This is kind of like saying " I eat sushi every day, but I am thinking about eating a tri tip steak. Anyone try steak? How different will it chew? I mean, they are both meat, and food, right?"
Really, this FORD Ranger is a 1998 stored outdoors 24/7/365. Only major mechanical parts outside of consumables like brakes, spark plugs & filters replaced are the clutch disk, pressure plate, throw-out bearing & pilot bearing two years ago.First I wouldn't get a Ford. Fit, finish, reliability not great and no where near a 320.
I think the F-150 has excellent driving dynamics when compared to my International 4300. Compared to any BMW... not so much.
I personally think that it is a perfect vehicle for those who live in Third World countries or have road infrastructure of the Third World country - for example, New York City. I'd go for it in a heartbeat, by the time 320i bent 3rd wheel and blew 8th tire, the major event happening to your truck will be getting first oil change for $80. No brainer, really. Go for it!
OK, added some more views of Honda's just released 2017 Ridgeline.Take a look at the new Honda Ridgeline for 2017. It has unibody construction and drives like a car. If you opt for some of the upgrades you can even get speakers in the walls of the bed and power converter that allows one to plug in a TV for tailgates. Has lots of storage including a lockable ice chest under the truck bed and a second row of seats in the cab that fold up so you can carry your flat screen securely. Other pluses include that it has a built in bed lining that is tough enough to withstand the force of a load of rocks being dropped on it and all models are equipped with a proven 6 cylinder engine.
Oddly enough I actually cross shopped the f150 with a BMW 335. Completely different but I like them both. The f150 was fast!! I test drove a loaded 2.7 eco boost and loved it. But I really have no need for a truck so went with a BMW. But I do find myself looking at them all the time on the road.
When my M6 lease is up, I'm thinking about getting an even less practical car, so I might need to get a truck as a secondary vehicle. With this in mind, the Ridgeline Black Edition has caught my eye.Take a look at the new Honda Ridgeline for 2017. It has unibody construction and drives like a car.