Fix or buy something else ?
I've posted a time or two about getting rid of the Ranger but haven't done it yet to this point.
It's a 2004 XLT 2.3L single cab that just turned over the 150,000 mile mark a couple days ago. I'll be honest, it's been a pretty dependable truck the past 8 years, but that's one of the things that concerns me about the truck. In 8 years, the only things I've had to replace are wheel bearings and an oxygen censor. I have a feeling that a lot of things are going to start going bad within the next 20-30,000 miles and the transmission already needs to be rebuilt.
Is it worth it to keep the truck and put the money into it ? Would you, knowing that the transmission has to be rebuilt or replaced, invest the money into an 8 year old 4 banger with 150k miles?
I've been thinking about just going out and buying a full size.
If I choose to go the full size route, I've noticed that many of the diesel trucks get better mpg's than the gas, is it worth it to buy a diesel if I don't plan to tow ?