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Old 07-28-2011, 11:03 PM
bluehonu20 bluehonu20 is offline
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Default Hello from AZ

Came across this site while looking for info on the life expectancy of my Ranger. Found my answer, but thought I'd stop and stay a while.

I live in Tucson, Arizona. I work at an animal shelter, play computer games, and read a lot.

I've driven nothing but pickup trucks since I was old enough to drive. My first truck was a 1984 Ford Ranger longbed, V6 2wd with 5-speed manual transmission, no front bumper, and a radio that didn't get any reception past a certain point on the dial. Luckily, that point happened to be my favorite radio station. That was in 1996. I *loved* that truck. In 1998, when it finally stopped being cost effective to repair (clutch, AC, water pump, all in one year), I traded it in.

My next two were both Chevy S-10 4-cylinder manual trans. The first one, a used '95 model, was trying to kill me. I called her Christine, and eventually traded her in for a new '01. I forget the exact reasons why I was unhappy with the second one, though the few times the throttle cable came detached from my accelerator weren't helping. According to the service writer at the dealership, "that can happen sometimes". I'd be interested to know what his opinion would be if it were his daughter stopped on the side of the I-10, 13 miles west of Tonopah, trying to reengage the throttle so she can get home. Anyway, I sold that one in '07 and bought the truck I have now.

My current truck is a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT, stepside. V6 3.0L, Flex fuel, automatic transmission.
If I had purchased new, I would have gotten another manual trans, but I bought this one from my grandfather. He was selling, and I needed a reliable truck. I've had a few major repairs, like the nose of the water pump breaking off and throwing the fan into my radiator, but it runs great. Not quite 100k at this point.

No mods, unless you count the bumper guard missing from the front. I do plan on replacing that. I have Hawaiian seat covers, which also need to be replaced, but I can be fairly certain the seats underneath are in great condition. Missing a hubcap from when my left rear blew and the hub ended up too far away to retrieve safely.

No pics yet. I'll get some.
2000 Ranger XLT stepside, V6 3.0L Flex, automatic.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:05 PM
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:07 PM
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Welcome Fellow AZer...We have almost the same truck too but mine isn't a Steppie! I live in East Mesa!
2000 Extended Cab XLT 2WD
3.0 V6 Flex Fuel...Pioneer Deck w/ Pink LCD screen....Mustang Dome with LEDs Thanks BuggMan!
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:41 AM
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Welcome to FRF
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:07 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 07-29-2011, 07:15 AM
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welcome to FRF, Michelle!
some kind of vehicle.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:17 AM
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