Beat The Crowd: 1997 Ford Ranger

The late model used car market goes something like this. We (car nerds) get abscessed with some particular car because it is cool or reliable or interesting– let’s pick the Toyota Hilux and pretend it is 2010. You could get them for next to nothing and they were cheap and easy to maintain and we (car nerds…again) told all of our non-car friends about it. Some of those people turned into car nerds and others started to treat their used cars like some kinda physical version of a crypto-currency and they started hoarding them and then prices started going up and the next thing you know you are paying $60k for a barely running Ford Bronco, or VW Bus, or original Mustang, or…Toyota HiLux…you see where I’m going with this? Okay. Next object of our mass stupidity is…spin that wheel…beep-beep-beep-boop ooohhh, Ford Ranger. Find this 1997 Ford Ranger offered for $2500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist.

From the seller:

1997 ford ranger
fuel: gas
odometer: 200000
title status: clean
transmission: manual

I am selling my 1997 Ford Ranger. The truck is in amazing running condition with no mechanical issues at all. This truck is great for any use you may need it for. It’s a great work truck or even a daily driver or anything like you may need it for.The struck is a stick shift that has a perfect working clutch and transmission. The truck has brand new tires that was put on about 5 months ago. It has a clean title that’s signed off and ready to go. I am asking $2550 O.B.O please call me no emails

See a better way to start your Ranger collection before the rush?