FORD Fans Will Love this Truck
April 6, 2019
If you are a Ford fan, and a fan of the previous Ranger, this truck is awesome. I bought the Lariat FX4 and have nothing but awesomeness to say about this truck. I have owned more Ford vehicles than I can count, '68 Fairlane 500 Station Wagon, '81 Mercury Capri, '91 Escort, '94 Mustang, '92 Mercury Sable, '04 Taurus, ' 04 F-150, '02 Focus, '16 Mustang Convertible, '99 Mustang Convertible, and a few others I can't even remember.
This is a truck, plain and simple. If you are looking to haul tons of yard waste, mulch, dirt, etc. for a very large yard quite often then maybe this isn't for you. But, if you do these things as a "weekend warrior" and/or DIY'r, then you will not at all be disappointed. I was skeptical about the 2.3L motor, but this thing has the squirrels to get up and run with the best of them. The interior feels inviting and comfortable, big enough for an average family of 4 to get around town and even on vacation over many miles. I've had this truck for just about a month and already have 2200 miles on it.
I will say, though, the only thing to be cautious about is the technology. Everything outside of the main dash screen has had no issues, but a couple of bugs that seem to have either rectified themselves or been fixed in firmware updates with the screen tech were troublesome on day 3. Difficult to describe, but nothing but the rear camera worked for one trip, and a giggle of the fuse seemed to fix the issue and haven't had any problems since.
You might be a little confused with the posted gas mileage v. the actual, but there are several articles and videos out there with this information. The sticker says 24 highway, but i've been getting around 21 on average, and highway is the majority of my driving. This is something Ford admitted could be problematic, and I expected.
Either way, if you like Ford trucks, this will not disappoint in any way and will serve every need you have for everyday life.