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Old 07-19-2010, 11:23 PM
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If you're only spending about 3K, it depends on what you want. For that price I would probably get a 2nd gen ranger 4X4 and fix her up. It would be a sweet truck!
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:44 AM
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WOW, AutoTrader barely has anythign in your area. Found this one for $3k with only 42k miles on the clock.

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...standard=false



Let me check CL.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/searc...ry=Ford Ranger
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:55 AM
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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1851813181.html
http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1851758614.html

The second one has the check engine light on but I'll be taking it to my mechanic before buying anything. What do you guys think of these? What things should I look for that are common problems with these years?
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Guide to buying a Ford Ranger?

Well with the 2.3 you'll want to check and see if the timing belt has been replaced recently, if not you will probably want to replace it. The 3.0 and 4.0 have timing chains so you won't have to worry about those. Not sure what year the 3.0 switched to DIS but I know with the Taurus it was 1996. They have problems with the camshaft sensor and/or synchronizer. That turns your oil pump and if that isn't turning the engine could seize due to no oil circulation.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:48 AM
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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1846824494.html
^^ good daily driver by the looks of it kinda high miles tho

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1841914322.html
^^ what i would get haha

alot of options availble for you there just gotta hunt around and find one you like
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:00 PM
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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1846824494.html
^^ good daily driver by the looks of it kinda high miles tho

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/1841914322.html
^^ what i would get haha

alot of options availble for you there just gotta hunt around and find one you like
I've left a message for the first one...no response yet. And I wish I could go with the prerunner...but it wont be quite the most economical DD when Im commuting 100miles every day.
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Old 07-20-2010, 04:00 PM
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for 3k id shoot for a 99 single cab, see a lot of those on craigslist, reliable. Comes in a v6 or 4 cyl i believe
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