by Rio on Jun 9, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
I bought this truck used in 2003. It has been the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned. Gas mileage isn't that great (20 mpg), but a very strong performer. The 4.0 L V6 comes in very handy when you need it. Great acceleration for passing truckers on hills in the mountains. The 4WD has performed flawlessly in the winter, and I have pulled lots of people out of ditches and towed them up icy hills. The only things I've replaced on this truck are the front brake shoes (80,000 miles), a couple sets of tires, and the windshield. The only modification I had installed was a dual exhaust cat-back for $300, which greatly improved the power.
by good truck on Apr 9, 2003 Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
I had no problems with this truck after
three years and 52,000 miles. Loved
the four doors. My husband
accidentally rolled it 1 1/4 times in
the snow, (truck was totalled) and he
had only a few cuts on his hands and
sore muscles. He wants one with a
bigger engine, but I saw nothing I
would change on this truck, except
maybe better gas mileage. It pulled a
trailer fine. We are looking for
another one just like it!
For 2000, the 2WD can be had with a "Trailhead" off-road style suspension package complete with larger tires and wheels, giving it the tough look of its 4WD cousin. All 2000 Ford Ranger models have new wheel designs, and the XLT 4WD Off-Road Group receives a stainless-steel front-suspension skid plate.