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I needed a smaller truck for my new job and started out with a '94 2wd xl and liked it so when that one got too "used" i bought a 2002 4.0 2wd edge and then realised that 4 wheeling was a new hobby of mine and wanted to have a vehicle that can get me into our tight camping spots sooo.. fx4 level 2 it was.

what svt's have you had?
Nice! I've owned a 94 Cobra, 98 Cobra, 2000 Lightning, 2003 Lightning which i recently sold. Hopefully i will get into a Shelby sometime.
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I've driven an RBV pretty much all my life.
86 Ranger 2wd v6 started it.
89 BII 4x4 v6 that I wish I still had, it was absolutely beautiful and mint.
After trying to teach the BII to swim, unsucessfully, I looked for about 3 years for the one I have now.
I've gotten such good service out of all my Fords that I can't see buying anything else. That being said, I'm about ready for a fast coupe and it will probably be a newer Z though. Bet your butt I'll keep both of my Fords.
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needed a work truck that could tow 3-4 quads and do nicelhy offroading and the other options the ranger was the one that i liked most, the other 2 i had in mind was the toyota hilux, that im very happy i didnt got that one casue that model came with ALOT of issues or the 2900 tdi mazda 4x4, that was a lil cheaper... but dad insisted on the ranger over mazda.. and hope itl last al,lot more years.
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killer deal. bought it five years old, 22,000 miles on it, still had factory warranty for another yead and a half, plus it was completely stock and its what my parents would have preferred back then, and got it for $10,700
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my first vehicle was an 86 ranger my father gave when i was 16 and i loved that truck so much that all ive owned for the last 10 years is rangers. ive owned 4 rangers, 86, 93, 96 and 2001 and they all have treated be well, they have towed anything ive asked them to, go nearly anywhere i want to go with them and cost little to maintain if cared for. the only one to ever leave me stranded was my 86 but that was becuase i blew the transmission in the middle of a mud hole. i just uprgraded to a fullsize this fall because i needed a larger cab for when we have kids but i still own one ranger, i just cant let it go. ill always have a soft spot for the ranger, ive made alot of memories in mine. enjoy your new truck, IMO you made a good choice with a ranger, but im a little biased. ha ha
Thats pretty much my exact same story. Bought my first '87 longbox 2wd 2.9L from my dad at 16 cause I needed a truck for work, ran it for 5 or 6 years until it just finally died, I put 4 autos in to it and eventually gave up and converted it to a 5 spd. I then bought an '86 Toyota 4x4 and it rusted in half (literally) so I sold it and bought a '90 longbox 4x4 5 spd 2.9L and took it to Alaska but it was later stolen and totalled. I then bought my previous '93 extended cab 4x4 5 spd 4.0L and ran it until I got sick of constantly fixing it [it was severely neglected by the PO] so I parted it and bought my 4th (and current) '09 Ranger last June. Oh, I also owned a '79 Chevette once but it didn't like 4x4ing much so it died quickly lol. Going on 20 years and 4 main trucks in those years (both the Toy and Chevette only lasted 6 months each), not too shabby considering how I treat them. They're good solid little trucks for their price. LR
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Cuz I wanted a affordable truck that was nicely equipped and got decent gas mileage. Five years later and I still think I made the right choice.
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saw the 99 ford ranger xlt for 3500, low miles(102k).low miles and great price=WIN
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well... lets see... it all started in 1987. i was 7 year old. my grandfather retired form the compony that he owned. (Commercial Excavation) he needed something a bet more then just a runabout. my grandmother already had an 82 Fairmont. so my grandfather went out and got him self a 1987 Ford Ranger.as basic as basic can get. a 2.3l 4cyl, automatic trans with overdrive, no power steering, and a AM RADIO! yes AM only.

i guess it was a year after he bolt it. we was driving home on some back road. when he polled over. and let me drive. looking back on it, it was only 2 miles and i don't think i went over 30 MPH. but as a boy that was WOW.

well my grandfather always said jokingly "when it's comes time I'll let you have this truck" well i was 10 years old when he died. ever sends that day i considered it mine. i cleaned it, waxed it, and learn how to work on it.

my grandmother got the truck after my grandfather died. her and my mother use to use it here and there. when i turned 18 i got my ranger. "the little blue beast"
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^^^ Now thats just a cool story, besides your gramps. Good to hear its still around. LR
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A friend of mine had a Ranger with 135,000 miles on it and it was running strong with minimal maintenance. A friend of his had one with 164,000 miles on it, same story. I had a Ford Tempo that got great mileage andI had good luck with that so I decided I too wanted a Ranger. The Tempo was hard for me to get in and out of because of my bad back. So I started shopping around. I looked at many dealers before I found mine. It took me about 2-3 weeks of car shopping. I didn't think I could afford a newer one, but the dealer got me a financing package that worked out perfectly for me, so I bought the truck right then and there.

