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i agree
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i love my ranger..... i havnt had any problems yet at 76,000 miles. i agree with the lemon theroy
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whos up for a trade ???? ! haha.
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mine has had no issues but what i did to it.
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To the op I know what you mean my coworker had a 03 edge 4.0 auto NEW and it went to crap so he takes it in and they offer to give him new truck 03 edge 4.0 stick and it went to the dealer 27 times in 2 months the last time he took it in they told him it was fine so he told the sale manager of the jeep side he wanted to trade it in on a 06 rubicon (the dealer had to eat all the cost of the ranger and give it full blue book even though it was a lemon )
and has been happy ever since , so go get a Dodge if you want its you decision and im not guna criticize you for it ...
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my ranger is new to me.. my third vehicle and i am 19... i hope its my last vehicle (not really but it wotn be my last ranger)

i dont think its right for any personal insults to be thrown around, i agree with that.. but i DO think it is rude of YOU ro come to a RANGER forum and tell us how the vehicles WE love and take care of, suck so bad... that wasnt necessary.. if you wanted, just forget the ranger and go to a dodge site and ***** about the ranger there and kiss there *** saying how much you love your Dodge... dont bring that bull**** over here dude... and dont act like you really didnt expect nobody to say anything rude back

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No, I don't wanna trade. You say you've pulled the tranny twice, why didn't you fix it right the first time ?? Cab leaks, try some silicone. Sounds like a simple solution to me, but instead of fixing the cab leaks you let your carpet get moldy then ripped it out ??? What other things have you "fixed" ??
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Every one has thier opinions..

I can tell you this from a OEM perspective. Nearly everything on a passanger car/truck is designed and made by suppliers to pert near identical specs. (over the last 15years)

Now.. the two area where the OEMs hold dear and close to thier heart is styling and engine developement. So.. *as a rule of thumb* your window regulators, transmissions, seats, ect... all are pretty much the same quality, built by the same people, and engineered by the same egg heads! There are a few exceptions.. but as a rule it applies for about the last 10-15 years for the major brands sold in America. GM, Ford, DCX, Nissan, Honda, & Toyota. This is not true for european brands though.

Also, I travel on some of the most harsh roads in the country. Salt here is very cheap and cars are even cheaper. The roads around motown are in very bad repair and very rough. It's not uncommon at all for your seat belt to lock and the ABS kick in just in *normal* driving around town.

The number one brand of car I see sitting on the road is DMC products. (for the last 7 years) I've seen 1 year old 1/2 ton pickups with a wheel missing and the truck skidded off the road. Sebrings, neons, ect.. all sitting on the side of the road. And when the engines get up around 100k on them.. guess which brands smoke the most?

Now IMO here is the stake in the heart. In the 90s I was in water pump engineering for all three of the American brands. And here is the real telling point to pay attention to. Ford made over 10,000 prototype engines and sent them all over the world for testing. GM made about 2,500 and DCX had us make 200 water pumps.

Notice what I drive? Wonder why?
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wow... lol.... i own a 1993 ranger and would drive it anywhere....
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The 4.0L is actually the old german V6 they used back in the 70s. It's a very good motor. A bit thin walled.. but if the temps are kept in check it'll last.

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To the op I know what you mean my coworker had a 03 edge 4.0 auto NEW and it went to crap so he takes it in and they offer to give him new truck 03 edge 4.0 stick and it went to the dealer 27 times in 2 months the last time he took it in they told him it was fine so he told the sale manager of the jeep side he wanted to trade it in on a 06 rubicon (the dealer had to eat all the cost of the ranger and give it full blue book even though it was a lemon )
and has been happy ever since , so go get a Dodge if you want its you decision and im not guna criticize you for it ...
somebody can relate . thanks
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my ranger is new to me.. my third vehicle and i am 19... i hope its my last vehicle (not really but it wotn be my last ranger)

i dont think its right for any personal insults to be thrown around, i agree with that.. but i DO think it is rude of YOU ro come to a RANGER forum and tell us how the vehicles WE love and take care of, suck so bad... that wasnt necessary.. if you wanted, just forget the ranger and go to a dodge site and ***** about the ranger there and kiss there *** saying how much you love your Dodge... dont bring that bull**** over here dude... and dont act like you really didnt expect nobody to say anything rude back

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its not a vehicle just you and the others on here love . i bought it because i love ford . probably even more than you do . why would i go to a dodge or chevy site to ***** about Ford ? dont you think theyve heard enough of it ? im not looking to spoil your dinner based on my thoughts pertaining to the truck parked in my driveway , but this is a free site and i can express personal opinions on my vehicle here to see if anybody else has had similar experiences. which is what i was looking for . and as you can see a couple have popped up amazingly! you act as if im new to the internet and its inner workings i will not go to a dodge site , im not kissing anybodies asses, and what i believe i brought to the table was indeed no way "bull****" but pure fact that my ranger is a POS.

