Hey guys -
I've lurked around in here for a couple of weeks, but haven't gotten around to posting pics of my truck yet, so here goes.
I bought a standard cab, 4X2, 2.3L 2007 Ranger XL off of eBay. A farmer had basically driven it back and forth to town, so outside of a burn in the driver's seat and a few rock chips from gravel, it's in pretty great condition. And it only has 24K miles. I had a brand new one picked out at the local Ford dealer, and just was surfing around to make sure I couldn't find a better deal somewhere else -- and found this for half of what the new one was going for on eBay
, and fortunately it was only about 2.5 hours away in SE Iowa.
Since purchasing it, I've had the bed liner-ed by pro-liner (I think they're only in Iowa-- more similar to Line-X than Rhino, but significantly cheaper, and had excellent customer service. I had a hard time getting Line-X or Rhino to call me back), and I put the toolbox in.
I have also since removed the dealer sticker. I hate those, and this one was particularly ugly.
And put on the requisite Cubs logo.
I've always owned either Hondas or Toyotas, and am quickly finding that working on the Ranger is much easier - Ford actually builds these trucks to work on, which is exciting. I plan to upgrade the grille to the XLT chrome version, and upgrade the headlights to silverstar utlras, as the stock headlights are HORRIBLE, and I don't want to go to the work to do the HID adaptation.
Thanks to all for the advice I've already seen perusing other posts, and to the advice I'm sure to get in the future.