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Old 10-19-2010
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So should I get it?

Well, I want the 4 door 4X4 98 and up Ranger. I am having heck of a hard time, especially with a 3k budget.
How many miles would you say these are good for. Below is the Mazda version, is everything the same except the lights and grill? Can I buy Ranger parts and all that? Are the the same?
and under the Mazda is a 2-door ranger 4X4 but has 170k miles. Let me know what you think..

1999 Mazda b-4000 xtra cab 4x4

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Id talk the guy with the b400 down to $2500 since it needs body work and the ac work. I'd stay away from the 3.Slow.
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can you get the 4.0 in a 98 Ranger? All I have seen is the 2.5 and 3.0

What do you think is wrong with the A/C? Expensive to fix?
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Go for the ranger. With the 5 speed the 3.0 is fine. I had mine on 31" BFG M/Ts and I could still haul butt.
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can you get the 4.0 in a 98 Ranger? All I have seen is the 2.5 and 3.0

What do you think is wrong with the A/C? Expensive to fix?
Yes you can get the 4L OHV in the 98's

Not sure what the A/C problem would be but since it doesnt work and your not sure how much it would be. I'd make the guy come down in price.
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If you could swing it you should watch my auction, its a pretty nice truck...
ebay item number 150507750606

The mazda is probably the nicer truck of the 2 you posted
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Sorry but thats over my budget..
And the Mazda just sold 6 hours before I called. ahh
What about the 2 door ranger 4X4 is 180k miles to much?
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keep looking. don't buy something out of impatience. you will regret it later.
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Craigslist is a great source for used Rangers. Widen your search, be willing to drive 300+ miles if necessary to get the truck you want. Know that every couple of weeks the list turns over, and while there may not be many 4x4 4 door models this week, there may be several in a couple of weeks. Masteralarm is absolutely right, patience will pay off for you.

Note, if you have to drive 300+ miles to see a truck and buy it, besure and ask a lot of specific questions and request email with more pics. There should be NO surprises when you arrive to look at the truck, if you drive that far you are not window shopping you are most likely buying. However if the owner misrepresented the truck then you have to be disciplined and walk away. Plan to do another event while your at whatever location so the day is not a complete loss, in case you have to walk away.
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Masteralarm?

Duuuude, Master-at-arms

No L's, and there is an S
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Good luck I searched for 3 months for a good deal on one in decent shape for a reasonable price up to a 200 mile radius. Craiglist and other oddball auto classifeds made up 90% of my browsing history. Ended up getting my 98 3.0 4x4 ex cab off my great uncle for $5300 but it's in mint condish. The 3.0 (IMO) pulls just fine. I pull a pontoon with it and an open 10 foot trailer with my bike on it and without a load it has considerate power if you keep your mind in the realm of what you have.

Do what fits you. If you can handle a somewhat fixer upper then do it. If you don't have the time and mind having a good looking vehicle then go for the one better condition overall. I've gotten to many that have needed to much work for my schedule and end up driving junk around and not being able to keep up with maintenance and improvement jobs.
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Good luck I searched for 3 months for a good deal on one in decent shape for a reasonable price up to a 200 mile radius. Craiglist and other oddball auto classifeds made up 90% of my browsing history. Ended up getting my 98 3.0 4x4 ex cab off my great uncle for $5300 but it's in mint condish. The 3.0 (IMO) pulls just fine. I pull a pontoon with it and an open 10 foot trailer with my bike on it and without a load it has considerate power if you keep your mind in the realm of what you have.

Do what fits you. If you can handle a somewhat fixer upper then do it. If you don't have the time and mind having a good looking vehicle then go for the one better condition overall. I've gotten to many that have needed to much work for my schedule and end up driving junk around and not being able to keep up with maintenance and improvement jobs.
Thanks. Yea I live in Charleston but have been looking on craigslist about 300mi away.
Well I don't want to have to do major fixing. But changing a pump and getting parts like that I can do. We do most maintenance ourselves. Changing oil, trans. fluid, and brakes.
I really like that 98 Ranger 4X4 seems like I can't find any others...idk if I should pull the trigger..but it has 170k miles
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"keep looking. don't buy something out of impatience. you will regret it later."

seriously dude, you will be shooting yourself in the foot.

its your first week of looking for a car. if you can, look for as long as possible.
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I test drove a 2000 4X4 4 door Ranger today....pice of shi+
It has 180k miles and he said it ran ok. I was hoping it would be kind good, but it had a hard time starting and shuttered while I was driving..deff. not getting it. But it was just what I was looking for

2000 Ford Ranger ext Cab
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looks like poop anyway.


dude, you look long enough and you will find a bomb deal. and you will be ecstatic. and you will be bragging for the next 10 years ago how great a deal your truck was.

if you drive away in your newly purchased vehicle and you have even a ting of regret or hurt wallet syndrome than you made the wrong choice.

if you really find one and parted with the money for it you must be completely sure. no doubt or regret.
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looks like poop anyway.


dude, you look long enough and you will find a bomb deal. and you will be ecstatic. and you will be bragging for the next 10 years ago how great a deal your truck was.

if you drive away in your newly purchased vehicle and you have even a ting of regret or hurt wallet syndrome than you made the wrong choice.

if you really find one and parted with the money for it you must be completely sure. no doubt or regret.
I shall keep looking. Glad I test drove it, but not a good experience with a Ranger. haha
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It has been a while, but I got a 99 F-150 4X2, 170k miles. Great shape. I am now on the f150 forum, I guess these are owned by the same people. Oh and I bought her for $3500

here she is

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nice truck...how bad is the rust on the bottom of the doors...they love to rust there
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looks really clean.
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