Should I get a 4×4 pickup or just a 2wd?

I am thinking about buying a ford ranger pickup either 4 or 2 wd. Not sure which I want. I like to try and go to the beach and ride on it at least once a year, but I don’t always make it, haven’t been in a while either. Other than that, I don’t do a whole lot with it. But I like the height of a 4×4. I don’t no what I should do, someone help. Would a 2wd drive work just as good?

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6 Responses to Should I get a 4×4 pickup or just a 2wd?

  1. Bubba B May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Here’s what I would do, if you drive anywhere and risk the possibility of getting stuck, I would get a 4wd. I bought one when I lived in MI!

  2. kGToe May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Well if you’re going with rough terrain, get four wheel drive.
    I have a Chevy S10 that’s 4×4 and it still slips a little bit. Keep in mind, the back end has much less weight than the front. So if your back wheels get stuck with 2wd then you’re screwed..

  3. milton b May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    You need to think about maintenance on a 4wd, repairs on those babies can be a real nightmare. If you only want to ride on the beach once a year it would be cheaper to rent a 4wd for a day or two and get a 2wd Ranger for the other 363 days of the year.

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  5. Jason May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    4×4 offroad is not the only use for 4 wheel drive. ranger that’s the one with the locking axle pin. So disengage the pin for 2 wheel drive, engage in bad weather and beach and desert.

  6. G T May 10, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    If you don’t mind less gas mileage, extra maintenance and higher repair costs you should get the 4×4 (more insurance costs). But, if you only use it once a year to ride in the sand and don’t want all the hassles with a 4×4, buy the 2 wheel drive and rent a quad for the few days that you will need it in the sand.