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Great Ride with problems attached
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By Chad
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2001 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Styleside SB w/393A (4.0L 6cyl 5M)


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I loved my Ranger when I bought it. It had under 65,000 miles. It was great to drive and was great off road. The rear doors would rattle a lot even though they were closed very tightly. Only problem is after a week of owning it, I had to take it into the shop already. The rear wheels constantly lock in place. A problem for most owners of the Ranger. It was in the shop at least 3 times for that issue. A few months later it was in the shop again for the transmission. Out of the blue the transmission blew a gasket so I lost third gear. Apparently another common problem.


Best Features

4x4 is great off road or in the snow. I loved the 4.0L V6, and the interior is very nice for a truck.


Worst Features

Take a look at a new transmission, and look at the design of the rear wheel drums/brake System! Look at ways to stop rattles in rear doors.


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By kim
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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr SuperCab XLT Appearance 2WD Flareside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Great little truck, never had any major problems with it, good gas mileage.


Best Features

Controls are easy to reach, seats are comfy on long trips.


Worst Features

3rd door should be standard on any extended cab. Without it, it makes getting things in and out of extended area very difficult, not much room to maneuver.


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The Tippy Truck
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By chage
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2001 Ford Ranger 4dr SuperCab XLT 4WD Flareside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Rolled the same vehicle twice. Although I'm still alive to talk about it (the roof is capable of withstanding a rollover), the vehicle is way too light in the rear. Even with sandbags, the vehicle is too prone to losing traction, breaking loose and rolling over while skidding. Although there is plenty of important legroom, the ground clearance and approach/departure angles are great (allowing you to go places with it), the body is too light and there's no weight and traction in the rear end. Ford really needs to redesign the Ranger to overcome those major setbacks.


Best Features

Decent and quiet engine, OK truck ride and decent steering (does not offset the light and loose rear end though). Good interior.


Worst Features

There has to be a way of designing a truck with both ground clearance and a rear end with traction.


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Satisfied Owner
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By spudcav
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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab XL 2WD Styleside SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased used with 7500 mi in 2003 for $7000. Ride is harsh and some bumps will cause the rear end to jump. However, I am extremely please with the gas mileage that has increased from mid- 20's at purchase to 31 mpg at last fillup. Have owned the truck for 14 months with absolutely no maintenance problems. Very dependable -- this summer did a trip from VA to WI and back with no mechanical problems. The ranger is the best looking little truck out there. Will consider another one in the future.


Best Features

Great gas milease with the 2.3L four 5spd.


Worst Features

Get rid of the vinyl bench seat and replace it with a cloth model that has a center armrest. Do something about the axle jumping around on bumps. It can be scarey, even when expected and is unwarranted in an otherwise appealing vehicle.


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Ford Ranger
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By aew
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2001 Ford Ranger 2dr SuperCab XLT Appearance 2WD Flareside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I saw the first time after looking at ford f-150's and higher, but when I saw this little guy it jumped right out to me. I drove it...fell in love with it!


Best Features

The stepside or flareside to it!!


Worst Features

Make the interior look like something off of fast and the furious movie!!


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