F150 to Ranger update

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I was always a big truck guy, and for 40 years I’ve had a full size truck. Last year I bought a well equipped F150 SCREW 4x4 that I actually really liked- but realized that at this point in my life I don’t need the hassle of squeezing it into the garage and finding big enough parking spots- I don’t tow and rarely haul anything. A new Ranger Lariat Tremor SCREW showed up on the lot and with a little hesitation, I traded in my ‘20 for the ‘21 (bad economic decision, I know). But so far I really love the Ranger! The ride isn’t as smooth as the F150 but it’s smoother than I thought it would be, and the seats are very comfy. It’s been a month but I have no regrets about the trade and my wife doesn’t have to park her car against the wall anymore! It also seems to have more personality than the big truck, which is very cool. Time will tell, but even my buddy with his big tricked out 4x4 Dodge is impressed (I know, the bar is low on that one).
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I have a pristine 2010 F150 XLT 4WD Screw with 6.5 bed. It has 40,000 miles on it and has never needed a repair. Oil changes and a battery so far. It has a very nice ride on the highway.

We recently bought a 2019 Ranger 4WD Lariat SuperCab only 10k miles with the idea we’d sell the big truck and keep the Ranger. Well, I could no way part with my trusty comfortable F-150 and decided to keep it and the Ranger.

The Ranger is easy to park and drive in our crowded and busy city streets, but nowhere as comfortable as the F-150. So, the F-150 will remain as our vehicle for extended out of state trips and the Ranger our city cruiser and trips up to the nearby mountains and state parks. It‘s a fun little truck to drive.
 

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I was always a big truck guy, and for 40 years I’ve had a full size truck. Last year I bought a well equipped F150 SCREW 4x4 that I actually really liked- but realized that at this point in my life I don’t need the hassle of squeezing it into the garage and finding big enough parking spots- I don’t tow and rarely haul anything. A new Ranger Lariat Tremor SCREW showed up on the lot and with a little hesitation, I traded in my ‘20 for the ‘21 (bad economic decision, I know). But so far I really love the Ranger! The ride isn’t as smooth as the F150 but it’s smoother than I thought it would be, and the seats are very comfy. It’s been a month but I have no regrets about the trade and my wife doesn’t have to park her car against the wall anymore! It also seems to have more personality than the big truck, which is very cool. Time will tell, but even my buddy with his big tricked out 4x4 Dodge is impressed (I know, the bar is low on that one).
I did the same. I had a 2015 F-150XLT screw 6.5 bed that I loved. I couldn't even park at the plant my truck was built at. Then Carvana offered me $32k for it last year I decided it was time.
I love this little truck.
 

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I think this is why the mid-size truck is growing in popularity. I also drove F150’s for years and I absolutely do NOT miss the size of a full size truck. From my garage at home to my garage at work, my life is a lot easier. And, as a weekend DIY’er, I have not yet encountered a project it couldn’t handle from a hauling perspective. I find the Ranger just as comfortable to travel in as the F150. Now, if you‘re hauling folks in the back seat, that is obviously a different story.
 

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It was the same situation with me. I had always owned F-150's, and they were all very reliable. The comfort of the trucks was quite enjoyable. Then my little town started growing, and parking lots more crowed, with the spaces geting smaller so the business could get more customers in the lot. It grew more difficult to manuver that F-150 Crew Cab, and we all know you can't turn one around in the 40 acre field. The Ranger fits right in now, and I really enjoy how nimble it is in any situation.
 

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I agree with all the comments on the size. The Ranger does not need to get any bigger. It's already as big as a two generation old F150. If you need a 6.5 foot bed buy an F150 and deal with parking it. Leave my Ranger alone.
 

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I agree with all the comments on the size. The Ranger does not need to get any bigger. It's already as big as a two generation old F150. If you need a 6.5 foot bed buy an F150 and deal with parking it. Leave my Ranger alone.
I agree, I wouldn't want the Ranger any larger. Heck, I even looked a the Maverick. But with what I carry in my Super Cab bed, it would never fit in the Mavericks bed.
 

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Coming home from the store today, I passed an early model tundra. My Ranger was just as big. I actually thought it was a taco at first. To me, the Ranger is the right size truck that fits my needs perfectly.
 
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