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Old 02-18-2008
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What to be aware of.

I just received a 2003 Ranger XLT as a gift from my sister.(She's obviously an angel) It has 153,000 miles, runs like a top and seems to be in almost new condition.
What are some of the mechanical and other issues should I be on the look out for with a truck of this age and mileage.
Thanks, BTW I'm new on this forum
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What size engine? manual/auto? 2wd/4wd?
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3.0 v6 2wd auto
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The 3.0s are really tough little engines, they'll run for a long time. Just keep on top of maintenance and you should be fine.
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damn.. 2003 with 150,000! my 2001 (purchased nov of 2000) has only 63,800!
someone sure loves to drive.
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Yea they are tough but they can still mess up!

Also be aware of sock puppets!!!! Ya'll laugh now but MARK MY WORDS!!!
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Look for rust in the inside, lower, door seams
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