2006 Leftover Ranger prices?
I took some time Tuesday to look around at a few new trucks after seeing an ad in a local paper for a 3.0L/Auto Ranger for $13K, the truck advertised was pretty well equipped but was a short bed with an auto trans. I called that dealer to see if they had a long bed with a stick, but no such luck, the best they would offer was to locate one and that added $1000 the cost. They wouldn't offer a price on what it would actually be.
So far, I haven't seen any stick shift long bed trucks locally. I've seen plenty of stick shift shortbeds without air, but most have the 2.3L Mazda engine.
None seemed particularly willing to order an '07 either. They did offer me a better deal on the automatic shortbed, but I definitely don't want that. I am not particularly looking for a new truck, but if a deal came about, I'd jump on it. What I would want is a 4x2, 3.0L, 5 spd manual, long bed, with air conditioning and a radio. Preferrably in white, and in the Xl trim level, but that's not too important for the right price. I wouldn't have figured that that would be such a rare combo?
While the three dealers I talked to yesterday all were sort of willing to deal on trucks they had, I didn't hear any super great offers.
The best deal I saw was the 3.0L auto with air and AM/FM that was advertised for $12,999, but they then told me that all the Rebates don't apply to me, the $12,999 price was only if I financed it through Ford ($500 Rebate), a first time buyer ($500 Rebate), and a recent graduate ($1000 rebate). Since I am not a first time buyer, not a recent graduate and would be paying cash, the truck was now $15,999, but if I would settle for an auto and a shortbed, they would knock off a grand making it now $13,999. I suppose I could bargain a bit more if I went down there with cash in hand, but that's no the truck I would want anyhow so I didn't bother going down that road any further.
I figure if they can discount the 3.0L auto truck from the $18,999 sticker price down to $12,999, the truck I want is a much cheaper truck to start with and I should be able to find one well under $12k (or even less), if they really wanted to sell me a truck.
Has anyone seen any serious deals on any 2006 Rangers?