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Old 07-31-2011, 03:14 PM
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Default Yet another thread about buying a ranger

Yep i know 3rd thread about it, found another ranger today, sunday in my state nobody is allowed to sell cars on sundays, so i couldnt test drive it or even talk about it.

but so far on my hunt to replace my 2wd ranger ive found
2000 ford ranger xlt 3.0, 120k miles, auto, exted cab, 4wd~test driving monday, 15miles away
2001 ford ranger xlt 3.0, 154k miles, auto, exted cab, 4wd~ran nice, had major accident back in 2001, 2 hours away
2005 ford ranger xl 4.0, 122k miles, auto, reg cab, 4wd~ran nice, being inspected, 20 miles away

None of them have power windows, locks, windows, all have ac

I was looking for 4wd and the extend cab for just a little extra room... and to tourcher my friends who piss me off with the jump seats
Can anybody tell me anything about these model years (trouble spots, things to watch for, ect), any suggestions? Hopefully will be buying one by next weekend! thanks in Advance, sorry for all the repeat threads, hopefully my next one will be about doing something fun with my truck
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:18 PM
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I would stay away from the 2001 with the wreck...if you don't know the history and what not...I ahve a 2000 with 135500ish miles on its the 3.0 it runs and drives great but I have owned her since day one...2005 sounds nice, but I like the extended cabs...so out of those 3 it would be the 2000 for me
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:31 PM
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I would stay away from the 2001 with the wreck...if you don't know the history and what not...I ahve a 2000 with 135500ish miles on its the 3.0 it runs and drives great but I have owned her since day one...2005 sounds nice, but I like the extended cabs...so out of those 3 it would be the 2000 for me
The 2000 is my favorite color for a car....Black, the 2001 is nice its gold which isnt bad, the acciedent worries me but if we go back out there to look at it, we're taking it to a shop to see what a machanic says, i have a regular cab now, and theres no space to put anything...but an 05 with only 122k would go for a long time, but none the less will a 2000 with a 120k lol. I have to go see if the dealer will even deal with the 2000...hes got 7700 on it...alittle expensive but i won't know anything till i drive it.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:18 AM
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I vote for the 2005 4L
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:27 AM
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Kinda torn. I like the Super Cab on the 2000 but don't like the 3.0. I like the 4.0 on the 2005 but the Regular Cab is kinda cramped.
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Old 08-01-2011, 06:33 AM
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I like the 2005, mostly because i've never seen a reg cab 4x4 here.

Lift and slap on some 33" tires, it'll look like a man's toy!
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:39 AM
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a 4.0L SOHC wins any time over any 3.0 OHV.
(get the 2005) you won't be dissapointed.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:54 AM
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I like the 2005, mostly because i've never seen a reg cab 4x4 here.

Lift and slap on some 33" tires, it'll look like a man's toy!

i have a reg. cab 4x4 lol


and i say go with the 05 4.0l sohc
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:39 AM
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Go with the 05!
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:42 AM
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X2 get the 05
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Old 08-01-2011, 08:43 AM
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Default Re: Yet another thread about buying a ranger

Extra cab for the win. I hate my regular cab, there's no extra room for anything.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:07 AM
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Default Re: Yet another thread about buying a ranger

05 has a nicer interior setup as well, and I prefer the styling of the 04/5 over the 01-03. A newer truck will more than likely be in better shape than an older one, even if that newer truck has more miles; a newer truck has been exposed to the elements for far less time.,
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:14 AM
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Default Re: Yet another thread about buying a ranger

the only thing that may suck about the 2005 is that I hear 2004 and 2005 seats are worse the other years (seats are too hard).
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:35 AM
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Default Re: Yet another thread about buying a ranger

id say the 05. i always had ext. cabs and now with the regular cab i like it alot, less crap in my truck lol.

id say that one also since the 3.0 is a dog especially with an auto(had one). also since its 5 years newer than them all your better off even if its close to same mileage. you should put some pics up!!
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:47 PM
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go with the 05 4.0l babby allday
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