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Great First Car, Just Got A Little Spendy To Drive With My Budget. — This is a hardy little car that does great. very powerful and fun to drive. seats are very comfortable. It has the best of both worlds with the bed and power of a pickup and clearance and driving feel of a car. A great vehicle that was just a little to costly to drive with the distance i have to travel.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It is a very comfortable car, looks great, is very powerful, drives great, and is just an all around fun car to have.

Cons: the mpg is in the low teens. also it can be spendy to repair due to the fact that its not to terribly popular classic car. other than that the only negative is its lack of passenger space

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Hefty Hefty Hefty — new front and rear brakes new rear brake lines new distributor cap new distributor rotor new spark plugs new spark plug wires new valve cover gaskets new fuel filter new oil filter new rear shocks new rear wheel cylinders aluminum rims new oil with 50000 mile tuneup cleaner refinished valve covers and air filter treat my gas with every full tank i put in

Pros: awesome car. i really take care of it so it gets great gas mileage for it's year. the bed is awesome since i can haul stuff. the heat works well. really smooth ride.

Cons: cold weather starts aren't too great, but hey show me a 73 that starts right up when its 25 degrees out. the a/c doesn't work. it doesn't go for anything in the snow unless you have a few sand bags in the back.

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South African Ford Ranchero 500/australian Ford Falcon Ute — The Ford Falcon is extremely popular in Australia, and always has been. Ford Australia had many many variations on the theme, and the 'Ute' was one of them. When the car was licensed to be built in south Africa, they changed the name to the Ranchero. So, oddly, the Ford Ranchero of South Africa bears no resemblence at all to the American Rancheros prowling the streets at the time. This isn't a car for everyone...but I like it.

Pros: Unique, part of a strong Australian musclecar heritage, nice early-seventies macho look, decent handling for such an old beast.

Cons: Other than the fact that it is a 35 year old vehicle...it's also a gas guzzler (I got around 9 mpg in South Africa), parts generally need to be shipped from Australia(!).  I thought the 351 Cleveland would be completely interchangeable with American 351 Clevelands, but, as it turns out, some things are still different (my starter motor, for example, uses a different flange).

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fit and finish poor, which is normal on the 70 era fords.
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1978 Ford Ranchero By Victor

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Fantastic Car, No Complaints Other Then Fuel Milage At 8mpg By Ben

53,493 miles on a 31 year old car, thats pretty good. Runs great, never had any trouble with it, very dependable. Love to drive it as it does have a good amount of horsepower for a stock car. Read More

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Land Yacht By Dan

Engine had over 200k miles when purchased. 7.5L, 460ci bored to 472ci. Gas guzzler. 7mpg. The carb flooded with fuel almost every time I tried to start it. It was more problems than it was worth. Read More

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Great Utility Vehicle For Everyday Use By timo826

Having had 3 Rancheros before I really like the smooth ride and the reliability of the Ford 351 Cleveland engines. Full size bed carries anything you can want. Luckily this was an Oregon car for many ... Read More

The Best Thing Ever By Neal

i have owned it for two years and i am so glade i bought it cuz it is a blast to drive Read More

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