Major mechanical problems after 70,000
miles. Over $2,044.08 spent on four
repair occasions since 2-08-02 (I have
receipts). Just had clutch assembly and
slave cylinder replaced at 77,012 miles
mostly highway miles). U-Joints, Ball
Joints, and injectors thermostat and
sensors have been replaced. I will
never purchase any vehicle maufactured
by this company again. I intend to make
known to my friends, family and
associates the problems I have
experienced with this vehicle in order
that they not make the same mistake I
did. Obviously, Ford trucks aren't
I own a 1997 Ford Ranger XLT 4cly. with 99,000 miles to this day. It's been very reliable as the engine, trans, and so on. Only had small problem with frnt brake slide pins outside of normal maint. It has one major exterior flaw: rust! I did wash the underbody every spring; it still rusts. I'd swear Ford designed this truck's frame to rust out. I suppose if I lived in another state besides Maine (and snow & salted roads) this would not be a problem, or would it.
Gas mileage about 24-31 mpg in mixed driving, power, and it hauls a two place snowmobile trailer with ease. Never has left me stuck on the side of the road like my Sable.
Better rust protection for frame components, and front brake parts.
I got this truck with only 6000 miles on it. It has been nothing but problems here are some. Wheel bearings 10000 miles, endless ignition problems nobody can get it to run right 4 different shops, hubs 29000 miles and i rarely use 4 wheel, front u joints 60000 miles, steering wheel locked up, electrical problem, brake seal 65000, sensors relaced, heater stuck on hot, always some sort on electrical problems. This truck is junk. Don't buy.
Nice looking truck inside and out. It now has 118,000 miles on it and most of the front end components have been replaced more than once. The 3.0L v-6 with the automatic is greatly underpowered. It gets bad gas mileage less than 15 mpg. It also has a poor ride. It does not like to go up hills. It has had endless problems with the ABS brakes. The frame is starting rust out
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