by buldog60 on Nov 21, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab SB
I got my 99 Ranger with 11K miles on it.
I drove it till it was totaled with ~150,000 miles on it.
I was ever so sad to loose my truck.
It was fun to drive, got decent enough gas mileage, was super reliable.
It never had a hard time starting, AC was still ice cold, and never had anything more than oil changes done to it.
It is also VERY safe.
My mom and 2 year old niece were in the truck when it was totaled, it slid over 200' on the roof after a tire blew on the HWY. Both my mom and niece walked away with out injury.
If you are considering a Ranger, GET IT!
You will not be disappointed.
by minitruckman on Nov 6, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB
Had this truck since 2010, bought with 150,000 miles on her. Since then I've changed the brake rotors, pads, brake booster, master cylinder, 02 sensors, wheel cylinders, and oil.
Overall this is an excellent truck, the extended cab is roomy enough for 2 at the most. Seats have held up well for a 12 year old truck with now almost 180,000 miles on it.
In baton rouge city traffic, I get between 19.5 -21 mpg all city, and my best tank was 25 on the highway!
This year's changes to the 1999 Ford Ranger include standard 15-inch silver styled wheels, a class III frame-mounted hitch receiver for V6 applications, and a spare tire access lock. All models get dual front cupholders and Dark Graphite has been added to the interior colors options list while Willow Green and Denim Blue have been removed as interior choices. The "Splash" model has been discontinued. A 3.0-liter V6 flexible fuel engine is available that is designed specifically for ethanol/gasoline fuel blends.