Bunch of repairs done...
I have a 2003 Ranger and it need some work this week. The power steering lines were leaking so I took it in to a shop for the repairs. The mechanic said I needed a new rack and pinion unit, tie rod ends, lower ball joints, an alignment, new PS lines, and my rear shackles were broke, and needed to be replaced.
He quoted me around $1,500 to get it all done, I agreed and he had it finished in two days.
My truck now drives like a new truck and handles great, the bed is noticeably higher than it was. Doing the work myself wasn't an option. To get a new Chevy Colorado would cost much more, they list out at $24,000. A good used truck would cost me $10-15,000. So putting $1,500 into my 2003 seems like a bargain as I should be able to get at least five more years out of it. The rest of the truck is in very good condition and it only has 55,000 miles on it.
I'm glad I didn't lose control while driving and get into an accident. Now it feels much safer to drive.
2003 Ranger XLT 2.3 Auto, Air. 65xxx miles