i can see your point if i had never owned a ranger , coming on here and starting **** would be bad . but ive had mine for years and its still ailing me . so i have perfect reason to complain to only those that know the truck best .... would you go to a foot doctor to fix your aching back ? no .. thats why i came here . i drive a ford . thank you .
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No, I don't wanna trade. You say you've pulled the tranny twice, why didn't you fix it right the first time ?? Cab leaks, try some silicone. Sounds like a simple solution to me, but instead of fixing the cab leaks you let your carpet get moldy then ripped it out ??? What other things have you "fixed" ??

first time i had to pull the transmission because the pilot bearing blew up. second time i had to pull the transmission for the slave cylinder.. . what ever happened to designing them on the OUTSIDE of the transmission ??

im not going to fix something thats not broken . so as your question stated "how come you didnt fix it right the first time?" . I did . and i also fixed it right the SECOND time i had to take that crapper off. and another "quality designed and engineered" part went 10k miles later (apparently i should be changing it every 40k according to the users on this site due to its randomness to fail). am i supposed to be psychic and know that my slave cylinder was going to break? next time you put brake pads on your truck ill ask you why you didnt put them on right the first time same concept.

my cab had a bad leak from the third brake light that ruined the headliner before i even bought the truck . so first thing i did was silicone the third brake light. yes , i am not afraid to use it ! amazing . however , i had no idea my cab had various other leaks untill i had to go under a seat for some reason.. and i noticed the carpeting was SOAKED , just under the passenger seat . at that VERY moment, i pulled the seats out of the truck and pulled the carpeting out. what did i notice ? the Jut was full of mold under the carpeting ! if youve ever had mold on auto carpeting , its death to the carpet . ill say the most prone carpet to get ruined was dodge caravans , i did many carpet swaps in them due to just normal detailing shops soaking them so bad that they never dry out. but thats besides the fact . here in the state of florida we have alot of rain. and humidity , and heat . all perfect for mold . there was no saving the carpet . so out it came , on the very day i noticed it . i did not as you say "wait and let it get moldy". this all happend in about an hour.

i havent even looked for the leaks but they are from under the dash . one im sure is the windshield , and the other i have no idea yet , but its from the passenger fender/windshield area... the other is the brainiac idea to shove sheet metal screws through the floor to hold on a little plastic trim pieces which cover the edge of the carpeting .. i havent bothered to fix them because why ? no need to , i have no more carpeting to ruin . so i took the drain plugs out of the cab and have lived with it . .

but again its not a matter of my ability or reasons to fix that problem , it should have never been a problem . im just glad they put drain plugs in there . at least somebody was thinking there in the design dpt. thanks ford !
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heres my $0.02

we dont give a **** about all your *****ing about Rangers, so Leave!
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heres my $0.02

we dont give a **** about all your *****ing about Rangers, so Leave!
you cared enough to post . thanks for your opinion and suggestion .. but i thought it over and im going to have to decline .
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I wouldn't put new brakes on my truck, I'd have a shop that specializes in brakes do the job. I know my limitations and the difference between a backyard do it yourselfer and a pro. Pro's do the same job day after day, year after year. They can do the job in their sleep. They have the proper tools, they know what they are doing, they know the details most other people wouldn't even think about. They know what that funny looking little spring is, what it does, and why it's important to the inner workings of the rest of the vehicle. It may cost a little more to have a pro shop do it, but in the long run, it may be cheaper. I've had muffler problems that I thought would cost a fortune, that a pro shop could fix for $30. in one tenth of the amount of time I would have spent messing around with it. So, many times it pays to have a pro shop work on your vehicle. Plus many times their work will come with a guarantee.
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I wouldn't put new brakes on my truck, I'd have a shop that specializes in brakes do the job. I know my limitations and the difference between a backyard do it yourselfer and a pro. Pro's do the same job day after day, year after year. They can do the job in their sleep. They have the proper tools, they know what they are doing, they know the details most other people wouldn't even think about. They know what that funny looking little spring is, what it does, and why it's important to the inner workings of the rest of the vehicle. It may cost a little more to have a pro shop do it, but in the long run, it may be cheaper. I've had muffler problems that I thought would cost a fortune, that a pro shop could fix for $30. in one tenth of the amount of time I would have spent messing around with it. So, many times it pays to have a pro shop work on your vehicle. Plus many times their work will come with a guarantee.
i can understand your fear for working on a vehicle if you have no idea what you are doing . but you are talking to a "pro" . and im just using that word because thats how you describe mechanics . like i stated before , ive been working on vehicles almost daily for over 15 years now.i have the proper tools and i know what im doing . i will not do exhaust work (custom bolt on exceptions) , and i will not work on mr2's or 300zx's ive spent too many bad words on those cars already but i do have a good friend and fellow tuner/mechanic who will if somebody need be . even i know my limits . and those three things are it . from collision repair to custom engine builds/swap, suspension , brakes , interiors , stereos, you name it i do it . and most of the time for free , because im such a nice guy :)

