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Old 03-27-2011, 07:55 PM
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Hey, my name is Tyler and I am looking to get a truck within the next month. I am a volunteer firefighter and work at Kroger on the side until I can get on full time as a firefighter. I narrowed it down to the ranger because of the price of gas. What advice could you all give me about buying one? This would be my first truck.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:55 PM
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Most rangers dont get good gas mileage. But no truck does.
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:56 PM
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Default Re: Should I get a ranger??

What are you looking for in the truck? Fuel economy, towing, off roading, etc. If you want a simple truck to get you from A to B grab a 4cyl 5 speed. If you want 4x4 or towing capacity, grab a 4.0.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:19 PM
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I need a truck that's very reliable. I also need it to carry all my gear and other things too. I have researched a ton and the ranger has the best fuel economy. I do not know how to drive manual by the way.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:29 PM
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Hey Tyler, good luck finding the truck for you.... my '99 is very reliable and get great gas mileage.. you really have to question what is best for you?
being a fire fighter and living in Ky (snow).. is a 4x4 really important?... or is fuel economy?
if 4x4 is a must, get 4.0L engine, not a 3.0L
if you can live with a 2wd get a 4 cylinder truck
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:36 PM
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I am really concerned with gas. But then a 4.0L would be really nice too. I have had cars with 2WD all my life and haven't had too much of a problem with them during the winter.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:37 PM
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if you are that concerned get a 4cyl
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:41 PM
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welcome to FRF, Tyler!
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:49 PM
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Umm!!! Yea you should get a Ranger.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:59 AM
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Welcome to FRF

2.3 5 speed if you want MPG
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:12 AM
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So should I buy a new or used ranger? Everyone is telling me to buy a used. I am willing to pay 18K max.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:23 AM
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buy 1998 or newer, I recommend '06 or newer, you should be able to get a nice late model truck for round or under 10k, and will leave money to sexy it up

... but with 18k to spend you should be able to get a new one, just say i want the truck out the door tax tag n title, for under 18k
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:31 AM
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Okay, and also, I came across a web page saying that Rangers are one of the most common cars to get stolen. I found a video on youtube that shows that you can use the antenna to break into the car with no trouble whatsoever. Does anyone know if this is true on 2009+ models?
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:33 AM
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easy to get into, but not easily stolen..
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:38 AM
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well I have already bought a stereo for the ranger. Would you all recommend investing in a car alarm? if so, what kind?
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