By Joe on
1999 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab SB
My dad bought this as a work truck and it's been through a lot of punishment and some heavy payloads. Shortly after we got it we had to replace the autotyranny(around 115k) with a used one, but it works great now. Just hit 130k not to long ago. The 2.5l engine is kinda weak, not enough power but gets the job done, gets around 14-16mpg highway, very poor for a small truck/engine, the dealer couldn't find out why its so poor, but runs great nonetheless. Has good suspension and great build quality. It's been in a accident before we had it, we think it hit and drove ontop of a small car rear end/trunk, but it nevered caused a problem for us! I really do love this truck.
Very Reliable, Cold A/C, Payloads, Very Fun to Drive (despite weak engine), Comfortable, Build Quality, Smooth Ride, Body Style
Stronger Engine & Better gas millage, More Storage