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Old 04-29-2011, 06:41 PM
WyldeChild WyldeChild is offline
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I know people see and read these threads all the time, but I figured what the hell. I'm bored and figured i'd post up my thoughts.

I like my Ranger...but love it? Not really. I already have a 4x4 I like way better. My Ranger is only 2 door which is inconvenient. I can only seat 1 other person.

I could mod it...BL, 33's, exhaust, other basic mods. But overall i'm not 100 percent happy with what i'm starting with...like I explained above, so i'm hesitant about modding it. I use the bed once in awhile, but not a lot.

Plus I really have the itch to go fast. I've always driven trucks...and a turbo sounds damn fun. I also think it would be fun to break off into another world, and mod a car instead of a truck.

Here is a car i've been looking at. 06 Subi WRX.

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/2353472535.html

Anyone think the price is fair?

What do you all think I could get for my Ranger? Its an 05 XLT 2 door extended cab 4x4. 4.0, 5 speed, 43k miles. Pretty clean...

Was in a minor front end collision 5 months ago. Airbags deployed, and front bumper needed to be replaced.




Thoughts and opinions?
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:45 PM
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well if you dont like it, sell it man. We arent gonna neigh say whatever you want. Thats not what this forum is about. I like the WRXs. I had one. Until I wrecked it I was young and dumb.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:52 PM
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Damn, I would take your truck in a second! 4x4, 4.0 and 5 speed is rare. As for the Subi, that price is cheap as hell, kinda worries me, so do the 10k HID's. They would lead me to believe the owner is a ricer, and could have beat on the car. Who knows though, just my .02 cents.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:31 PM
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well if you dont like it, sell it man. We arent gonna neigh say whatever you want. Thats not what this forum is about. I like the WRXs. I had one. Until I wrecked it I was young and dumb.
Jesus man, who pissed you off? lol


@Op: I completely understand where you're coming from. Reading threads on here before i got mine, i thought i had made a great deal. Now it's been almost a year, and i don't get the fanboyism with some ranger owners. Our trucks aren't fast nor powerful, they aren't roomy and use technology my uncles used to play with in the early 70s, my paint job even get scratched just by looking at it. In other words, it's an "ok" compact truck, but far from being a "great" one.

Plus, anyone paying full sticker price is out of his/her mind.
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:32 PM
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I know right? lol
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:52 PM
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Jesus man, who pissed you off? lol


@Op: I completely understand where you're coming from. Reading threads on here before i got mine, i thought i had made a great deal. Now it's been almost a year, and i don't get the fanboyism with some ranger owners. Our trucks aren't fast nor powerful, they aren't roomy and use technology my uncles used to play with in the early 70s, my paint job even get scratched just by looking at it. In other words, it's an "ok" compact truck, but far from being a "great" one.

Plus, anyone paying full sticker price is out of his/her mind.
I don't see what you mean by something pissing him off with his reply. The truck wasn't ever meant to be fast. The 4.0 is powerful enough, I've seen one outrun a v6 Mustang. As for technology, its a compact cheap truck, what are you looking for? The paint is as good as any other vehicle. Rangers are great small trucks.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:03 PM
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I don't see what you mean by something pissing him off with his reply. The truck wasn't ever meant to be fast. The 4.0 is powerful enough, I've seen one outrun a v6 Mustang. As for technology, its a compact cheap truck, what are you looking for? The paint is as good as any other vehicle. Rangers are great small trucks.
I misread his reply (sorry Fra!)


A mustang being slower than a ranger, bullshit.

As for technology, i'd expect at least stuff that came out after the 2ks from a vehicle built in 2010.

As for cheap, we have very different views on what cheap is. A 2wd sport model at 28k is far from cheap.

I've never had a new ford before, so i guess its normal for you guys to discover new scratches weekly, coming from gm it's new to me.

As i said, far from great.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:11 PM
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Rangers are overall pretty good trucks. I didn't buy one to go fast. I bought one because they are decently priced, reliable, and are a better DD then my lifted Bronco.

