by xelaciraptor on Aug 22, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT Off-Road 4WD Flareside SB w/398A (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I bought this Ranger two and a half years ago with 146000 miles on it. Now it has 162000 miles on it and it still hasn't had any major or even moderate problems it's entire life. The acceleration on the vehicle is outstanding with the 4.0L and it feels like I have a V8. The only lacking thing on the vehicle is the lack of room for people in the back and also the comfort of the back seats.
by j433r on Jan 30, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Flareside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
this truck is absolutely awful, everytime i drive it there is something breaking on it. Just got the heater valve repaired along with all the ball joints when i noticed a hole in my vacuum and also a strange loud creaking sound coming from my front wheels.
Truck is very prone to rust, and should be checked thoroughly before purchase.
Not to mention, very low cosmetic appeal when compared to tacoma or frontier.
Suspension is very stiff and leads to a very uncomfortable ride
Also horrible on gas.
Just plain a nightmare like experience, I will never buy a ranger ever again in my lifetime, or simply any American made vehicle. My uncle just hit 320xxx in his toyota which is a real truck.
by mrfilter2u on Dec 29, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Ranger 2dr SuperCab XLT Appearance 2WD Flareside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
I bought a 2001 extended cab 4x4 (fully loaded) for my daughter, after she had about a year behind the wheel.
She had been driving a 2009 Mazdz 3 and was scared to drive the taller 4x4. I am hoping that she will soon learn to love this truck as much as i do.
I runs really well, has every option, well kept extended cab with the 4.0 motor.
CLEAN INSIDE AND OUT.
WHY WANT SHE DRIVE IT?
SHE WANTED A JEEP AND A 4X4 PICK UP IS THE NEXT BEST THINMG.
Most notable for the 2001 Ford Ranger is the availability of the Explorer's 207-horsepower, 4.0-liter SOHC V6. In other engine news, the flexible-fuel feature on the 3.0-liter V6 has been dropped and there will also be a new base 2.3-liter four-cylinder coming soon after the model-year introduction. ABS is now standard on all models. A new Edge trim level has a monochromatic appearance, which includes color-keyed bumpers and wheel lip moldings. Exterior changes are numerous. All models get a new grille, bumpers, and headlamps, while the XLT 4x4 and Edge get a new hood and wheel lip moldings. Four colors are new as well as an optional in-dash, six-disc CD changer.