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Iv'e wanted one since I was 8 years old when my Papa had a 94' White extended cab 4x4. When it snowed, me and my little sister would jump in the back seats and papa and grandma would take us up in the mountains to just drive around! Then when i was 17, he had an 03' White extended cab 4x4 that i wanted so bad! So when i got a good paying job at Food Lion, i went and bought a 94' Reg Cab and absolutely loved that truck. But it was 4x2 and didnt meet my needs anymore so I bought my current 06' Supercab 4x4 and I'm glad I did! Wish i had got a white one like papa, but this Red will do. They are great little trucks perfect for me and my needs. They pull everything I've thrown at them, have all the commodities that i need, the 4.0 is a little powerplant, and overall just a nice truck.
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my first truck was a 93 ranger that my dad gave me,after it died on me i got a car, sold it a few months later, got a s10 and then i got back into off roading and i ended up rolling the s10, and a week after i wrecked it i seen a nice shiney sliver 4wd ranger and i already knew they are great little trucks so i ended up with it, have'nt had any problems with it other than breaking stuff on trails,next time i will step up to the f150 tho
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My Uncle Bought one in 93.. And still runs to this day.. Ranger are strong and durable trucks.. I have made a lot of friends with the truck and all around dame good truck
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I was carless and a friend of mine picked up a 93 2wd Ranger in perfect condition and gave it to me... I loved the truck so much that when i wrecked Exactly one year after i got it I went looking for another ranger And this time I bought a 04 4wd Ranger And I love it...

As much as i would love to have a full size truck I just cant afford one at the moment so the Ranger will have to do for now
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A friend of mine had a Ranger with 135,000 miles on it and it was running strong with minimal maintenance. A friend of his had one with 164,000 miles on it, same story. I had a Ford Tempo that got great mileage andI had good luck with that so I decided I too wanted a Ranger. The Tempo was hard for me to get in and out of because of my bad back. So I started shopping around. I looked at many dealers before I found mine. It took me about 2-3 weeks of car shopping. I didn't think I could afford a newer one, but the dealer got me a financing package that worked out perfectly for me, so I bought the truck right then and there.
I had also owned a Chevy Silverado which was very hard on gas, so the Ranger was a step in the right direction regarding that. I also have owned a 1997 S-10, but I had heard rumours that the engines fail after 36,000 miles. So the Ranger was a good alternative.

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My wife had a fuel efficient car, and i wanted a truck so i could pull a trailer. i wanted a manual tranny and 4wd, since i couldnt afford a superduty i got a ranger. fast forward to today, she has an explorer now, i drive her old car, and the truck sits until i need it.
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it was cheap and i liked it when i saw it
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My dad bought a ranger when i was 10, and i loved teh truck, i learned to drive on it, and always wanted it whene he got a new one, well, he decided to drive it untill the body was completely gone due to rust, so, i bought my own,

Still love it, they just look pretty bad *** for a small truck
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I bought my 09 Ranger 4x4 because Chevy no longer makes the S-10, it was replaced by the Colorado which offers an Inline 5 cylinder engine, I had my 96 S-10 since 98 and it was a good truck. I like my 09 Ranger 4x4 Super Cab with 4.0 but the Gas Mileage is not too great, I only get 13.9 around town mostly 3 mile stop & go driving and I never had it on a trip but guess it would get about 18 the way I drive.
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less than $10K
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I bought my Ranger because at the time it was all I could afford. It was an alright truck it just needed way too much in it's life.
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I got a ranger cause Toyotas throttle gets stuck full open. LOL
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Why:

1) Something smaller than a fullsize, yet still a truck

2) Better on gas than a fullsize

3) It wasn't Jap Crap.
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