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Old 10-24-2009, 07:01 PM
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Default getting a newer ranger...what to get?

So I have two choices that I'm looking at...

1) 1997 ranger reg cab 230,000 km's on it, "mechanic owned"
$1500(CAD)

2) 1996 ranger reg cab 200,000 km's, new clutch $2000(CAD)

what would you get if it were up to you?

I'm kinda leaning towards the 96...

any thoughts?
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:03 PM
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what motors?
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:54 PM
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2.3 both of em.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:19 PM
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well made motor! man thats a tough one
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:06 AM
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checked out the 96 tonight, it's nice! drives well and is really clean. No rust. engine looks real clean as well.

I'm pretty impressed with this one, but I'll wait to check out the other one tomorrow.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:04 AM
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Remember that a mechanics truck may be more problem because he was tired of working on trucks/cars and let his slide! A friend is a carpenter and does beautiful work but his wife can't get him to work on his own house! Welcome!
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:05 AM
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Id take the 96 as well

I know a few mechanics that their vehicles don't run that great
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:54 AM
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I'd take the 96 for sure.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:40 AM
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sounds like the 96 is getting the popular vote.

at that mileage (remember km's not miles) do the extra 30,000 make a difference? I see ALOT of rangers being sold at 220/230 (km's) what happens at that point to most rangers?
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:43 AM
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I choose the 96 not for the lower miles but because I wouldn't touch a mechanic owned one.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:14 AM
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i must say from what i have seen the milage dont come in to play with that motor as long as you take care of it and dont thrash on it. and to concur, i wont touch a wrench monkeys truck even if ti was half the price but thats your call ( i dint even catch that first time i read the post)
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:15 PM
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So I claimed the 96, gonna pick it up tuesday. I'm pretty excited, but I can't get over the feeling somethings going to hoop out on this truck or any truck I buy . haha....Guess I'll wait and see.

Thanks for the tips guys especially regarding "mechanic owned" vehicles. I was all hyped because it seemed like such a good thing.
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:32 PM
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I don't know what u do for a living, but do u really wanna spend your weekends working on a truck after working 40+ hours a week working on other peoples vehicles
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:29 PM
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My dad was a mechanic from about 1920-1959, his rigs all ran good.
The reason for this, HE HAD ANOTHER MECHANIC WORK ON THEM, AND PAID TO HAVE IT DONE.
Never buy a car/truck from a mechanic unless you know he had mechanic doing the work on them, and he was paying to have it done!

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Old 10-25-2009, 08:48 PM
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^lol, smart man.
and I agree, I think you'd be much happier with the 96.
post some pics when you can man!
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