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2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab - Consumer Reviews

2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab

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Like betting on college football...
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By Scott Hendrickson
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Edge 2WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I read reviews of people making it to 200 with almost no problems. I don't know if these are all people that don't use their truck as a trick or what. It sends like all the reviews of people pulling trailers, doing construction, etc. start paying out like crazy to keep their poorly built ranger barely running. Mine is at 128k and has had all scheduled oil changes and maintenance. In the last 2 years it has needed a new starter, fuel pump, fuel injector, transmission rebuild, one new cylinder, aaaaand now 5 out of 6 cylinders are all misfiring and showing codes for repair. Looking like it needshould an engine rebuild now.

Transmission AND engine rebuild by 128k?!?!?! That's insane. At least I got it used. It was a nice truck while it was a nice truck. But overall it's useless if it turns into an unreliable money pit starting at only 80k with quality maintenance and regular care.


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I made a huge mistake buying this truck
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By exhaustbearing
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Edge 2WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I own a 2WD 2001 Ranger Edge with the 3.0L V6 and an automatic transmission with only 80,000 miles on it. So far in the year I've had it, I've had to replace the oil pan gasket (the 3L commonly has oil pan gasket problems, mine was pushed out from the pan/block seal at both ends of the engine), fuel pump (died), blower motor (died), blower resister pack (melted), dash lights (a few behind the speedo and tach died), and starter. And I've still got to replace the seal around the third brake light (leaks like a sieve), and the PATS system (not aftermarket, it's Ford's antitheft system - it often decides the factory keys are not right and locks the truck down in theft mode) Do not buy this truck


Worst Features

-Lighting it on fire -Crushing it -Taking a long drive off a short pier Seriously, don't buy this truck. It's nothing but a huge money pit in parts even if you can do the work yourself. Not to mention it has no power and only gets 13mpg if I hypermile it.


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2001 Ranger Edge 2DR SB
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By Todd
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Edge 2WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I have the 3.0L V6. I get decent gas mileage, averaging between 19 and 20 MPG. It truly is a pretty truck when it is driven through town, and gets a lot of attention. Ride height and ground clearance is great, but ride is extremely rough. Great 5-speed manual transmission, and the only problems I have had after 84,000 miles was an emissions problem (EGR flow problems). Other than that, this has been a great truck to drive, and very enjoyable.


Best Features

The powerdome hood, a lot of room for larger tires, great body style,


Worst Features

Ride Quality could definitely be improved, because it is real stiff and bouncy. A little more power than the 3.0 that I have.


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blue tiger
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By bill412
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Edge 2WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Only problems I had were water leaking through rear window seal, and throttle body malfunctioning. This is a manual shift model, and the clutch feels kind of soft. Very dependable truck, and will haul lots more weight than I thought.


Best Features

High road clearance, bed extender.


Worst Features

More powerful base engine would help. I live in a very hilly area, and the 3.0 is marginal going uphill.


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Solid Compact Pickup
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By the duct-tape kid
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2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab Edge 2WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Was shopping for daily driver to
replace 79 F150.Test drove Edge on whim
and fell in love.Semi dual exhaust
sounds great.The truck rides higher
than base R,but felt more like a truck
than base R.Stiff suspension. Makes XLT
look wimpy.Basic pickup interior-vinyl
floor/seats, crank windows, no power
nothin. CD player helps.Only regret is
it ain't a long bed. Needed a
dependable work truck, and smaller
helps in downtown traffic. 3.0L motor
isn't too punchy-doesn't get great gas
mileage either. Motor weak on incline
and auto tranny downshifts to
compensate.


Best Features

Basic interior that you don't mind getting dirty (wipes clean). Exterior styling, exhaust sound.


Worst Features

Replace jump seats with regular bench. Make dual exhausts for real. Perhaps a floor-mount auto is in order. Long bed for regular cab edge. I hate stem controls sticking out of column. Put wiper on dash, dimmer on floor.


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