I think this is the Ranger model I
had. It was a standard Ranger with a 5
speed transmission. I drove the hell
out of this truck and would still have
it but I it was declared a "total"
after a wreck. This Ranger was ordered
with a long bed from the factory. I
got ownership at about 80,000 miles. My
ranger was a delivery vehicle twice, so
it took a ton of abuse. I only had
typical repairs such as fuel pumps,
batteries, alternators, fuel filters,
and so forth. Nothing major. The
clutch was about to go out, but what
did I expect after such abuse. I had
the 3.0 V-6 and it was peppy without
sucking down the fuel.
Reliability: it was easy to keep up and
maintain. Great gas mileage. Handles
good on the Interstate.
This is a "light truck" w/ 14" wheels,
so the suspension is not great, even w/
great shocks. 16" tires would also help
with the last major down side: this
truck is DANGEROUS in the rain because
of the light back end.