Q: Advice on buying a used Ford Ranger

asked by on

Should I buy a newer or older Ford Ranger. I'm deciding between an 'O1 or O8. They both have 110,000 miles and are in good shape with 3,000-dollar difference between them. Are the new ones more reliable?

They are both old cars, so my advice is to buy the 2001. If it’s 3,000 dollars cheaper, and has the same mileage, then you should go for that. It’s the mileage that is more important - that is the wear and tear of your car. Go for the 2001, as long as the body isn’t rotten and there is no rust on the frame. You will want to have a technician give the car a pre-purchase inspection to make sure there are no hidden faults that you may have overlooked yourself. If everything checks out, then you are getting a great deal for the 2001 since they have the same mileage.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Advice on buying a used Ford Ranger

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Not sure what the problem is , losing coolant but no leaks .

If you are losing coolant then you do have a leak somewhere. If when pressure testing there is a loss of pressure but no external leaks then you have an internal leak. You will need to remove the spark plugs...

Q: Where is the FPDM on a 2007 Ford Expedition?

Hey there. This video should help you locate the FPDM on the 2007 Expedition and resolve whatever problems you're experiencing. If this doesn't help - contact your local Ford dealership and ask them for a detailed schematic for your vehicle....

Q: Can a bad master cylinder cause the clutch to go out as if someone was riding it?

The fact that you have been driving the vehicle with the defective clutch master cylinder would not have caused the clutch problem if you would have had it fixed as soon as the problem was evident. The clutch was not...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.