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2000 Ford Ranger

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Good truck
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By jeff brown
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

Second one that I have owned. Looking to buy my third. Disappointed with the 3.0 like the 4.0 better


Favorite Features

It's a Ford


Suggested Improvements

More power for the 3.0


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Not a good truck
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By w.pratt
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Review

Bought truck at 60000 miles. Looked and ran good but immediately ran into trouble, while on trip left front abs brake failed. Cost 550 bucks at dealer for new rotor pads and wheel bearing because sensor is part of the bearing. 2 years later same scenario on other side. Also front axle stared growling, haven't fixed that yet, as need another 12oo bucks for this. Now at 98000 miles relegated to only driving in winter, as it is now a carportqueen. Also inside box rotting out, although plastic outside looks like new.


Favorite Features

Interior nice. Looks good externally, handles nice. Good off road.


Suggested Improvements

Why not make the whole box of plastic? And why re-engineer abs system for simpler and cheaper repair


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Low Budget 4x4
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By John
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Review

I bought this truck used in 2005 with a 3.0LV6, with 68K miles on it. It provided me with a 4x4 at an affordable price for a Highschool student. Now, two years later, I have 86K miles and have had nothing go wrong with it other than normal wear and tear. For the price, you are getting a well-designed vehicle inside and out! Definitely a must have for any highschool student that has a parent willing to help them finance. Definitely not for anyone who needs to do heavy hauling or drives more than one other person in it though.


Favorite Features

A solid, well-designed interior and exterior, especialy for the price. Seats are comfortable, ride is smooth for a compact truck, and engine is reliable.


Suggested Improvements

3.0L V6 needs more horse power! I have to floor it to reach speeds past 50mph. Also, needs better gas mileage, I'm only getting 15mpg if I'm conservative. I should be able to get outstanding fuel economy if i'm giving up horsepower.


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Not too bad
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By John
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD Stepside SB


Review

Bought a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT with a 3.0L V6 4wd. The one word that best describes it is reliable. Bought it with 68k miles on it, and other than regular wear and tear, I have never had any problems with it. This truck is best for anyone who mainly drives by themselves, wants 4wd, and is looking for something newer at a lower price. I wouldn't reccomend it if you drive more than just you and one other person. No more room (even with the extended cab.), or if you have heavy hauling to do.


Favorite Features

Interior is built with high quality materials, exterior looks great. Very dependable truck! On the fly 4x4 is awesome in snow, especially when you have to shift in and out of it constantly.


Suggested Improvements

More horsepower! It has enough power for city driving, but if you want to pass someone, or just drive on the highway at all, you have to floor it. It takes me 4rpm to do what a V8 can do in 1.5rpm! Oh, and don't expect to save gas, my 3.0 gets 15mpg in the city


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Ranger is rugged
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By William
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

Bought this vehicle six weeks ago from original owner who'd put 82,000 miles on it. Had it tuned up (new plugs, serpentine belt, engine coolant, etc.) and it runs great. Has 4.0 V-6 with 5 speed automatic. Ideal for hauling off yard debris, clipping or the occasional piece of furniture, etc. Excellent for towing my motorcycle. Gas mileage isn't great, but that's because of 4.10 rear end. So far so good.


Favorite Features

Seats look like new. Controls are mostly intuitive. Lots of torque. Looks good with 4x4 off-road package, stainless steel skid plate, etc.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage would always be nice.


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