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Sorry for posting this here, but I am very frustrated and don't know where else to post this. I have an 89 Ford POS Ranger. I have 2yrs of payments left on it and the engine is toasted. 1qt of oil every 50 miles or so and barley runs. My apt. manager had it towed today becuase it isn't registered and I have two other vehicles(Datsuns!!) It is going to cost me $160 to get out and towed back(since I can't drive it). My question is should I just stop making payments on it after I get it back and let them repo it or what? My credit is already bad anyways. What would some of you do? Push it off a cliff and let the insurance pay it off. :) Just kidding...

My 210 and 280zxt haven't let me down yet. FORD SUCKS!
 

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> Sorry for posting this here, but I am very
> frustrated and don't know where else to post
> this. I have an 89 Ford POS Ranger. I have
> 2yrs of payments left on it and the engine
> is toasted. 1qt of oil every 50 miles or so
> and barley runs. My apt. manager had it
> towed today becuase it isn't registered and
> I have two other vehicles(Datsuns!!) It is
> going to cost me $160 to get out and towed
> back(since I can't drive it). My question is
> should I just stop making payments on it
> after I get it back and let them repo it or
> what? My credit is already bad anyways. What
> would some of you do? Push it off a cliff
> and let the insurance pay it off. :) Just
> kidding...

> My 210 and 280zxt haven't let me down yet.
> FORD SUCKS!
sorry you are having trouble. i am a certified ford tech, if you can tell me a little more i may be able to help. if it has a 2.3 you could probably find a used engine for 3-4 hundred and put it in yourself. then you could possibly sell and get enough to pay off loan. you'll lose some in the long run, but what credit you have won't suffer.

P.S no offense taken by your FORD

SUCKS. i profess no great love

for them, just work on em.

Brett
 

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> sorry you are having trouble. i am a
> certified ford tech, if you can tell me a
> little more i may be able to help. if it has
> a 2.3 you could probably find a used engine
> for 3-4 hundred and put it in yourself. then
> you could possibly sell and get enough to
> pay off loan. you'll lose some in the long
> run, but what credit you have won't suffer.

> P.S no offense taken by your FORD

> SUCKS. i profess no great love

> for them, just work on em.

> Brett

I haven't done a compression check yet. It is a 2.3. I am keeping a look out for a used engine in the papers. My FORD SUCKS comment is referring mainly to newer ones, I still like the old Fords, 65 mustangs and older F-150's. I just don't think they make could smaller engines. What usually goes in these engines, the head? Would I be able to fix it probably by just putting on a rebuilt head? I know I need a compression test first though to find out if it is the valves.

P.S. I did own an 84 escort that reached 200,000mi before I traded it in, still running good. I just had a bad day with it being towed and all.
 

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Do whatever you can to protect your credit rating. It's a bummer but it's really important, maybe not now but someday you'll need it. Credit checks are done now for everything from renting an apartment to getting a job. Do what you can to pay it off or sell it. You'll be glad you did!! Fords do SUCK...no argument here!
 
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