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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Time for a new ranger!

Well I've been trying to decide whether or not to replace my 98 ranger with something newer. This is the last year for the ranger until 2010 or later so with the price of gas I've been contemplating a 08 3.0 Ranger Supercab. It gets decent mileage and has A/C which I don't at the moment!
Is there any 08 ranger owners out there? How do you like your 4x2?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-27-2008, 11:34 PM
 
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I don't own an 08 but I have an 01 4x2 and I love mine. The 4x2 is a little sketchy in the snow but if you put on some decent All-Seasons like I did, it rides like a dream. You can't go wrong getting a 3.0 L either. They're one of the most reliable motors out there hence that's why it's been out for like... decades ! How many Km's you currently have on your 98 Dave ?
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i couldnt tell u if the 08's are any good but i am thinkin about a 2010 ranger.. but i have a 98 4x4 works amazingly in the snow mudd and just in 2wd. but i have almost 400K and it runs like a dream. nothings wrong..(knock on wood) ii just need to a few things like rubber and stuff but the look good.. might need at add weight to the box for winter


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I bought an 08 Ranger a couple months ago. I got it right after our last big snow so I can't tell what it is like in the snow yet. I like it in 4x2 and mine is a standard so it is peppy enough and very cheap to drive. And with 0% financing it was cheaper to buy then used.
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to bad we cant get the crew cab diesel version they sell in mexico.... then id buy one in a second....
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i would buy a 08 ranger tough little trucks
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I bought my 08 2wd in August. Great truck. The 3.0L is more powerful than I expected too. And the milage seems to be getting better(5800k on it now) As for winter I put 4 studded winters on it and 200 lb of sand in back..no problems at all. The LS axle would probably be even better.

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Well I've been trying to decide whether or not to replace my 98 ranger with something newer. This is the last year for the ranger until 2010 or later so with the price of gas I've been contemplating a 08 3.0 Ranger Supercab. It gets decent mileage and has A/C which I don't at the moment!
Is there any 08 ranger owners out there? How do you like your 4x2?
They will be available in Canada Only for 2009, so don't rush into a deal



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Yes, but how long is the 0% financing deal last. And Red85 insisted mine have the Limited Slip.
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They will be available in Canada Only for 2009, so don't rush into a deal
I have 138,000km on my ranger now and I love it but it doesn't have AC and i've priced out buying parts to do so and it's not worth it. I'm also sick of repainting the bumpers! If the rangers are going to be for sale in 09 maybe I will wait until next spring. I already have a set of snows for winter so getting another ranger would work out well too. I don't mind 3.slow either as it is dependable. The only problems I've heard of with them are the DPFE sensor (i've changed 2) and the cam syncro gear.

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