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800 mile original ranger

My neighbors husband passed away last winter and I am trying to help her sell off some of his things.

The Ranger they bought brand new in 94 and has almost never left the barn. It is Perfect. 800 true miles. reg cab v6 5 speed 4wd splash.

What is it worth?
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Get some pics up.
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No need for pics. It has 800 miles and is brand new
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Pictures would be nice

An 04 ranger is still a 12yr old truck regardless of the miles. Could you at least give some information on how it was stored? Was the tank drained. How about oil. When was the last time it was run? All these things are important in determining what it's value is. Was it stored inside or out. I can assume a lot from the miles. Doesn't mean my assumptions are correct.
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An 04 ranger is still a 12yr old truck regardless of the miles. Could you at least give some information on how it was stored? Was the tank drained. How about oil. When was the last time it was run? All these things are important in determining what it's value is. Was it stored inside or out. I can assume a lot from the miles. Doesn't mean my assumptions are correct.

the truck was driven about 25 miles per year for the past 22 years(it is a 94 not an 04)

Serviced once every other year and fuel stabilizer added when fueled

it was stored in a dry barn its whole life
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Having bought low mile vehicles in the past I can say they can be a PITA if the miles are too low, lol.
Pretty much every seal in the engine and trans/transfercase along with the drive line is dried out, and when you start to drive them regularly you will start getting leaks and failed seals, rear main, of course.

If you are buying a low mile Stock Mustang or Corvette or other "collector" type vehicle and don't intend to drive it much then the the low miles are worth ALOT, sky's the limit to the right buyer.

With 1994 Ranger you will need the right buyer to get top dollar, best thing to do is to look at your areas Truck Trader or Craigslist and get the Local Value in your area.
Then list it and ask a bit more, you may get lucky and get a first time low mile buyer or someone with a good drive train that wants a new body and interior.
Also list it on Ranger sites like this one, 800 original miles may make the drive to get it worth while

Just looked at the craigslist for Philly
1994 Rangers are listed between $1,000-$2,000, that is "listed" not sold.
So I would list it for $4,000, if no calls then start backing it down
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No need for pics. It has 800 miles and is brand new
Just wanted to see it but nevermind.
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LOL, the truck is not getting sold for any less than 10k. You cant compare some rotted out POS with 200k to a pristine truck with 800 niles.

Anyone who intended to buy a truck like this and drive it is a fool . Along with any other 20+ year old vehicle with under 1000 miles

Thanks for nothing
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You asked and I answered, thats my opinion, like your opinion that it is worth 10k, but this is very true......"Anyone who intended to buy a truck like this and drive it is a fool"

That was kinda my point, and why it isn't worth much more to someone looking for an older pickup truck.

You will need the right buyer and they will be few and far between, 1994 Ranger is not old enough or different enough to be a collector truck, so it is basically an older low mile pickup truck.

There are some classic truck website, you might find some action there: Classic Trucks For Sale on ClassicCars.com - 596 Available
or here: http://www.allcollectorcars.com/sear...e/ford-ranger/

The worth of a car or truck(or anything else) is not in the sellers control, worth is set by the buyer

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I would think the collectible value for a 94 Ranger is about nil. It is what it is. Rangers aren't collectors.
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My neighbors husband passed away last winter and I am trying to help her sell off some of his things.

The Ranger they bought brand new in 94 and has almost never left the barn. It is Perfect. 800 true miles. reg cab v6 5 speed 4wd splash.

What is it worth?
maybe you can sell it back to Ford as a museum piece
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Would love to see pics of it . Would be cool to see brand new '94
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maybe you can sell it back to Ford as a museum piece
And thats where it belongs
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Brad... it's a Ranger. Not a classic Corvette or Model T.

You'll have to scour the EARTH and you MIGHT find that ONE person willing to pay $10,000 for that truck. MIGHT.

I bought my '03 back in '07 with 40,000 miles. It's got the 4.0 engine, 4-doors, stepside, 4x4 and in dealer condition. The only aftermarket items on the truck was a dual exhaust and a remote starter. KBB valued it at $17,000 but since I bought it from a wholesaler, I got it for $10,000 before my trade-in.

As stated above, with ONLY 800 miles on the truck, there are many more problems that will arise from driving that thing.

And that thing WON'T be wanted in any museum any time soon... You may consider that a "classic" car due to being in mint condition and over 20 years old, but you'll be laughed out of a car club if you call it "classic". lol
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KBB.COM states that if you bought it at a dealer, you'd be paying $2644 - $3467... and that's in DEALER CONDITION.

Good luck with that $10,000 price tag.
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Maybe in another 20 years it may be museum worthy, Rangers just aren't that valuable yet
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some people think a Corvair is a museum piece, i think it's a POS death trap.
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The same thing was said about me selling a factory take off bed for $1000
But It sold just the same
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If you can get it

It's only worth what someone is willing to pay you. I don't think anyone is faulting you just don't think you will get it. But if you can. Great! I was being offered 10-12k for a 2005 Silverado HD diesel I was selling a few years back. I felt it was worth 18k but was willing to take 15k. I turned a lot of low offers down. Eventually I sold it for 15.5K.
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This thread reminds me of the kid who kept his low mile ranger in a bubble and tried to sell it for like $20k or something. El oh el.

If they never make another ranger for the next 25 years.. then maybe the ranger will be some kind of classic truck that people want to find and restore. But they made tons of these, and only certain ones are truly hard to find, i.e. 01-03 Level II twin stick.

A 94 is ugly, whether it's rusted out or brand new, that body style sucks and in my opinion is the last desirable body style ever made for the Ranger. I wouldn't pay more than $2000 for it without knowing what kind of work would need to be done and problems that would come up. If you do intend to run it or drive it, it's just a very large paperweight.

A few years ago I bought a 1989 Honda Accord with 123,000 miles on it, very low for it's age (21 years old at the time).. after 6 months I had replaced every seal and gasket in that car, along with every suspension/drivetrain part that had any kind of rubber boot.
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Kelly Blue Book says 3700 for excellent condition v6 5 speed splash to private seller
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No reason to rain on anyone's parade.

Wish I had a low mile '94, mine is just passing 350k, still working great, knock on simulated wood.

As said value is set by the buyer and some one may have fond memories of a 1994 Ranger they had when they were young, and they now have the means spend whatever it takes to get one.

Time and advertising could see this Ranger go for a high price
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as others have said already, the market is what someone is actually willing to pay, not the price conjured up by kelly blue book ...
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Wasn't trying to rain on his parade. Was trying to help with a researched price to give a market price range.
Was in no way trying to be mean.
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