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Old 08-11-2009, 12:20 AM
NCLivingBrit NCLivingBrit is offline
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Default Old Brit in NC with his first Ford Ranger....

First anything actually. I moved to the US (and stole on of your womenfolk) in 2002, but having come from a satellite of London I'd never actually gotten round to learning to drive (it's bloody expensive to just learn, never mind run a car back home). By the time I got round to it, it was 2008 so my 2001 Ranger XLT is my first automobile, at age 37!

I was given it by my father-in-law with ~17k miles on the clock, a fresh set of fluids (I think) and a nice bed cover (and lots of tree sap). It's an automatic 2wd 3.0 with a hard bed-cover and it has turned out to be the perfect vehicle for me.

However, as I am coming to this whole car thing very late from a family that always used cabs/buses/trains I am missing little stuff (like air in tires!) so any tips on what I can expect in the way of problems would be great. It's got ~28k miles on it right now and will need a new set of rear tires pretty soon, but everything else seems fine. I'm thinking about a grille guard/bull bar addition due to the plague of deer we have around here most nights, but other than that the only planned mod is a better sound system (the stock single CD player is lacking in grunt).
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:54 AM
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:10 AM
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welcome from the uk u aint missing much here in the uk its still rain lol
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:56 PM
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welcome from the uk u aint missing much here in the uk its still rain lol
There's a reason I've been here more than seven years and haven't even thought about going back
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Old 08-12-2009, 01:57 PM
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Welcome to FRF!

You owe me a British woman!
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Old 08-12-2009, 05:54 PM
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^^lmao!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:53 PM
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Welcome to FRF!

You owe me a British woman!
Help yourself, I never had much luck finding one that wasn't psychotic.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:27 PM
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You woman stealer!

Oh, wait, I already have one, so help yourself!

And welcome. As you have random, or even seemingly pointless question, just ask them. It gives us joy and purpose in our lives to impart what we have learned to others.

Hmmm, that almost makes us seem pathetic.....oh well.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:38 PM
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welcome to FRF and ask any questions you have
that seems like a nice ranger you got with low miles
anyways, nice work with the ladies
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:53 PM
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Ta for the welcome. I am now off to Ext. Mods to post my first ******* questions
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:37 PM
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have fun with that!
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