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3/5/07 4:45 PM
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i was thinking about buying the ford explorer sport trac. I want a pickup that I can put my son in the back seat and throw a motocross bike in the bed.
3/5/07 4:58 PM
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sweet. short bed. real short. 06' and up are all new and redisgned. Pretty solid. Older models are cheaper to be found, have good pre running potential suspension wise. Still to fit a bike would be kind of squishy.
3/6/07 9:25 AM
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I was thinking if I kitty cornered the bike it would fit. How is the room in the back seats - can I fit a child seat in there?
3/6/07 2:40 PM
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06' and newer are a little larger inside. MAYBE with a bed extender you could get away with it OR even thos 45 degree ramp things for the back.

I would think a child seat would be know problem. I only checked out the 06' model too and like I mentioned then 05's are a bit smaller inside and out.

Fun ride though. Lots of potential for a family runner. I'd just double/triple check about the bike fitment.

3/6/07 3:05 PM
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cool, they seem to be reasonably priced and have some off roading functionality as well. I think it looks better than the ridgeline plus it's cheaper. Thanks for the input.
3/6/07 8:55 PM
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I love Honda's and wanna like the ridgeline but that thing is just a glorified car with a pickup bed.

I just ditched the H2 and got an 07' Tundra. LOVE it.Few months back tho I was in the market for a sport trac.

3/12/07 10:37 AM
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the tundra is pissed. I love toyata's.
3/15/07 8:27 PM
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Why not get the F150? It is the same price(last time I checked)and it gets about the same mileage but it has more room.
3/16/07 10:55 AM
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I thought the F150 would be a lot more plus I think it only comes in a 8 cylinder which means gas would suck. I really need a truck that I can fit 2 adults in the back seat comfortable. I don't need a full bed or a big towing capacity. I do like the look of the f150 better though. Which is the bigger cab - super cab, super crew. Also which style would you recommend - there are a ton - see link http://www.edmunds.com/new/2007/ford/f150/truck/large/index.html#
3/16/07 3:08 PM
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When I bought one for my wife it was less than 1000 difference. I think the mileage is about 2-3 different I think. I know because I wanted to get my wife a Toyota or Sports track but the mileage/cost wasn't that much different and she liked the F150 better. At the time Ford was selling the F150s cheap, like 24-26K for fully loaded truck. Now that we have it it's OK. Comes in handy for hauling stuff and my Scion gets way more usage so our gas bill isn't that much. I still wished we had gotten something smaller but I had to concede this one thing. It is a pain parking without someone dooring you truck or something.
3/19/07 11:05 AM
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thanks kanotoa
3/20/07 7:24 AM
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I love Honda's and wanna like the ridgeline but that thing is just a glorified car with a pickup bed. Actually as far as I know it's built off the Pilot which is a solid frame chassis...frame = truck The sport trac is basically a ranger with a quad cab and short box. The fuel difference between it and a super crew F150 will end up being next to nothing. Unless it's a "i think the sport trac looks cooler and i really dont need/want the utility side" just get the F150, New quad cab Tacoma/Tundra, and the quad cab Frontier is also a very nice truck
3/20/07 9:41 AM
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atecexa, which is bigger quad cab, crew cab or super cab? I need to be able to fit 2 adults in the back comfortably. I like the look of the f150 better than the sport trac - i didn't consider it because I thought it would a lot more money and would be worse on gas.
3/20/07 12:10 PM
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BIG factor...4x2 or 4x4..v8 or v6.Both options.

And the new sport tracs are based on the explore, whole new frame and suspension then previous models.

Also the Ridgline IS more like a car then a truck. Unibody construction. Lame cant lift, weaker, no REAL 4x4 capabilities..etc

My advice... be careful wot people tell you on the net. Double check your info with trust worthy auto sites if you have concerns!

