elhartspeedshop
elhartspeedshop New Reader
10/14/19 12:49 p.m.

Just in time for a winter beater.  1998 Ranger 3.0 V6 5 Speed.  198k miles.

Not perfect, but seems to run and drive fine.  4x4 and the heat works.  Would be a fun winter beater.  The danger comes from the airbag light flashing, I think it needs a new crash sensor.  Located near Grand Rapids.  1800 obo.  PM for more info, mine.   

 

 

 

RACEC4R
RACEC4R New Reader
10/14/19 1:15 p.m.

Uffda, good price, good kick-around truck, is close.

Please sell quickly so I can move along...

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
10/14/19 1:45 p.m.

In reply to RACEC4R :

Seriously. Anyone know why the Ranger MTs are rated to tow so much less than the ATs? I'd love to have a truck capable of towing 5k ish. (c/d/e are rear axle ratios of 3.55/3.73/4.10) 

I guess I'm asking if you can fudge the MT numbers up a bit because the AT models are rated higher. 

elhartspeedshop
elhartspeedshop New Reader
10/14/19 1:55 p.m.

This truck has a hitch, but cant comment on its towing prowess.

slowbird
slowbird HalfDork
10/14/19 2:17 p.m.

Speculating here, but apparently the manual transmission was the M5OD-R1, and in 2001 they started using an HD upgraded version of said transmission with the SOHC engine, so I guess the non-HD version is just not very strong.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_M5OD_transmission

Regardless, good luck with the sale.

Dave M
Dave M Reader
10/14/19 3:18 p.m.

How is a truck that old in Michigan not made of green cheese? Very impressive.

elhartspeedshop
elhartspeedshop New Reader
10/14/19 3:31 p.m.
Dave M said:

How is a truck that old in Michigan not made of green cheese? Very impressive.

Oh it's got rust, but nothing catastrophic.  

elhartspeedshop
elhartspeedshop New Reader
10/21/19 7:01 p.m.

$1500 sound better to anyone? 

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
10/22/19 11:00 a.m.

If that was a southern truck it would be long gone.  

elhartspeedshop
elhartspeedshop New Reader
10/23/19 7:40 a.m.

In reply to spitfirebill :

If it was a southern truck I'd keep it! 

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