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In what way(s) has the Ranger changed your life?

For me it was the interest factor of being able to modify it with out much experience. Before I got my ranger, cars, trucks and stuff, didnt really interest me that much, it was like, ya, thats nice. It wasnt till I committed to drop $10,000 on a vehical over the course of 3 years, and then another $10,000 for another 3years after that, did it finally sink in, that hey, this thing is pretty cool. While most people, spend all their money on their house, since thats their most valuable asset, at this time the ranger is my most valuable asset.

My dad told me before we signed the papers and took delivery 'you are NOT to dump a ton of money into this truck and your not to modify the crap out of it either' since I was like a kid in a candy store ofcourse my response was 'sure' LOL I had to atleast agree with him since he cosigned under me since ford denied me any kind of credit.

getting this truck has actually spared a bit of interest in mechanics that I didnt have before. and its pretty interesting. especially when you can take a plane jane vehical and turn it into something that has alot of 'personal touches' to it.
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kinda my first car when i got my license...........well a year and a car later.......but it was one of the trucks i always liked. lots of fun to drive and beat on
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"In what way(s) has the Ranger changed your life? "

Not nearly as much as Walker Texas Ranger!

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Since I'm a modaholic my wallet is a bunch thinner since buying the Ranger. My goal was to have it finished within a year but since I've only got 4 months left I'll be short the headers & SC. Just ordered the rest of the billet & will get the 5th matching wheel/tire & bed mount when I get my taxes back.

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i had 2 different cars in less than 1.5 years before the ranger and spent over 10k in mods. i feel bad that the ranger doesnt get hooked up the same, but its a good daily.
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an unwanted loss of money, waste of time on RF, lol and the internet in general.

but over al i have made some great friends with my ranger. and couldnt be happier. I'm glad i bought it it has served me well so far.
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Well, at first I was able to get a job I had to drive 20miles either way to get to, but now I'm broke and hate this piece of **** truck, and I'm ready to get rid of it...
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an unwanted loss of money, waste of time on RF, lol and the internet in general.

but over al i have made some great friends with my ranger. and couldnt be happier. I'm glad i bought it it has served me well so far.
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I love my ranger though, even if she is 2wd
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met a ton of friends when i used to offroad it, met a ton of friends through forums, built this website, just had a ton of fun w/ the truck...
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has it changed my life? not really. Sure I might not be exactly the same if I'd have bought a different truck. I probably wouldn't have much use for Ranger-Forums if I didn't have a ranger, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that driving a ranger has changed my life.

But with that being said, I'm sure glad I've got one =D
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Cost me alot of money
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Hasn't really changed my life, but I finally have a car/turck that turns people's heads. My girlfreind calls it"eye humping" my truck., LOL.
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i have gained respect for ford trucks and it was my first truck
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Ive always had respect in FORD trucks..and this truck is solid..never had any problems with her unless self enduced..also the gf says i love the truck more then her..sometimes i figure shes right LOL..she makes life easier having the truck around..every house hold needs one!
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I met my boyfriend on the old GE...if I didnt get my first Ranger...that never would have happened. And nearly 2 years later, we are happier than ever.

I love you Alon!
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i bought my ranger not liking ford at all but its been one hell of a truck. nothing bad has gone wrong just annoying crap like brake rotors, diff seals and a clutch but it has never left me on the side of the road. i feel bad selling it but its time for something new
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My Ranger has made me hate Ford even more! But my truck is a love/hate relationship
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It's made me spend too much money when I could have bought a much quicker, stock car. lol. but I still love it.
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Before the Ranger, I was homeless living in an alley with trashbags for shoes. At my low point I weighed 500#'s and had an unnatural attraction to Mrs. Pac-man! Since the ranger came into being, my life has done a 180! I used to weigh 500#'s, But Now I have a Boat!

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it was my first vehicle that i bought so thats special i guess... i dunno, gets me where i have to go and i enjoy it.. i dont think ive ever gotten more upset at anything but its still fun ha...
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Yeah its the first major purcahse I did all by myself and pay for everything for it and even though I may hate it at sometimes I love the thing.
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My Ranger has changed my life by showing me the fun that can be had off the road. Through that, I've made quite a few friends off of this site, which has caused me to spend a buttload of money on mods.

I was told by my fiance that if I had my old import and not the truck, we might not have made it to the first date (she's a truck girl through and through).

I probably would have never bought the Bronco and modified it if I never owned the Ranger.
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the ranger (s) i've owned didn't change my life, i did. but, i'll always be proud that when i got my license in sept. of '83 the gen I's just came out. so, i basically have grown up with the ranger family. now, as for meeting someone like alon and bailey have. that hasn't happened yet.... where are you lady rangers??
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Its saved me a ton of gas money. (my old truck took about 15 extra gallons of gas to go the same distance my ranger will go)......even though I probably spent most of gas money I saved on mods. lol but was well worth it cause you actually see the results of all your money spent instead of burning the money on gas and you have nothing to show for then. Its nice to have some thing that gets peoples attention. (specially with a bright color like orange lol)
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