I bought a 1990 ranger ex-cab in 2005 it had 80,000 original miles on it then. I drove that truck in every terrain think able. And it never quit. It was a real nice rig for the price. I bought it for 2500 and sold it in 2009 for 1900 cash. I over 1000,000 miles on it and it only had a few minor hick-ups. Sold it b/c my family out grew it. But I wish I still had it. Best truck ever
5 spd manual and manual locking hubs
maybe add a little more storage on the door side panel
Well i bought this truck last summer for 2500 with about 158,000 miles on it. i am just about to pass 165k but it is actually running better now then it was when i got it, i take the thing off roading pretty much every weekend and get stuck very rarely only because of the low front dana 35, but i pulled out a 98 chevy silverado extended cab with a 6 in lift and 35 inch tires. the truck was buried to the frame and i pulled the giant out. It is my daily driver and i love the thing to death even though i had the fuel pump relay go out and had to pay 200 dollars for a tow and had to have a new alternator, but will probably drive the truck till it runs no more
i love that it is does not have an ifs (independent front suspension
I've had the truck for 9 yrs - bought it
used in '93. Have 150K miles. I've
replaced RABS valve, fuel reg, P/S pump,
water pump. A/C has leaked down,
probably compressor seal. Overall, I
like the truck. The engine is strong,
and the truck does well off-road,
although I did replace the auto-locking
hubs with Warn manual hubs.
Strong, dependable engine. Takes a
lickin' and keeps on tickin'
Auto trans silts up - have to change
fluid a lot - at least 1/yr (hint to
those of you who r&r'd trans - just try
keeping it clean!!!). Also, brake
rotors warp easily - I've had them
turned several times.