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Old 08-09-2011
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Perspective Ranger Owner -- Richmond, VA

Hi Guys,

Excited new member to the forum. Currently drive a 07 Civic Si from a 99 Silverado and looking for a change. I loved the versatility of the Silverado (truck bed, towing capabilities, 4x4, V8) however switching to the Civic i have come to love the fuel mileage and size of a small car. So, my new idea is to find a place in between. I borrowed my buddies' 2002 Ranger reg cab 4cyl 5 speed 2x4 on 30's for a week and loved it. Got about 29mpg highway running 75+ and it even has a truck bed!! The only use i would have for the truck is commuting, hauling a dirt bike (or two), sportbike, occasionally a canoe, and possibly towing a jet ski. So, no need for 4x4. With that in mind, this is what i want 1995+ Ranger 4cyl 5 speed 2x4 for under $3000. With that in mind i have had a couple come up, however they all have HIGH mileage (or so i think). My question to you all is how many miles is too many?? 150,000?? 200,000?? or 250,000 even?? I realize this has alot to do with each individual truck and how it was used but even just a small bit of advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for the responses
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wecome. my last ranger had over 250*** on it and still ran strong when i crashed it. it really does depend on how it was taken care of. make sure to post pics when you get one.
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Old 08-09-2011
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thanks for the response, that is exactly the answer i was hoping for. i am currently looking at a 96 with 260,000 on it for $1600. the truck is a ext cab (not that it should affect the motor), with good tires and tan cloth interior (good shape for the year). I am currently at the beach, so i wont be able to look at it till monday but does that sound like a decent deal?? or should i spend a little more money and get something with less miles??
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Welcome to the site haynes

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Enjoy the stay!
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The one you are looking at is only an average of 17,000ish a year. As long as you are around that for an average and the truck hasn't been beaten on and has maitenance records, I say go for it.

Ext cab 4 bangers I feel are under powered. Go big or go home. 4.0L or bust. You should be ok with a reg cab. I'd look at a toolbox for the bed though. they are a good buy and numerous members have them. I don't but I have a ext cab and a tonneau cover.

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