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Old 07-26-2007
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got mine cuz price was right, they are easy to mod (many parts available), good gas mileage, and because you can join a great place like the forums!
There's a forum for everything these days.

You guys are really convincing .
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Gas mileage, and didnt see that many moded near me, sort of set apart from the rest that have full sizes all decked out and stuff!! Also got mine because Rangers are the best truck out on the road. I think all will agree with me there!
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1.) it was cheap

2.) I have two motorcycles and wanted a truck to haul them

3.) I'm working/have my own $$ and didn't feel like I needed to get what my parents wanted me to get anymore (honda civic)

4.) friend had it and offered it to me for cheap
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Badass...
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i got mine, not knowing anything about rangers or any 4 wheel drive rigs, i wanted a truck to go muddng! haha

kinda wish i got a jeep since i love rock crawling. but my ranger does what i want it to, im really pleased with what i have done, i have taken it to hell and back and its still kickin'!

like everyone else tho, i would say 4.0 is a must, and 4x4 is very nice haha



oh yea, parents were getting it, so i had a price limit, and an F-150 was, 'too big' according to them..
but now that i have my ranger, i dont want an F150, they look funny lifted
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pfff 4.0 a must. B.S.
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hahaha
well i loved the peppy-ness of it



(dont get a 3.0 you will ***** about it like most owners do )
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Test drove the 150 when i was looking, but it was just too big for what i needed... that and i think my year Edge is wayyyyyyyy better looking then the F150
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pretty much for all the same reasons everyone else mentioned. My truck is a 4banger 2wd Ranger so wheeling is out of the category for me. Gas mileage is ok, runs like a top and at the time, I wanted a truck but also gas mileage was a primary concern. -Mike-
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If you are planning on doing anything other than just driving around town, get the 4.0L. I traded my 94 splash w/ the 4.0L for a Focus (stupid, stupid, stupid) and when I wanted to get a Ranger again the only one I could afford was a 93 long bed with a sufferin' 2.3L. Good gas mileage but can't get out of its own way downhill with a tail wind.
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I did it for the ladies!

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Theres somethin women like about a pickup man!
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Test drove the 150 when i was looking, but it was just too big for what i needed... that and i think my year Edge is wayyyyyyyy better looking then the F150

2003s rock!
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hillbilly! lol
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Hillbilly.....DELUXE!! lmao
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I like being able to load up stuff in the bed, but I don't need a full-size and the really crappy gas mileage that comes with them. As an added bonus the smaller truck is a lot easier to drive everyday than having a worthless 8 foot bed behind you.
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price and i had already owned 2 rangers (well one ranger and one bronco II) before and loved them both... i do wish i had the extended cab though
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2003s rock!
I totally agreed~~ that was the same year my FX4 level II :)
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The narrow wheel bases give good traction in deep snow besides the other stuff pointed out.
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I loved my Ranger for quite a few reasons.

- Great size for wheeling.
- Easy to drive and park.
- Very capable rig.

That being said, my particular 2001 Ranger was traded in last week. It was starting to have issues that would have nickeled-and-dimed me for the foreseeable future. I had a front seat issue, air conditioning issue and a wind-noise issue that was really driving me nuts at speed on the highway. On my particular Ranger gas mileage sucked. If I was lucky, I'd get 12 MPG taking it easy. I've since gotten rid of my Ranger, but there are times when I do miss it, even it's only been gone for a week.
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