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Old 11-11-2010, 02:17 PM
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New guy here. I am considering purchasing a 1998 Ranger that has 223,000 miles on it. It has a 4 cyl, 5 speed, and has sat for at least a year and a half. A guy I work with used to drive it to work 50 miles one-way until he got a different car, then he just parked it. He says it uses a quart of oil about every 1500 miles or so. I did drive it and it seems to run smooth, no motor noise (that I could hear, muffler rusted out), tranny shifts well with no noises (once again, that I could hear), clutch did not slip. It has an issue with the front end (shutters real bad turning right, possibly tie rod ends). He was not the best at changing the oil in it, sometimes going 10,000+ miles between changes. No visible major rust. He is asking $600 bucks (his wife wants it out of the driveway).

I am pretty handy in the garage but no where near a master tech. Am I buying a headache or not? Any input is appreciated!! Thanks!!
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:21 PM
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Cut the price in half then it is worth it
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:23 PM
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depends how the body is. if the body is in good condition, and you would considering doing a motor swap if it ever took a crap on you, then yes. no telling how many miles it has left in it.

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yeah. I bought my parts truck for 400$, it has 255k, runs and drives. but was wrecked. could have fixed it for 200$ easily. but, I chose to part it out

value differs from person to person. any pictures?
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Old 11-11-2010, 02:25 PM
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A well taken care of Ranger with that many miles I would say cool for the money but being that you know the thing was abused I would definitely think twice and get someone else to look at it. I know $600 aint much but what if it ends up just sitting in your drive way like it did his. ^ 300 sounds good - Remember he (his wife lol) needs it gone = you control the price.

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:01 PM
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A well taken care of Ranger with that many miles I would say cool for the money but being that you know the thing was abused I would definitely think twice and get someone else to look at it. I know $600 aint much but what if it ends up just sitting in your drive way like it did his. ^ 300 sounds good - Remember he (his wife lol) needs it gone = you control the price.

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Old 11-11-2010, 05:05 PM
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my truck had nuthing wrong with it and i got mine for 500. no rust at all. garage kept. but there is some rust now that i need to fix.
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:28 PM
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A well taken care of Ranger with that many miles I would say cool for the money but being that you know the thing was abused I would definitely think twice and get someone else to look at it. I know $600 aint much but what if it ends up just sitting in your drive way like it did his. ^ 300 sounds good - Remember he (his wife lol) needs it gone = you control the price.
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Plus the owner himself reveals how valuable he feels the vehicle is when he let's it go 10,000 miles without an oil change. So he knows he isn't passing 600 bucks worth of value onto any potential buyer. Not saying anything bad about the owner, but that's just the facts.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:24 AM
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:56 AM
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Used and abused .... I would pay 400 the most
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:08 AM
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Hey if it gets you from point A to B good truck. Thing probably needs tires too so that should help you knock another 200 off the tag. I bet if you really tried the wife would pay you to take it LOL
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