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Old 11-20-2008
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what do you guys think about this ranger..is it a good deal or does it seem too cheap?..im not too sure about how much theyre going for but im looking to get a ranger as a second car and came across this.. thanks

http://miami.craigslist.org/brw/cto/924323645.html
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Check for timing chain rattle.
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I'd go check it out, if everything seems in order, give them an offer. Seems like a good deal to me with only 21k miles.
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Very good deal in my book, low miles, clean inside and out. Make sure to check it out though
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i did a search and came up with mixed answers..does any one know if these 4x4 offroads come with 4.10 gears?..or what do they have in general thats different from a regular 4x4
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Yes they can, for the differents i don't know.
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Check for timing chain rattle.

what do i need to look out for when i check this?
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Get the axle code from the driver side door jamb or from the pumpkin in the rear.
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Look at the axle code on the door. F7 is a 7.5 rear end with 4.10 L/S and R7 is a 8.8 rear with 4.10 L/S

You can look here for what the other codes are.
http://therangerstation.com/tech_library/Axles.html
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would offer him something for it. it seems like a nice truck
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i did a search and came up with mixed answers..does any one know if these 4x4 offroads come with 4.10 gears?..or what do they have in general thats different from a regular 4x4
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hmmmmmmm

buy it and drive it to virginia and park it in my drive way! please and thankyou! seriously ...........great deal but id deff look it over from top to bottom!
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man I'm glad I didn't get a brown and black interior, but seems like a good deal to me
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The price seems decent to me, I paid $3750 for my 08 Short bed, 2.3L Auto with air from a private owner last spring and sold it for $7700 a month later.

I'd look pretty close at it for any prior body work or damage. Give it a long test drive and check for any used car tricks.

For reference, retail on that truck here in good working condition with no defects would be about $9,000, and about $5500 to $6,000 wholesale or trade in value.

It's also been a recent trick of some used car dealers around here to put super cheap ads up for vehicles that they either don't have or never had just to get you in the door. I went to look at a few so far and they've always 'just sold', or they have way more miles with them saying it was just a misprint.
So far you can't claim false advertisement for a free online ad that I know of.

I also looked at one way too cheap late model car in which someone had died, their relatives just wanted it gone. It wasn't a crime scene mess or anything like that, a guy just past away in the car, nothing more, and they let a $29,000 car go for $3,000 just to get rid of it. I had no problem taking it off their hands. I sent it to a buddy to be detailed just in case and all is good and I got a late model car with 4500 miles for $3,000. I did look at a van a few years ago in which had been repossessed with a load of chicken inside and had sat for two months during the summer on a lot. It stank so bad you couldn't get within 50 feet or so of it, but it was near new and cheap. I passed on that one, but a buddy took on the challenge of cleaning it up. It had liquid chicken running out of the doors in the back, the good part was that the only interior consisted of two front seats, a head liner board and front and rear floor mats. He spend two weeks cleaning it up and still never got the odor completely gone, he dumps in new air fresheners every so often. The heater core and evaporator core are most likely filled with the smells as is every crack and crevice of that thing. On the bright side, he got a $28,000 work van for $4000 with only 1200 miles on it.
I suppose it would have gone to an insurance company if it hadn't accrued a large tow bill and two months of storage, then add the rotten chicken meat, and the insurance company abandoned it.
(There's just no way to describe the odor that was in that van, words wouldn't do it justice). To his credit, he's not the daily driver of it, so he himself don't have to deal with it, the guy that runs it says he don't smell anything, so my take was that it smells better than what ever he's used to smelling or else the rest of us still smell it since we saw what it was like before?
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I would have to assume it has the 4.10, since it has the "off road" package. I had an 01 with the "off road" package and thats what it had. Some one correct me, but the "off road" package for that year was sticker, bigger shocks, nerf bars, limited slip, 4 door(Rear half doors that open), skid plates, 4.10's...nothing special.
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thanks alot for all the replies...lots of helpful info
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I don't like the grey floor mats. IDK the ad seems kind of weird.
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