I'm currently NOT a Ranger owner, but that may soon change. I'm a huge fan of the 90s rangers. Not only are they just good looking, simple trucks, but at work we've been using them for delivery trucks and those things can take a hard beating without flinching. The only thing on these trucks we've had break is the tires. One of them is over 270k, and only been in the shop once, for the A/C and brake job.
Anyways, working on selling the Escort I inherited through the wife after the wedding, using that money for a '93 ranger. I know it's a V6 automatic, (I'd prefer a manual, but I could live with that) but the owner doesn't know which V6 is in the truck. I'm thinking it's the 4.0 cuz I found a very outdated classified ad from about a year ago that looks exactly like it. Transmission was recently replaced, so I know it still has some life in it. Current owner says he's had it for just about 9 months, got it in a hurry, but doesn't want it anymore. There is something wrong with the front end, and he just wants to sell it off to someone who is willing to deal with it. 4wd doesn't work, and he says that from what he was told, whatever the problem is, means that it won't be able to stay on the road long without getting it fixed.
Also, the odometer was unhooked before it came to him, so he has no idea how many miles are on it. He hasn't had it running much latley so the battery is iffy.
Now, this thing has several neat or newly replaced things on it. Lift kit, bigger tires, custom exhaust and trailer hitch, new brakes, and several other things I've already forgotten since talking to him a few hours ago. He's offering it for $2500, obo.
Ultimately, it hinges on knowing just how big an endeavor fixing this thing up will be. I want to do it, my wife is understandably apprehensive.
Been looking around at prices on the manual locking hubs and the peripherals needed if it goes that far, but haven't a clue what sort of labor would also go into that. If it can be done reasonably enough within the cash made selling the Escort.
I'm looking for every excuse to do this. After all, we are gonna be moving within the month, and I am really wanting an excuse to buy a truck that will help with the move, right?