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Old 07-27-2011, 03:26 PM
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Hi, im new to this thread, i currently own a 1998 ford ranger xlt 4x2 with the manual transmission. i am looking at buying a 2001 ford ranger xlt with 154k miles on it, 4x4 and an auto trans (so more people besides me can drive it in my family). is there any thing i should know about buying this truck, i wanted to upgrade from the 4x2 because i do live in wisconsin. How long should i expect it to last? stuff like that. thanks in advance.
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:27 PM
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Default Re: Looking at buying a New Ranger

what motor is in the 01
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:29 PM
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:30 PM
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if i was you id look for another ranger with slightly less miles and with a 4.0...never the less check to see if the cam synro was replaced and demand a carfax report
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:33 PM
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Default Re: Looking at buying a New Ranger

i basicly don't do any off roading and i would use the truck to commute from work and school, so i don't need the extra power of the 4.0. in my area u wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a ranger (even a 10 year old one) for 7 grand or less
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Looking at buying a New Ranger

with you being in wisconsin check the bottom of the doors for rust...there might be a little but make sure its not too bad
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Looking at buying a New Ranger

this truck as no rush on the body, its in very good shape it seemed to run good but it had the clunking while starting and stop which is an easy fix.
heres a link to the for sale of the truck
http://apps.dealerconnection.com/dea...ownedImg=false
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Old 07-27-2011, 03:51 PM
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Pass.
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:02 PM
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it is clean but id pass dude...too many miles for the money
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:04 PM
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around here thats acctuly a low price, the only other thing i found was a nother 01 with 108k for 10k... rangers are expensive around here if you want a 4x4

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oh yea i the price on the website isnt right, i got a deal on it for 4800 bucks
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:10 PM
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thats not too bad then...still make sure you get a carfax report
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Old 07-27-2011, 04:11 PM
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i will, good thing they offer them
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