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2000 Ford Ranger

   
 
Ford Ranger Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 119 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 2000 Ford Ranger

  • Despite its substantial age, the 2000 Ford Ranger is still one of the wiser choices in the compact truck market.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Four-door entry, five-speed automatic and optional flexible fuel/electric powertrains, thoughtful interior.

  • Cons

    Room in extended-cab area isn't enough for adults, questionable front-end styling.

  • What's New for 2000

    For 2000, the 2WD can be had with a "Trailhead" off-road style suspension package complete with larger tires and wheels, giving it the…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (8 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

11 year review

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Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB

2.5L Engine, Manual, 4.10 axle. Actual mileage was 69K last year. I made a typo on my 10 year review, but still low miles for the age of the truck. Most Reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It may be slow, the paint may be pealing off, and the design is 20 plus years old, but I would not own another vehicle for everyday use. I have no worries or concerns with this truck. I expect to get another 10 years out of it. Maintenance cost for the last 11 years has been about $250. Two oil changes, one thermostat, one battery, that's it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Good all around truck

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Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB

I bought this truck brand new in 2000. It tows very well considering it's a V6. I drive this truck everyday and I couldn't ask for a better truck. It has always being there for me. The ride is rough but hey, it's a truck. I love this truck especially being a 5 speed manual, I don't have to worry about transmission problems like you always encounter with Ford automatic transmissions.




Fun to drive

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Vehicle: 2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB

I only owned this truck for a few short months. But right away the truck proved itself to myself and my wife. I was hit broadside by a Honda which resulted in a rollover. I sustained only a broken arm because it hit the curb. The passenger cabin fared a lot better than I would have expected in this type of accident. Had my young son been in the truck with me, I am certain he would have had almost no injuries. Certainly a tribute to Ford engineers. I will definitely buy another.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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Full 2000 Ford Ranger Review

What's New for 2000

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.

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