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Old 09-01-2013, 06:09 AM
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Default New to me Ranger, first truck!

Hey guys - I'm new here, I just bought my first truck. I've owned cars and motorcycles up until now, but I decided it was time for a utility vehicle.

I bought a black 1997 Ranger XLT 4.0 4x4 Auto with an Extended cab from a guy in Louisville. I found it on craigslist while I was visiting a buddy, and bought it within hours, we made a deal for $1900. It has 167k miles on it, but it's in GREAT shape, no rust, and no major body issues (plenty of dings/dents/scratches though).

The engine runs great, super smooth and quiet. 4x4 works (had to use it last night for getting up my steep driveway in the rain). The interior needs a fair amount of freshening up, but it's in decent shape. I had an alignment and wheel balance done yesterday and it runs smooth on the interstate.

Only things wrong are the driver's side window regulator, driver's side door ajar switch, ball joints need replaced, and a few cosmetic things here and there.

This will be my winter car, I have a 2001 BMW M5 that I'm going to park, so I'll be driving the Ranger.

Glad to be a part of the community!







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Old 09-01-2013, 06:16 AM
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:22 AM
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Welcome to FRF!! nice find!! paint those fender flairs and bumper and it'll looks like new!
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:40 AM
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Nice looking truck and real M5. Congrats and welcome!
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