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2000 Ford Ranger

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But forgien!
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By MT Man
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

I inherited it from an elderly relative who bought it brand new. When I got it it had only 27K miles on it. It's noisy, it looks and feel cheap both inside and out. The fuel milege is terrible. If I drive it 65 I can squeeze 17mpg out of it. The electric door locks quit at 30K miles and the transmission gave up at 33K miles. Now they want $3K to put in a replacement. when I asked if the new transmission would last longer than the old one, the dealer just shrugged. I can't beleive what a piece of crap this truck is. Ford should be ashamed!


Best Features

AC works well.


Worst Features

Where to start. The entire running gear is junk. This vehicle should get 20 mpg at highway speds, not 15. The transmission is only good for use as a boat anchor.


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Good, not Great
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By TruckMan92
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Vehicle

2000 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

All in all, a pretty good truck. By no means the best in the mid- sized/compact class. The truck is a lot of fun to drive, and gets the job done. The seats are comfortable, the extended-cab is functional. The towing/payload capacities are about as good as anything else in its class. I have used this truck for everything. Its reliability is great, never had a problem. The interior design is very plain, nothing special at all. The exterior is nice, but again, nothing special. The quality is good, everythings sturdy, its a Ford. The performance and drive are great. It handles turns well, breaking is nice, acceleration is suprisingly good. The fuel economy is terrible, 14 MPG!


Best Features

4WD, cab space, sound system, handling, ABS.


Worst Features

Gas mileage! EPA estimated is 15 city, around 20 highway. In reality, it gets 13-14 City and 18-19 Highway (Well maintained). A full-sized gets better gas mileage. And keep in mind, this is only a V6! Would also like to see improvements in the design, it needs an update.


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Good truck
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By jeff brown
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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


Best Features

It's a Ford


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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