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Old 11-20-2019, 07:47 PM
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Hello to everyone on the forum. My name is Jim, and after having a hundred cars over the years I now own a 1998 Ranger. This story begins simply. For 12 years I owned a 1989 Buick Century, what I have to say this was by far the best, most reliable car I had ever owned. Virtually indestructible and like a member of the family. Safe transportation for me and my sons as they grew up. The paint went away over the years so my sons affectionately named him old Rusty. Back in July old Rusty threw a rod through his rugged old v6 block. Unexpected as it was, I grieved, and as I looked at the odometer, all those 317,208 miles, I shed a tear as I remembered back 12 years ago spending the best $1,000 dollars I ever spent. For 4 months I had to beg, borrow and steal a ride to work everyday. Telling myself that at my age I wasn't going in debt for a car. A friend found this Ranger and loaned me the money to buy it at 500 dollars. After paying him back at 100 dollars a week, and eating a lot of ramen noodles, its mine. This is only the second truck I have ever owned, and the first Ford in probably 30 years. I like it. Not a straight line on it, no grille. Had to replace both door handles first thing. Strong 2.5 engine and five speed. Buying at least 1 part, like oil and filter last week, this week it has been tailgate parts to keep it from falling off. Next week something else on the list. Easy to work on myself. Also glad to find this forum, Im sure I am going to enjoy it. Thanks everyone for having me, and now Im going to see how many years Ill get out of this one.
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:55 PM
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Old 11-22-2019, 02:12 PM
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