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Need Buying Advice...Again

Discussion in 'Other Rides' started by laketex, Mar 18, 2001.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    Ok after all the looking for a sports car, I just decided I still need a truck to haul stuff and all. Here's my parameters:

    Needs a truck bed
    Very reliable
    Enough clearance to do dirt trails (2wd probably)
    Under $4000
    20+ Mpg

    I've been searching for a '90 to '92 Ford Ranger Ext Cab pickup (I'm 6'4"). I have a devious other side to wanting this truck. They're super easy to throw prerunner suspension on so I can race Tuff Truck again down the road. Also, it'd be super cool to find a wrecked out 5.0 mustang and swap drivetrain. Anyone know of any for sale in the north texas/southern oklahoma area or have any other suggestions concerning this purchase?

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    Bryan

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  2. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    I don't, but I like the 5.0/prerunner thing, other than it's the wrong make, didn't think you could post this with out hearing that did you?
     
  3. CaptCrunch

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    NNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Go buy a Nissan or Toyota if you have to.... anything but a turd.. I mean F@#d. [​IMG]

    Fords=BAD!!!!

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  4. Blaze

    Blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Don't do it! I'm 6'5" tall and that truck is incredibly uncomfortable. At first you think the seats are ok, but after about 15 minutes in them you realize that your head is creeping closer to your ass because of the horrible support they have. You couldn't pay me to drive one again!

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    My truck beat up your SUV
     
  5. muddin4fun

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    My sister-in-law is selling a good '86 chevy full size for around 1500neg. Needs a motor. she's got new all-terrains on it-BFG

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  6. laketex

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    Thanks muddin4fun, but this one has to be economical I guess. I'll have a 60 mile round trip commute each day. Thanks for the other input as well. I think I'm going to stick with the ranger idea too, may get a custom seat for it though. I'm looking hard, anyone sees any around here, give me a shout. Thanks.
    Bryan

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  7. muddin4fun

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    Teh motor doesn't run! It'll get good gas milage cause you have to push! ha ha!!!

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  8. BlazerGuy

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    I'll drive any american car/truck before I get behind the wheel of foreign car/riceburner

    Murphy's Laws on Life :
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  9. Blaze

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    I hear that BlazerGuy. One other thing - I worked with two guys that had Rangers. They both hated them. One of them had the little 4-banger in it. The problem was that it had 8 spark plugs! 4 were easy to get out, but the other 4 needed a bunch of extensions, universals, and prayers to get out. He traded it in for a Chevy.

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