besides i thought everybody knew , the mechanics cars never run , yet their customers and families cars run like tops ! we spend too much time on everybody elses problems !
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its not a vehicle just you and the others on here love . i bought it because i love ford . probably even more than you do . why would i go to a dodge or chevy site to ***** about Ford ? dont you think theyve heard enough of it ? im not looking to spoil your dinner based on my thoughts pertaining to the truck parked in my driveway , but this is a free site and i can express personal opinions on my vehicle here to see if anybody else has had similar experiences. which is what i was looking for . and as you can see a couple have popped up amazingly! you act as if im new to the internet and its inner workings i will not go to a dodge site , im not kissing anybodies asses, and what i believe i brought to the table was indeed no way "bull****" but pure fact that my ranger is a POS.

i can see your point if i had never owned a ranger , coming on here and starting **** would be bad . but ive had mine for years and its still ailing me . so i have perfect reason to complain to only those that know the truck best .... would you go to a foot doctor to fix your aching back ? no .. thats why i came here . i drive a ford . thank you .

ok why dont you tell me what myself and the others on here love? i can understand that you love ford, to be honest i was skeptical about fords until bought one myself. my dad had a POS taurus, but i have known ppl that loved theirs and had it for years.

"why would i go to a dodge or chevy site to ***** about Ford ?" thats another way of tell you to **** off

i didnt say you couldnt come express your feelings, but you shoudnt have, or at least not in that manner.. i also didnt suggest in any way that you didnt know about how the internet works... every lick of it may be true, but it isnt like your on here to fix it or ask for help, it was like you were rubbing it in our faces... if you'd like to keep posting just to get more ppl pissed off, ok, if thats the kind of attention you want... you might as well just take 99ranger's suggestion
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so you have been working on cars ALMOST DAILY since you were 10??
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Don't worry, I know what I'm doing, I was changing out brake pads 30 years ago. But now in my old age, I leave it to the pro's. Bad back, not enough tools, no lift, it's cheaper for me to pay a mechanic to do it than 3 weeks worth of chiropractic care for my back.

Well then, if you're such a good mechanic, then quit yer b***ing and get that Ranger runnin' good, and quit trashing Ford. My Ranger is running just fine. Trust me on this, there's a reason I'm not driving a GM or Dodge product.
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so you have been working on cars ALMOST DAILY since you were 10??

*cough* Bullsh*t *cough* lol
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i can understand your fear for working on a vehicle if you have no idea what you are doing . but you are talking to a "pro" . and im just using that word because thats how you describe mechanics . like i stated before , ive been working on vehicles almost daily for over 15 years now.i have the proper tools and i know what im doing . i will not do exhaust work (custom bolt on exceptions) , and i will not work on mr2's or 300zx's ive spent too many bad words on those cars already but i do have a good friend and fellow tuner/mechanic who will if somebody need be . even i know my limits . and those three things are it . from collision repair to custom engine builds/swap, suspension , brakes , interiors , stereos, you name it i do it . and most of the time for free , because im such a nice guy :)

besides i thought everybody knew , the mechanics cars never run , yet their customers and families cars run like tops ! we spend too much time on everybody elses problems !

so you can do all that sh*t but you cant get that ranger fixed...thats pretty sad man..mine had a few problems.(some ive caused and some not) but thing is my truck was a previous total and was rebuilt but i have had minimal problems with it even being it was wrecked...
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ohh yea IBTL
so when is the countdown until this guy is banned?
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so you can do all that sh*t but you cant get that ranger fixed...thats pretty sad man..mine had a few problems.(some ive caused and some not) but thing is my truck was a previous total and was rebuilt but i have had minimal problems with it even being it was wrecked...
did you happen to read my last line ? i spend too much time working on other ppls cars .
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so you have been working on cars ALMOST DAILY since you were 10??
at the age of 13 yes , at 10 i was right by my father and uncle as they worked on vehicles. its in my blood . i grew up in detroit . hell i was born with a wrench in my hand
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