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Old 02-14-2006
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to take it or not to take it???????????

we im about to head off to germay soon should i take my ranger or send it home to cali? the military ships it so its free if it goes home its going to my last trusted friends house heres the ups and downs

cali/ups

blue is home in cali when i come home hes waiting
fewer miles but not completly parked
my friends grandma will pay insurance (my insurance 275 a month)
i save 275 a month
save money for upgades

cali/downs
im on the other side the plant no truck
miss out on german mud
miss driving it on the auto ban
there will be a magnet that says candle ladie on the side my truck

germany/ups
german woman love american trucks
i can start my own clan of germany 4 banger diesel rangers and i can be the leader(cause they are crap)
i drive on auto ban

germany/downs
the salt they put on road rust up your truck
i would look like a grandpa on the autoban doing 90
truck break im screwed my warrenty is no good there

i can pic up a beater over there for a couple hundred dollors
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i have always heard you can get a fortune for american trucks over there.
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Bring it!

My dream is to one day get a '67 GT-500 and drive it on the autobahn. That would be soooo sick!
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if you buy a car overthere can you bring it back. if so find one of those crewcab rangers and buy it and sell the one you got if not i'd leave it here and hope grandma doesn't mess it up
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once in a life time do it..
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dude 275 a mo for insurrance?!?!?! thats insane!! i'd leave it in cali and buy a crewcab turbo diesel while over there.
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if you buy a car overthere can you bring it back. if so find one of those crewcab rangers and buy it and sell the one you got if not i'd leave it here and hope grandma doesn't mess it up
grandma has a 2003 ford ranger xlt thats like new with 8000 miles on it same color as mine
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dude 275 a mo for insurrance?!?!?! thats insane!! i'd leave it in cali and buy a crewcab turbo diesel while over there.
im getting raped on insurance ive only had my driver licenes for almost 2 years
and im 20 in a offroad vehical


i drove and road in them turbo diesal rangers in iraq they are crap the only good thing about them is the quad cab

you can fit about 20 iraqis in the bed
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yes you can bring it back you just gotta wash it real good underneath, thats what i had to do no big deal at all
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Take it over there!

Brenton
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take it with you
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My vote is to leave it.

While there are several good reasons to take it, you need to think about replacement parts. Being that the turbo diesels in Europe are somewhat of a different truck, the availability of parts may be very limited. Service parts may become an issue, and if something breaks that is not a common service part, you my have a difficult time finding those parts. Collision parts may or may not be available; if I remember what the Euro Rangers look like, you will have some slight differences in the sheetmetal, bumpers, grill, etc.
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i also say leave it in cali. it saves u money. money is always good.
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I say take it with you. You will end up kicking yourself when you get there for not taking it.

And if you don't take it with, buy a quad cab ranger there. I am sure you could sell it in the U.S. when you get back.
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Dude definatly bring it that is so awsome. If I could bring my truck with me to another country I would be all over it.
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When you do come back, how long will you be without the truck. I assume it's quicker to ship a human than a truck.
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I like the idea of taking it to Germany, I say go for it
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When you do come back, how long will you be without the truck. I assume it's quicker to ship a human than a truck.
takes about a month

i wonder if i could do a v-8 swap on a turbo diesal a v-8 turbo diesal would be awsome
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THis might be a dumb question, but do you have to register it over there? The reason I ask is, I have relatives in germany and it is an arm and a leg to even get your lisence, let alone insure it and register it. They told me the amount one time and it was rediculous to me.

~HJ

Edit: I guess the post below answers my question!
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If you trust your friends grandma not to mess anything up I would leave it here. Have you looked into whats required to put it on the road in Germany? Sounds like it may be a PITA.

http://www.darmstadt.army.mil/sites/...automobile.asp

I can think of a lot of other vehicles I would rather have on the autobahn than my truck.
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If you trust your friends grandma not to mess anything up I would leave it here. Have you looked into whats required to put it on the road in Germany? Sounds like it may be a PITA.

http://www.darmstadt.army.mil/sites/...automobile.asp

I can think of a lot of other vehicles I would rather have on the autobahn than my truck.
my truck is to slow i would rather have a fordd gt
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Leave it or sell it.

You don't want that truck around European drivers.
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Don't forget about gas, Its a crap load more expensive there...
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ur gonna do a whopping 93 on the autobahn when the governer kicks in. You can do that on most any expressway
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That's a really tough decision... how long will you be in germany? I would say sell the truck but it looks like you just bought it so you'd lose a good amount of money.. I think it'd be fun to have a motorcycle in germany, but can't really drive it in the winter. I'd either sell the truck/give it to grandma and get a motorcylce+beater.
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