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Old 12-06-2011, 08:48 PM
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I am soon planning on buying a 3.0 l 2000 ford ranger. it is from a used car dealership, and has a great exterior/interior. it does have 112xxx miles on it and is priced at 6 grand. I was wondering if anything typically needs replacing on the 3.0 ranger around this milage; and second how do you guys feel on the price.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:08 PM
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It depends on what work may have already been done to it and we dont know enough about the truck to say if it is a good deal or not. Extended or regular cab?
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It depends on what work may have already been done to it and we dont know enough about the truck to say if it is a good deal or not. Extended or regular cab?
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Car add of said truck would help.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:13 PM
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I'm personally not feeling the price no matter what it looks like. Couple things to bring up would be the mileage and your best bet would be to nit pick everything, but not to much because then the dealer could just tell you hes not making you buy the truck.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:08 AM
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Maybe $6K out the door, tax title and tags. Not sure where you are but I think you can do better. Just a FYI, my 2004 popped these codes last year as I was driving it off the lot. Dealer picked up half the cost but still. Not sure if this would affect a 2000 but worth some research.

2006 Ford Truck Ranger 2WD V6-3.0L VIN U
Vehicle Level Technical Service Bulletins All Technical Service Bulletins Engine - MIL ON/Misfire DTC's/Runs Rough/Misfires


Engine - MIL ON/Misfire DTC's/Runs Rough/Misfires
Notes

TSB 05-26-3

12/31/05

MIL ON WITH VARIOUS MISFIRE RELATED DTC'S
P0300-P0306 AND P0316 - 3.0L-2V VULCAN ENGINE

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2004-2006 Ranger

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Some 2004-2006 Rangers 3.0L-2V "Vulcan" vehicles may exhibit:

^ Malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) P0300-P0306 and P0316

^ Rough running at various RPM

^ Rough idle

^ Misfire

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This may be due to an engine exhaust valve seat recession causing a loss of compression. Refer to the following Service Procedure to diagnose exhaust valve seat recession.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:56 AM
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Thanks for the responses guys and here is the add http://www.autosunlimitedma.net/newa...-MA-01824.aspx

And i am in Massachusetts btw
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:20 AM
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From looking around they probably gave someone about $4,000 for it. I dont think its a terrible price but you could offer them $5,200. Be happy if they come down to $5,400.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:01 PM
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Looks nice but they all do until you get it home and find the gremlins. On the Warranty read it closely. Mine had one and I had to have the heads rebuilt. Well in the fine print it said the dealer would cover 50%, which he did. Better than nothing considering it was a $1500.00 bill but I didn't catch that until I was already commited to the deal.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:57 AM
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From looking around they probably gave someone about $4,000 for it. I dont think its a terrible price but you could offer them $5,200. Be happy if they come down to $5,400.
Well i ended up getting it for 5,400. So i am very exited. This is my second ranger and am looking forward to being back behind the wheel of one. Thanks guys for the advice!!
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:49 AM
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I wouldn't pay that...too much for the year and mileage...just sayin..
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