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Gator21

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That Lariat has the XLT and XL shifter, which is a little odd. Makes me wonder if the blank 4wd switch is a placeholder since it seems like a little much for the RWD version.

Edit: I noticed that the drive mode selector is the control for the advanced trailer control (right at 6:00)
Boo. Guess I won’t get it then since I went standard towing package.
 

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I ordered a 2WD XLT with advanced towing, so this truck's console should look just like mine. This is the first I've seen it since all the trucks in the launch videos were 4WD.
I feel like I will miss the shifter. As the all terrain nation guy said in his video review, “ the good ole boy truck feel”. I’m sure the electronic shifter will grow on me though.
 

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I feel like I will miss the shifter. As the all terrain nation guy said in his video review, “ the good ole boy truck feel”. I’m sure the electronic shifter will grow on me though.
I’ll take that e-shifter over a dial.
 

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I feel like I will miss the shifter. As the all terrain nation guy said in his video review, “ the good ole boy truck feel”. I’m sure the electronic shifter will grow on me though.
Having owned a truck with that giant monstrosity of a shifter I say "good riddance". It was one of the worst things about the interior design. It was way too tall for the space.

The only "good ole boy truck feel" shifter there is in my opinion is the old column shifters that nobody does anymore. I would much prefer those over a stock shifter in the middle.
 

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One of the reasons I was originally wanting the Lariat is for the smaller shifter. Being shorter it just seems like it will be better to reach into the cubby, get a drink out of the cupholder, etc. But alas I ordered a XLT, so I’ll have to deal with the bigger one. I agree that I would also associate “good ole boy truck feel” with a column shifter.
 

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Looking at the Comparison Tool makes me wonder if only 4x4 Lariats will have the E shifter. If I remember right, one of the introduction videos mentioned that the e-shifter was needed for the new park assist. If the 2WD doesn't have the new system, then there's no need for the shorter shifter.
Ford Ranger Another new Ranger vid Screenshot 2023-09-09 at 15.52.26
 

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Looking at the Comparison Tool makes me wonder if only 4x4 Lariats will have the E shifter. If I remember right, one of the introduction videos mentioned that the e-shifter was needed for the new park assist. If the 2WD doesn't have the new system, then there's no need for the shorter shifter.
Screenshot 2023-09-09 at 15.52.26.png
That would explain why the 2wd Cactus Grey Lariat video taken at a dealership had the bigger shifter. I just assumed since it was pre-production there might be some small differences from the retail units.
 
 




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