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Old 12-08-2010
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I'd go for it if it were about 10k. You can get a fullsize for that price. Looks good.
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I wish I could afford to drive my truck that hard haha. Nah I just used the truck as a DD and it was all stock at the time. I was driving in the correct gear and everything, then BAM, no more compression in cylinder 5.
I've actually heard of 2 other 04-05 4.0s with the same no compression on cylinder 5. Wonder if there is a common problem there.





There was an 04-05 Level II with 110k at my local Ford dealership that they wanted 14k for.
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I wanna know where you guys find your rangers at that have 60000 miles on them for $11500 cause I can't find them anywhere and they chump me everytime I go in there and try to get the price down !
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I've actually heard of 2 other 04-05 4.0s with the same no compression on cylinder 5. Wonder if there is a common problem there.
I don't think the problem I had was too common. I have rarely heard of valve springs failing in these trucks, and in that case, since I imagine they use the same springs in each cylnider, valve spring failures would be dispersed among all cylinders.

To the op, that truck is a beauty! Hopefully you can get them down to an acceptable price!
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id make them an offer. worst case they say no.

I did the same thing with my f150. they wanted 19 and I offered 14. They said no. 2 months later I drove it home for 14 lol
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I wanna know where you guys find your rangers at that have 60000 miles on them for $11500 cause I can't find them anywhere and they chump me everytime I go in there and try to get the price down !
A lot of my family works for Ford....So I get hookups.
Dealerships will always list a vehicle for more than what its worth...if they are smart. They do it bc there are people who have no clue about vehicles and will walk in blind and pay that bull**** price not knowing that it's a complete rip off. If I were you I would go and give them your information, offer them 11,500 tax and title. If they say no just say fine I have one lined up somewhere else and leave. They will either try to negotiate with you or let you walk. If they don't negotiate then just leave, You will most likely get a call back from them cause the auto industry is in the ****s and they will do anything to get you to buy it. I would say 11,500 and not a dime more.
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also, if they say no come back at the last day of the month. They want to deal then.
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The bad thing is... this vehicle is in WV, and I'm in NC. It's not that easy to negotiate.
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If you go all the way up there from NC I bet they will work something out that will satisfy you, if not then **** them, thats BS
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where in west va is it?

I have a few friends with dealerships in that area. If you are interested I might be able to get you hooked up with it.
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I found mine at a reputable used car dealer, Got it on the lot on wednesday...i bought it thursday. I think it was 11 or 12k with 40k miles, can't remember anymore.
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I was driving in the correct gear and everything, then BAM, no more compression in cylinder 5.
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I've actually heard of 2 other 04-05 4.0s with the same no compression on cylinder 5. Wonder if there is a common problem there.
i remember there being a post that made mention of poor intake into one of the rear cylinders due to bad design but i can't remember if it was 4.0L or v8 and i forget what year it was. i wanna say bob posted about it though.

OP, haggle. it looks like a great truck. i'm not feeling the red seats and maybe you aren't either. use that as your starting point.
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It is at Premier Preowned LLC in Hurricane, WV.
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It is at Premier Preowned LLC in Hurricane, WV.
holy crap thats in the middle of nowhere. ill talk to him about it.
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I got him down to 12,795 over the phone.
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We paid 9k for my wife's 04 LII. Leather interior, 5 speed, 96k. No problems so far and it's up to 140k. She rolled her/my old 01, had 139k on it and the engine looked GREAT when I tore it down. I take religious care of them, but I'm expecting 250k+ out of this one....especially since it will be mine come Spring!

No freaking way I'll EVER get an auto after my Explorer plow truck incident. Trans cooler line to the radiator went, b/c of this it took out the trans when the coolant and ATF mixed. $175 rad costs upwards of $400 in trans work (and that's DIY rebuild, 1200 if a shop does the rebuild). No thanks, I'll stick with my brain and simnplicity of a manual trans.

Look out for the rust at the bottom inside of the doors....just get to it quick enough before it casues and rust through.
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I have an 04 Edge, I paid 9,600 with about 55k on it. I'd talk him down lower still, under 12k at least... make sure that includes the tax and title. Read carefully, make sure they don't try to add anything you don't need, and make sure you get a good interest rate obviously, if you are financing.
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I say go for it
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06 tails on an 05?, nice lol
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Found another one... WOW at the price though. WOW at the mileage as well : )

Ford Ranger FX4 Level II



Crappy looking leather... I would want to trade these for cloth...




Very clean wheel wells...
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i HATE you. my fvcking dream truck right there get that truck now. You will NOT find a lower mileage truck like that. That price is not too bad since it is that low in mileage. I know how picky you are and that truck will be HARD to beat
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Buy that truck and i'll trade my red and black cloth Fx4 seats for those leather seats, that is if you don't want them
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that truck needs to be left alone. just a little wear on the seats keep em
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that truck needs to be left alone. just a little wear on the seats keep em
Bad! lol
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Yeah trading those seats would be super easy
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