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Old 06-29-2011, 06:44 AM
2001XLT4x4 2001XLT4x4 is offline
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My name is Adam. I live about 20 miles outside of Kansas City, MO. I lived in Iowa until I was 25. I am now 28. I will always consider Iowa my home, no matter where I set my roots.

I bought my 2001 Ranger XLT 4x4 in April 2004. It was my first pickup. I had driven cars all my life before that point. When I went to the dealer, I told them I wanted a Ranger with 4 wheel drive and a manual transmission. They had only one in stock, and I loved it, so I signed the paperwork and drove my Ranger home.

My Ranger had some mechanical problems the first year I had it, and I fought the dealership over paying for the repairs. But since that point, my truck has been nothing but enjoyable and reliable.

I work my Ranger very hard. My passion is the outdoors. I do a lot of camping and fishing. I haven't gotten into hunting yet, but I am building up an arsenal of guns. I will probably begin with turkey hunting someday.

I heat our house with wood, and only wood, so every weekend I'm able to get out in the timber when the leaves are down, I am out with my Ranger cutting wood. Believe me, that little truck works hard!

My Ranger has a lot of dings, dents, and scratches, and even a couple of areas of rust starting. I don't let it bother me, though. I plan to keep this truck FOREVER. There is nothing wrong with showing some wear and tear from work and play.

I would like to brag now. My 4 wheel drive has never left me stranded. I have gone into places I should never have attempted (including trying to drive out to a sandbar in the shallow Iowa River--very dumb decision.) But no matter where I put my Ranger, it always gets out. I even laugh about the time I went fishing with a bunch of the in-laws. They drove full-size Chevy trucks and poked fun at my little Ranger. But when we got out into a muddy field trying to get to the next pond, my Ranger crawled through the muck without flinching, while their heavy Chevy's struggled and spun around to get free. I've even pulled a stuck Toyota from the timber with my Ranger.

My truck and I have a great relationship. I'm happy to find a group of people who are fans of Rangers as well. Take care, Ranger fans!

--Adam F.
2001 Ranger XLT 4x4. 4.0 V6 with a 5 speed manual transmission.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:54 AM
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Welcome to frf!!! all of these members love their truck just like you!
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:54 AM
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:03 AM
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welcome to frf... ranger ftw
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:53 AM
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Welcome to FRF!

99 Ext Cab Stepside 3.0 XLT 4x4 & L/S 4:10 Gears.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:44 PM
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welcome to FRF!!
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:53 PM
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welcome to FRF, Adam!
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Old 06-30-2011, 02:31 AM
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Welcome to FRF, from Springfield, Mo.
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