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The only rig i havent been able to kill!....yet
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By John handy
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I will tell you this is a tough s.o.b! I've always been known as a hard drivin, evil Duke boy kinda guy .I have driven rallied and raced more vehicles to death than i can count .I purchased my 2002 Ranger FX4 right after a very long relationship ended and as usually is the case the ex releived me of my new truck.Being of irish decent and pissed at the world i took ALOT of my issues out on my Ranger.Trees couldnt stop it nor could fences ,huge rocks,mailboxes,garbage cans, stumps, flat bed trailers(both tires up and over like joey chitwood) humps, jumps, holes you name it i bet ive crashed into it ,run it over, or offended it in the last 2yrs and it just keeps going! 90mph in 3rd with the tach pegged dosent even phase my little red bastard.This truck has had my back through a very rough time and never let me down.The little red bastard is family to me now and i'd fight to the death for it.


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Plum Wild 4.0
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By RangerCrash
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this Ranger used. I unfortunately totaled the Ranger a few weeks ago. It has a 4.0 L and 5 Spd Standard, Manual 4x4, Electric W/L/M, A/C, Stereo, Map Lights, Cargo Light, Running Lights, Bed Trim, Chrome F/R Bumpers, and a lot of other gizmo's. This was the XLT FX-4, The 4.0 had extreme power, The transmission was solid, as was the 4x4. BUT, there was always something else wrong. 2 Electric Window Control Motors, 2 Heater Cores within, 3 mos. of each other, Several Dash Lights out, Front Wheel Bearings twice, Brakes, Rotors, and Both Emergency brake cables, Clutch Slave Cylinder went out (tranny pull to repair). K&N Air filter, Dual Exhaust, Paint was excellent, The engine and transmission were great. The truck had 148k miles on it, when it was totaled. The 4.0 pulled a trailer good, and hauled my Polaris Ranger, with little problem. I used the truck to drive 60 miles per day to work, and pull my 2 axle trailer, with either a riding mower, or Polaris, on board. Serviced every 3-4k miles since new. Little else to say. If you plan on buying one, be prepared for the electric problems, but up to 148k miles of very dependable 4.0 engine, and 5 spd. tranny. Sweet running pickup!


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Good reliable truck for the money!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Bill Slater
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Very reliable truck I've owned 5 rangers in my lifetime when I grew up my family has owned them dad and grandfather
My recent ranger I've owned for over 3 years 2002 4x4 fx4 great truck great in the snow 4x4 works awesome I get poor fuel economy 13 city lucky if I get 17 highway but no need to complain no 4x4 midsize truck will get good fuel economy
I have 93000 miles on it besides brakes and replacing the shackle springs which my 93 ranger I had to replace common
Problem on all rangers if I ranked my truck I'd give it a solid 9 out of 10


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Drove my truck for 12 years, now it needs a clutch
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By 4wdona2wd
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab SB (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My truck had not been in a shop for mechanical repairs till this year, it is 12 years old, it has over 150,000 miles.
Took it to the shop, to get a clutch, and the mechanic said it didn't give him any trouble, however, it is starting to jam when I am shifting gears, so I will have to take it back.
It has been on dirt mountain roads where only 4wd jeeps were spotted, and it has seen a lot of beautiful country all along the Blue Ridge, Smokies, and other great mountain terrain.
This is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned.. If not the best.


Best Features

Manual shift, roll up windows (not electric), camper is set on the back so I can buy groceries, and the camper locks, so I can get a lot of stuff in the back of my pickup truck. I can take a lot of things with me. Love my truck.


Worst Features

rear view mirrors should be able to be folded in. because driving in a garage there is no give if you get to close to the door. :) Door should be locked when you get out from the outside as you can lock your keys in it.


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One of the best vehicles we have ever owned.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jammerx1
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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Purchased new in 2002, for about $12k. Currently has 130k miles on it. Outside of tires, brakes, a clutch ( taught a teenage girl how to drive a stick ) plugs and a heater control valve, this has been a great vehicle. The best vehicle we have ever owned. I used it to commute, then my wife used it to commute, then we gave it to our teenage daughter. My daughter has hit or been hit more than once and it keeps trucking. Drove home this past weekend with coolant steaming all over. Dad somethings wrong with my truck. A new 17 dollar HCV and out she went. Admittedly she beats the crap out of it, but it has made thru highschool and 1/2 thru college. A really great truck.


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