3/20/07 12:45 PM
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what is the difference between 4x4 and 4x2? I want some thing that I can go off roading with if I have the desire.
3/20/07 8:09 PM
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super cab and crew cab are usually just ext cab with jump seats in the back...not suited for adults i am pretty sure the ridgeline is a solid frame but ill check with one of the honda guys tomorrow the sport trac IS an explorer which is based on the ranger better overall truck is either the Frontier or Tacoma, every bit as capable and is actually worth something in 3-5+ years the difference between a V6 and V8 may be 1 mpg, difference between 4x4 and 4x2 may be another 1 mpg, 5spd vs auto maybe 1-2 mpg. the mileage on any truck will suck so its the difference between getting 15 and getting 13...wont add up to much. my advice get a cheap 4cyl commuter car you can drive when you dont "need" the truck. youll spend a ton less on gas, less mi on the truck and it will be worth more when you go to trade/sell it
3/21/07 12:32 AM
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"super cab and crew cab are usually just ext cab with jump seats in the back...not suited for adults" lol

Supercab ='s extended cab and crew cab ='s 4 doors. Or at least in Ford trucks which is wot he's looking at.

"i am pretty sure the ridgeline is a solid frame but ill check with one of the honda guys tomorrow"-Yeah you do that and theyll say the same thing 3 other people just told you.

"the sport trac IS an explorer which is based on the ranger" Like I stated the 07's are a whole new redisgn nothing like the ranger or 05' sport tracs(ranger chassis), none were made in 06'.

"the mileage on any truck will suck so its the difference between getting 15 and getting 13...wont add up to much. my advice get a cheap 4cyl commuter car you can drive when you dont "need" the truck. youll spend a ton less on gas, less mi on the truck and it will be worth more when you go to trade/sell it "

If he wanted that answer I dont think he would have posted this thread...

Like I posted before be careful wot kind of info you get online. And usually 4x2 is enough for most people BUT for serious offroading or situations LIKE motocross riding where you may encounter some sand or mud expecially when your familys loaded up it NO fun getting stuck at all. Out here in cali its mostly pre running desert stuff in which you can do it mostly in 4x2.. Myself if its a truck its gotta be 4x4 or else I would have bought an el camino with a 4 cyl swap to save gas lol The day that happens I will castrate myself!

3/21/07 12:35 AM
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imho keep an eye out for a good deal on an 05' sport trac with the time tested 4.0 v6 which is pretty solid. 4x2 or 4x4 these years have great offroad potential and can be found for cheap now since the redisgn.
3/21/07 9:00 AM
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"i am pretty sure the ridgeline is a solid frame but ill check with one of the honda guys tomorrow" The Ridgeline is very similar to the RDX. The RDX is build on a beefed up Honda minivan platform. Mark
3/21/07 10:14 AM
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I talked to my friend who works for the dealer and he is saying the same thing as you guys. He told me to definetly go with the f150. He said that the f150 is more but they have a lot more flexibility with dropping the price. He said he can get me into a brand new f150T xlt for 30K with 0% finance for 60 months. I am going to have him email what options the truck has. I don't drive much - I only work 5 miles from work. My wife has a 4cyclender which is are primary vehicle. So if the f150 gets 15 - 20mpg - I will be fine.
3/21/07 1:55 PM
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$30k for an F150? for that kind of money it better be V8 4WD and Leather oh yeah and a super crew 4dr
3/21/07 2:14 PM
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it has v8 4.6, 4wd, super crew xlt. He told me the truck sells for 35K.
3/22/07 12:54 AM
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I think a year ago you could have got that truck for 10K less, wheel and deal the dealer.
3/22/07 9:14 AM
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super crew for 20K - that seems pretty low.
3/22/07 10:17 AM
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Edited: 22-Mar-07
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get the 5.4L much better engine and pretty much same mileage. the truck probably MSRP's for $35k but if you pay anywhere near sticker for a domestic truck well...i wont resort to name calling you can get a Lariat or atleast an XLT w/Leather 4dr, 5.4L 4WD for $30k, trust me where are you located?

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