I agree with you guys rust is a major factor. I do disagree with one thing to an extent. The drive before you buy thing is all well and good but heres the thing I've encountered looking at older rangers that most everybody forgets to look at. The FRAME of the older ranger on everyone that I've looked at was so bad it wasn't funny. if it seems decent then by all means drive before you buy. But if it looks questionable then don't bother. you can't drive without a chassis pure and simple. Plus you also have to consider other things which these guys have covered. Price, mileage, the owner(s), how well it was maintained which is usually documented to an extent. here's another thing that another member said earlier. A 4 banger 2WD owned by a 16 year old usually has been "modified" if ya know what I mean. It be a great time if you did get one to drop a V8 in it or restore it.
2004 Ford Ranger Edge
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