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at a loss of what to do

soooooooooo! i was at the dealership last friday to get a deal on winter tires
it took 2.5 hours to install 2 new front tires and my rear superlift spacer blocks
( an hour more than it should have took )
bill the salesman took me outside for 45 minutes to talk about the other rangers in lot

after i went back inside to wait even more , bill called me into his office ,

i was handed some interesting news , the extra hour was for a long time customer looking for a used fx4 with all power options , that was in top notch condition .

mine is ,, he looked over my ranger with a fine tooth comb
( he wants my vista blue fx4 )
so bill asked if i would like to trade my truck in for a new f-150

i told him that the f-150 was too big of a truck for me .
then he offered a 2010 sport 4x4 with only power mirrors and automatic tranny

i told him i would be game but the new ranger would have to be even swap ( no money out of my pocket at all . )

the only issue would be that the dealership would have to order the factory carpet option from the states and install it at no charge .

i am at a loss of what to do.

but i also like the ford escapes

what would you guys do in this situation if it were you
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put a picture of your truck up and how many miles does it have?
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i'd do it. new rangers are pretty slick. but the mods beyond tires and a lift aren't the easiest
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Interesting indeed.

The dealership is willing to take a hit and trade outright an older Ranger for a newer one? All to satisfy an "long time customer"? I'm just wondering who's taking the hit... the dealer or the "long time customer".

Keep us updated... this is very interesting.
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I need to see what the truck looks like to give input.
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Sounds like it might be a good deal.
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Interesting indeed.

The dealership is willing to take a hit and trade outright an older Ranger for a newer one? All to satisfy an "long time customer"? I'm just wondering who's taking the hit... the dealer or the "long time customer".

Keep us updated... this is very interesting.
i definitely agree.
Dealer isn't gonna lose money on this deal, this long time customer is taking a giant hit.
i would ask to see it in writing, on dealership letterhead, signed by your guy.
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never heard of anything like this before
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I wouldn't get a newer Ranger honestly. I would either bit the bullet and get a new F-150. I also like the new Escapes but they aren't a truck so if you need a truck then they won't work. Maybe a 2011 V6 Mustang??
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I wouldn't get a newer Ranger honestly. I would either bit the bullet and get a new F-150. I also like the new Escapes but they aren't a truck so if you need a truck then they won't work. Maybe a 2011 V6 Mustang??
Seriously? A mustang? I am pretty sure when the OP suggested an escape it was because he could still pull a trailer if need be, you can get AWD, and there is more interior room. A mustang can't offer any of those things.

Give your head a shake.
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Seriously? A mustang? I am pretty sure when the OP suggested an escape it was because he could still pull a trailer if need be, you can get AWD, and there is more interior room. A mustang can't offer any of those things.

Give your head a shake.
Different strokes for different folks. Maybe yours is up and down?

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picture?
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i will post pics in the morning

getting ready for work ( midnight shift )
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if its a even trade i would say go for it you get a new truck with no mile for a used one with some miles your warrenty starts all over again and you get disc brakes the down side to this is there is no l/s option for the 2010's but if l/s is a big issue you could always pick up a ford racing traclok and have them slap it in and it shouldnt mess with the warrenty if they do it
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Specs of youra and the specs of the new one with pics, I'd say do it if you want to...
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I'd talk them out of everything I could. Floor mats, free filters/oil changes for as long as possible, free tire rotations, etc..


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I agree do it up, that dealer knows what he is doing and the things that could be done on the new one
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Different strokes for different folks. Maybe yours is up and down?

lol
HAHA I'm just giving suggestions. Like I said, if you don't really need a truck then that opens up your options. Like KLC, he decided he didn't need a truck and he is perfectly happy with his Edge. Maybe you can look at your vehicle situation and think "I don't haul anything, I don't off road much, and I would like 300hp and 30MPG." A Mustang is not so far fetched now is it? But it's all about what you need out of your vehicle. If you haul a boat all summer then yeah, you should probably look into an Escape, or a new Explorer.
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HAHA I'm just giving suggestions. Like I said, if you don't really need a truck then that opens up your options. Like KLC, he decided he didn't need a truck and he is perfectly happy with his Edge. Maybe you can look at your vehicle situation and think "I don't haul anything, I don't off road much, and I would like 300hp and 30MPG." A Mustang is not so far fetched now is it? But it's all about what you need out of your vehicle. If you haul a boat all summer then yeah, you should probably look into an Escape, or a new Explorer.
Naw... my comment was directed towards Mateo and his dumb comment about how your Mustang suggestion was idiotic. But he's the one assuming what the OP wants/needs in a vehicle. I completely agree with you on the more options comment.
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You say you just had em put superlift blocks on rear? I'm assuming you just put moNey into lifting it, and you would be going back to a stock truck, new or not, i would look for a little compensation for that money... Thats just me. Any added benefits you can squeeze out of it i would go for it, just make sure its what YOU want most of all
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Naw... my comment was directed towards Mateo and his dumb comment about how your Mustang suggestion was idiotic. But he's the one assuming what the OP wants/needs in a vehicle. I completely agree with you on the more options comment.
Gotcha. I'm not really liking him so far. Hopefully he fades off pretty soon.


@OP- It's obvious the dealership wants to please this guy. You defiantly should get as much out of them as possible. Besides whatever vehicle you choose you should get some free warranty extension or free oil changes, or some free accessories at least.
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Gotcha. I'm not really liking him so far. Hopefully he fades off pretty soon.


@OP- It's obvious the dealership wants to please this guy. You defiantly should get as much out of them as possible. Besides whatever vehicle you choose you should get some free warranty extension or free oil changes, or some free accessories at least.
Thanks kid. Now go post some more useless, uninformative, uneducated posts.
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Thanks kid. Now go post some more useless, uninformative, uneducated posts.
Are your post is useful, informative, and education?
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Thanks kid. Now go post some more useless, uninformative, uneducated posts.
GTFO of here with your attitude. 27 posts and you're already acting like a total douche. Most of the time Masteratarms93 is a pretty knowledgeable guy. He's helped me out a time or two when I've had questions, and he readily does it on here for everyone that he can help.


To the OP, everyone knows that you never get your money back on the mods you do to your truck, so by lifting it, you may not get that back money-wise. Any updates for us OP??




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Gotcha. I'm not really liking him so far. Hopefully he fades off pretty soon.
cuz he'll never rear this right? (4 hours late mind you) LOL

personally i'd never sell. your not trying to make anyone happy the dealership is. they can also find a suitable replacement in case you say no. it sounds a little fishy. someone is gonna have to eat that extra cost. could be you.

loyal guy might have to man up the difference or you might. dealer might not be as willing to take a 5-10k+ hit.
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