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Old 06-05-2010, 09:58 PM
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Default Looking for the right Ranger!

Hi everyone!
Well I'm new to the site and I'm here not because I have a Ranger, but because I want one. My dad had a 2000 Flare Side 4.0 v6 that was just great. My nephew rolled it... he's fine (thank God), but the Ranger is toast. I was hoping to buy it from my dad some day...
My wife and I just got a Buick for a family car and I decided I no longer wanted my PT Cruiser, a car I got from a series of bad choices, one of which was trading away an Explorer I absolutely loved
Anyways I'm a big fan of Fords, I've kept my first car, a 1981 Mustang, and will never sell it so now I want my daily driver / family "fun" car to be a Ranger!
Here's the question of the day, does the exact model I'm looking for even exist!? I am wanting a Ranger that is a 4cyl, 5sp, 2wd - for the better gas mileage as a daily drive. I also want a supercab, so we can all jump in and go camping, to the lake, whatever. I can't seem to find such a combo out there, at least where I live (southwest MO). Am I being too picky? I sold the Cruiser in one day on Craigslist so now I'm sitting on the money just searching for my perfect Ranger
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:16 PM
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Default Re: Looking for the right Ranger!

there are no 4 cylinder supercab ranger 2wds built after 2000. all supercabs are 6 cylinder
closest you can come is a 2wd 4 cylinder regular cab, or a 2wd 6 cylinder Ranger Sport
2wd supercab

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Old 06-05-2010, 10:20 PM
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Default Re: Looking for the right Ranger!

What about before 2000? I'm not really opposed to getting a 90's Ranger at all. Thanks for the info and the welcome!
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:25 PM
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Not sure what the pre 2000's configurations are.
but i'm sure others can offer assistance!
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:51 AM
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Question Re: Looking for the right Ranger!

I have been searching like crazy for something and have found a couple I think I want to check out. I'd love to know which one you guys think is the most worth checking out just from the what I can see online. Thanks!

2000 Ranger

94 Ranger
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:54 AM
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Welcome to FRF

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:38 AM
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Default Re: Looking for the right Ranger!

to me, both of those are way overpriced for the amount of miles and that style ranger.
for about $3-5,000 you can get a nice 4x4 6 cylinder 2001+ ranger, which has a lot more power, better winter handling and gas mileage which is between 16-21 mpg.

but, if you really want a 4 cylinder 2wd supercab, keep checking around, there are better deals out there.
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:42 AM
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Default Re: Looking for the right Ranger!

A major drawback with some older models, is that there is no suicide doors to access the back. That could be a pain when you get the kids in the truck.

Just something to think about.

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Old 06-06-2010, 07:18 AM
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:20 AM
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:59 AM
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:57 PM
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Default Re: Looking for the right Ranger!

Well It's been quite a few days since I posted this. Thanks for the advice, I decided to keep looking and I'm going to be checking out this Ranger this evening.
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Old 06-15-2010, 11:21 PM
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Default Re: Looking for the right Ranger!

Welcome to FRF! figured i'd help ya out and do a little looking on craigslist for you. heres a few i thought you might like i found near you.

http://springfield.craigslist.org/ctd/1793429068.html

http://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/1790714728.html

http://springfield.craigslist.org/cto/1776705879.html

good luck truck shopping!
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