I purchased the 2002 Ranger Edge to replace my 1999 Mustang because my wife and I needed the cargo space. I could not be more happy with the choice. I have spent a lot of time travelling with work and lived in Japan for 3 years, so the truck has very low mileage (just went over 25k). All I have had to do is change the oil, and purchase new battery/tires when I got back from Japan. It runs like a champion.
I love how simple it is. I purchased the truck to last forever, and with no power locks or windows, there is much less that can go wrong. It's meant to be a utility vehicle, not a family car.
I wish the 3.0 V-6 had a little more power, but overall it has enough power. I have never fully loaded it down, but I have hauled in the neighborhood of 1k and never had any problems.
Acceleration is good but highway speed acceleration not so good, rear sliding window leaked and had to be replaced, 6 cd player isn't very good -- cd's get stuck inside and sometimes won't eject, been in shop twice for this and still does it, door ajar light comes on intermittently, is a beautiful color of red -- basically a good truck.
Red color, 4 wheel drive, ability to play 6 cds when player is working right.
Put in a better cd player, seats are thin could use more padding, could use 4.0 liter engine, also bucket seat like my '93 Ranger had.
Nice looking truck - one problem I have
noticed, and it is wilh all 2000 Ford
vehiles. The outside weatherstripping
around the windows has "mildew" growing
in/on it - every single Ford I see of
this age has this problem. I keep my
vehicles immaculate, so I consider this
to be a nuisance. The truck is fun to
drive, and with an overdrive
transmission gets pretty good fuel
mileage. Plugs are easy to change, as
is oil, filter and air filter.
Some "squekiness" on start up - sounds
like a belt slipping, but I can't
figure out where the slip is. Biggest
problem - OE tires are junk - Goodyear
which develop knots in them just for
fun, I guess. Ride is good.