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.
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.
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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