Originally Posted by gmw photos
When you see a vehicle in use in a lot of fleet type ops like, it's generally a pretty good sign it's a bullet proof daily runner. Nobody would know that better than auto parts houses !
i've watched the CAA use many, many Rangers over the last decade or so in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). Too bad the USA politicians got involved with footprint over emisions <CAFE>. It makes no sense to me to buy a bigger truck because it's emission / efficiancy requirements are more lenient. The question is pound for pound or mile for mile is a smaller truck worse for the enviorment than a full sized one, or do the big guys get away with more than others? (typical)
I bought my Ranger because it fits the dogs, the MRS and I, while pulling the trailer. Once or twice a year, I might pick up a 1/2 yard of gravel, or a yard of topsoil. Most months, I won't go through a tank of gas for most months unless we are on vacation and towing the trailer. I know it holds about $200 of interlock before becoming overloaded.
My '94 just hit 167,000 Km or less than 104,000 miles. As far as I am concerned it is finally broken in. Most years, I max out at 10,000 Km or 6,000 miles.