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How long do you plan to keep your ranger?

Me, I plan to feep it till I tow it to the bone yard. I have seriously, and I mean SERIOUSLY like to the point of filling out the paper work at the chevy dealer and trading it for a 2010 camaro.

then backed out.

I realised, that while my truck, maynot be one bad *** sports car (the camaro) it does EVERYTHING I want it to and more. Every single thing, I have asked my ranger to do, it has done, and then some. Many people told me that there was NO WAY my ranger would pull my dads 28ft sea ray off the lawn, thruogh the mud and onto the drive way. it did.

Everyone said there was no way my truck could handle 3,000lbs of bricks in the bed... it did.

People told me my truck was too small to pull out 40year old bushes. it did.

People told me there is absolutely no way my truck would pull a 4ft long, 10in diameter concrete piling out of the ground...

It did.

Garbage picking is ALOT easier with the ranger.

I can go mudding and recscue friends who get stuck in ponds...

My ranger, has literally done everything I have ever asked it to do. It always starts, gets 'ok' mpg, has decent overall performance... I cant see when actually evaluating the truck, getting rid of it. it IS the 'mover' of my household. With out, I could never have gotten 14 loads of topsoil this summer... for the price I paid - $16 a load. Id be hard pressed to fit a cord of wood into the camaro... and I have no qualms about taking the ranger out in the snow, infact look forward to it...

Because of all that, even though i was insanely close to turning in the truck, I could not bring myself to do it. Plus, my dad picked out the ranger and talked me into it, so it has some sentimental value as well.

I have driven F150's Had one for 10 days... while I loved the spaciuos room I couldnt wait to get back to my ranger after it was at the docs...

I found F150's a ***** to park...

So far I have had the ranger for 5 years, 2 months,. and 20 days... I hope to get another ten years out of it.
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I was planning on keeping it until it died but then the problems started so not that much longer.
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I will most likely keep my ranger till it dies. I really have no reason to sell it, unless I end up getting tired of it and upgrade to an f150. I don't see that happening anytime soon though.
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till it falls apart or some dumbass hits it!
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Till there's not enough body left to justify it as a ranger, and the frame is bent to hell. Even then it will pry still be the ranger to me because I'll pry end up with another ranger cab on whatever frame is next.
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me.. until i pay it off.. then either get a newer (03+) ranger or an f150 or an f350.. dad and went to alberta this past saturday and we took his 93 F350 1 ton dually diesel and let me tell you its NOT fun driving around in town..especially in airdrie the roads are sooo dinky and narrow its ridiculous, its like threading a needle half blind.. so after doing that im not getting a dually..

but i do want a bigger truck, or settle for a newer ranger..
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i think the only reason i'd get rid of it would be to upgrade to a 250 diesel if i ever really needed more towing or anything, ranger handles everything right now. and if gas mileage was that bad, i don't have that much to pay it off and pick up a small econo car for the mpgs.
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Until i roll it, it catches on fire, or it gets totalled in some way i could make some insurance money off it
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Hmm, hadn't thought about it, but for quite some time. Owned my last one 14 years until I traded it for my current Ranger.
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ill keep mine till it falls apart.
when its no longer my dd thats when the serious mods come.
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Don't plan to ever get rid of it. Although I said that with my last Ranger and eventually sold it.
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i'll be keeping mine,i want just a off road truck and when i pay mine off i'm getting a s10 for on road and keeping the ranger for a toy unless it gets wrecked then i'll get rid of it
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until someone totals it for me or i roll it
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I have no plans or reasons to get rid of mine. But who knows what the future holds.
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i dont plan on getting rid of it. to much sentimental value.. once i get out of college. and get a job im getting a bigger truck no doubt about.but ill always have the ranger.. i mean it may end up sitting in the garage and not be a daily driver at some point but oh well. ill have it forever.. unless its damaged beyond any reasonable repair.
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shes stayin around for a LONG time... once i get another truck, the ranger will become my trail rig.
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some days i woudl trade it right in... others, keep it around. we will see.
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prob forever its useless too sell super cab with no back seats and i cant take my system out. becides i want a corvette next and i hear they dont do well in canadian winters!
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For the foreseeable future!
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at least 4 more years till its paid off then keep it as a toy to play with later down the road
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atleast till i get through college, so about 3 more years...
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i'll probably keep mine until.... ****, its been for sale since i bought it. and it'll still be for sale tomorrow.
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until i destroy it... then ill use all the parts to make something else
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Well I've got 104k on it now, drive about 4k per year right now, and maybe 10k per year after I graduate next year, and plan to keep it until something pretty serious goes wrong with it (hopefully 200k).

It's gonna be a while

Then I think I'll go Camaro/Mustang/Challenger shopping...
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