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Old 10-01-2013, 02:55 PM
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Im a junior in highschool and looking for my first diesel. ive had a ranger since freshmen and want something bigger. i drive roughly 50 miles a day so im looking for decent mileage and want something less than 10 grand. what year should i look for what mods are good what are bad. any issues should i be aware of or keep and eye out for. and should i look for a stick or an auto.
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Old 10-01-2013, 04:59 PM
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Unless you absolutely need one (eg. you're running your own skid steer as your part time job), stay away from ANY diesel. I know this isn't what you want to hear, but there is no way I could have afforded to keep a diesel pickup on the road in high school. They can hit you for $5000 without warning very easily and then you have no wheels. Of course if you're a trust fund kid with a credit card that daddy pays off then fill your boots.
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Are we spending daddys money or yours?

Is this to pull chicks or trailers?

Lets see the danger ranger for fun!
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Old 10-01-2013, 05:32 PM
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I pull trailers at least twice a week. I have a lawn care business that I pull a utility trailer for and I pull a flatbed with a 76 bronco and two quads to go to the dunes or trails and the ranger ain't cutting it. Getting chicks is just a bonus. And no I pay my own gas, insurance, and buy the vehicle. I work at least 4 hours a day after school. Doing lawn care, plowing, or at my real job at a machine shop
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So, with you being in a machine shop are you looking for a mechanics special or turn key?

I can tell you first hand that a 6.0 truck is out of your range, due to the cost and up keep/reliability.

Now a 7.3 C&C and/or mechanics special could be right up your alley... where are you located.

and lets see the danger ranger man, I know you have pics on FB or something.
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Good to hear some kids are working hard, and learning the value of a dollar! Good job. You deserve that nice diesel truck.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:32 AM
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Kinda looking for a turn key mainly because I'd have 2 sell my truck to buy it and I can't go without a vehicle. I'm in west Michigan. But as for expensive maint. I have 2 friends at technology center for diesel mechanics and another buddy that works at the local diesel shop, engineered diesel. So I most likely won't ever pay labor if I can't fix it myself. I am fairly mechanicly inclined. I can do top ends on dirtbikes and lawnmowers and do all the work on my 76 bronco.
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Thanks a frog!
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