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#1 of 72 Ford Ranger: Prices Paid and Buying Experiences
Aug 01, 2004 (2:08 pm)
Post your buying experiences here!
#2 of 72 Re: Ford Ranger: Prices Paid and Buying Experiences [lee_w]
Sep 18, 2004 (7:23 am)
I purchased a 2004 Ford Ranger Edge 4.0L, 5-spd at Varsity Ford in Bryan, TX on Aug 31. MSRP was $20,810, sales price was $19,134 (not counting factory rebates). Sales experience was the best I have had out of 8 new car purchases in the last 20 years.
#3 of 72 Dealer doesn't keep word at Mel Clayton Ford in Santa Barbara
Oct 09, 2004 (9:38 pm)
I was pretty excited about buying a new '04 Ford Ranger XL. And with $4000 rebate signs on the truck with a sticker price of $16880 and another $1000 cash back we were looking at $11680. I offered $11,000 and it was agreed. But I had to leave that day and told them I'd be by the next day to finalize it. Well, when I went to Mel Clayton Ford in Santa Barbara the next day the salesman was 'gone on vacation' and the manager said absolutely not to the $11,000. Later I called and said what would he sell it for. He told me he was very busy and would get back later. Never heard from him again. Bottom line. Mel Clayton Ford in Santa Barbara Ford is pretty unethical and they don't keep a deal. Avoid the headaches. It's a lousy dealership.
#4 of 72 2004 Ranger FX4 Off Road(Purchased 10/29/2004)
Nov 03, 2004 (5:59 am)
Since I did a lot of homework on the internet, I knew what I was looking for. As I walked through the lot and picked out an FX4, the salesman came out, introduced himself, and 25 minutes later we shook hands on a deal because 'Bob' was authorized to make a deal without running back-n-forth to a sales manager. MSRP was $25125 and the deal was $19999(rebates included).
I recommend Dowling Ford of Cheshire, CT for friendly, courteous, service, and a GREAT deal.
#5 of 72 Drove FIVE new 2005 small trucks recently
Dec 02, 2004 (6:33 pm)
As part of a "new truck survey", I had the opportunity to drive five new 2005 small trucks:
All were extra-cabs, and the Dodge, Toytota & Nissan were totally new trucks for 2005.
The Dodge, Chevy and Ranger were big disappointments. Dodge could have done a much better job since the truck was a new design. The Chevy just felt totally sluggish. The Ranger drove like the dinosaur it is. I own a 2002 Ranger, and there is no noticable difference in three years. Too bad.
The stars were the Tacoma (#1 on my list) and the Frontier (#2 on my list). For 2005, the Japanese have gotten it together. These are extremely nice trucks. Of course, they both cost a king's ransom compared to the Ranger.
Bottom line: Do some test driving before you buy, but prepare to spend as much as $10,000 more for the Tacoma compared to an equally equipped Ranger. Price will still bring buyers to Ford, but Ford sure has their work cut out for them if they actually want to compete head-to-head with Toyota and Nissan. Have fun!
#6 of 72 04 Mazda B2300 reg base 2x2
Jan 31, 2005 (11:32 am)
Since Mazda B-truck is similar to Ranger, I posted my deal in here. (I hope you don't mind).
Model: 04 2x2 reg cab 4 cyl.5 spd. w/ A/C
Invoice: $15,700 +/- (base on 05)
3000+1000=-4000 off (finance w/ Mazda) + $89 paper work.= final $10,900 + TTL ($4,800 off invoice).
Mazda has 4 yrs warranty.
Even it is just a bare bone basic truck, I really like it.
#8 of 72 Just bought a Ranger. Love it!!!
Jun 17, 2005 (8:50 am)
Just purchased a 2005 Ranger XLT 4.0 extended cab with auto and air-cond for $16,900.
MSRP was $23,600. After all the rebates and dealer discounts, I think I got a deal.
Great sales staff and service at Kenny Ross Ford.
#9 of 72 ford ranger price paid
Oct 09, 2005 (2:35 pm)
11,500 2005 XL, 4CYL. 5SPD.MAN. A/C
5.00 DEPUTY FEE
6.69 LOAN INTEREST RATE
THIS IS MY FIFTH FORD RANGER 4CYL./MAN.
#10 of 72 Re: ford ranger price paid [danbury]
Oct 09, 2005 (4:36 pm)
I'm trying to decide between a Tacoma and a Ranger, 4cyl manual transmission; am original owner of '83 Toyota pickup that I'm looking to replace (runs great but is an eyesore); I've been reading both the Ranger and Tacoma Problems and Solutions boards to get a feel for reliability -- I'm attracted to the lower price of the Ranger -- handling isn't a big issue for me (its a truck and that's how I plan to use it); sounds like you're really satisfied with the Ranger -- care to comment; I would especially value any insights on reliability?