out leaving me with a wonderful ranger. Looking back, I'd have done the same thing all over again. Get what you like though, and have no regrets about it. Nissan can be a very durable vehicle.
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Old 07-18-2009, 01:22 AM
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Do you guys realize that this guy probably bought a truck and could have 15,000 miles on it by now??? This was November of last year!!
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Old 11-16-2010, 11:32 PM
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Default Re: Would be a good choice to buy a Ford Ranger instead a Nissan Pickup?

Had mine over 10 years not just a good truck it is a great little truck!
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