I'm also not looking to have anyone make up my mind for me. I can do that for myself. Just seeing what people think mine is worth.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:13 PM
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I misread his reply (sorry Fra!)


A mustang being slower than a ranger, bullshit.

We're not talking a v8 Mustang, it was a 3.8 which is by no means impressive, but both his Ranger and my ZX3 beat it that night.

As for technology, i'd expect at least stuff that came out after the 2ks from a vehicle built in 2010.
What technology do you speak of?

As for cheap, we have very different views on what cheap is. A 2wd sport model at 28k is far from cheap.
Show me an MSMP for 28k for a base model

I've never had a new ford before, so i guess its normal for you guys to discover new scratches weekly, coming from gm it's new to me.
Show me proof that Ford paint is weaker than Government Motors paint.
As i said, far from great.
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Old 04-29-2011, 08:19 PM
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Default Re: Bored with the Ranger..

that's pretty low mileage, I bet you could mark it up for that, but the accident might bring the value down even though it was somewhat minor. mine had the same deal, and I used it to negotiate the price a bit.

sounds like ranger sport bought the wrong vehicle.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:03 PM
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The mustang part: I thought you were comparing oranges to oranges.

The technology part: There's a thread about it already.

The cheap part: You're in your own conversation on that one.

The paint part: I've been at the dealership weeks after delivery because they left cables hanging down the fender that scratched the shit out of it. That's right; rubber cables ruined my fender. I have had more scratches after a year on the truck (mind you i've only driven it 12000 kms), than my last 2 cars over 8.


@Anthony: I don't hate my truck. There's a long horror story between me and ford, and so far i've had to diagnose everything because dealerships cannot find a burnt light. I'm objective because i have to be,it helps me deal with the situation ford placed me into.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:15 PM
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lollers, Patrick, time to trade for a Wednesday Ranger, and ditch that Friday Ranger of yours.
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Old 04-29-2011, 09:20 PM
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lollers, Patrick, time to trade for a Wednesday Ranger, and ditch that Friday Ranger of yours.
lolol

You gotta explain that one to me
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:35 PM
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lolol

You gotta explain that one to me
Cars built on Friday - workers ready to get the hell out of dodge, and don't do a good job of building that day, same with Monday lol

As for Wylde, do what you feel man. Honestly that car probably has been beat a little, make sure to get a damn good inspection good. That price seems a little steep to me. I wouldn't call myself a fan boy of these trucks, but I love mine. Part of that might have to do with it was also my Grandfather's truck, and I've known it my whole life. This is the third vehicle I ever drove, and I was a GM kid, never thought I'd end up owning it. These trucks aren't made to go fast, or be anything special. They are an entry level truck. But what I love most is it is still a truck, compared to getting into a F150 with all the bells and whistles, that just doesn't scream truck at me. Yes they are the most capable of trucks, so are GM and Dodge, Toyota and Nissans, but it's not what I'd buy. My truck has been dead reliable, and that's just what I need. Really you need to look at it like this...does it serve your needs? I know I need something to carry people in my stable of cars,as a 2 door Ranger, and a standard cab Sonoma, don't really cut the bacon there for hauling people. If you have a Bronco that serves your 4wd bug, let the Ranger go, and ge the WRX or something. Life changes, needs change and so do wants. We will forever be here, even long after we get rid of our Rangers, we aren't just Rangerheads, we are gearheads, and we love cars. Sounds like it's time for a change for you. Best of luck with what you decide, I hope whatever you choose to do it makes you happy. And I'll see you on the road, till my life's fuel tank hits E.
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:38 PM
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It's your decision man. Here's how I rate the ranger medium grade at best, but it's meant to be that way. You're not buying the Taj Maholl, and it is a truck and has some use. There are aspects to the ranger that not everyone likes and those same aspects alot of people do like. That's the point of "kustomizing". If you don't like one aspect of it you can always modify it or change it from another model or use a completely different truck's parts. The Ranger, F150, and Mustang do share quite alot of parts. Such as suspension systems, stereo systems etc.
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