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New car questions! (ranger?)

Hey all, It's time to put my ol' ES to pasture (im giving it to my little brother, he just got his license). it had a good 176k miles, and the way its running right now it should last him a long time.

OK some opinions...

...from those in the FORD camp...
i came across a '99 Ford Ranger Splash the other day which I am seriously considering, figure i would get some genuine opinions on the board, good or bad. Anyone have any experiences with rangers?

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340duster referred you on MiniTrucks
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The only thing I can see is trans problems...my sisters b/f had a brand new Ranger before the 150 that he has now and the trans went out on him twice, after the second time (although it was all under warranty) he traded it up for an F-150. But he probably just got a lemon, just get it checked by a mechanic and all that other good stuff and you should be good.
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Oh no Dave, you sold out man, AGAIN. First the Crown Vic, now this, oh man. Regardless, congrats man.
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Nothing but GREAT things to say about the Ranger. I put 83K on my 2000 before I got rid of it (change in career required a 4-door) and my girlfriend has 120K on her 99.

Which engine does it have? If it's the flex fuel 3.0, expect bad gas mileage and spark knock (pinging). I believe there is a TSB for an ECU reflash to help with the pinging, but I'm 100% sure on that. If it's the 4.0, there are LOTS of bolt on goodies including a Vortech S/C, headers, etc. Whipple just came out with an S/C package for the 3.0 but I understand it's a bit pricey as they just (within the last 6 months) finished the development. If it's the 2.5 4-banger, they are bullet-proof motors and get pretty descent mileage.

If you sign up on www.rangerpowersports.com you were referred by chuckn2000. ;)

hmmm...somehwere I have a ton of pics of my old Ranger but I can't find them at the moment.... *edit* Here's a link pics of my Ranger

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