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Great truck for anything!
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By LoneRanger
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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I bought this truck with 100k on the clock and have put 120k on it since for a total of 220k miles!!! It has the 3.0 in it and its the best truck I have ever owned, it has never let me down. Other than normal stuff i.e. brakes tires and a few ball joints its been problem free. I would buy another ranger in a second. Only downfall of the truck is the ride. Front susp. is a little whooped out. Also rangers are known (in the north) for the rear shackles rotting out which mine have. A $100 fix if you do it yourself. And rear springs could be stronger. I haul dirt bikes 3 times a week all over Ohio and its perfect. Buy a Ford ranger.


Favorite Features

The truck just loves to drive and won't stop. Drove from OH to NC with 200k miles and not a problem. And AC blasts ice cold!


Suggested Improvements

Rear shackles and rear springs need to be stronger. And the tailgate bottoms tend to rust. But its a perfect little truck.


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Very Reliable
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By Tennessee
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Great little truck. VERY RELIABLE. Never had any problems. 21mpg has been appreciated and fact that body style has not changed much, truck still looks like new. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


Favorite Features

Reliability Timeless look


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Pfffft
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By Ramndomguy32
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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Lots and lots of never ending electrical problems from year 1. Constantly needed tune ups about every other oil change.


Favorite Features

Comfy


Suggested Improvements

Kill the electrical leprechauns and find some way to tighten up the timing


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3rd Ranger in a row!
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By Wayne D.
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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3rd Ranger in 15 years. This the newest a '99 XLT Extended Cab, SB. Bought used w/ 92K at a local truck dealer. I love this truck, but the 3.0 does lack power and for such a small engine, and for that, the fuel economy stinks. It is built for a small truck however. I put new heavy duty leaf springs from JC Whitney, which lifted the rear and fixed the load droop, fixed up numerous minor wear/tear and tune up stuff (brakes, water pump, tires, plugs, shocks, etc.) At 145K, developed a lifter tick which 2/3 quart Marvel Mystery oil solved. Overall, I love it regartdless and will keep it until it dies, 'cause it's not worth enough to part with anyway!


Favorite Features

Dark green metallic paint, extended cab, cool factory aluminum wheels, straight as an arrow and does not wear out tires! Tough little truck.


Suggested Improvements

Wow... more power for the 3.0L! I mix "Lucas Oil" fuel additive / lubricant, and a noticiable difference in power as well as mileage (go figure!) Inlet fuel filter fitting is a bear to remove.


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Battle Tested
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By John
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1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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This car gave me no probelms ever. Once it was parked in front of my house and someone crashed into it at about 30 head on and my car was fine, his was totalled. The car did not survive its second accident, it was t- boned by a Ford Econoline going about 50, but no one in the Ranger had so much as a scratch.


Suggested Improvements

Better electonics - keyless rarely worked


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