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Old 01-21-2013, 04:24 PM
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I'm on my 2nd ranger now. 1st ranger was a white 01 XLT 2.3DOHC man with 3.73 shortbox reg cab. Only had 60K on it when I bough it in 2006. I bought it directly from old guy so I new it was in great shape. I really loved that truck and put only 10K on it until methhead rear-ended my while I was stopped at about 60mph. Bent the frame, shrunk box 2ft, box pushed into cab so doors would not open/close, rear window broke and the hit was so hard the plastic part around radio popped out and rear view mirror was missing until I found it in what was left of my box. To summarize I am still really sour and would still be driving that truck if it weren't for some a$$*&^%.

I just bought my new 1 to replace the 96 SC2 I have been reluctantly driving. Its the same as my old 1 except 145K, gold, cruise control and 2.5. I really wanted the 2.3 DOHC but thought this truck was good deal (after looking and driving 8 other similar trucks) and was willing to deal with the timing belt. I have had 2 fill-ups and my mileage isn't coming close to stacking up to the 2.3. Power also seems much less than what I had in the 2.3. I'm hoping a good tune-up will resolve these issues. But the truck is almost completely rust free (not common in my area) and interior very nice. I also had battery+starter issues the day after I bought it from dealer. i am having a sour taste about this truck already but being a bit short on $ I need to make it work. I have a thread about the tune-up going and hope that brings up my performance. I really hope it works out but so far the signs have not been good.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:30 PM
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:37 PM
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Welcome to the FRF !

Sorry to hear about what happened to your 1st truck. Hopefully much better luck with the 2nd one!
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:53 PM
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:19 PM
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Hello Adam, welcome to FRF...and enjoy your stay

By the sound of it you're probably lucky to not have been seriously injured in the rear ender, and people like that seem to suffer no consequence. I hope things start to improve with the replacement ranger...again welcome
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:35 PM
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Hello Adam, welcome to FRF...and enjoy your stay

By the sound of it you're probably lucky to not have been seriously injured in the rear ender, and people like that seem to suffer no consequence. I hope things start to improve with the replacement ranger...again welcome
Thank-you and yes you are right. I had just bought new rims for the truck. All 4 flew out of bed, 1 of which when I looked up was rolling down the center line about 50 yards in front of me. Also glad there was no one in the other lane that could have got hit. Oh well glad to be out of a saturn and back in a ranger.
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