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Old 11-27-2010, 03:52 PM
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Ford cannot justify the price hikes over the last ten years using the same truck, frame, engine, unibody, bed, glass, doors, wiring harness, sensors, driveline, and everything else while only changing the design of the front clip and interior dash while removing the metal and replacing it with plastic and gutting every single luxury and now calling it an option.

BS...... I'll take a ten year old XLT ranger with more goodies that was still cheaper ten years ago than todays XL and the SAME VEHICLE.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:31 PM
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It was quite a quest to find my 2010. 3 dealerships before I could find one that was even willing to try and find what I wanted rather than sell me one of the lot that I didn't figuring I would just settle for it. Took an hour to find it but he found the only 2 dark grey shadow metallic 4x4 sport 5 speeds east of the Mississippi in New Jersey. Sent a truck and trailer up there to pick it up so it didn't have a bunch of miles from being driven down. Hopefully your quest will end up as great as mine did.
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Old 11-27-2010, 07:54 PM
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$25K for a new ranger? damn...up in MN a new 2011 4x4 ranger supercab is only $18,000.
you gotta be shittin me!? I AM looking at the sport model though remember. The one I looked out is maxed out in options i think.. but with the $1500 rebate... hassling them down a bit on the plan THEN telling them about the Z plan we get im hoping to get it around 21K They appraised my stang for $20K that is back in stock condition.
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:22 PM
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I see your still thinking about going new. Its just not worth it. They have downgraded the Ranger so much with the 11' models. Even IF you do get the 11' Sport model loaded to the max, it will NEVER be loaded as the 2006-2009 FX4 Level II. Just google them or look around up here, you will find that you will be more pleased with one of these that are ACTUALLY optioned to the max that you could get a Ranger which also includes leather seats on some models. but its your call, I know I would not buy a "new" Ranger, they have shorter blocks, little tires, and cloth seats....booo

this IS A FULLY LOADED Ranger

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...25&cardist=217

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Old 11-27-2010, 11:10 PM
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I paid like $23K for my truck new in '08. I ordered it so got porked a little there (no room to talk them down) but I use the guy my dad buys work trucks from so I did better than the $27K MSRP. That being said I wish I would have done my homework and bought an older ranger... I will probably NEVER buy brand new again.
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:12 PM
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I see your still thinking about going new. Its just not worth it. They have downgraded the Ranger so much with the 11' models. Even IF you do get the 11' Sport model loaded to the max, it will NEVER be loaded as the 2006-2009 FX4 Level II. Just google them or look around up here, you will find that you will be more pleased with one of these that are ACTUALLY optioned to the max that you could get a Ranger which also includes leather seats on some models. but its your call, I know I would not buy a "new" Ranger, they have shorter blocks, little tires, and cloth seats....booo

this IS A FULLY LOADED Ranger

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...25&cardist=217

Theres no way I would trade my stang for a used truck.. not with them being as cheap as they are VS a mustang gt. I priced a new 11 stang first and it was friggin 39K! Thats WAY out of my budget. My stang has 13,000 miles on it and is in mint condition and will come with some nice mods that are either nonremovable like the dash kit and rear window louvers..tail light pannel. I might drop back to a XLT 4x4 if its cheaper and i cant get or find a sport i want. Besides my dads helping me out with this and he hates used cars esp for me to drive..he doesnt wanna see me having to work on them all the time ect.. At first i was wanting to trade the stang for a used toyota fj.. but my family said id have to park down the road lol so i decided to go with a ranger due to the rebates and overall being a ford die hard..
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:34 PM
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I just looked at our local paper..and the ford dealership has the whole back page and the rangers on it XLTs are listed at 17,300 .... now theyre saying theres a 3000 rebate from ford..and a 1500 rebate from themselves.. soo thats $4500 off ... yet the only xlts on the lot are either stick shifts or the small engines which i dont want. IF i go with an XLT im def gonna go with a 4x4 although i dont really need it.. since i dont know much about offroading.. but the guy im talking to does and has invited me to go with him on some with him and his truck...so whoo knows i might eventually need it! IF i can get a XLT 4x4 for say 18K ... that plus the money i make off selling the mods on my stang i would have nice fund for parts for the truck :grins: so now im undecided completely!!!
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:39 PM
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I say go with an older ranger and use the extra cash for mods!! Speaking of which whore that mustang out with pics before it goes! I wanna see that!
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:07 AM
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I say go with an older ranger and use the extra cash for mods!! Speaking of which whore that mustang out with pics before it goes! I wanna see that!
there ya go.. pics are posted under vehicle photos section

