October 5, 2005im having a hard time deciding which vehicle would be best for me to use as a primary vehicle as opposed to my 13mpg getting lifted 4x4. i plan on keeping the bigger truck to pull my landscape trailer with and to basically use it for what you use bigger trucks for. my first choice is a '98 ranger, single, 4cyl, 5spd, xlt, 110k miles, $3000, 25mpg avg....the other is a '97 ford aspire, 4cyl, 5spd, 58k miles, 40mpg avg, $3000. i mostly drive to school and back and work and back and the store and back and all of these places are in a 10 mile radius. i do drive on the interstate once every week or 2 and like to make trips to the mountains and the beach several times a year. it's usually only me and my gf or me and a friend/2friends if we go somewhere. just having a lil trouble deciding which best meets my needs.
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October 5, 2005Don't think I'd be happy in an Aspire. I'd say get the Ranger. Driven conservatively, you should be able to beat that 25 mpg estimate.
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October 5, 2005I've driven both, not those exact years though, and the Aspires are just to freaking small. I am about 6' 250 and that little car just doesn't cut it. My grandparents had a '94 ranger 2wd 4cyl. Reg. cab, 5spd and it got great mileage and had "enough" power. It was a fun little truck and you will sit up higher than the Aspire so you can see more. The ranger will also be safer if you are ever in an accident. I still kick myself for not buying the Ranger off of them when they sold it.
Downside would be you will only get 2 in that ranger comfortably if its a reg. cab and even if its extended the baack isn't fun to sit in. The Aspire will hold 4 but everyone will be cramped
October 5, 2005go w/ the Ranger- nothing wrong w/ having truck that gets 25MPG
October 5, 2005Get the Ranger. Those Aspire are way to small. I'd hate to see one in an accident. I've ridden on go-karts with more room. With the truck you can get 2 freinds plus all your stuff for the weekend. With the Aspire you can get maybe 3 friends if ya'll really like each other and not much stuff. They don't have a lot of room for gargo.
October 5, 2005its looking like a clear choice on the ranger. i just hate how much money im gonna be spending on mods...why cant i just leave a vehicle like it is. the only mods i had planned if i got the aspire were cheap stuff like tint, chrome spray paint on the hubcaps, and some flame stickers from advanced . i already have the grille and lights picked out for the ranger. lol. ill see if i cant shave a lil more off the price of the ranger to use for mods.