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Old 05-03-2009
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Yeah, I drove both and there is a huge difference. If anyones a Howard Stern Fan and has heard him lately. Its "HUUUUUUUUUGE"
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i get what your saying by economical...its just your view of economical and not hers...nice one! cant let them run you!
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I just read through again and I just want to make sure everone knows we didnt get it for the fuel economy and Im not saying a jeep is economical, its just MORE economical than the 150.
Heres a list of cons for keeping the 150

Needs new brakes (all arouond)
new tires (come winter)
Hard for my wife to get in and out of
we could only imagine how hard a car seat would be
12 to 13 mpg
113,000 miles
we owe 16000 with 4 years left on the loan and itll be close to 200000 by the time its paid off
its worth 8000
and ive been waiting for that tranny go out

pros for the jeep
brakes are sound
it has brand new tires
easy to get in and out of
I can reach the back seat without stepping into/onto the step
a carseat will fit with minimal but not without effort
a grown man can sit comfortably in the backseat (not that any will be riding there)
18-20mpgs in city
26000 miles
we owe 21000 with 5 years on the loan (still paying off the *** backwards from the 150)and it will be right over 100000 miles by the time its payed off.

It just makes so much sense to me

Im just getting all my concerns out on here to make sure I did make the right decision by trading in. I know there will be difference of opinion by some of you on WHAT I bought, but that doesnt matter ha ha.

The longer I waited to get ride of my truck, the worse the hit would get.
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I usually dont like wranglers, but that one looks pretty nice.
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nice jeep. sad for the f150 but family comes first. nice u got a black jeep also :) love black cars :)
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The wife and I finally compromised on a jeep. Its smaller and more economical, yet its still "manly" and 4x4. Plus it has a useful back seat that I can get to. (all this with a carseat in mind, not right away, but future)



Its a 2006 and has a 4.0L 6 speed manual, 26,000 miles, I think the rims are the DC1s, correct me if im wrong, does anyone know? Im to frantic with forums look. Its sitting on 32 inch mud terrain sxts.
Your gonna get about 12 MPG BTW... Ive had two of these... Nice Jeep tho!
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sweet jeep
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If it's the 4.0, it'll be like driving a Ranger. Hello gas stations!
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Hmm, who told you 20mpg? Never seen that in a Jeep, myself.
We compromised = you got owned! lol

Just kidding, nice Jeep. FYI, I bought my 05 sport trac 1.5-2 years ago with 20k miles for under $18. It definitely makes sense to get into something with lower miles that isn't in need of a lot of work. You were REALLY upside down in that F150! I better start driving less so I don't get that way!
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I wonder wtf was wrong with an F150 since it only got 12-13mpg. Like I said before, you'll be trading it in once you have a kid so don't mod it too much. and owing double what a vehicle is worth is just nuts. So you basically went from being upside down on one vehicle to upside down on another. *shakes head*
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So you basically went from being upside down on one vehicle to upside down on another. *shakes head*
It's the American way!

You might be surprised how common this is. I worked at a Ford dealer in 03-04, and I would say more than 60% of people fell into that category. Most people in Tahoes, Suburbans and the like couldn't even get rid of their cars, for being $12-13 upside down. Crazy!
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I dig. Nice find. Anyone saying that it's too small has obviously never been in a reg cab ranger.

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not feelin it, that jeep at most gets 2 mpg better than your f150 did
and at least 2mpg better than my ranger when it was on stock 27's.

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Hmm, who told you 20mpg? Never seen that in a Jeep, myself.
We compromised = you got owned! lol

Just kidding, nice Jeep. FYI, I bought my 05 sport trac 1.5-2 years ago with 20k miles for under $18. It definitely makes sense to get into something with lower miles that isn't in need of a lot of work. You were REALLY upside down in that F150! I better start driving less so I don't get that way!
Yes, but that 2 years ago, now theyre bigger and fancier, with all that leather and fake wood paneling. I dont want that. I work construction, outside, with mud. Mud plus leather equals= garbage leather. plus we both like stick shifts, Ive seen one sport trac in a stick, and it was 2wd.

I owed double what it was worth. so we're a little backwards as opposed to A LOT backwards. So unless you put half down on your truck, im sure youre backwards. It may be worth more than what you owe, but its only worth what someone will pay for it.

