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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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Not too bad
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By John
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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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Better gas mileage would always be nice.


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Not Ford Tough
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By I hate Ford
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


Review

First off the gas mileage is terrible. I am averaging about 14 miles to the gallon. We had to replace the transfer case motor at 75,000 miles. It was a 500 dollar part. Then 15,000 miles and a year and two weeks later it went bad again. It was over the warranty and that was $1000 in one year! We have had very very bad rear brakes. They are drum brakes and should last at least 50,000 miles they have lasted less than one thousand miles. No wonder that Ford is losing money. This truck was not even close to built Ford tough.


Best Features

4x4 when it works. Everything when it is not broken down.


Worst Features

Gas mileage. Transfer case motors. Brakes.


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My Ford
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By wingnut
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


Review

This truck has been a good, solid means of transportation. It is good for hauling standard cargo (though the back suspension is a little soft for heavier loads). However, as a daily driver it has mediocre power and lousy gas mileage (17mpg mixed!). If you need to haul light cargo, get the 4cyl. If you need to pull things, get a big diesel. As for myself, my next purchase will be a good hatchback. However, I won't be buying anything until my truck dies. Admittedly, with a Ranger, that could be a very, very long time.


Best Features

Reliability. The Ranger feels very solid and hefty. The seats are comfortable and the stereo is not bad.


Worst Features

Power! I have to hit the "OD off" button when passing someone to get it to down shift correctly. Fuel economy! If you're gonna make a hefty 3.0 v6, at least make it powerful. Otherwise, you may as well have gotten the 4 cylinder model


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