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I ve been looking around for rangers for quite awhile now. I have budget around 8,000. I'm 16 just got my license about 3 months ago. I was just wondering whats the difference between xl xlt sport edge and what do you think would be best for me?
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Hey
I ve been looking around for rangers for quite awhile now. I have budget around 8,000. I'm 16 just got my license about 3 months ago. I was just wondering whats the difference between xl xlt sport edge and what do you think would be best for me?
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4x4 EDGE
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hey man
for you id say maybe a 98-01 4x4 or a newer 2wd
xl= base model no power widows or locks steel wheels etc.
xlt= upgraded alloy wheels cd player some have power locks windows etc.
sport and edge= basically a xlt with paint matched bumpers and its 2wd versions have 4x4 type suspension
fx4 or xlt 4x4 offroad= best of all has all the options and some have limited slip rear ends and skid plates

its all up to you on what you wanna do with your truck so just look aroud on here and get some ideas
beater=xl
daily driver=xlt
lift it=xlt/fx4
lower it=xlt or edge/sport
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yaa i dont know .. 2wd or 4x4?
i was looking at the xlt's and i want to get it lifted.
lot of my friends go muddin so i'm trying to get into it
but mostly want to just drive around streets.
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4x4!! You'll regret it, if you don't. I had a 99 xlt 2wd for 4 years.. Beat the crap out of it trying to offraod.. Needless to say, it kicked *** and did everything perfectly but I did get stuck a couple times.. Get a 4x4.. Even if you don't use it all the time, you have it! They look better anyhow.
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From my experience....find out what features you want....then find the truck. I had a '01 XL 2wd 4cyl manual everything reg cab. I wanted a 4.0L supercab 4x4 with a manual. I suggest figuring out what options you want, and try and find that perfect truck for sale.

Anything 01+ that's not an XL, will have air condtioning.

I'd suggest a 95-97 4x4...being that it's your first vehicle, and it'll be pretty cheap to lift compaired to 98+ 4x4's.

And please.....since your a new driver........please tell me your parents tought you how to drive a manual transmission?? lol.
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I see wow thanks.

Dont 4x4's take alot more gas than 4x2? that might be a problem
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I wish my truck was manual..
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oo ya
manual or automatic?
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manual! Better on gas and better for everything!
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So pretty much
i'm going to looking for a
xlt 4x4 manual
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by tthe wayy yes i know how to drive manual Fx4wannabee
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if your going for mpg get a 2wd 4cyl with a stick
you do know how to drive a stick right? thats the only way i learned to drive, parents said learn a stick or dont drive
if your going to lift it you should spend the money on a 4x4 and like fx4wannabe said above if you want to lift it a 95-97 would be the cheapest to lift as it has ttb front suspension
i like having an automatic as it is much easier to wheel with but its up to you with a stick you generally get a little better gas milage
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Actually i probably wont end up lifting it ill probably just get some tires. maybee when im older ill lift it but for noww ill just put some tires on it

by the way yes i know how to drive stick.
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THANK GOD parents are still teaching their kids to drive a stick. Thank goodness...I can't tell you how many people I know that don't know how to drive stick. It's rediculous. lol.

Manual trans in these trucks have issues..it's not the trans themselves, but the clutch hydraulic components are the issues. The older models(97 and older) tend to not have as many issues as 98+.

I'd suggest a 95-97....newer dash(not big square an ugly), cheap to lift($200> for 2", $400 for 4", $500 for 6", etc...), all these trucks are pretty cheap to fix, you are young and an older vehicle is much better, and a far cheaper cost to get into one(purchase price....$3k-5k).
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sorry i posted at the same time as you and didnt see what you said about driving a stick
if your going to modify it you might want to get a older one cuz it will be cheaper so you will have more money for mods and if your going to get a 4x4 see if you can find a xlt 4x4 offroad if your gonna wheel it at all cuz some of its options will def. help on the trail
what size engine you going with?
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yaa but if i can afford it why not buy a 98+ right?
i'm going to look at trucks tommorow.
basically ill be looking for
xlt 3.0 v6 manual
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Wheelin' with my buddy's made me lift my truck. lol....so i know your gonna lift it. think about the following: $500 to lift a 97 and older.....$1500 to lift a 98+.....

3.0L's are workhorses...but lack a lil bit of power imo. i'd say 4.0L if you can find one.
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i was lucky when i got my first car my dad made me get my own manual...he didn't want me to tear his clutch out lol
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but i cant find a good 97-98
most of them are beat
ill end up lifting it but not anytime soon..
ill put some tires on it..
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haha i learned to drive a stick when i was 14 in a 99 eclipse with a turbo my dad thought i would never figure it out haha i did it perfectly first try i dont know what is so hard about it

like fx4wannabe keeps saying if your going to lift it def get a 95-97 as you will save $1000 in the lift alone not to mention you could pick up a older truck for less too
also try looking on craigslist for your truck as many dealers only carry 1or 2 year old vehicles and they will be alot more expensive
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