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I've had my Ranger for 10 years.

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I've had my Ranger for 10 years.

Doesn't feel like that long. Wow.
 
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Next week will be exactly 7 years for me and mine. At times I think of a replacement vehicle but can't bring myself to do it. There were bad times, but far more good ones. The Ranger is family. Wonderful little trucks.
 
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Going on 11 for me. Time flys!
 
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post before and after pics here!
 
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I've had mine for 8 years in August

Then



Now

 
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dang! your old Ryan!

It will be 10 for mine as well in two months
 
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13 years in the family, 2 years since I was given it.
When I got it:

Now:
 
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10 years here too! I was just thinking about it last week. This truck has been used hard, kept outside, and still looks new inside and out. It is still running strong with all the original parts except the brakes, even the serpentine belt and headlights are original.
 
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Not much is original on mine anymore. It's got 51,000 miles on it and I think just about everything has been replaced at least twice lol!
 
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That's a long time. The longest I've ever kept a vehicle is less than 4 years!
 
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I may get mine back soon if that counts.
 
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Shucks--I was hoping that all the 10-year guys were going to post how they've never had to make a single repair!
 
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Well nothing on mine has been replaced because it failed lol.
 
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My Bronco has been in the family since it was brand new...nearly 17 years. I've had it for about 9 years.

I've only had the Ranger for 3
 
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I've had mine for 3 years as of next month. Plan on having it for way over 10. So much has been done to it in the last 3 years. Let's see what the next 7 years have in for it.
 
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Originally Posted by oldcrowalki View Post
Shucks--I was hoping that all the 10-year guys were going to post how they've never had to make a single repair!
Every repair Ive had to make outside of regular maintenance has been because I broke it. lol
 
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Wow its been 5 years here! 2007 feels like yesterday!
 
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I've had my '96 4-banger since it was brand new... so I guess thats 17 years now. 204k miles and still running strong.

I also have an '04 3.0, but i've only had it a couple years.
 
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I think my dad's had his/mine for going on 9 years now? Before and after is just about the same. She's had a tranny rebuilt, then later replaced, she's been sideways in a ditch (lol not my doing BTW), hit countless deer/ etc. I'm just now getting her and I'm really looking forward to and reeeaaaalllly hoping for many more years.
 
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Wow I feel like a noob, 4.5 years has felt like a while though. Would like to get a 4x4 someday but this one's treated me pretty well so far, pretty much basic maintenance outside of replacing the starter motor and rear leaf shackles.
 
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I bought mine brand new off the lot in November 2004, so I guess that makes a little over 8 years now. Currently at 152,000 miles!

The transmission failed at 2,000 miles and was replaced (a recall was issued because they put the wrong ATF in it at the factory.) I've had an oxygen censor replaced twice, and I've had a wheel bearing replaced.

It was driven by a family member for awhile that claimed the transmission fluid had been changed, at 120,000 miles I checked the fluid and it smelled terrible, later to find that the fluid had never been changed. So, I'm facing a rebuild soon, but that's not the fault of Ford or a reflection on the truck! I also have to replace the starter soon! It started going out the other day, which would have left me stranded, so I smacked it with a hammer and it started right up.. lol

When I moved to Texas, some illegal broke into my drivers side door, denting it and knocking the lock completely out, It cost $500 to fix, the body shop demanding that I go to Ford and buy the matching lock.

I've had thoughts of getting rid of this truck, but I just can't seem to do it! We've shared many sleepless nights driving the highways between Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Kentucky, Florida, Missouri, and all points in-between, which isn't an easy task considering I have none of the luxuries, like tilt wheel or cruise control LoL!
 
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Originally Posted by PAShooter View Post
13 years in the family, 2 years since I was given it.
When I got it:

Now:
well the you have pretty nice drive. Specially the color of the ranger which I like more. I guess you like the boating as there are some Kayak boats on your ranger... Please share photos of that boat when you are on the water. Thanks
 
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