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#633 of 642 Re: Ranger is in
Oct 15, 1999 (1:49 am)
Have fun with it. I can't wait till mine comes in (expected arrival date is Thanksgiving). As for yours arriving late, it looks to me like it only took a little over 5 weeks. That's not too bad, mine is scheduled to take 8 weeks. Also, how did you get a $1000 rebate? I thought the current rebate on a 2000 is $500.
- The Merg
#634 of 642 Ranger is in
Oct 15, 1999 (2:56 am)
It arrived late in the evening - not late from delivery date. Rebate was a surprise - I asked them to verify - and was told the VIN referenced to a $1000 rebate. So - I got the bedliner that was ordered anyway and an extra $500 in rebate. It's a done deal now - safe in my driveway with 60 wonderful miles on it. Will get a matching ARE hard cover put on tomorrow. Now if I can master the dual media radio controls! Hope you get your's as quick and get a better deal also!
#635 of 642 2.5 vs 3.0 Which Is Better?
Oct 15, 1999 (3:36 am)
I'm leaning towards a Bright Red regular cab with a 2.5 engine in it. My question is...Should I pass on the 2.5 and continue searching for a 3.0 that I like or is the 2.5 ok? If I would select the 2.5 could I do anything to boost the acceleration to acceptable levels within reasonable cost or is that even worth considering?
I really want to be sure before I sell my Firebird. Help me out gang, I don't want to jump at anything before I am totally sure.
#636 of 642 Which is Better?
Oct 15, 1999 (12:45 pm)
wannaranger, go with the 3.0. I have a '94 x-cab ranger with the 2.3 and it's a dog. The truck is great, 5 years 73,000 miles and never a problem but i'm getting rid of it this year. It just doesn't have the power to do anything except commute and then that's a pain sometimes. I don't pull anything but with only two bikes two dogs and the wife going up inclines is a chore. I have heard the 2.5 has a little more oomph but in my opinion i'd opt for the v6.
Oct 15, 1999 (5:02 pm)
It really depends on what you are going to use the truck for?? Just a very light hauler and commuter the 2.5 will do you just fine. Get the 5spd!!! don't get an automatic. To boost the 2.5 you can try and see if a K&N air charger kit is available for this engine. Cost is about $100-&150 dollars, along with a chip $200-250. With the chip you will have to run superunleaded. These two items will help some, but don't expect gut wrenching acceleration, there will be improvement though.
Personally, I feel the 3.0 is the way to go, with a 5spd. The MPG is only about 3-4MPG difference.
But once again, its your choice. Ever thought of ordering one the way you want it equipped?
#638 of 642 Class III Trailer Hitch
Oct 15, 1999 (8:27 pm)
I put a EZ-LIFT Class III on my 99 Ranger, nice hitch, bolts right on. Hans
#639 of 642 Ranger is in
Oct 16, 1999 (3:30 am)
I thought the same. When the salesperson told me it was $1000, I ask her to make sure it was correct. Was told the VIN referenced to a $1000 rebate. Now a done deal. Just better value!
#640 of 642 Ranger Sport vs. S-10 eXtreme Regular cab
Oct 16, 1999 (5:40 am)
I had a co-worker to tell me that I ought check out the new Chevy S-10 with the eXtreme package. It has a 2.2 Vortec engine and has the flareside bed like I want. I told him I wasn't sure about that. I'm looking to lower my insurance costs and that truck looks like it would raise it instead. What do you think? I like the idea of a 3.0 or even a 4.0, but I think the 4.0 may raise the overall cost of buying the truck, not to mention the insurance premiums. Sorry guys, I can't go with the 5-speed. I've had some hip problems and shifting wouldn't help that situation much. Anyway, as far as ordering the truck with the features I want may not be an option. I have to sell my car first and waiting on the delivery on a truck without other transportation while working a full-time job and going to school just wouldn't work. And besides, I want to take advantage of the rebates currently being offered (I think it's $1000 right now) and the interest rates, I don't think I have that luxury. Well, I plan to get my Firebird cleaned up and put it in the local Auto Trader. Thanks and keep up the advice, I'll be watching.
#641 of 642 Re: wannaranger
Oct 16, 1999 (3:22 pm)
The insurance cost between similar equipped S10 or Rangers is equal (same rating symbol). Your rate will vary slightly depending on engine size - 4 cyl, or V6 - but there was no difference between the 3.0l or 4.0l for insurance on my truck. Each state regulates it's own insurance, so there may be differences. It cost nothing to call an agent and get some comparison quotes - I'm an insurance agent in MI and encourage people to check before they buy - part of my service. The new Ranger is great!
#642 of 642 Front Porch Philosopher
Oct 17, 1999 (2:07 pm)
This discussion is being continued in Topic 1165....
Ford Ranger II.
Please continue this discussion there.
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