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Old 12-30-2010
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Got my ranger for $150...really

I bought my 1996 Ranger about 3 weeks ago. It needs a little work to get running and legal, but I am excited to drive it! I bought it off a guy I used to work with because he bought it from another guy I worked with. Long story short, I picked it up for $150 because he let it sit. No bare wtih me, It has flames on the front (I will be removing them when its warmer). I am 25 and I am a jet engine mechanic for the US Navy active duty.

Its a 1996 Ford Ranger regular cab short bed 4x2 2.3L 5spd. 141k
Her is a pic form my cell phone:

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Welcome. $150 aint bad.

Now, since you are a jet engine mechanic..........put a jet engine in that thing now!!
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Taylor- i would if I could! I am just concintrating on getting it running. It sat for 2 years so I am going to do a coolant flush, oil cahnge etc. It needs new tires, so I scored a set of 91 explore wheels and tires for $175 (I know, its more than I paid for the truck!). Also waiting on papers so I can get it titled and registered, so I then can drive it legally!
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nice steal. you can scrap that for more than 150$ lol.

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Welcome! $150 is potentially a steal, depending on what it needs. lol
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Welcome, nice price :) Body looks clean from what i can see.
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its not in bad shape. All it really needs to be able to start driving is a battery, coolant flush, and oil change. Maybe some other odds and ends but nothing major. I have already have people offer me $1000 for it, the KBB on it id about $1700.
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lol. i love old cheap taco.... i paid my maxima 300 box. in good shape only needed a starter and MAF... my wife been drive it(me 2) for about 1 year... dint put a single money since...
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Welcome. For $150, you can't go wrong!
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Wow, good deal. Should be easy to get it running and diagnose further. Definitely need those flames off ASAP. And... welcome from a fellow sailor. What's ur rate? Kind of a lot of aviation jobs to choose from.
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The title for my truck says I paid 150 for it so I could avoid tax. Butt nice deal.
Welcome I'm sure we can help you with anything
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Ryan- There are a lot of rates but I am an AD (aviation machinists mate) or jet engine mechanic for short. What is/was your rate? Still in?

Alex- I really did only pay $150 for it lol.
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