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Old 04-08-2008
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Icon5 New Guy, Many questions

I hate to start asking questions on my first posting but I cant help myself.
And honestly, that's mostly what gravitates most folks to forums like this to be honest.

I bought a used 06 Ranger so Used Car Dealership did not know anything about the truck.

Here are the specs:

06 Ranger Sport King Cab
7300 miles on odometer
3.0 liter V6
5 speed automatic transmision


1)Isn't it strange to see an 06 model with only 7300 miles on it? FWIW, the engine is spotless. Looks brand new. Body and inside are fantastic except the usual scratches and lived in look. Is 7300 on the Odometer a bit strange?

2)This truck feels heavy when you start off. Going from 1st to 2nd or 3rd gear feels like the truck is moving through molases. At 4th gear its getting smoothly up to speed. I used to drive a PT Cruiser so maybe Im just not used to driving a truck? Is this sluggishness at start off normal?

3)There are two air oppenings on either side of the front bumper license plate. All the photos I have seen of other rangers show what looks like tie down or tow hooks. Mine does not have the tow hooks there, just the radiator is all I can see. Is this normal for the Sport model?

4)All I got was one owners manual and no indication that any of the required maintenance was done on it. Can a Ford dealer provide this? Will Ford deny me any warranty work on my 3 year factory warranty if I can't prove that any maintenance was done on it?

Any suggestions for a new owner is welcome.
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welcome to RF! 4x2 or 4x4?
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I have basically the same truck you have except mine is a 04. Ford changed from the Edge to the Sport in 06 but its the same truck. The 3.0 is a pretty sluggish motor, you'll get used to it though. My truck didn't come with the tow hooks either, I think it was a added option on some trucks and stock on the FX4s and stuff.
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welcome to R-F, Robert!
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Howdy! Not having a record of Maint. will not void your warrenty.
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