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Old 08-14-2006
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Is this a good price?

I came across this ranger while doing a Site visit down south of the Cities. I pulled in because it was my favorite color.


http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...=en&cardist=40

Now here are the particulars

2001 Ranger Edge 4x2 with a 4.0 automatic.

It has the ugly 15x7 Aluminum rims and a rather obnoxious but workable fiberglass topper. It is in really clean condition with only minor blemishes

They are asking 8K for it but I plan on talking them down to 7000 to 7500 as my cut off.

Now I no the downsides of 2 wheel drive trucks and have owned my fair share in the past, but I can put about 3K down on this truck and pay the rest off before the year is out. I think it could make an awesome street truck that could still haul my boat and I could use to hunt and fish with. The only off-roading I do is to get back to my hunting spots and I usually use the little womens expedition anyway so I think for around a couple hundred dollar car payment I can easily justify the 2wd. Keep in mind I resurrected the explorer too, and that is 4x4. I would just rock that until the wheels fall off, but I need a vehicle that matches my personality and I hate the explorer. I might keep it for a trail rig though.

Now only knowing the 4X4 value I have no idea what it is worth. Now I know if the exact truck was a 4x4 it would sell at about 13K-15K in this market.

Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.

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Oh I am also thinking of making it something like this:



Or D.'s Ride only not as kicka$$ as I don't hav ethat kind of fundage, and I got to cars to restore in the next decade. More looks and a few go fast goody's. Plus I am not a kid anymore and I never race so I just want tsomething that is comfortable, looks killer and can be fun to drive at times.

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i say go for it, shouldnt be to hard to get it for around 7k out the door...

but loose the cap for sure and
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Get a different cap if you get it, but you will really miss your 4wd if you get it. I desprately need 4wd where I am, but I cannot afford a truck payment.
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Oh and to answer the main question, the price is not bad and it also has low miles. Just for reference, mine has just under 70,000 and it is an '01.
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If it is any reference mine was 13k with 36k miles (straight off a lease)
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I drove it yesterday and it has a wierd feeling transmission. I think it is about ready to go out. It had brand new fluid so I have no idea if it has been properly maintained or if the dealer just flushed it for the first time. I think I am going to pass for now. 1 Transmission in a year is more than enough.

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My transmission has a funny feeling sometimes, too. There is enough fluid and it's crystal clear, I think the filter may need to be changed, though.
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Well its a good color :)
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