Monday, November 2, 2009
The Gutless Wonder is retired.
On the October 25th postiing I mentioned that The "Gutless Wonder" is retired. 10 years and almost 230,000 miles I retired my 1996 Ranger extended cab truck. Only 118 horsepower it went and went, but never got very good mileage for a 4. On the interstate at 70 around 23 and 60 around 23 and no matter if you drove hard or not. It was time, and I was considering trading the Taurus wagon with the 24 valve 3 liter V-6 on a pristine Outlander van, but they more or less wanted me to give them the car. THEN the 2006 V-6 extended cab Ranger got reduced from $14,000 to around $11,000 something. HMMMM! It has 50,000 miles and is in superb condition. So the old one went for the new one. I expect around 21 miles per gallon. On the trip Friday a week ago to Camden, SC from here round trip is 161 miles and I got 25 miles per gallon. It's 2 lane SC 34 all the way, so I never got to 70. The speed limit is 55. That's what I did. I may drive it to Black Mountain this weekend.