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2002 Ford Ranger

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basically a good truck
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By red rangerman
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 2dr Regular Cab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Red color, 4 wheel drive, ability to play 6 cds when player is working right.


Worst Features

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.


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Great value, no frills truck
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By bRIAN
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased this truck in 2002 for a short distance commuter vehicle. I was looking for an inexpensive truck and the Ranger Edge fit the bill nicely. The truck has had no problems so far, is comfortable, reasonably powerful, and performs light duty hauling nicely. The interior is functional and makes no attempt toward luxury. It's a truck through and through. The A/C and heater perform very well, the transmission shifts smoothly, and the hydraulic clutch is like butter. The brakes are also very good, never showing signs of fading or warping rotors like many others do. After I replaced the stock tires with Michelins, the ride improved greatly as well. Overall, I am extremely pleased.


Best Features

Rubber floor covering. Hydraulic clutch. ABS. Sliding rear window. Center console.


Worst Features

Improve engine management system for better driveability. Feels like less than 207 HP. If the 4.6l V8 fits in the Explorer, it will also fit in the Ranger. Better tires.


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FX4 Ford's worst truck built
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By hwbw
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Since 2002 I have put in two master cylinders for the clutch. had the engine blow at 38,000 miles and got no help from Ford at 2,000 miles past warranty. Had poor performance and reliability. Replaced clutch pressure plate and slave cylinder at 43,000 miles due to the slave cylinder welding itself to spline. Also, I have had many problems with the electrical system. You are probably thinking that I beat on this truck and the answer is not at all. I drive less than 2 miles to work and 97% of drive time is on highways on trips around 500 miles. Unless you know how to work on cars plan on a lot of money in maintenance.Think about another brand!


Best Features

Not many favorites but the interior is nice, and the extras are also nice, i.e., extra skid plates and upgraded shocks.


Worst Features

Reliability! (Found On Road Dead).


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2002 Ranger 4x2 Supercab 3.0
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By Mongo
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought this with 3,000 miles on it, now has 41,000 miles. Except oil and filter changes I've had to do no repairs. Bought a Ford Extended warranty - may have wasted $800.00 on it. Has a manual transmission which shifts effortlessly. Only thing I wish I had was a tilt steering wheel as I'm 6'4" and sometimes my knee knocks the turn signal on.


Best Features

The 3.0 liter engine has plenty of power. I tow a small 21 foot bass boat and have had no problems. I love the chrome Ford.


Worst Features

Don't do long trips, used for commuting, hunting/fishing and light hauling. But if you plan to drive long distances do get the tilt wheel/cruise. Also add an option to not have jump seats. I use the extended cab to store equipment, not to haul people and sometimes the seat handles obstruct.


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A Big Little Truck
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By Joe.C
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I just picked up my used XLT to replace my weak, extremely uncomfortable, gas guzzling '04 Nissan Frontier. The exterior styling is great. The ride quality is dead on and interior room is outstanding. I am 6'0" with long legs and I am so comfortable. This past weekend I was riding around with 3 other adults in there. The 3.0L is a little weak but it's not meant to be a speed demon. This vehicle had 36K on it when I picked it up and it's great. My Nissan with only 5K on it had squeaks and rattles. I always liked Ford trucks and I am glad to own one. Great buy, best in its class by far. I should have bought this truck first. Live and learn I guess. I learned the Ranger is the best choice


Best Features

Interior room. Ride quality is great. Sound system is awesome. Fun to drive. Feels like a full size truck.


Worst Features

None at this time. Ford already improved the little that was wrong.


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