Originally Posted by Generallee701
Alright, SO here's my situation.
Small dealership in town has a 2005 Ford Ranger Fx4 Level 2 up for sale.
with how my lifes takin a slight uplift in luck I'm looking at buying it.
$15,350 is their price as of right now. Their wanting $370-$380 a month for a payment with $500 down, with a cosigner. or $3000 down with no cosigner.
31in all terrains on 15in alcoas.
all the goodie really you want.
Very clean truck (pic below)
Now I am going to talk with my parents about it I'm hoping to talk them down to $15,000 because I noticed the rear tires will need replaced probably with-in a year, which I meantioned to them while discussing over the truck. What else can I do to wheel and deal them lower?
I have a bit of cash approx $5,000. and I have a friend who would by my truck in payments for roughly $3,500. so we are looking at around $8,500 in a short amount of time. My bank would probably give me a small loan to cover the rest.
Everyone give me the pros cons of these trucks. What you like what you don't like.
I'm really liking this truck so make me even more positive that I want it lol.
Idk I've just got so much on my mind because I'm starting to like it so much. Any other words of wisdom from anyone here would be appreciated
thanks alot guys!
On March 1, 2005, I bought a 2004 Ranger FX4 Level II, only options it didn't have was High Priced Vinyl (aka, leather) and a stereo upgrade to 6-disk. It had not been wrecked, I did my homework and I personally inspected the vehicle to death for any evidence of any body or other damage. I do have an edge, I've done a ton of car work, including body so it's about impossible to fool me on vehicle repairs and all that crap. There was a tad over 1,000 miles on the clock. I paid $15,000 cash and I made the 3,300 mile drive home. It was kinda nice getting a X-country cruise in basically a new ride, not too many people get to do that in their lives.
I have to wonder, why are you even considering paying too much money for what's nearly a seven year old Ranger?
Level II has:
*4.10's and a Torsen
*Captains chairs in black with either red or blue inserts
*Tow Hooks, chrome plated
*The Alcoa centerline style rims
*BFG All Terrain KO's as OEM. This means, there will be a special tire pressure sticker inside the fuel cap door.
*Minimum stereo will be CD with MP3. Mine was also dual media, not sure if 2005 had that.
*Gauges with silver band around the periphery.
*Nose will be painted to match body and have black grille.
*Carpet, and floor matts that will hodl the spillage of a couple of those 24oz beer cans without making a mess.
The above was standard in 04 and there were practically no options; 2005 may vary. In 2004, if you wanted the wheels, the BFG KO,s, and the Bilstein's out the door, it had to be a Level II or an adder at the dealer, for $.
*****If you can't get it for a fair price, then it's time to leave the SMALL town, LOW volume, HIGH markup dealer (they go hand-in-hand) and find a dealer or better yet, private party that works the other way. These are older trucks, they can be found off the dealer lot and without the dealer markup. Don't feel bad about not buying local, but if yo buy it your ultimate goal is to make that salesman feel real bad for trying to sell it for what he's asking now.