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I'm really thinking hard on this cause I want a 4x4...

I stopped yesterday at a car lot to look at this red 4x4 Ranger. The guy says he'll give me 3,000 for my truck (or use as 3000 down) and sell me his for 3900. His is a 2000 4x4 with 164,000 miles. I drove it and it feels kinda loose in the front end, but maybe that's normal. Otherwise it looks, feels, and sounds good. My truck is 4x2 with 119,000 miles on it, runs very good, but I have rust and other body work that needs to be done.

Here's some pictures. Mine is the white one sitting beside it, but I didn't think to make a comparison photo. What do you think, is this a decent swap?
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having a 4x4 is nice but i wouldnt trade a 2wd with 119,000 on it for a truck with 164,000 miles on it,just keep looking til you find one with lower miles
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Yeah, that's my biggest sticking point.
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um i wouldnt pay 6900 for a 2000 ranger period.
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I might have considered it because of the 3000 trade he was offering. That's more than the book value of my truck.
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i unno man, dealer price for that truck is like 6200 if its a 4.0. So he is giving you 3k for your truck and then your still paying 6900 for the new one? If so id say its not worth it.
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No way I'd do that. :) I'd be paying 3900 for his truck after he gives me 3000 for mine. But I'm not going to do it just because I'd be upping my miles by 45,000. I was pretty tempted at first, though.
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ahh ok i guess it was just the way you worded it.
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Yeah, I see what you mean. I fixed it, I think.
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The guy says he'll give me 3,000 for my truck (or use as 3000 down) and sell me his for 3900.
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ahh ok i guess it was just the way you worded it.
LMAO!!! No DUFFUS i think you read it wrong!!! but yeah i wouldnt either!! your still basically buyin the other for $6900....when it comes to dealers, they can put anything they want on trade in value to make it look good but at the end of it all your still paying what they wanted to sell it for anyways...lol!!
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LMAO!!! No DUFFUS i think you read it wrong!!! but yeah i wouldnt either!! your still basically buyin the other for $6900....when it comes to dealers, they can put anything they want on trade in value to make it look good but at the end of it all your still paying what they wanted to sell it for anyways...lol!!
laugh it up, that did say 6900 but i guess i did read it wrong lol. the way i thought he was saying was price after trade in would be 6900
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No way I'd do that. :) I'd be paying 3900 for his truck after he gives me 3000 for mine. But I'm not going to do it just because I'd be upping my miles by 45,000. I was pretty tempted at first, though.
Good choice. Definitely not a good deal for you. 4x4 is not worth an extra $3900 and the mileage you lose.
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laugh it up, that did say 6900 but i guess i did read it wrong lol. the way i thought he was saying was price after trade in would be 6900
lol..well im glad you took it it all in good humor!! i was just pickin at ya!!
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Save your money, your truck is worth $3000+ do what you have to and save another $2500 cash. For $5500 you can get a low mileage Ranger by going through Craigslist every couple of days. Until then study Craigslist for at least a month, widen your search pattern, mine was 300 miles. I watched Craigslist for a month and looked at several Rangers and went to local auto fairs where the vehicles are all being sold by owners.

I got lucky because the truck I found was 200 miles away, in a town really hit hard by the economy, meaning "not a lot of cash around". Also don't be afraid to look at salvage Rangers. I specifically looked at salvage knowing if I found the right truck I could save $2-3k and still get a really good truck, if the damage wasn't sever and it was restored by someone who knew what they were doing.

Good luck
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lol..well im glad you took it it all in good humor!! i was just pickin at ya!!
Of course! No reason to get all butt hurt over something stupid lol.
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hell no i wouldnt do it
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I'm getting the impression that I should not consider trading my truck for that truck.

Ok!



It's officially scratched off my list of Things to Consider.
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