DanvillRob, on 05 February 2013 - 09:34 AM, said:
Guess we'll find out soon what will replace the Ranger..... I refuse to buy a GM or Dodge truck, and for business reasons, I don't want a foreign truck.
I'm driving a 1998 Ranger now. I bought it new in 1998, (I bought 6 at one time back then), and this is the last one of the bunch.
When we buy the new truck, (whatever we decide to buy), I'll sell off my 1998 Ranger, and take the 2004 Ranger that we're taking out of service.
I really don't know much about the "bailout"...I know just enough about it to know that what I know is likely wrong.
I am home now, because the alternater went out in my Chevy, and I had to replace it. The new one said "rebuilt by Napa in Mexico" or something like that. Lifetime warrenty, and only 120 bucks with core exchange.
I am confused, because for the Chevy, the "rebuilt in Mexico" I say, "cool...that means 'origonal equipment'". It's about as close to traditional auto parts as you can get. By traditional, I mean a part from the same supplier, or rebuilt. As opposed to an aftermarket made to work, but actually a different part. OR, as is more and more the case, a specific part so engineered that only that part works for that vehicle, and the price is highly inflated.
I mean, I'm glad a rebuilt alternater is still just an alternater and doesn't cost 400 bucks, but at the same time, I'm sad and a little pissed it means "Mexico".
The tow was courtesy of a Freightliner powered by Mercedes.
I'm thinking you might have look into building trucks and light trucks.