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They're all mutts (the best kind). Two of them are pit bull mix and one is lab/shepherd mix. They're great dogs and they love to hit the dog beach. I also travel a lot and I bring them with me all the time.

I'm looking at LA, Orange County and San Diego (craigslist) and have not yet seen anything that fits what I'm looking for. Unbelievable!
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Oh yeah, one more thing, what year would you recommend? 2002 and up?
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Anything after 09 is gonna have all the traction control/extra airbags crap. An 01or 02 fx4 would be good or even just an xlt w/ 4x4 package is fine. You might even have better luck looking for the xlt since the other guys will be looking for the fx4.

I agree and disagree with Chris thou. As long as your not bigger then 6" cross country in a ranger is fine. I've taken mine across state and I'm comfy at 5'8". If you really need to haul something, 4.0L can haul 5000lbs.
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Ranger. All the way.
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Found a 2002 Ranger XL with 4.0L, manual and 4x4 with 114,000 miles for $6,900. It also comes with a shell. Do you think this is a good deal? It's at a dealership.
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Kelly Blue Book, at least where I live, generally reflects the market. That said, dealers use a different book for their pricing.

So, if you can get a dealer (used or new) to tell you what the wholesale and retail is on the vehicle, you can get a ballpark of the dollars.

A good deal has a lot of other variables: mechanical and cosmetic condition of the vehicle, maintenance history, etc. At the end of the day, a good deal is when the seller gets a price he can live with, and the buyer gets a vehicle that is worth what he paid.

Finally, the dealer may try to haggle on the value of the shell, but if you go to a bank to borrow for the vehicle the banker will probably tell you the shell has no bearing on the loan value.
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Dig, 6900 sounds a bit high. If it has service records, clean title and history, 61-6400 tops.
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I know 02s shouldn't have the chain adjuster problem but ask if the timing chains were done.
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I looked at the KBB and it values the truck at $8,500. I guess $6,900 is a good deal then.
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Ranger. All the way.
Ya buddy, we always agree on all kinds of topics.
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kbb is weird. Sometimes I check my truck out. One day it will be 11k then the next like 7k. lol I'd talk em down to 6 if you can...Or hold out till you find the exact truck your looking for. I'm sure you can also find lower millage.

Whats the difference really between xl and xlt? it's not like an xlt really has that many options. lol

Power windows/doors/rear sliding glass. Maybe different seats in some? Possibly a better radio.
Did I cover everything that is different. I know my 97 was an xlt and it had manual windows.
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xl might not have chrome or you have to pay extra for the apearance package. As power options, you covered it. Slider could be both, stereo too. xl might only get am/fm/cd whereas xlt gets an mp3 player jack and satalite hookup.
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Yeah, I don't like chrome so the less, the better. The radio is stock so I will replace it with a better one anyway. I will miss the power windows but as my girlfriend said, you only have two windows to worry about.
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I'm not sure if this is a big deal... the Ranger comes with a **** that engages the four wheel drive. Do they still make the twin stick? Are there any pros or cons?
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xl might not have chrome or you have to pay extra for the apearance package. As power options, you covered it. Slider could be both, stereo too. xl might only get am/fm/cd whereas xlt gets an mp3 player jack and satalite hookup.
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I'm not sure if this is a big deal... the Ranger comes with a **** that engages the four wheel drive. Do they still make the twin stick? Are there any pros or cons?
The only manual transfer case you can get for the rangers are in the 02' fx4 and the 03'+ fx4 level II
Up until 09's? Is that right? did they stop making the twin sticks in the newer rangers?
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Agh! I just found a F150 with 57,000 miles for $500 more. It doesn't come with a shell and it is a two wheel drive. The Ranger has 114,000 miles with shell and 4x4. This would have been a lot easier if I didn't see the F150!
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I'll sell you my F150 if you really want one. lol

I would get a ranger unless you absolutely need an F150.
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Yeah but would you choose a Ranger OVER the F150 with these specs? They're both manual.

Ranger: 114,000 miles (from a dealer), 4.0L, V6, 4x4, extended cab, four doors, rear sliding window and shell

F150: 57,000 original miles (private seller - one owner), 4.6L, V6, 2x4, extended cab, four doors, no rear sliding window, no shell
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How much?
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$7000 for the Ranger, $7500 for the F150.
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What year is the F150? And the ranger.
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They're both 2002.
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Offer $6800 for the F150 if you want it.
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Whichever way you choose to go, stay away from the POS M5OD
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