But yeah, it needs nothing, I dont plan on lifting it in the near future, maybe after its paid for. I just have little plans, like painting the faded bumpers and putting in half my stereo.
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I wonder wtf was wrong with an F150 since it only got 12-13mpg. Like I said before, you'll be trading it in once you have a kid so don't mod it too much. and owing double what a vehicle is worth is just nuts. So you basically went from being upside down on one vehicle to upside down on another. *shakes head*
It had a 6 inch lift with 113000 miles. 'Nuff said. No one could have predicted the drop in value for trucks, no one could have predicted the rise in gas prices either. I bought this truck at a horrible time. It happens, and this was the only way out. We may be backwards, but not half backwards. Its the first step to getting out of debt. I plan to keep this until its paid for, and then even longer.
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dude where did you hear 20mpg????!!!??? LOL I had a 98 4.0 jeep wrangler with just 31x10.5 MTs and a 2.5" suspension lift and got a whopping 10mpg on average, 14 at its best before the tires and lift. I bought it when it had 38,000 miles on it and sold it with about 50,000 on it, I sold it BECAUSE it was a gas hog lol, i sold it for a 4cyl celica, which I couldnt stand so I sold the celica like 3,000 miles later for the ranger. The jeep is MUCH better off road, the ranger can not compare to the jeep as far as off roading goes, but fuel economy is less than the ranger. Its sick though I used to always drive around with the top off and the doors off. I had a soft top and hard top. Sick jeep but lol at 20mpg
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Ive never owned, but ive read, a lot. Ive been driving it for 2 days and ive already seen a huge difference. so I dont know where you got your 10. maybe 20 is a bad number, but ill be happy if its as good as a ranger.
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these are about as close as it gets, they are very accurate:
http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/calcu...umn=1&id=22534
says your year is 13 city 17 highway
my jeep got less, their 4.0 L is a 3speed automatic and with oversized tires and realistic driving, average was 10 that why I had to get rid of it. My ranger gets at least 15mpg average, sometimes lower though
Im not trying to bash your jeep I love it it is sick!!! you will love it also, just dont get your hopes up and expect good gas mileage
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as long as your rear gear was correct there's no way you could get 12-13mpg unless there was some SERIOUS problems with that F150. I won't say anymore, but I just can't think that 6" of lift (andI assume 35" tires) with 113K miles (my truck has 102K) that someone would get that gas mileage.
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you will regret not having a bed nice jeep anyways
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as long as your rear gear was correct there's no way you could get 12-13mpg unless there was some SERIOUS problems with that F150. I won't say anymore, but I just can't think that 6" of lift (andI assume 35" tires) with 113K miles (my truck has 102K) that someone would get that gas mileage.
What are you talking about? Have you owned a lifted F150?
I know a lot of people with stock F150's that get 12-13mpg.
My leveled F150 on 35's gets 13-15mpg with an intake and programmer.
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x2 my family has had had 2 full size fords (bronco, f250) and both got at most 13 mpg doing 55 downhill with a tailwind, and they were both bone stock! (albeit, older than the f150 in question here)
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It had a 6 inch lift with 113000 miles. 'Nuff said. No one could have predicted the drop in value for trucks, no one could have predicted the rise in gas prices either. I bought this truck at a horrible time. It happens, and this was the only way out. We may be backwards, but not half backwards. Its the first step to getting out of debt. I plan to keep this until its paid for, and then even longer.
Hate to break it to you, but buying a new vehicle is NOT the first step to getting out of debt.

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as long as your rear gear was correct there's no way you could get 12-13mpg unless there was some SERIOUS problems with that F150. I won't say anymore, but I just can't think that 6" of lift (andI assume 35" tires) with 113K miles (my truck has 102K) that someone would get that gas mileage.
Yeah my F150 gets like 12mpg all city driving.
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dont let haters get to you... its a nice jeep!

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you will regret not having a bed nice jeep anyways
I have to agree with cooke though it does suck not having a bed!
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Hate to break it to you, but buying a new vehicle is NOT the first step to getting out of debt.
Its not buying a new vehicle that will get us out of debt right now, but its getting a newer more reliable vehicle that we are both happy with and we will want to keep until its paid off. then we'll be out of debt. in the long run, and on paper it looks good, but for the time being it looks the same. as said before, we only owe a few thousand more, for a car that will last much longer. we're planning for our future to get out of this mess.

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you will regret not having a bed nice jeep anyways
Family owned business, I have my work truck. *Business perk* (the rangers slave went out, old pic) I will admit, trading my ranger was he biggest mistake I ever made, and so was the truck i bought. But it is what it is, I enjoyed the truck.
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hey... wait a second... did you get that at the lynwood dodge/jeep dealer on Aurora? /Highway 99??

they had that jeep there 2 weeks ago!
i told the sales person that i was picking out a graduation present and he let me and my bud test drive it... (and for some reason the guy didnt come with us)

man.. let me tell you.. i beat the hell out of it! we were doin donuts in parking lots..
i had the thing bouncing off the rev limiter in every gear!! chirpin the tires! man it was awsome...im surprised theres any tread left.. i was laying down number 11's at every light!! by the time i brought it back, the engine temp was way up and all you could smell was the burning clutch and the baked rubber!

it was a blast...

so i dont know how relialble it is now.. i figure they must have reset the CHECK ENGINE light... and fixed it up for you
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