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Old 06-19-2011, 07:46 PM
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Hi all, my name is Nick. I'm 19 years old, living in a small town in Ontario, Canada. Been thinking about getting a truck for a long while. Still on my first car ('96 Volvo 850). I've been looking at Rangers alot lately, and after seeing this forum, I'm pretty bent on getting it. I lurked around a bit, saw the Beginners Mods thread, and member pictures and whatnot. It seems like a great truck to have, and it's Ford, so I know I can't go wrong. I'm thinking about getting a brand new 2011 Ranger. Not sure if I should go XLT 4x4 or Sport with the FX4 package. They both add up to the same price, so if any of you have any advice on that, I'd appreciate it haha. I work full time as an Apprentice Electrician in construction. Love my job!

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Old 06-19-2011, 08:25 PM
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Hi Nick,

Welcome! I am new as well, but not to Rangers. I am on my 3rd, I've had an '00 4x2, and '02 4x4 XLT, and currently own an '97 4x2 XLT. They are good trucks. As for the package, it depends on your personal preference/need. I always wanted an FX4 because I liked how they looked, but I always chose an fuel efficient vehicle because I do a lot of in-town driving. Also, I'd consider a 2-3 year old truck unless they are offering some killer finance deal, you lose quite a bit just driving it off the lot....just my opinion.

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Old 06-19-2011, 08:33 PM
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Hey Mike, thanks for the welcome. Welcome to you as well! Wow, so you're a pretty dedicated Ranger fan! I don't necessarily NEED the offroad package, but I will be going off road at times, driving through construction sites. Also, if I have the package, I may actually find somewhere I can do some recreational offroading for fun. Meh, I don't think the FX4 has a large effect on the mileage. Apparently the limited slip decreases it slightly, but that isn't a big problem. And I wouldn't mind getting a slightly older vehicle, but I would need to finance it either way. I don't just have 15 grand sitting around. :P Financing isn't that great. 6.9% if I remember correctly.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:43 PM
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You are welcome. Yes, I did have one Ranger that had a design flaw with the drive shaft balance. I got rid of it for that reason however, they are a solid truck. I lucked into the one that I currently own, and actually have found that I like having a basic truck better. Financing on a used vehicle should be close to that, I'd look hard at the used ones. If financing were 0% or 1.9% it may pay to buy new, but unless you make so much money that you need to spend it......in my opinion, used is the way to go.
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:55 PM
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I make a decent amount, and could afford to finance a brand new Ranger over 4 years. The dealer suggested me an '08 Sport that just rolled into the shop with 40,000kms for 15 thousand. Which isn't terribly bad. I'd be looking at spending roughly 25,000 if I went brand new.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:14 PM
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:16 PM
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:23 PM
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Thanks alot dudes!
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:42 PM
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:24 AM
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:26 PM
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Thanks for all the welcomes, duders!
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