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Old 07-26-2005
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The neverending search for a new vehicle...

Well the accident left me jobless in addition to truckless which makes it hard to get a new vehicle so used looks like the way to go.

http://www.bartowford.com/Specials2/Default.asp

Im looking at the 2000 Ranger 4x4 has 91K miles on it though :( seems pretty high what you guys think?
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Ask Kelly for some help at Bartow Ford! That is where she got her truck, and gets maintenance on her truck for free, hahaha...But, ask her and she could prolly bring that price down a lot maybe!!!!!!!! Worth a shot!
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I don't have a way to get in touch with her tho :( and we are looking at it today :P
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goood luck
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i think it looks good... good luck with it
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a 2000 vehicle with 91k miles is a bit high
one good side to that would be if they were highway miles
not as stressful on the vehicle as local miles with all the stop and go
average mileage per year is between 12-15k
check the brake pedal for wear
also the floor mats and other inside items like steering wheel and shifter (if manual)
more local milage would show wear on this pieces
lots of hood chips (front nose and top) is a sign of highway mileage
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Ty, when today? I'm with Brian..Kelly could probably help.
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Thanks Brian and Bryan :) I got in touch with kelly she is calling them to let them know Im coming plus she told me who to ask for when I get there :)

Hey Bryan if I get that one we will be twins :P
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Left ya v-mail TY, he's wants you to call before goin, so he can make sure he'll be at the dealership and not off eatin or anythin else.
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woohoo! R-F hook-ups! Good luck finding a truck Ty! Neil is right about the highway miles thing. Be sure to check it out.
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Thanks Kel Kel I your v-mail :) sorry my cellphone gets crappy service inside my house so I miss calls all the time LOL. I talked to him and he is waiting for us later in the afternoon when my dad is done with work :)
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GL on getting the truck ty looks pretty nice and you know what they say. Once you go blue you never go back LOL
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Lemme know if you notice any nice used Miatas there (90-94ish.) I'm looking for one for Kara.
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I wonder why a 2000 would have a set of edge plus wheels on it? I recommend a carfax report on anything used.
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I wonder why a 2000 would have a set of edge plus wheels on it?
Same could be said about any truck on this site, why does it have done whats been done to it.
There is barely a Ranger on here, yours included, that doesn't have something changed becuse the owner feels like it, not because its been wrecked
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R-F delivers! Not just pizza.
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Same could be said about any truck on this site, why does it have done whats been done to it.
There is barely a Ranger on here, yours included, that doesn't have something changed becuse the owner feels like it, not because its been wrecked
Your probably right. The owner mostly likely had the tear drops and got frustrated with the price of tires for a 16" rim and got their hands on a set of edge plus wheels.

However the carfax report I recommend for any used vehicle not just because of the wheels being changed. In 90k miles vehicles go through a lot. Itz a sharp looking truck tho
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Yeah but carfaz ain't always gonna be right, it goes by the vin and if you take it to somebody who don't report service/damages accodin to the vin then you'll never know. Just like one of my friends flooded his dodge. Had a friend totally rebuild it inside and out. To this very day, if you run a carfax on it, you will never know what happened to it.
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CarFax is for anything that the police were involved in, hence the accident report and VIN acquisition. My Splash came back with a minor front accident, but the guy told my dad about it. All that happened is that he rear-ended a trailer hitch.
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Well thanks everyone for the help, but i knew all along that it was hopeless. I was inbetween jobs when I got in my wreck and so I am jobless at the moment. I need a car to get and keep a job, but I need a job to get the car :(
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Well thanks everyone for the help, but i knew all along that it was hopeless. I was inbetween jobs when I got in my wreck and so I am jobless at the moment. I need a car to get and keep a job, but I need a job to get the car :(
Lots of older Rangers fairly cheap, maybe find a decent 96 or 97 thats in good shape, they're out there.
And you Florida peeps seem to have quite the network going, bet you'd find some help to get it up to standards pretty quick.
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Well my parents helped me out as much as they could. We went to a buy here pay here and got a *gasp* Chevy Malibu is pretty good my dad is a mechanic so he test drove it
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Ya gotta do what ya can! now that you got the vehicle situation under control, you'll soon have the job situation fixed, then you'll be back in a Ranger in no time. Keep in touch!
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Just don't get too used to that Chevy... Glad you've got yourself some sort of transportation you weren't born with!
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