New Ranger is turning heads - literally

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Less than 2 weeks on the road... I love watching people turn their heads. Watch the guy in the orange shirt. Don't think he was looking at the Chevy in front of me. He was checking out my new Ford Ranger! :clap:




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I don't really notice it since I'm usually paying attention to the road or the stop light or whatever, but my wife riding shotgun lets me know anytime someone gives it a head turn. I especially love when you can see their lips say "is that a new Ford Ranger?" haha!

A few of my favorites:
- First trip in the truck pulling our teardrop, it's a heck of a rig with all the orange and different and distinctive designs (both the truck and the camper) and we got so many head turns and visits at gas stations. Still do anytime we go out with it all.

- At the local Menards back lumber yard waiting at the gate to exit, a new HPR Ranger was going through the entrance side, nice and slowly checking out our truck. Probably because of the topper on that one.

- Just recently, this past weekend. Waiting at a stop light and a guy in his last gen Ram crossing left in front of us did the whole head turn and mouth the words.

- Heck even just had someone recognize the truck from the rear quarter panel in a picture of our camper I posted on the teardrop Facebook group page. Asked me about the towing and how I liked the truck.

I don't see many people doing this sort of thing with GM twins or Tacos. The GM twins are boring looking, and Tacos are a dime a dozen on the roads so they're not special. Even a modded Taco isn't really a head turner anymore.
 

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When you think about it, how much styling can you give a pick up truck? There's the front clip, cab, and a box. And of course your choice colors and trim.
How can a pick up then be turning heads? Well, here's what people tell me. "That's a damn good looking truck." I can live with that. :like:
 

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I parked in front of my buddy's house. After I left his neighbor asked him if he bought a new truck. He said no it was a friends. The guy wanted to check it out.
 

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I have had a lot of people turn and look at my Saber Ranger. I have had it since 4/8/19. Even recently a blue ranger owner at a stop light checking out my Saber as I was turning left . There are only 4 Sabers in my area so they are kinda rare.
 

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I had lots of compliments on the truck. People really like the looks and the color (hpr). My favorite is “I love how it’s not just another f150.” I thought it was an odd compliment but I understood what he was saying.
 

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My best response was from a customer that I did electrical work for. He mentioned that he bought a new GMC pickup several months ago, and he was "okay" with his purchase. After stepping outside of his house, he eyed my new Ranger and mumbled, "I shoulda waited"!!! Lol!
 

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If i can find the video, two guys riding horses went passed my house and can be heard talking about how much they like the truck in the driveway. First time i ever saw horses on the sidewalk either.
 

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Less than 2 weeks on the road... I love watching people turn their heads. Watch the guy in the orange shirt. Don't think he was looking at the Chevy in front of me. He was checking out my new Ford Ranger! :clap:
Congrats on the new Ranger! The video looks like it was shot on Lower Roswell Road.
 

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I get it all the time here too, younger and older people and everything in between. My most recent one was Sunday when I had a first gen Ridgeline driver pull up beside at a red light and gave me a thumbs up and smile.
 

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i expanded the video, enhanced the sound, and used facial recognition software, and it helped me come to the conclusion, he was not turning his head in amazement, but yelling at you to "slow the F down, its a construction zone"
his words, not mine
 

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They no longer turn heads here, the problem was they were sooo damm good looking, and nice to drive, that they sold in droves from day one, even toppling the mighty Toyota Hilux (Which has some sort of mythical status here) from the country's best selling vehicle some months, despite Ford charging a premium for them.

So now 10 years later they're really common, and no one pays attention unless it's a nicely tricked up example or has a 12" lift or something.

Funny thing is though, even though they are so common now, if you own one, and mine is still pretty much stock, apart from the bar work and canopy, people still walk up to you and say "nice truck"
 

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I have had a lot of people turn and look at my Saber Ranger. I have had it since 4/8/19. Even recently a blue ranger owner at a stop light checking out my Saber as I was turning left . There are only 4 Sabers in my area so they are kinda rare.
Same here just none around .
 








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