This Ford Ranger is my second in a row. I purchased this one because it has air conditioning and I need it here in South Florida. I have maintained it on schedule and have garaged it whenever possible. The only large expense has been the clutch. Because of the position of the slave cylinder it is impossible to service the slave without removing the housing for the master cylinder, too. So, clutch work is expensive. All else is original and works well.
The little engine sips gas, yet hauls all the junk I need to haul. Also, the 5 speed overdrive allows me to do up to 80 on the highway with no problem. Rear antilock brakes were a bonus for 1992.
Not much interior space for dry hauling. It is not an extended cab. I had to add the bedliner and tie down posts. I have a net in the back for small light loads.
I got this truck, and have loved every
moment I've spent in it, I'm 18, and I
go four wheeling, and I wheel hard.
This truck has held sturdy, with no
modifications (No lift, stock tires,
etc), and it comes off the dirt, onto
concrete wonderfully. My only vauge
complaint would be gas mileage, but for
a 4.0 V-6, it does wonderfully,
especially if you take off the
tailgate, an easy removal. My only
warning bout this truck is it seems
that the paint flakes off alot. Buy
this if you want a sturdy small work
truck...Not if you want a pretty truck.
Power, Comfortable ride, EASILY removed
tail gate (I've had other trucks where
this was an issue)...I love this whole
This isn't to ford, this is to
companies...Make stuff for the early
Rangers, not just the new ones.
This is my second ranger and it has
been a very good truck,the only thing i
had to repair were normal wear and tear
items like brakes ,tires ,shocks, the
only real repiar was the intake
manifold was leaking antifreeze and i
had to relace the gasket in 130,000
smooth ride quality for a small pickup
and comfertable interior.
I have only had this truck a couple of
months, and I am 3rd or 4th party, but
it is still in excellent condition,
except for a few small scratches, and it
runs great! I told my wife I wouldn't
have another Ford after the '94 Taurus,
except maby a truck, and this little
truck is great so far.
Engine and transmission. The combination
performs very well togeather.
Seat padding could be better, but I
suspect a heavier person had this truck
before, as it was a company vehicle.
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