by red70 on May 15, 2011 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.
by Jim on Jun 28, 2005 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.
by ckline on Apr 14, 2004 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.
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.