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Old 01-16-2013, 02:39 PM
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I bought my Ranger new back in 2009 (it was a left over from 08) when I got back from college. It was the first new vehicle I ever owned so I was pretty excited, it was the color I wanted, 4x4 4.0, 5 spd trans, extended cab. The last couple years I absolutely loved it but now i'm starting to dislike my Ranger. It has 58k on it now and since I had it I had to have two o2 sensors, my passenger door adjusted twice because wind was getting in, a rear axle seal and the and a new radiator. I had warranty on everything but I still had to pay $120.00 deductible on the work for the axle seal and radiator and each time Ford has to fix something on my truck i'm looking at a 4 to 6 week wait before it can get in. This last week my battery has been dying for no reason, it hasn't been overly cold, I haven't left lights on and I don't have anything installed that could drain it the truck is completely stock. Now the only way to start it is with a boost because it holds no charge and the drivers side door panel is starting to come off. Today I went to check over the truck to see if I could one last time find out why my battery crapped out and noticed all the coolant was dumped out under the truck and once again I have an empty radiator. Aside from all the misfortune the absolutely sad MPG for the size of the truck is really becoming no more then a money pit with todays gas prices when a full size with all the luxuries and comforts is getting the same or even better MPG with much more HP. My last truck was a 94 toyota pickup with 300,000km. I had it for four years and it needed nothing but a few oil changes and a brake light. Don't get me wrong out of everything I said I still really like my truck. The Rangers are fun to drive and have a lot of good qualities but I don't think there the quality I thought they were and maybe even a bad investment. Normally I would cut my losses and sell the thing but the resale on them absolute shit were i'm from anyway. I almost have it paid off so not having payments would be nice if I decide to keep it, but if these are signs of things to come I may have to get rid of it. The sad thing is a lot of these problems happened in the last 2 years when it wasn't that old so i'm not sure what to think. I know a lot of people will think these problems are minor but when I spend my hard earned money on something I expect to get longer then a month before it needs to be brought into service. I also treat my truck like a baby which i'm given a lot of grief about by my friends but i'm starting to think if I were a little more rough on it, maybe even use it like a truck, it might just blow up all together. So should I give the Ranger another chance or get with the times and upgrade to a full size or a Tacoma?
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:50 PM
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Batteries don't last forever...
If its the original then be glad it lasted that long
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:53 PM
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sounds you like you got a lemon ranger

one of the Friday productions
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:54 PM
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sounds you like you got a lemon ranger

one of the Friday productions
hahaha i lold abit
because i do absolute shit work on fridays and rush though everything lmao
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:55 PM
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nothing is perfect.
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Old 01-16-2013, 02:57 PM
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This is my third vehicle and this battery didn't even last half as long as and my previous two or any vehicle my friends or family owned for that matter but the battery I can forgive. Its everything else that's a problem.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:00 PM
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This is my third vehicle and this battery didn't even last half as long as and my previous two or any vehicle my friends or family owned for that matter but the battery I can forgive. Its everything else that's a problem.
Need to make sure it was repaired correctly. If the radiator has been replaced, it's not the truck.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:19 AM
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I have an 08 and it has never needed one repair to this day.
As far as your fuel mileage....what did you expect with a 4.0 4x4?????
Don't go by some of the 22+ mpg claims here for the 4.0, 14-18 mpg is realistic.
You are just unlucky as far as the amount of repairs......definately not typical.
Trading in a vehicle you just paid off is about the worst financial decision one can possibly make......you will take a beating.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:10 AM
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Trading in a vehicle you just paid off is about the worst financial decision one can possibly make......you will take a beating.
Agreed. You owned an asset and get basically gave it away.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:45 AM
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When you get it paid for resolve all the issues with the payments you been making if it holds together then you can afford the extra gas..I'm retired and rarely get my Ranger out it is our daily driver and it uses the same amount of gas the Honda Civic used running everywhere all the time but i still like my truck but sometimes I think I made a mistake because of the mileage luckily no major maintenance problems yet.. Knock on wood..
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:24 AM
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Come and complain when u have to put in a new motor and have the tranny rebuilt...
I have over $6grand invested in my truck....its blue book retail value is like $4500..
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:32 AM
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Come and complain when u have to put in a new motor and have the tranny rebuilt...
I have over $6grand invested in my truck....its blue book retail value is like $4500..
Damn you really got something to complain about...LOL
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:36 AM
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A trade in is definitely out of the question for me, Im thinking ill keep it for another while at least until my warrenty is up. Then go from there.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:49 AM
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So your truck is under warranty and all the little problems are being fixed for just about free...and u want to complain?? Be glad u can get the shit fixed under warranty before the warranty expires....then once its all fixed and the warranty is up u will be good to go for many years...or it will continue to need work and then u have the right to complain...
And also if u bought your truck new of the lot...then dam u must have money....all I will ever be able to get is a used truck and inherit someone elses problems....

Not to be little your rant...but this forum is full of guys who pay for and do all their own work......they have a good right to complain....well complain to us....u with a warranty need to just go and complain to Ford!!! You bought a new truck and are having too many issues....

And all vehicles have issues and neeed maintenance....

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Damn you really got something to complain about...LOL
Yep. Dont get me started on the list.......
I will wreck my truck or drive it till its a pile of rust...i will never sale it or trade it in and get raped....unless someone offers me the right price...lol

Short list

All new fuel injectors.
New crate motor
Rebuilt tranny
All new brakes, discs and drums.
Body lift
Big tires and new rims
Rear axle work
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:57 AM
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I did complain to ford actually, this was the first new vehicle I ever owned and its been way more trouble then my other vehicles that were 12 years. I'm not trying to knock anyone on the fourm I was just frustated because its in ford more time then I get to drive it and I need a vehicle a lot for work and school. If I did buy something second like I did many times before I wouldent be to surprised but I expected better when I paied more for new.

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All that being said, on a positive note rubber floors and no carpet, best idea ever one of my more favourite features of the truck especially in the winter
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