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Truck Worth - Fix it, or sell it as is?

So... the 2007 took a giant dump. Rod is hanging out through the bottom of the oil pan. Needs a whole new engine.

I was planning on selling it soon anyway and getting a nice little DD car, so now, the question is, do I fix it, then go for a trade, or do I just see what I'll get for a trade as it is now.

I'm ball-parking around $2500 bucks to drop a whole new engine in (based on some information I've got so far).

Going off KBB and other sites, I'm ball-parking the truck value at around $6500, maybe $6000 since it doesn't have stock wheels, etc. and I know that dealerships view that stuff as a negative. So yeah... figured I'd look for some input from you guys.

Details on the truck: 3.0L Ford Ranger Sport. 5-speed with 4.10 gears. 4WD. 95k on the clock. Anything else just ask.
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you can find a 3.0 motor for under a grand and drop it in yourself
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you can find a 3.0 motor for under a grand and drop it in yourself
No way I have the time, energy, or know-how to tackle that sort of project right now. I need this thing done and out of my hair within the next month.
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sell it as is.
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Wow that sucks. Especially for a 2007 3.0, wouldn't have guessed.
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Wow that sucks. Especially for a 2007 3.0, wouldn't have guessed.
Your telling me. My 99 purrs like a kitten still. Stupid 3.0.
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If you don't have the option of doing it yourself do you have a buddy or something what could give you a hand to get it swapped quick? It'd likely be tough to find a buyer as is!
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My engine went out about a year and a half ago. My 2000 is a lot older than yours, but I pondered the same things you are. In the end, I chose to go the route of a new engine. Since I really like my truck and have it fixed up the way I want it, the decision for me was one of economics and the fact that I wanted to keep my truck.

I chose not to go to the Ford Dealership, because they wanted twice as much to do the job.

I also chose to have my engine shop do some extras when the engine was out, like put in a new radiator etc. If you don't have time to do it yourself and have the funds, my suggestion: work with a reputable engine rebuilder and installation mechanic in your area and opt for the extra engine warranty for extra piece of mind.
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