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Old 06-18-2011, 03:54 PM
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Default Re: What brought you to Rangers?

oh yeah, before and after pics..
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:30 PM
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my grandpa is on his 3rd ranger...he had a 83,86 or 87 and his current 98...all of them have been very reliable so that had a big influence on my decision and plus i got one hell of a deal
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Old 06-18-2011, 04:55 PM
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Dad leased a 1995 Ford Ranger splash yellow extcab when I was younger and I fell in love it it. Every since then I have always loved rangers especially gen3's.

Looked like this.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:46 PM
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Back in February 2009 I was coming home from school, and when my bus pulled into my neighborhood, I saw a black single cab long bed Ranger sitting in someone's front yard with a For Sale sign. I wanted my own truck, but I knew absolutely nothing about Rangers. After I got off the bus, I walked back to the house and looked at the sign. They only wanted 1K for it. I wrote the number down and went home and called the owner since nobody was home when I looked at the truck. The next day I went back to the owner to look at it. It was a 2000 Sport with a 2.5 4 banger and 4R44E Automatic. I fell in love with it. The guy offered to drop the price $200 just to sell it off, and because it had 189,000 miles, but was a recent rebuild. He had fallen on some hard times and really needed the money. So I gave the guy $100 to hold it for me, and he took the sign out and parked the truck back in the drive way. A few days later I went back with $700 and drove the truck home. Every removable piece of the interior was painted blue metallic, so I went in and painted all the blue parts black. Unfortunately, I lost the truck two weeks after I bought it. I was coming home from my then gf's house, and was making a turn onto another street. As soon as I straightened up, I saw a pair of headlights coming straight at me. In an instant I jerked the wheel to the right, to avoid the collision, but I didn't realize that right of me was a wooded area. The guy ran. I took the whole left front of the truck off. But I walked away from that wreck without a scratch on me. However I was so distraught I sold the truck. But in just two weeks I had fallen in love with Rangers. I knew I wanted to get another Ranger, and fell in love with the Oxford White Supercabs. It took me forever to save up a decent down payment, but a year and a half later, I picked up my current Ranger.

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Old 06-18-2011, 07:48 PM
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i had to buy a new ford. f150 is too big, and all autos. i like the use of a truck, but dont wanna spend a lot on gas or maintenance. 4cyl ranger!
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:51 PM
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Because pre running thats why.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:07 PM
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my dad has owned 3 rangers and thats what got me into em, i got his old 94 that his dad bought new then gave my dad then he gave it back to him got a new truck(my now truck) then i got the 94, owned it 3 yrs kept it completely stock. then my dad got a new 07 and i bought my now truck from my grandparents and we sold the 94 for 2800. i wont lie i want a bigger truck but im always gonna keep my ranger they such great lil trucks
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:32 PM
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I'm a Ford guy, i've always owned Fords.

Always wanted an F-150 but could never afford it.

My Uncle, Best Friend, Father, and Grandfather all had rangers and beat the piss out of them and they kept running, so i guess my choice for the ranger came down to these two things:

Sexy looks, and reliability.
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:40 PM
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I bought my 97 back in 2003, I just like the looks of it. Prior tho while having my jeep comanche worked on at the auto dealer I got the ranger from, they had lent me that ranger for a week. I was fully impressed with it and about 3 weeks later I walked in with 2k cash. We made a deal for 5k, he had it listed for 8,400 but had been sitting on it for close to 4 years. hellova deal on that guy

My 2nd ranger was a 98 2wd 2.5. I had gotten an insurance check from an accident. I used the money to convert the front end of the 97 to a 00, then with the 1k I had left, bought the 98 for 1,000. With those trucks I was sold on em. A couple years ago I started looking for a plow truck, I wanted a small truck but was not set on a ranger, just wanted something, well, the 96 came up so I jumped on it. Then about 4 months ago, I traded my 97 for this '01 I have now.

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its just a coincedance (spl) that all my trucks have been rangers, with the exception of the jeep.

67 - F-100 Ranger 352 v8 3 on the tree 2wd
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97 - Ranger - 4.0 4wd ext cab 5 spd auto then manual
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:55 PM
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i was at a chevy dealership and i was gonna buy the colorado but on the way home i saw a 2003 ranger edge (flareside) and i just loved the look of it
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:41 PM
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Just got my 2011 XLT 4X2 with the 2.3, 5 spd last week. I also have a 2005 Dodge Ram 4X4 Quad Cab with a Hemi that I use for heavy work like pulling a trailer with my tractor on it. The Ranger is actually replacing my 2006 Mazda Miata. I wanted something economical for running around (definately not the Dodge's forte) but more practacle than the Miata.
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:27 PM
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my family is mostly gm fans.. except for me and my brothers. Well I used to work at a ford dealer.. was going to buy a 96 toyota tacoma v6 4x4.. but they sold it before I had a chance.. then was going to get a 97 f150 5.4 v8 4x4.. but then they sold it before i had a chance.. then i had the option of like 6 rangers.. mine was the only 4x4 that wasnt beat to hell.. had good mileage.. i paid way to much for it.. about 12k or something back in 08. right before everything went to hell.. oh well amost have it paid off and its been nothing but a delight to drive. got me every where I have ever wanted to go.
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:18 PM
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when I was 3 my grandma told me I said I wanted a (pickemup truck) spelled with the M.
well I've had sports cars and show cars, a needy ford van E350 with air shock
mod and helper.springs.
so now I.can follow my inner kid with my ranger .....only took 28 years. I'm
hooked now though
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:20 PM
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looking for a smaller truck for my first truck, and it american made, and it fits the trails here well(i will always have a truck)
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:21 PM
HIGH TECH REDNECK HIGH TECH REDNECK is offline
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i had a 2000 f150 long wheel base i wanted something that was better on gas and could be easily parked well i can stiil easily park but im back to square one on the gas milage
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