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Old 06-20-2007
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Icon10 Need some ideas...

I just got a new job =) My first full time job since i got out of high school , i make pretty good money at it and was thinking about buying me a new ranger. I love my old 3.0 but i really want that extra power a 4.0 can give, and now I have the money to buy my first "Big Thing" on my own (In a about 8-9 weeks when i have some money saved up for a down payment)....But i want to know is what kind of ranger should i look for? I have my xlt now but want something more so for off road and that looks nice and wont take all my newly earned $$......help me out guys.
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01+ 4.0L 4x4... personally manual... just but a low millage used truck save you some money
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I dont know how to drive a manual...i know its a sin right? Both of my parents have bad knees so all of vehicles are auto =(

Thanks for the Advice tho i looked on ford.com but it didnt help me much....
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I see in your sig you already have a decent DD.
If I had to do it all over again I would have saved more money for college.
But that's not what you asked so:
Shop around different dealers (I know , most of them suck and try to screw you) for a later year truck that's been traded in with low mileage.I bought mine with 11K on the meter for 13K and it was 2 years old. And I found it while shopping on the net.
Your payments will be lower than a new truck.
You can use a lower down payment.
Easier for someone in your position to get a vehicle loan.
The truck will still carry some kind of warranty.

But when you go to the dealer (there's that nasty word again) ,take the ol' man with you so they don't try and jerk you around.
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Yeah that sounds like a plan...i hate hate salesmen =(
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if your planning on lifting it dont past 97.. the cheapest lift for 98+ is ~$1400, then $22/2300....

my $.02
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Find you a used FX4. sounds like a fit for you to me
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Yeah thats what i think imma look for...a used 4x4 4.0..cant be to hard to find around here....
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Check carmax.com. I got a great deal on a 2004 Supercab xlt 4x4 ranger from them and they do a full inspection and will only sell the cream of the used cars. Even got a 5 year 60000 mile warranty for like 1500.
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www.autotrader.com is your friend
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Thanks guys =)
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http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...e=&cardist=100

I want something like this /drool just needs to be 4x4 =(...now just to save up for a down payment, I dont think my old ranger will fetch much of a trade in....
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I found an 05 4x4 lvl 2 with 30k miles on it for 16k. Im gonna look more into it if its still there when i go back next week to get the mustang fixed =)

Is 16k a reasonable price?
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