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What is high mileage for a ranger?

How long do rangers last (mileage wise)(98-02 2.3/2.5l 5spd.)? When do they start to feel a little worn out, or everything is not as tight as it was when it was really low mileage? I found a 98 ranger 4 cyl. 5spd. man. stepside with 96k miles on it.
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mine has 65,000 on it still runs like new... my 92 with the 2.3 had 350,000 on it when i sold it and still ran good... it was a little sluggish and burned a little oil but i didnt owe it a thing
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i got over 76,000 on my 03 4.0.
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freaking ******* how about you read the thread.... obvously most dont he asked WHAT IS HIGH millage not what is your millage...dear lord...
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id say 1590K + is high mileage. I have noticed tho that even at 31K my truck now has a couple squeeks, especially when its cold my dash squeaks and drives me up a wal, i geuss thats my trucks way of telling me to not leave it out overnight outside, when it could be in a nice warm heated garage.
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probably a 100,000 miles... but even then it would last a while longer... its hard to say. you reakky have to know how well it was taken care of.
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Well it depends on what you are buying your truck for.

If you want to haul stuff from the hardware store and to the dump and something cheap to get back and forth to work in, then I'd say 300,000 it probably high miles. I say that because these trucks should keep going and going as long as they are cared for with tune ups and fluid changes.

At minimum I think they will cost you roughly:
$200.00 every 60,000 miles for plugs, wires, and coils (or just plugs, your call)
$300.00 for injectors every 100,000 miles (preventive maint...not that they will die at 100,000)

And then there is the typical stuff like Oil, Filters, Brake pads/shoes, Rotors (on occasion), belts, hoses, you know...typical stuff.

My truck has 140,000 miles on it and runs like a top. Yes, it does have a different engine (2.3 changed to a 2.5) due to sugar in the gas tank ruining the origional, but even that engine has at min. 60,000 on it and has the origional accessories. I can hit the highway with the A/C on and not even notice.

So...I think they hold up pretty well as long as you make sure to feed and care for it properly.

NOW...if you want luxury...buy something else.
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I'd say buy the one your looking at...It was really hard for me to find one with 87,000 and I then ended up buying it. It has just a little bit of play in the steering but not enough to do anything about it. I also have a 1991 with 235,000 miles on it and it doesn't burn oil, but all of the bushings are shot and the steering is kinda all over the road but it runs..lol
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I'd say with little to no maintenance 150K without a problem. Now with maintenance I can see over 200K easily. You will rebuild the front end once, and if it is an auto rebuild the tranny, or replace the clutch on a Manual.

Now as far as it being worht anything, after 150K there is no point in selling it, drive it into the ground cause it is not worth much money wise.

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engines will run for ever if you take care of them.
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