What in 2023 is going to be interesting? Going to need a new truck.

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The Ford Ranger is a nice mid size truck. However, I'm selling mine to buy a new Ram 1500 if that tells you anything. :)

BTW, the new Dakota is suppose to launch sometime next year. It's kind of unknown what it will look like though. Good luck on finding the right truck for you. Also, you need to hug your wife, and tell her you "love her harder than a goat could butt a stump". That's a good woman to give you her blessings on buying a new truck.
 

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The Ford Ranger is a nice mid size truck. However, I'm selling mine to buy a new Ram 1500 if that tells you anything. :)

BTW, the new Dakota is suppose to launch sometime next year. It's kind of unknown what it will look like though. Good luck on finding the right truck for you. Also, you need to hug your wife, and tell her you "love her harder than a goat could butt a stump". That's a good woman to give you her blessings on buying a new truck.
^^^^^ DITTO !!! ^^^^^ If U do not talk to and tell yer betta half how she B, U may regret in future, cause life is short, just saying...
 
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I'd look at the Ranger Tremor or Tacoma TRDPro. It'll fit better in the city, as well as, trails when you hit the dirt. Unless you actually need a full size truck for the space, then I'd be looking at a Rebel or maybe a Raptor. The Raptor is a wide truck though lol.

The Ranger is a contender. Shame the Raptor isn't available in the US yet and I bet it's super difficult to get (like the Bronco) for several years once it does land. Rumor mill is July 3rd, 2023 for order banks to open.

I've never even sat in a Tacoma. May check one out.

I looked at an F-150 Raptor. It is a chunky boy but it was fun. Salesman was cool.
"I'm going to hit this pothole at about 80"
"No problem."

God help me, I found a Power Wagon to go look at. Speaking of chunky boys...

It's been about 6 years and well before my time with my Ram so maybe I can't go back at this point, but yes I did. I think it was the Denali trim, I didn't find it bad (at the time anyway), and certainly no worse than any other midsize interior.

I looked at a ZR2, probably different seats then the Denali. Literally hated it, and I know how to use 'literally'. I did not just dislike it, I actively hated it. I feel like maybe I should go back and set it on fire so nobody else has to go through what I went through. I'm a little ticked off just remembering it.
 

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Everybody's favorite uncle got him a job. He's enlisting. We're waiting to see where he's stationed to see when he'll need a vehicle.
Which branch ? Congratulations. Sounds like you raised an outstanding young man.
 

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The Ranger is a contender. Shame the Raptor isn't available in the US yet and I bet it's super difficult to get (like the Bronco) for several years once it does land. Rumor mill is July 3rd, 2023 for order banks to open.

I've never even sat in a Tacoma. May check one out.

I looked at an F-150 Raptor. It is a chunky boy but it was fun. Salesman was cool.
"I'm going to hit this pothole at about 80"
"No problem."

God help me, I found a Power Wagon to go look at. Speaking of chunky boys...



I looked at a ZR2, probably different seats then the Denali. Literally hated it, and I know how to use 'literally'. I did not just dislike it, I actively hated it. I feel like maybe I should go back and set it on fire so nobody else has to go through what I went through. I'm a little ticked off just remembering it.
I like the Ranger. One thing I would check out though. If it has an internal water pump, walk away. They are known to fail without warning and destroy the engine. Not sure if the 2.3 turbo is designed with internal water pump.
 
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BTW, the new Dakota is suppose to launch sometime next year. It's kind of unknown what it will look like though.

 

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I don't think I want a TRX. My goal is something I can drive cross country and do moderate off roading once I get there. The ability to do something like Fins N Things but also park in downtown St. Louis. I think I'd get tired of feeding the TRX as well. WTF did they not put a bigger tank in something that gets such low fuel economy? The Raptor (which I know isn't nearly as fast, but is about the only competitor) gets roughly 50% better fuel economy and comes standard with a 36 gallon tank.

All that said, especially if I sold my Camaro I could swing one. There's some reasonable deals on ordering one. I ought to at least go drive a Power Wagon as well. I'm considering both full size and mid size trucks.
One Vote for the PW!!
 

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