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By Rio on
2000 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB
I bought this truck used in 2003. It has been the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned. Gas mileage isn't that great (20 mpg), but a very strong performer. The 4.0 L V6 comes in very handy when you need it. Great acceleration for passing truckers on hills in the mountains. The 4WD has performed flawlessly in the winter, and I have pulled lots of people out of ditches and towed them up icy hills. The only things I've replaced on this truck are the front brake shoes (80,000 miles), a couple sets of tires, and the windshield. The only modification I had installed was a dual exhaust cat-back for $300, which greatly improved the power.
The 360 degree overall visibility is great to have. A nice high ride in spite of it's size.
I eventually had to disconnect the cab light, because it kept turning on by itself, the doors tend to make a clunking sound while driving, and the dash controls are a bit flimsy.