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Best vehicle EVER!!
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By glm75
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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I bought this truck new and barely had any problems during the 13 years i owned it.
I performed regular maintinence as suggested and drove this truck to 200,000 miles until someone rearended me.
During those 200k, i replaced the MASS AIRFLOW SENSORE at 120k, the coil pack at 178k, fan clutch at 180k and manual transmission broke at 185k (i should have never tried to drive from NJ to New Orleans...too far for and older truck with so many miles) and the plastic intake manifold at 190k.
So besided breaks and tires, i drove it for 13 years and only had 4 repairs. not bad... All options worked as they should from new until it was totaled. I WOULD BUY ANOTHER!


Best Features

Great on gas, ICE COLD air cond.


Worst Features

I hated the location of the cup holders, but that was corrected in new models.


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Don't buy
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By mattm93
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT Appearance 4dr SuperCab (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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nothing but problems with this truck, I am a fan of Ford still but this truck has its problems and is in the shop a lot so not so reliable


Best Features

4.0 v6 power. Its 4x4 will get you through basically anything!


Worst Features

reliability


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Love it
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By sixatbat
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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If you are looking for a fast truck, the ranger is definitely not for you. I own an xlt 2wd 3.0 v6 super cab. Surprisingly, this truck has a lot of low end torque. I've pulled a 96 my buddy's 96 Buick Regal across 2 towns 3 times. I also pulled his Dodge Durango home as well. It can also haul 40 bags of mulch, no problem. After the timing belt was replaced, fuel milage was pretty good for a v6, around 22 MPG overall. I've had to replace a water pump, alternator, ball joints, battery, and a fuel filter. But it can do anything when called upon. Drove it to Alabama from NY and back and from NY to Virginia and back. Terrible in the snow, but for the money, its a good, reliable vehicle.


Best Features

Simple to use radio and climate controls. Easy entry and exit.


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Best compact truck ever!
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By jermz17
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT Appearance 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this truck with almost 100K miles on it, It drives good and preforms good, I have a 2WD 4 door super cab and could not ask for more, in the winter it handles the snow well and in the summer it handles the asphalt better. It tow almost 6K worth of goods and gets up to speed when you want it too, the only problems I have ever had were the oil sender sensor and a valve spring breaking, other than that its the perfect compact pickup I have ever owned!


Best Features

Seating, 4 door super cab, 50/50 jump seats, power, towing and handling.


Worst Features

none.


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As cheap as it gets
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By dalbunosky
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


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Parents got the truck thanks to house remodeling and continued house work. Ours was an automatic. Its fit and finish is seriously rough! I understand that it is bare-bones, but does the gear indicator have to be so...off? The engine is too weak and shakes the car like a manual on 3rd gear during take-off, but decent MPGs for a truck though, around mid-20s. Brakes are sensitive and effective. Feels like I am about to fall off the seat when turning. Middle "seat" is completely useless, and I don't know if the feds count it as one. Lost a lot of things thanks to a shallow pit of a door rail/handle.


Best Features

This truck looks good. Decent MPGs for a 2002 truck. Good for rough roads, possibly offroad, although never seen them used offroad. Good for light duty construction.


Worst Features

The engines are seriously weak. Since Ranger drivers are for home-owners and light construction crews, they usually stick to gravel, dirt (and asphalt). A unibody should be fine. (Now that the Escape has changed, the Ranger might as well change too. Can't sustain a chassis by itself) Use a deeper well door well/rail/handle. Fit and finish seriously needs improvement.


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