Thinkin About Trading...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by El Camino Man, Jun 9, 2012.


Would you do it?

Poll closed Jun 17, 2012.
  1. Yes, trade the Ranger for the Explorer

    1 vote(s)
  2. No, keep the Ranger

    7 vote(s)
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  1. El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Hey guys. As some of ya know, Im wanting to get out from under my Ranger. I put er up for sale on eBay and a guy says he wants to trade (not straight up of course). Hes got a 2004 Explorer XLT w/ 80,000 miles. Books for a little over $7,000. This will literally cut my car payment in half.

    BUT... its an Explorer... not a truck.
    BUT... its got the 4.6L V8...
    BUT... its still not a truck lol.
    Leather? Dunno yet. Awaiting an answer

    What do you guys think?

    :thumbup: :thumbdown: :(
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  3. doyouquaxu

    doyouquaxu FUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    it doesn't affect me in any way, so i honestly don't care. harsh, but true.
  4. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Would you do it is the question bein asked
  5. rango88

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    pics would help, i'd like to see how clean it is.
  6. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Me too lol. Im waitin for pics
  7. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    I wouldn't do it...
    Your sig says your truck is a 2011?? if that is correct, why would u want to get a 2004 Exploder??

    You have a 4.0L and the Exploder has a 4.6, not a big huge difference....yeah i know a v6 and a v8...but if i was getting a v8, i wouldnt want the 4.6, i would want the 5.0 or bigger.

    I can see needing an exploder for the extra people room, if u have a family and stuff, etc..

    All comes down to it, its your choice.
    I don't know all your needs and requirements, but I vote NO
  8. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    I shoulda made this a poll lol. I like the idea of having a bed but our 4 liters are DOGS! Iv drove a 4.6L single cab short bed F-150 and it was a dog too... Only difference is the 4.6L truck engine is the 4.6L Mustang engine so the aftermarket is massive. I wish they made a 5.4 Explorer lol
  9. OP
    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

    Its a financial thing. The expo is literally almost a quarter what my Ranger cost
  10. rango88

    rango88 Chuck Norris Drove a Ram

    I seem to have forgotten what your looking for in terms of another vehicle, does it have to be family oriented or could it still be a truck? If it was up to me I'd trade the Ranger on a 2008+ Ranger XL, you can get one for under $10,000 and on top of that save on fuel.
  11. ZWilson07

    ZWilson07 New Member

    If its clean, 4x4, and has had good maintenance then id do it.

    I actually thought very seriously about picking up a 07-08 explorer which is the style after that 04 but with all the little issues some seemed to have I decided not to; but imo the year grouping your looking at there are pretty solid and about the same to maintain and repair as your ranger. I decided to look into getting a 07/08 grand cherokee QD2 hemi with 30-60k miles as we speak but thats more because I have to stick to an 07-08 grouping, and the jeep seems to have more to offer and alittle more reliable than the explorer's of those years (also auto LS lockers front and rear, more power with same if not better gas mileage and towing, tons more room and comfort, the aftermarket is tons better, etc makes it much more appealing than the ford. The only thing the expo of those years has better to me is the ford brand and im a big fan of its styling inside and out!) But thats getting off topic and is different than your year grouping explorer and your issue at hand.

    While it doesn't have a bed, in all honesty you will enjoy having the inside room, comfort, etc over having a bed. It sucks that you lose your bed space, but in all honesty I don't use my bed THAT much to justify it. Plus your lowering what you owe and payments which is always a great thing, financially and just from a comfort standpoint.

    If I really need a truck bed, ill use our 06 dodge 3500 or my old beater s10. As much as I liked my ranger, an suv is a better fit IMO, and lets be honest if you really needed a truck all the time, and your always using the bed say for your job or rough work, you probably wouldn't want it to be in your brand new ranger anyways. If you really need a bed that bad, take some of the money your saving and buy a beater to use.

    But the most important thing and what it should all ride on is the condition of the explorer and if its 4x4, because while you can't predict the future, you'd hate to do it and then have nothing but problems with it. Hind sight is 20/20 but if all things being equal to each other, and following what I have already said, id do it with those conditions.

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
  12. Hurley

    Hurley Superultramegalurker

    Don't do it. Expo's suck
  13. timbits588

    timbits588 New Member

    i think it all comes down to what your needs are. i think it definitely a good idea to lower your payments, but if you really want to still have a truck you could always get an older one like someone already suggested. whatever you do i would say just make sure it the right thing for you. don't rush the decision or do it spur of the moment
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    El Camino Man

    El Camino Man Thank The Lord For BBFs!

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