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Old 11-02-2010, 06:18 PM
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Ok, so i jus got a 97 Ford Ranger Xlt Ext Cab, 4x4... And i love it, but my cousin an uncle (Both Head Machanics at 2 differnt Ford Dealerships) Said that the Ranger is the worst small PU made.... They say the Twin I beam Suspension is crap, and the rear is weak... Also the engines r garbage and dont last over 100xxx miles..... So i guess my question would be, what do u guys think about ur rangers? In all honestly tell me what u like and dont like about them. I need some real advice here :/
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:22 PM
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Trolling??
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:28 PM
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if you like what you have. Whats the problem???
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:39 PM
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if they where crap why is it that you cant look out your front window without seeing 3 of them?
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:42 PM
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Very odd statements from 2 "supposedly" Ford mechanics...
Sorry, all this doesn't add up to being a straight forward post..

I guess to quell the "insinuating" remarks, it is best to just
go with what you like and don't necessarily listen to
everyone else, including us here and in-particular me. But
that also goes for your kin....
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:43 PM
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if they where crap why is it that you cant look out your front window without seeing 3 of them?
and explain why they remained the best selling compact truck for about 20 years if they are so shitty.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:46 PM
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if you like what you have. Whats the problem???
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if they where crap why is it that you cant look out your front window without seeing 3 of them?
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Very odd statements from 2 "supposedly" Ford mechanics...
Sorry, all this doesn't add up to being a straight forward post..

I guess to quell the "insinuating" remarks, it is best to just
go with what you like and don't necessarily listen to
everyone else, including us here and in-particular me. But
that also goes for your kin....
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and explain why they remained the best selling compact truck for about 20 years if they are so shitty.
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Old 11-02-2010, 06:55 PM
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Very odd statements from 2 "supposedly" Ford mechanics...
Sorry, all this doesn't add up to being a straight forward post..
It's possible that since they are Ford mechanics and Rangers are so popular they are constantly working on Ford Rangers, and then may get the idea that the reason they are working on so many Rangers is because of quality issues. Seems silly but it's the only justification I can think of...
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:02 PM
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It's not a "twin I-Beam" its called a twin traction beam. Are they junk? I don't think so.

Is the ride as good as a wishbone? No, its not.

When I hit the boneyard I always look at odometers, the lowest I've ever seen was around 180k. Most are above 200k.

I see at least 10 rangers a day or more. Most are post '93 body style.

If you ever want to know about a vehicle, just look around, rangers out number other vehicles on the road I would say 4-1.

Two things about rangers you'll find in the boneyard, High miles and very few to find. Whats that tell you....?
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:18 PM
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mine has 165k
love it , like previous if you like it , then What's the problem?
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:22 PM
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You obviously made this purchase on your own and yet it seems like you take your uncles opinions very seriously. Why would you not get there opinion on a vehicle before you made a purchase???
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:28 PM
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Default Re: Dont knw what to do!

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Also the engines r garbage and dont last over 100xxx miles.....

The Cologne engines had a few hiccups over the years, but the Lima and Vulcan are brick houses, 200K for either one is nothing. The Lima was in production for almost 30 years, what does that say?
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:29 PM
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just rolled over 100k and still going strong....i love mine and they are easy to work on
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:47 PM
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My neighbors 95' has 230k miles. A friend of mine has a 97' with 310k miles, and another friend of mine has a 04' with 170k miles. All 3 trucks are daily driven with no issues whatsoever.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:10 PM
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Wow, thanx guys. Ya idk why i thought that, i do love my ranger. Ive jus grew up working on cars and trucks with him and he was kinda role model to me. But whatever, it abviously is a great truck and i wouldnt change it for the world! Thanx for the help!!!!
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