Hello, I'm new to posting on this forum, but I have lurked for the past 2 months or so. In those 2 months I've already had two rangers haha :/
I normally drive a 1974 VW Beetle and with winter coming I knew I needed something to drive in the winter to save the Beetle from the salt and snow. So one day my dad (I'm 16) came home with a 1992 Ranger XLT Ext. Cab. It was rusty, but I liked it. 2 weeks later an 85 year old woman ran a red light and T-boned me. Broke the axle and totaled the truck.
Accident 9/21 - a set on Flickr
(The whole set)
That was 9/21.
We paid $300 for it, running and everything. We got $1600 for it from insurance, and today my dad came home with another.
This one is a 2000 Ranger XLT Reg. cab. 165,000m. 4 cylinder 2wd Stick shift.
This presents a problem, I've never driven a stick before. I managed to back it out of my driveway and go around the block. I stalled at every stop sign, but managed to get it into 3rd gear. Tomorrow I'm gonna take it to an empty parking lot and practice. The interior is a little rough and the tailgates rusted, but I'm going to Pull a Part on Thursday, so I can get that stuff cheap. No pics of this one yet, but maybe tomorrow.
I did get a new radio to replace the stock AM/FM/CD, a Dual AM/FM/CD/HD radio/iPod, etc. for $99 on sale. It's nice, does bluetooth and all that hands free stuff. I don't plan on replacing the stock speakers though because I didn't want to spend much on things that can't be moved to the Beetle in the spring.
Long story short, I'm more or less new to Rangers but I'm hoping I'll pick up on their quirks like I have to old aircooled VW's.