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#4 of 72 2004 Ranger FX4 Off Road(Purchased 10/29/2004)
Nov 03, 2004 (4:59 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 (5:33 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 (10:32 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 (7:50 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 (1:35 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 (3:36 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?
#11 of 72 Re: Drove FIVE new 2005 small trucks recently [rickc5]
Oct 18, 2005 (1:56 pm)
... 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 ...
Just got done comparing prices for base Tacomas and Rangers and the price is about the same, even after rebates (before rebates the Ranger actually costs a bit more; haven't compared loaded models).
I'm a Toyota truck owner looking to get a new pickup, and will probably go with the Ranger as it's the only small truck that still comes with a 7' bed option nearest I can tell. (I was happy to see Ford added the 7' bed option to the XL line for 2006; was only available on the XLT line for 2005.)
(Contrary to a post earlier this year to the Ranger Problems and Solutions board indications from research on the internet are they won't be doing a major redesign of the Ranger until 2010...)
#12 of 72 Killer Deals on '05 Rangers!
Oct 21, 2005 (4:46 pm)
(It's me again.) Did some shopping and got a few price quotes, both over the internet and in person at dealerships in SF Bay Area -- one dealer is quoting $9988 (after $3000 (CA area) rebate and before tax and license) for a new '05 base Ranger. This is a killer price!!! The other quotes are not quite this low but still are excellent deals. If anyone's considering a new Ranger, now is the time to act if you're open to the limited options on the few remaining '05s on dealer lots.
(As for me am in the market for a longbed and apparently no '05 longbeds (in a 4cyl manual) remaining anywhere in CA -- will wait for the '06 rebates to increase later in the model year. (Anyone been tracking Ranger rebate trends?))
Oct 21, 2005 (10:24 pm)
Got offered $12800 for a 05 Ranger Edge Reg Cab 3.0 Manual, with MP3/Cass/CD Player, P235 Terrain wheels + a P235 Spare. Is this a good price or should I wait? This will be my first truck.