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i am looking at becoming a ranger owner but first i would like to hear yalls opinions.... i have found a 2001 xlt 4x4 4.0L v6 with 105k miles for $7500 first off does this sound like a good deal.... also i have a 16' bowfishing boat that weighs a decent amount... would this truck be able to pull it? thanks in advance
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how much does the boat weigh?

price seems a bit high IMO
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the boat and trailer prolly weighs 1000lbs or so.... also i forgot to add that it was the 4 door model... what do you think it is worth?
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Does it have any mods? Does it have the hitch already installed? Was it maintained properly? How are the tires?

You could probally be able to talk them down.
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id say around 6 without knowing the condition of the truck. cleanliness.

1000lbs is nothing for a ranger. i have pulled around 5000lbs many time.

you will notice the weight but it will pull it fine.
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Agreed that 1000 pounds is nothing for a ranger. Also agreed that I've towed 5000 pounds several times, and that's when the Ranger starts to sweat.

The Ranger is a good truck, especially with a 4L and 4wd. Not the best for gas, but it'll work hard all day for you.
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the truck is at a lil car lot and it has new tires and looks to be in great condition... no mods straight stock
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it maybe worth it then, i forget 4wd rangers are something that does not show up too much down there.
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well i went and took a look at the truck today and i really liked it a lot... it was more comfortable than i was imagining... although there were a few little things wrong with it... the two middle ac ducts were broken where they cant be turned left and right and the power lock button on the driver side doesnt work... i really like this truck but i am still concerned about the size since i will be going from a full size ex. cab truck to a smaller ranger... has anyone made this change and how was it?
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Just a heads up...I have a 99 ranger for sale with 70,000 on the motor...I let it go for 4,500..take a look in the classifieds for the pictures..
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I have, I went from a 92 F-150 FlareSide ext. cab to a 2005 Ford Ranger XLT ext. cab, it wasn't too bad, but, it is a lot better on gas and no it can't tow as much but its was worth it in the long run, like they said 1000 lbs ain't nothin for one of these trucks, especially since its a 4.0L.
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with a 4 cylinder 2wd ive pulled way more than 1000 lbs so the truck you describe will pull it no problem.. i do however think the truck you describe is over priced by at least $1500
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i think after taking a look at it i should be able to talk him down because of the little things that are wrong with it... hopefully i can get him down to 7 or so
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