I've owned this 2.3, 4 cyl, 4wd, 5 speed, short bed ranger for 3 months and is nothing to brag about. I have never exceeded 19 mpg and 14.5-15 is common, with a top speed of about 75 and going up most hills, it might lose 5-10 mph even after dropping a gear. The only good for this truck is most parts are still original, other than the steering sector and the mirrors can never stay in place.
I bought my Ranger with 139,000 miles on it from the original owner. At 170,000 the over drive went out in the transmission; had it rebuilt, I've got about $2000 bucks in the truck and have been driving it for 5 years and put almost 100,000 miles on in and it's been the best vehicle I've ever owned. Its now got over 230,000 miles on it.
Big 4.0 engine. tons of power. although no towing power.
i owned a ranger for 2 years and never
regretted a minute of it. there simply
isnt a better light truck on the
market. on road, the handling and
power are amazing. the 2.9l has plenty
of torque, and the power is trasferred
through the road better than most
cars. off road, you can put most big
trucks to shame. the 4x4 and low range
are almost impossible to get stuck in
mud snow or trails. accident safety is
unreal. i just totaled it by hitting a
crown victoria @ 60 then ran into a
ditch and flipped 3 times. I walked
away w/o a scratch.
Abundant torque, 4x4, low range,
ground clearance, manual trans
1991 Ford Ranger Regular Cab Custom 2dr Regular Cab LB
Only owned it for 2 years. 220,000km
on it and have had next to no repairs.
Muffler was only problem, body starting
to look a little tired but it still
gives me no trouble starting, and
surviving harsh Canadian winters.
The mirrors have always annoyed me,
blowing in the wind.