[QUOTE=Raz;769760 I really don't care what people buy. I'm not a Nissan fan. If you don't think its a good vehicle, don't buy it. But enough of the Japan bashing. There are no Japanese car companies. There are no American car companies. Like it or not, they're all world companies today. According to Wikipedia, the new Ranger was designed in Australia, has a transmission designed in cooperation with GM, and an engine based on a Mazda design. Welcome to the 21st century.[/QUOTE]
I donít agree but thatís another story. This and other forums constantly promote Brand X and have declared it superior to all , even after Brand X has had numerous large , expensive , multiple and in some cases deadly recalls / failures
These same people will not even look at another brand and question the intelligence of anyone that does
In my estimation based on all Iíve read and learned in conversations , the Ford Ranger and Chevy Colorado are the best , most technologically advance midsize pickup on the market .
Since this forum is about towing a FG trailer ,you would believe towing capacity / payload / towing mileage / seat comfort / suspension would rank pretty high . Instead we spend hours discussing how to make a sows ear into a silk purse
IE; Redesigning a new vehicle to do something it wasnít designed to do
For an example , I read a post last week where a member BOASTED about getting 12mpg with his mid size Toyota Tacoma with a V6 engine towing a 13 ft Scamp
and what an absolutely great tow vehicle it was .
I get 14 to 15 mpg towing my 21 ft Escape
with my full size 1/2 ton truck with a V8 , certainly nothing to brag about and Ford F 150ís do equally as well or better
I agree , buy what you want and need , just quit telling me that your choice is perfect and my choice is a POS !!
The minimalist philosophy / religion seems to permeate these forums and often is not based in reality or fact .