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Crap, so what do I do?

Okay, so a few of you know I was going to buy this ranger in a couple weeks... well, I found out she's selling it sooner than expected and its not going to work out for me financially.

So... here's the deal. In a couple months I'll have about 10k to spend on a ranger (for sure a ranger). I want a 4x4 V6 with no more than about 75k miles (fleetside).

I've noticed there like NO standard cabs either. Are they rare or something?

Anyway, is there a certain year that I should shoot for? Or something else I should consider?
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I think 4x4 reg cabs are pretty rare, esp. 01+. Also, you wont get the 4.0L SOHC in a reg cab 4x4 either, just the 3.0L.
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And the 3.no is a turd
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Alright, extended cab is fine as long as its the EDGE. What years have the EDGE trim?
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x2

whats wrong with a supercab.
for under 10k, you are prob going to want to look for a 98-00
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yeah, and the 98-00 bodystyle is tough, well if you want an "edge" im guessing just for the color keyed bumpers and grille, just find a 4x4 Sport
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rattle can.....the solution of champions!
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dude edge doesnt matter.

There's a huge thing to remember man! Rangers are basically the SAME from 93-06. You can buy a 98 4x4 supercab 4x4 ranger for cheap and for a few hundred bucks you can buy the parts to make it look EXACTLY like a 01-03 ranger. No joke, its very simple and saves you thousands.
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^^ what are you talkin about exactually the same.
ya maybe the frame, but the suspensions is totally different, and so is the engine. thoes are pretty important items
its not worth buying a older ranger and making it look like a newer one.
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Sport, Edge, whatever. Both are fine.

I was thinking between 99 and 01.

I truly want a Regular Cab 4x4 though!


Did some searching. For the price I'm looking at, there's no way I'll find a 4x4 regular cab with 75k miles anywhere near me. Let alone less milage.

We'll see...

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i had a very hard time looking for a ranger 98-01 for under 10k when my last truck got totaled and no one was under 10 with under 130k miles. i finaly found one at a side dealer.

why not the XLT's thats what i have and i love it, not much diffrence and i like my big chrome front bumper.

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xlt looks way to low unless you plan on lowering i wouldnt get a xlt thats just my $.02 tho.
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XLT 4x4 is higher than XLT 4x2
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If you can swing another k & 1/2 there is a 2004 FX4 Level II for sale here at the insanely low price of 11,500 (Free plug for John)

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...4&page=1&pp=25
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not even trying there are 35 rangers on autotrader for less than 11k within 300 miles of me

all 4wd

http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/search...or=&x=131&y=12


but i think you need to keep saving if you really want an 01+ because if you have 10 now you will have more in a couple years and will beable to afford the one you really want.
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^^ what are you talkin about exactually the same.
ya maybe the frame, but the suspensions is totally different, and so is the engine. thoes are pretty important items
its not worth buying a older ranger and making it look like a newer one.
I think the ding bat ment to say 98-06...not 93...or at least I hope....
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dude edge doesnt matter.

There's a huge thing to remember man! Rangers are basically the SAME from 93-06. You can buy a 98 4x4 supercab 4x4 ranger for cheap and for a few hundred bucks you can buy the parts to make it look EXACTLY like a 01-03 ranger. No joke, its very simple and saves you thousands.

let me know where you find these parts for a few hundred. then when you get it all painted and it magically save thousands.

btw for new edge bumper and valance it is over 500 unpainted.
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Aarons on "crab". Its the newest super drug....he doesnt know whats going on any more theses days....
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Zabeard- btw for new edge bumper and valance it is over 500 unpainted.
And I think he would know.
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If you can swing another k & 1/2 there is a 2004 FX4 Level II for sale here at the insanely low price of 11,500 (Free plug for John)

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...4&page=1&pp=25

I would, but like I said, its gonna take me a few months to get it.

For those suggesting XLT, no. Especially since all the cabs seem to be the extended cabs, its gotta be a 4x4 XLT.
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yeah the XLT's get over other models (unless it's the value package XLT or w/e)- carpeted floor instead of the vinyl, leather wrapped steering wheel, chrome bumpers and grille, cargo lamp 3rd brake light, im sure im missing something.. just some info to keep in mind
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i dont have a cargo light on my third...
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oh yeah I forgot Ford chunked those after 03.. ok so 98-some 03 XLT's will get the cargo lamp 3rd brake light..
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If you can swing another k & 1/2 there is a 2004 FX4 Level II for sale here at the insanely low price of 11,500 (Free plug for John)

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...4&page=1&pp=25
Thanks for the plug! I haven't had an e-mail or a call for weeks! I got 15 days to get rid of it too. it's looking pretty grim.

back on subject, I see your in Mesa, My grand parents have a winter home there. From what I see it's probably tough to find 4X4 there. I have the opposite problem, I want an Low mileages, 94-96 Fleetwood Cadillac, and I can't find one here, but I bet you are alll stocked up! LOL

Godd luck with your search, up here you would have your pick of the litter in Rangers (maybe cause they're made her) For 10K
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There's a few here... I wish there were more here. I know there's a bunch in Texas, so I'd be willing to drive there to get it.

We'll see. I can go more, but I'd have to wait longer.
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