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Old 10-29-2005, 14:38   #1 (permalink)
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Ranger advice...

I'm looking at purchasing a used extended cab Ranger..either 2wd or 4wd...what should I be looking out for ? 3.0 or 4.0 ? manual or auto ?

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Old 11-01-2005, 19:09   #2 (permalink)
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A 3.0 is basically impossible to kill. On the other hand, not a lot of torque but it's better on gas. 4.0 has more power but uses more gas, a lot more, and the older 4.0 OHV is prone to failed head gaskets. Depends how much power you need. 4x2 or 4x4, depends again, do you get snow, do you like to off-road? In Canada I'd say 4x4 unless they keep the roads pretty clear where you are. Either tranny is good, if you tow anything you're better off with an automatic.
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Re: Ranger advice...

if ur lookign to go back as far as a 94 i can tell u the 2.3 engine is another 1 thats impossible to blow up, a good gas saver and u can get tons more power with lil $ otherwise the 3.0 is exclent not to many known problems
i base this on i have the same engine in my tempo rofl
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