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I might get a Ranger again, need help deciding

Any ideas comments or suggestions? My last Ranger was an 01 EDGE, so I don't know much about these newer Rangers....

And yes, I will be putting the SVT out to pasture...

I can't directly link Fords page...

2006 Sonic Blue XLT
4.0 4X4 5 speed Stick
with 4 miles on it...

It's gonna cost me around $16,000, MSRP is $22,335

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linky no worky..

GET IT
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The link doesn't work...

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damn, I was trying to fix it.... You guys are fast

Ford won't let me link a macromedia page directly...:(

to search and find this 2006 Ranger--
Goto FORDDIRECT
search dealer inventory
use zip code 17111
goto sutliff ford
it is the sonic blue xlt

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Hey, Chuck!

Just don't make any trips to Atlanta with your gun!
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Looks like a nice truck for ya, I guess the real question is what will you be doing with it?
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4.0 5-Speed...that is a dream man! I WANT IT!
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4.0 5-Speed...that is a dream man! I WANT IT!
That's what I got, only mine is a 2wd standard cab...super dooper fast...if only it was an SOHC.
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That's what I got, only mine is a 2wd standard cab...super dooper fast...if only it was an SOHC.
You should have never given up Shannon <shakes head>
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You should have never given up Shannon <shakes head>
Hey Sally, I still miss her...had some good times in there, but really I won't need the big huge thing and 4x4 in sunny Florida... I mean, I like sports cars, but I like Rangers.
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I just bought a house this summer, and now I know why homeowners have trucks :)

I need something that will do snow, drywall and Centralia....with style and decent gas mileage...

FYI, I get 26 MPG with my SVT, but I have to run 91+ octane, so a Ranger running 19 MPG on 87 octane would be cheaper....

Is the 4.0 still prone to timing chain noise?
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Hey chuck you know my wheels would look really nice on that truck hahah , Drew
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Is the 4.0 still prone to timing chain noise?
I think they got the timing chain sorted out for 03+ my 03 has had no problems with timing chain noise.
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i say get it!
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I say get it, but whats wrong with your SVT Foci ?
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I'd get it blue is hot!
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It's gonna cost me around $16,000, MSRP is $22,335
That sounds about right to me. Ford is giving some pretty steep discounts on Ranger's these days.. (Either that or marking up the MSRP somethin' fierce!) FWIW: My LII had a list of ~$28k.. It left the lot for $19.5k before cash and trade.

In my experience 19 MPG in a 4x4 4.0L powered Ranger is possible, but not w/o some sacrafices. Driving 'normally' (which admittedly might qualify as a little agressive to some) nets me about 16-17 MPG most of the time.. So take that into account.

But I hear you on the home-owner bit. This fall seemed to be moving and/or home improvement season for nearly everyone I know. 3 out of 4 weekends in Sept and Oct I was going door to door from Boston to Southern Maine w/ an 8' utility trailer and a bed full of whatever. Can't imagine life w/o it..

That said, if you can swing two vehicles, how about a really cheap used 2WD. My '99 XL Sport came off the lot for $9500... four years later it was traded w/ ~50k miles on it for ~$4k.. I'm sure the dealer moved it for about the same. $4k for a beater for running to the lumber-yard ain't a bad deal..

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what are you doing with the SVT? trade in.. or sell... i might be interested if the price is right.. :-) the wife needs a new car..
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HOLY S!!! Buy it for 16k!!! That's a good deal.
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You don't want my SVT...I am trading it. I ran it into 3 feet of water(flash flood), and it has never been the same.
I put 35,000 on it since July 04, that's 100,000 miles for a normal driver. The focus probably has thousands of miles above 90MPH too.... :)
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in other words you acully drove it like it was designed too. it was ment to be beaten
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personally, I would go for the ranger. I've looked around at other trucks before, but I don't like chevys and I can't fit in toyotas... I haven't driven the tundra, but I know I don't fit very well in the tacoma. I'm 5'11 and kinda bulky and I couldn't fit!
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That's what I got, only mine is a 2wd standard cab...super dooper fast...if only it was an SOHC.
Your kidding me?
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You don't want my SVT...I am trading it. I ran it into 3 feet of water(flash flood), and it has never been the same.
I put 35,000 on it since July 04, that's 100,000 miles for a normal driver. The focus probably has thousands of miles above 90MPH too.... :)
I think I can account for some of those miles when ya chased me in that Kmart lot



Gonna drive the new truck same as the old truck? I remember that snow ' You ok chuck ? ' " yeah, Im just stuck "
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wide trails only,, right Chuck
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