Hey guys, I'm new here and am looking to get a nice ranger. Not sure if I'm even posting in the right forum. I currently have a hatchback but a truck will fit my lifestyle better and I'm sick of getting thrown around on these $hitty Los Angeles freeways.
Anyway, I've been searching craigslist for a few months now and came across an ad today for a 98 2wd 2.5L 4cyl. The problem is they guy says its not running because the engine has been removed and is in his garage. Besides that the truck looks decent. He's asking $800obo.
I was thinking if he takes like $500-$600 it may be worth it but I'm not sure. I'm not mechanic so I wouldn't be able to do any of the work for myself. I found these remanufactured ranger engines online and the 2.5l 4cyl is around $2100 shipped. Then I would need to find a good mechanic to install it correctly. Here is the site I found http://www.remanufactured.com/Ford_4...er_Engines.htm
I need something reliable that I can trust. What do you guys think? Is it better just to find a lower mileage ranger? Thanks and sorry for the long post...