Currenty I own a 2000 2wd Ranger stepside with a 3.0 (78,000 miles) and am very happy with it. Through the years, I have roughed the winter months by throwing about 100 lbs of scrap Chevrolet parts in the bed.
I began looking for a 4x4 earlier this year but didn't find one that I felt was reasonable in price and condition. Yesterday I had a dealer friend call me and tell me about a 2003 4x4 extended cab with a 4.0/ 5spd. and 103,000 miles that came in. He informed me that they were looking to price it around $8500- $9000. I never pay full price for anything.
My question to the vast members of this forum is do you think that 103,000 miles on a 4.0 is alot? Let's pretend this truck has had a decent prior life and was maintained above average of most vehicles, how many miles can we expect to potentially get out of the life of this truck?
Thanks for looking and I appreciate any input regarding this year Ranger or the 4.0!