by stevec81 on Jun 19, 2014 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB
I bought this Ranger as an used vehicle in 2003; since then I've put just under 100,000 miles on it. It's a XLT regular cab with a long bed and the 4.0 V6/automatic.
While not necessarily in the market for a truck, I needed a vehicle to drive, and it was the right price.
For the most part, it is true that these things last forever and that these things are hard to kill.
However, unless they are taken care of better than perfectly, they have a tendency to attract dents and rust like a magnet.
by Allen Sackett on Jun 1, 2005 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB
I purchased the Ranger XLT longbed new in 1990 and wish there had been a lemon law in place at that time (there is now). After a few thousand miles I had to have the dealer install a new rear axle as the old one was being worn in two! I purchased the Ford rust protection. At 270,000 miles it is now pile of rust in spite of regular waxes and washes (it was showing signs of rust at 150,000 miles)! At 133,000 miles: installed rebuilt engine: I have now put more miles into the rebuilt than the factor engine! The check engine light continues to come off in spite of having dealers look at it.
by Keiko on Jan 23, 2003 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB
This truck was my late fathers work
truck. It works well and runs great
but a 2.3L engine in a truck is a
little small however it has been really
reliable with 274,000 miles on it.
Even in Chicago with our cold winters
and sometimes hot summers it always
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