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Ok, found a sweet looking 2011. Even has the right cap on it.

I hate the color, but that's why the gods gave us plasti dip.

I think they're our of their ****ing minds at the price point of 13,500 though.

Stopped and looked at it. I like the little SOB.

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RED Ranger, that's the PERFECT Color, thats probably why the higher price

Red Rangers usually sell for twice the price of other colors, or should, IMO
 

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That top is probably close to 3k new.

When I bought mine I was willing to pay up a little for the right truck... they might be a bit high.... but not a lot IMHO
 

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That top is probably close to 3k new.

When I bought mine I was willing to pay up a little for the right truck... they might be a bit high.... but not a lot IMHO
RED Ranger, that's the PERFECT Color, thats probably why the higher price

Red Rangers usually sell for twice the price of other colors, or should, IMO
Throw a number at me what you'd be happy with for a price?
 

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Mine had 75k... one owner... Leer cap... 30 day bumper to bumper and a 3 day I don't want it return for a full refund and I gave $12,200. I didn't want to spend more then 10k... but it spoke to me. Only regret I have is that it didn't have a four door cab.

I was tired of looking at junk for 10k... most people didn't care for them and beat them up pretty good.
 

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Well, they said they'll do 12300... I'm going to sleep on it.

Talk me into/out of this one guys ?
 

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I'd give them 800 bucks and 9 silkies.
 

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Well, they said they'll do 12300... I'm going to sleep on it.

Talk me into/out of this one guys ?
Are you sure you can drive a truck that has all its body panels painted the same color?


It does look like a good truck.
 

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Are you sure you can drive a truck that has all its body panels painted the same color?


It does look like a good truck.
No joke, literally first thing being done to it Is Plasti Dip to my company's logo shade of grey. .
 

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Also, I did test drive it. Sounds and feels like power steering pump is either going or mostly gone, but not sure. Guessing there's a serpentine issue looming from.the sound of it. Or something else entirely because I.know very little about the SOHC engines.

It's had two owners with a hundred and twelve thousand miles on it The Carfax shows every service at the dealership. Underside is fairly clean, just surface rust from the looks of it. Nothing a little ospho won't take care of.

I don't have any experience with the newer stuff like this. Listened for this cam Synchro noise at startup, but I'm afraid I have no freaking clue what it sounds like. Anybody out there that can describe it?
 

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The cam synchro thing is a 3.0 problem not a 4.0 problem.
 

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Sorry, lot on my mind right now, cam chain tensioner?
 

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It will sound like rattling, ticking, banging, grinding... screw it, if the engine makes funky noises walk away. If it's at a dealership, tell them to fix it or your not interested.
 

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I would call it a rattle... Imagine a drum stick being run across and old washboard... usually on a cold start... only heard for a second until oil pressure builds. At least that's what I have heard.

You buy it.... nothing but a Motorcraft oil filter. They have an anti drain back valve.
 

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Ok, found a sweet looking 2011. Even has the right cap on it.

I hate the color, but that's why the gods gave us plasti dip.

I think they're our of their ****ing minds at the price point of 13,500 though.

Stopped and looked at it. I like the little SOB.

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Cruise control?!?! I'm jealous! I hear you on the red. After four red vehicles, I'm done with red. I didn't mind it at first but as each vehicle came with the color, the more irritated I got. The only reason I don't have another color now is because the dealership I was at only had the choice of red and black. I don't have time to keep black clean!.
 


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