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Old 02-04-2011, 07:24 PM
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Default May purchase Ranger - you guys like 'em?

I am thinking of purchasing a 4cyl 2007 with a lot of miles - 145K - for $4950 and a 24mo/24kmi extended warranty on engine/tranny. It is clean and purrs like a kitten - it was a fleet vehicle and one accident showed up on CARFAX. But like I say - it runs and drives sweet up to 70mhp. Ford has made this little 4 banger peppy - I had a 94 Ranger years ago and it did not move like this.....

Any input on reliability would be appreciated. It will be for my daughter to school and back and me for a little work around the house as required and maybe haul a dirt bike. I gotta dump a money sicking 97 Chevy Blazer with 95K miles.

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Old 02-04-2011, 07:40 PM
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Holy hell , that is a lot of miles!!
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:43 PM
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definately alot of miles. My 1994 only has 170,000
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:47 PM
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Very nice. Well worth the money. Hope to see you on the forum with the new truck. Try to gets some pics if you can.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:55 PM
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As long as you have an extended warranty I think you will be good to go. Just make sure you get the exacts on what is covered under that warranty
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:57 PM
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If you do it I wouldn't skip on the warranty... but I'm always nervous about buying that many miles.... If you're on a budget though and no one's going to beat on it then sounds fine to me.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:22 PM
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As long as you have an extended warranty I think you will be good to go. Just make sure you get the exacts on what is covered under that warranty
Yeah - no doubt I will check the fine print. That is a sh*t load of miles for 3-4 years - but that's what a fleet vehicle does. Maybe delivery or repairman of some sort diving all over Albuquerque.

The warranty makes it attractive - you guys would not believe how nice this engine sounds. And this is coming from a guy with a newer V8 Ford.

Anyhow - thanks for your time guys. I really like the Ranger - so if it aint this one it will be another. Who knows - I might have some fun with it and "fix it up" as we used to say in the 80's......

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Holy hell , that is a lot of miles!!
Yes - it is a bunch of miles huh? I see you have 165K on your Taurus - but thats 10 years older. I have never had a vehicle with that many miles - is it a nightmare? Always in the shop kinda thing? My MO has always been - no payment - no problem. If you buy new you are paying 500 - 1k /month - so 1K a year on mainteneance is no biggie - as long as you trust it to go somewhere farther than the grocery store.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:24 PM
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damn... 145,000 in 3+ years? my truck is 10 years old and only has 89,000
If i were you, i really would seek out a truck with less miles. also, fleet vehicles are usually driven hard and die young.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:57 PM
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not to brag, but my 03 only has 46,000
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:21 PM
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i hate my ranger.. thats why i've changed nearly half of it over to how i want it.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:01 PM
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Sounds like it should be fine, make sure to give it a thorough inspection before you lay out any money though.

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not to brag, but my 03 only has 46,000
My '03 only has 32,000 I bought it with 28,000 last may!
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:09 PM
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my 05 has 156K+ so dont bitch about miles haha
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:16 PM
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Sounds like it should be fine, make sure to give it a thorough inspection before you lay out any money though.



My '03 only has 32,000 I bought it with 28,000 last may!
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:33 PM
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I say go for it, my work has several rangers with the 4 bangers and we just got 3 2010s! But we have an 04 with like 310ish, and it still runs like a champ.
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:40 AM
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Default Re: May purchase Ranger - you guys like 'em?

yeah man as they have been sayin go for it as long as you get the warranty... and
my truck in an 05 and I have 98,504 miles (got it in April of 07 with 33k on it)
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