Maybe time for a fullsize? - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-20-2009
2fast55's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Posts: 77
Maybe time for a fullsize?

I've been seeing this F150 along the road a couple miles from my house for a while, but was always going too fast to read anything off the for sale sign. I finally stopped to check it out. It's a 99 F150 XLT, 4.6L, 5 speed, 4wd, with about 94,000 miles, the A/C even still blows cold. Dual exhaust, body lifted on 315/75-16s (35s?). It has a salvage title, and the seller was right up front with that info. He says he bought it that way a year ago, and doesn't know the details of damage. Wants $5000.

I've been looking at fullsizes for a while now, as a fullsize 4wd is just more practical for my uses than my ranger is right now. I don't like getting stuck in the sand every trip, and my quad doesn't fit very nicely in the bed. I measured this one, and it will fit without having to fight it. I'm wondering what kind of mileage I can expect from it, and if it would even be worth it. I'll have to put the ranger up for sale to be able to make the switch to another rig.

Name:  100_5820.jpg
Views: 1
Size:  165.9 KB
Name:  100_5821.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  211.8 KB
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-20-2009
robert99ranger's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Indiana/Mississippi
Posts: 5,807
Nice looking truck. Vehicles with salvage titles scare me though.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-20-2009
Trigger01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 18,788
If that particular one is what you want, go for it, but I wouldn't get one with a step side or a regular cab. I would want the 6ft bed with all the width I could get out of it and a full size reg. cab is more useless than a Ranger ext. cab., You can't really haul people in the back of the Ranger, but at least you have more room for junk.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-20-2009
offroadn_redneck's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 776
Looks sweet. Id rock it. But I agree with Rob on the salvage title. Id go have it fully inspected before you sign the papers.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-20-2009
Woods-Rider's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 1,108
I dont like that gen of F150s. how would that not get stuck any easier than your ranger?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-20-2009
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Woods-Rider View Post
I dont like that gen of F150s. how would that not get stuck any easier than your ranger?
4wheel drive? lol

I say keep your Splash though, those are sweet trucks!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-20-2009
Woods-Rider's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Hillsboro, OR
Posts: 1,108
Quote:
Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
4wheel drive? lol
oh, duh. guess i should have looked first lol.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-20-2009
98rangerxlt's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 725
I wouldnt pay that much, not with a salvage title.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-20-2009
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
step side reg cab with manual.. personally hellz yes
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-20-2009
2fast55's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Posts: 77
Yeah, its really similar to my truck now, only more practical for me. Reg cab stepside with the middle displacement engine and a manual. The difference is that this one is lifted, 4wd, and fullsize. Therefore there is more room behind the seats for junk, and the bed is much larger, even though it's still a stepside. The only reason I can find to turn it down is the salvage title. I can't even find any leftover evidence of damage. The guy said that (according to the previous owner) because the airbags went off, it was automatically totalled. I know airbags are expensive to replace, but enough to total a truck? My truck went backwards through a ditch and plowed through a post in a barbed wire fence, and probably should have been totalled, but it still has a clean title.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-20-2009
DillonT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 352
yeah im in the fire department, and ive heard that alot before. airbags go off big chance of it being totalled
dont like the tails, but seems like a sweet truck
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-21-2009
03 rededge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ellijay, GA
Posts: 126
The salvage title is not bad. If you drive it and it drives straight and runs fine go for it. My truck was totaled and it has no problems.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-21-2009
01_ranger_4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Muskegon, Michigan
Posts: 3,585
ive been driving a truck with a salvage title for 7 years. its doesnt mean much if it doesnt bother you. if the trucks straight and is mechanically sound buy it. its a good looking truck.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-21-2009
pace51's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: on da puter
Posts: 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by offroadn_redneck View Post
Looks sweet. Id rock it.
Your nuts.

1. It has a junked title.

2. Looks to be scratched to hell.

3. B/L & Crap tires= She was rode had and put away wet! A few times.

4. $5k 90,000+miles not even for one in good shape with a clean title.

Sorry dude not to be a ball buster but this is far from a good deal.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-21-2009
Jimmeh's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Columbia Falls, MT
Posts: 3,224
I wouldn't get it. As a previous owner of a single cab short box full size, I am telling you that you will hate it. Especially with a stepside. Then again, you aren't going to upgrade from much. Just because it's bigger then the Ranger doesn't mean much, IMO.

But hey, if you want it, go for it.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-21-2009
sniper_101's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sask, Canada
Posts: 1,902
Quote:
Originally Posted by pace51 View Post
Your nuts.

1. It has a junked title.

2. Looks to be scratched to hell.

3. B/L & Crap tires= She was rode had and put away wet! A few times.

4. $5k 90,000+miles not even for one in good shape with a clean title.

Sorry dude not to be a ball buster but this is far from a good deal.
x2, the potential of problems/headaches is not worth it.

Besides your Splash looks great now that it's dropped and pin-stripped! I watched the paint progress closely.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-21-2009
Sonic04Edge's Avatar
RF Veteran

iTrader: (6)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Madison. AL
Posts: 5,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redneckstone View Post
step side reg cab with manual.. personally hellz yes
I agree!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-21-2009
Grot's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Knox, Tennessee
Posts: 122
i would grab that thing in a heartbeat.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-21-2009
2fast55's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cottage Grove, OR
Posts: 77
Well, someone else can have it. I drove it, and apparently it wasn't regeared when they put almost 35" tires on it. The 4.6 doesn't pull tall gears and big tires very well, my 3.slow can probably outrun it from a stop the way it is now. And even though he said he just had the brakes done, he got screwed cuz the parking brake doesn't even work. There are just finally enough small issues stacked up to kill the deal for me, but someone else will probably love it to death. I'm still looking for a more practical ride and trying to sell the splash though.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fuel Pump? Maybe? Maybe not? grrrrrrr mikewurtz General Technical & Electrical 3 03-01-2012 08:46 PM
01 XLT 4X4 Maybe/Maybe not! shagdue Drivetrain Tech 7 12-11-2011 10:49 AM
Maybe I jumped time... nickskates4lyfe 8-Cylinder Tech 2 05-14-2011 02:30 PM
CA Snow Trip (56k maybe nxt time) 04_xlt_4.0_4x4 Snapshots 22 02-02-2010 01:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:17 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.