car has a lot more done you cant see..4:30 frpp gears..bmr lower control arms..125 shot nitrous. It did have a procharger on it..but it didnt put out what it was supposed to and my tuner SUCKED. So i sold it. Then went with comp stage 2 thumpr cams..LOVED them but it made driving it often hard..so pulled them and been driving it mostly stock since.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:19 AM
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I saw!! That is a beautiful car! I still think you should go with an older truck, double lift it and mod the hell out of it! I say Look for a nice 4x4, and I prefer extended or super cabs for more room!
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:39 AM
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I saw!! That is a beautiful car! I still think you should go with an older truck, double lift it and mod the hell out of it! I say Look for a nice 4x4, and I prefer extended or super cabs for more room!
Im thinking of it..i would love to find a step side edge..i i had an 02 edge my first vehicle that i LOVED. But there was a vibration in the steering..and ford said it was normal..it was horrible.. they said all their trucks did it and we knew that wasnt true my dads f150 sure didnt and it was also an 02. We got fed up with it..and thats when i traded it for a great deal and bought my first stang. But as far as the truck goes ive got big ideas for it lol modding is in my blood and was my career a few years back i had a speed shop and cycle shop. Im not new to modding but i am new to all the terms relating to modding 4x4s.
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:46 AM
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Im thinking of it..i would love to find a step side edge..i i had an 02 edge my first vehicle that i LOVED. But there was a vibration in the steering..and ford said it was normal..it was horrible.. they said all their trucks did it and we knew that wasnt true my dads f150 sure didnt and it was also an 02. We got fed up with it..and thats when i traded it for a great deal and bought my first stang. But as far as the truck goes ive got big ideas for it lol modding is in my blood and was my career a few years back i had a speed shop and cycle shop. Im not new to modding but i am new to all the terms relating to modding 4x4s.
I just came across a stepside egde at the junkyard, that this WAS a nice truck, only 58k on it and just totalled out! I love the stepsides! I wanted one since I was a kid and finally got it! That would be great to get what you want! Even if you found a regular edge and swapped beds. My truck is an 01, double lifted and even with the lift and bigger tires there is no weird vibration, I think they were full of it! Do you have any pics of mods you did at your speed shop? The would be killer to see some of your work!
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:33 AM
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I just came across a stepside egde at the junkyard, that this WAS a nice truck, only 58k on it and just totalled out! I love the stepsides! I wanted one since I was a kid and finally got it! That would be great to get what you want! Even if you found a regular edge and swapped beds. My truck is an 01, double lifted and even with the lift and bigger tires there is no weird vibration, I think they were full of it! Do you have any pics of mods you did at your speed shop? The would be killer to see some of your work!

I'll see what photos i can dredge up tomorrow. We mostly did mustangs from fox bodys to the 99-04s. My 02 went from wild to really wild in a matter of a week lol it was a big project to do in that time but it is..or was a one off. I traded it off for an 05 gt. the 02 had over 100,000 miles..and we raced the hell out of it..had a 125 shot nitrous which ended up blowing spark plugs out of the head..it took out 5 in one head. Finally my dad had to put an aluminum sleeve in one cause i couldnt afford a $1500 head. The car was leaking oil, tranny fluid and the rear end leaked..she was wore out so i traded..i got screwed on the trade and really wish i had kept it. Im know in this area as owning some of the baddest mustangs. Now im going after the truck title lol but theres a LOT of nice trucks in this area..not many rangers my neighbor has a nice ranger ive always loved.. most people here are doing f250s.. we never really worked on trucks at the shop but we did do tail light and head light swaps..different grilles..wheels and tires.. exhaust.
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:37 AM
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If this truck was near me you wouldnt be able to purchace it cuz i would already be signing the paperwork!
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:58 AM
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If this truck was near me you wouldnt be able to purchace it cuz i would already be signing the paperwork!
hmm its in mississippi correct? hmm just looked it up and its super nice but just too high mileage for me.
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