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Ford Ranger, Truck
#51 of 72 Re: Ford Ranger: Prices Paid and Buying Experiences [fordenvy]
Feb 09, 2007 (9:16 am)
Dinosaurs yes, but would not even consider buying anything but. Are people paying invoice to own? My first 1983 Ranger 4x4 2.3l drove it for over 11 years, 250k + sold it to my brother for $1K and could have got more if it wasn't my brother. Bought a 1994 Ranger 4x4 4.0l and my son is still driving it with 295K miles and going strong. Only complaint was the auto 4x4 push button crapp, should have kept it manual hubs with a shift on the floor. I'm going to be buying my third Ranger in a few months, won't even consider taking another make for a test drive. Yes sir I will stick with the brand I trust the most. My current vehicles are a 1966 Mustang, 1994 Ranger, 2001 Escape, 2004 Freestar(...wifes), and last but not least my 2007 GT 500 Shelby. P.S. Ford did not pay me to post this message, nor am I affiliated in any way with Ford. HA! HA! Although I think they should give me a few shares.
#52 of 72 Re: Ford Ranger: Prices Paid and Buying Experiences [bri66]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 09, 2007 (12:29 pm)
Ford shares? Better get any payment in cash!!
#53 of 72 Re: Ford Ranger: Prices Paid and Buying Experiences [kyfdx]
Feb 09, 2007 (9:44 pm)
What Ford should do is demand half of the mark-up premiums the dealerships are charging for their Shelby's and GT Mustangs. That would right the ship. HA! HA! They are having problems, but they will come through it with no problem.
#54 of 72 Four Cylinder
Mar 09, 2007 (1:57 am)
Ford may claim they have the most fuel efficient pickup, but they sacrifice more then its worth. That engine won't pull a greasy string out of cats butt hole. Forget about the A/C, turn it on you'll be doing 3000rpm rolling backwards. I traded that in for the 4.0 V6, much better, also forget about the 3.0 also. The 4.0 is the only engine that makes the truck worth anything.
#55 of 72 my 1998 spash 3.o manuelxlt extended cab
Mar 20, 2007 (7:16 pm)
contrary to previuos message,, and of course depending on how ya use,.... or abuse it,, this is an excellent tight,... quiet,... plenty of power,... great on gas , very comfortable,.... well built twin cities,... p/u,.. the 3.o v-6 severs its designed, intention, again,,, its all in how you maintain,... and treat the thing,,
#56 of 72 Third Ranger Purchased
Apr 04, 2007 (12:07 am)
Well, I couldn't hold off any longer and took advantage of Ford rebates on left over 06 inventory. Bought the 06 2-dr 4x4 extended cab FX4 model. MSRP was $24,660 Ford rebated $3,000 and dealer took off additional $1,600. Final cost before adding premium bump to bumper $20,060. I am very happy with deal and believe I will have for many years. 1983 Ranger 200,000+ miles, 1994 Ranger 297,000+ miles and still going strong. The Ranger maybe outdated to some other truck makers, but I will take ol reliable USA anyday.
#58 of 72 Re: Ford Ranger: Prices Paid and Buying Experiences [bri66]
May 05, 2008 (9:15 pm)
i have a 93 ranger xlt 2-wd 3.0 with 568000 miles. yes those are the correct miles on the original motor. bought it new in 93 and have put it through hell but maintained it well. it's never had a wrench on it other than basic preventative maintenance (oil change, brake pads, tire rotations). hasn't lost fuel economy or power. i don't think this truck will die. she's runnin strong without a thermostat, a 4th gear, mass air sensor, and various other necessities. im not puttin much more money into her...just gonna see how long it takes her to die. anything bad about a ranger???? i don't think so.
May 05, 2008 (9:27 pm)
im lookin for a 4x4 3.0 reg cab manual trans. with my budget i can't find anything newer than the 93 or 94 model in good enough condition. i wouldn't mind one in that year model but would like somethin newer if possible. the 4.0 would be much nicer to have but they don't offer it with a manual trans AND reg cab do they? if anyone knows of a newer 3.0 5-spd reg cab for a very low price or if the 4.0 is offered in reg cab manual, let me know please
#60 of 72 Re: need a new ranger [rngrlvr4life]
May 24, 2008 (2:48 pm)
I went to this used dealer the other day and found 4 Rangers you might be interested in. You can see the list of Rangers on their lot www.lakeshoreautowholesalers.com. I bought a car from them about 3 years ago and they treated me right. They also have their own service department.