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Old 05-13-2010, 07:19 PM
mikedaruke mikedaruke is offline
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Default Should I buy this Ranger?

Hello,

Well I have not bought it yet, but need some advice on it.

I never owned a Truck before, I own a 07 Acura TL. I want a truck for doing stuff around the house, and as a small project etc.

I am looking an 2002 XLT 6cyc, 125k, syleside. The place wants 5900 for it. The truck looks clean, its a one owner according to car fax. No dents, etc. What do you guys think? Worth the money? Can get better? Or what is a fair price? This is supposed to be nothing wrong with it. Is that alot of miles or nothing to be worried about?

Appreciate it, hopefully I will have one soon and will be an active member!

http://jerseyshore.craigslist.org/ctd/1719567232.html
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:22 PM
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Does it have the 4.0L or 3.0L V6? If it has the 4.0L then you are golden
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:24 PM
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Has the 3.0, I heard the 4.0 is not good to get if your buying used as it has two timing chains and the rear you need to pull the engine for?
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:28 PM
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I have not seen the timing chains being an issue. There are lots of the 4.0L running arround with 200,000+ miles on them.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy this Ranger?

the 3.0 v6 has not a lot power and the gas mileage is disappointing but a reliable engine
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:37 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy this Ranger?

yeah believe me, if your looking for good gas mileage...turn the other way.
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy this Ranger?

So is it worth the money even with 125k on it?
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Old 05-13-2010, 07:39 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy this Ranger?

MPG not worried about, I drive my TL to work. But I appreciate the feedback
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:35 PM
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Judging by the pics of the truck it looks clean I would say go for it
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Old 05-13-2010, 08:38 PM
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i would get it. i like it. i would have to get a different grill, but hey, that's just me. Go for it man. You can never go wrong with a step side. they're badass.
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Old 05-13-2010, 09:16 PM
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I like it reminds me of mine.....except it's a 2wd and a 3.0 and an 02......but similar. I picked up mine last year for $7K with 99K miles. I think it's a good deal......take it for an extended test drive and see how it does.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:47 AM
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He will not budge on the price, wants not a dollar less. He is a dealer which is shocking to me. The TMV value is 5k, yet he wants 955 over that. He said I can sign up for the in house financing, but I dont need that. I have money, just dont want to pay over TMV value for an 8 year old truck with 125k miles. I am thinking he is just looking for someone desperate who will do the 100 dollars a week for life deal.
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Old 05-19-2010, 06:53 AM
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nice looking truck if i would get that but i preffer manuals now

as for the 4.0 my friends explorer had 300k miles on his engine so its pretty damn reliable it was running fine till the day the klunked it
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Old 05-19-2010, 01:37 PM
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Has the 3.0, I heard the 4.0 is not good to get if your buying used as it has two timing chains and the rear you need to pull the engine for?
Ford fixed the 4.0 timing chain rattle in 2003. I too would highly recommend skipping the 3.0 engine in favor of getting the 4.0.
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Old 05-19-2010, 02:30 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy this Ranger?

my 94 with 3.0 2wd and a 5 speed has 170000 miles and gets 24.7 mpg combined rural and city I think that is good gas mileage. I dont like the 4.0 because of the mpg it is rated less mpg than a f150 with small v8 Randy
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