Bought is two years ago and so far so good! I get about 26 MPG (mostly highway miles on the 2.5L engine). I also use often for home improvement. I built a deck with it and have carried some heavy loads for my landscaping and the truck is holding up great!
Love the A/C in the summer time (it cools very fast). I am very surprised and impressed with the MPGs-26! This is a reliable truck.
I bought my 2000 Ford Ranger brand new. I currently have 139,000 miles on it. I have always changed my oil before I hit the 3000 mile mark. I have not any major problems. I tuned it it myself at 100,000 miles. I have had the cooling system flushed 2 times and the transmission flush 2 times as well. This is just maintenance items that I personally like to take care of. My front brakes lasted well over 100,000 miles and the rear drum brakes I changed at 105,000 miles. It is a great truck. I wash my engine every 2 months at the car wash (I cover the electric parts and so forth of course). My paint still looks nice, shiny and clean. Next time I will get the 4x4 for winter driving.
The reliability of the engine and components.
None really. As long as you take care of it, change the oil etc. and stick to the recommended maintenance schedule it will last!
this was and is a beautifull car.
if i had enough money to buy any car id
want it would only be a brand new ford
ranger. I love fords and the ranger is
deffinently my favorite of the
thank you very much
I haven't owned this truck for 24 hours
yet and I already know I'll form a
strong bond with it. The 2.5L 4-cyl
isn't the world's strongest engine, but
with the 5-sp manual it has plenty of
around town pep. Good ergonomics,
amazing legroom for my 6'6" body and a
decent radio. Tight but forgiving ride
on sport suspension. It's pretty much a
base model, but the XLT wheels and the
slightly higher ride height make it
look good. I hope I can report back
here with more good news once I have
more time with it.
Ride, decent stereo, perceived quality,
Quieter engine, make armrest standard,
stop dealerships from putting Armour
All on the vinyl flooring