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2001 Ranger XLT 2WD Short Bed Standard C
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By mugrb
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2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab XLT 2WD Styleside SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this truck used. It has been a good runner - so far. Awesome on gas mileage. During this winter I've been getting easily 24 mpg with 400 lbs of sand over the rear axle. Summer I've been getting very close to 30 mpg, 28 to 29 is common for me. Tricky in the winter months being rear wheel drive. The rear end always goes to the right sending me heading into oncoming traffic driving up an icy slope. The 3.0 liter Vulcan V-6 is starting to get a bit noisy with being almost 110k miles. It rides quiet for a small pickup. Cruise control button on the left side is loose. The EGR system could be upgraded too a more reliable system.


Best Features

5-speed manual overdrive versus the auto. Seats are exceptionally comfortable. Instrumentation.


Worst Features

Doesn't matter, Ford is dropping the Ranger. But a limited slip differential as standard equipment on all pickups. Better EGR system that replaces the DPFE sensor. Considerable larger fuel tank. Mine completely empty is only 13.2 gallons. A real working oil press gauge.


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My Ford
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By VBCWXSPOTTER
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2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab XLT 2WD Styleside SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This truck in my view handles very well. The five speed manual is very good on gas mileage. Seating is very comfortable for a long legged fellow like me. Towing is a bit sluggish on larger hills though.


Best Features

Five speed manual overdrive. Air conditioning. Cruise control. Two wheel drive.


Worst Features

No changes - it is a good comfortable to drive truck.


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2001 Ranger Edge 2DR SB
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By Todd
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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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My Truck
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By socha818
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab XLT 2WD Styleside SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Well gets awesome gas mileage for a truck. A cover over the bed added about 3 mpg more. Disadvantage: not very good traction in snow or rain. Not a lot of weight in back of truck, even with 140lbs extra. Just had some rear brake problems. Advantages: Again the gas mileage is great. Fun truck, 5-speed manual, good response. Easy to do self fix-ups, oil and filters. Don't need a jack to change oil and oil filter. Overall good, sometimes troublesome but nothing a little loving can't take care of.


Best Features

5-speed manual. Good sound system. Gas mileage.


Worst Features

Better brakes. Some engine shaking.


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expensive transmission repair
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Performance
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Fuel Economy
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Build Quality
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By dave king
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Ranger Regular Cab 2dr Regular Cab XL 2WD Styleside SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Ran good for the first 40,000 then $2300.00 transmission repair due to electronics. Lifters rattle under small hills. Oil pressure guage broken. I have towing package but only towed a small boat three times. Glad it wasn't more -- a lot more would be broken. I WAS a FORD nut. No more.


Best Features

Interior.


Worst Features

Transmission and lifter rattle.


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