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2002 Ford Ranger

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Highly dissapointed with 3.0 L power
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By aquaman828
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab 4WD (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I purchased this truck in Feb 09 and have had it for just over a year now. I got a great deal, so i bought it. The reliability of this truck is good, i haven't had any problems with it; just routine maintenance. This suspension is now decent after putting on KYB gas shocks. The 3.0 L engine is dangerously lacking power. The fuel economy is atrocious. It is a 6 cyl engine with V8 fuel economy and 4 cyl acceleration. I know nothing is wrong with my engine, just a terribly outdated design. Maybe good in the 90's but not now. The f150 has more power and gets better gas mileage. I see 14 mpg city, 17 hwy. Everyone who say it is good should test drive another truck, and wise up. 4.0l is also weak!


Best Features

It looks cool. It is a Ford. My aftermarket stereo, loud! Useful truck, but I am still upset about the lack of power. Seriously a V8 gets better gas mileage. Ford has no love for the ranger anymore.


Worst Features

Put the 3.7 liter from the new 2011 mustang accompanied with a 6 speed auto transmission. It would push out between 280-300 hp and get at least 25 hwy. Also make it a little bigger (Frontier size) Offer a V8 or a diesel for some towing power. Change the 15 year old truck already. Come on Ford!


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The blue ghost
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By raymondlatulippe@yah
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT Appearance 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My name is rayray I got my ranger in 2002 love at first site xlt supercab 3.0 v6 5 speed automatic bright island blue it is only a4x2 never got stuck. I live in mass how about 6 to 8 inches of snow no problem. I put 20s chromes and a chip but it is very rough on the trany I also put bilstien shocks and fuel injection this truck is a looker i have 66,500 miles on it. Iwant to do a lot more to her. The best way is to buy one stock and do the add-ons yourself. You will glad you did great truck my girl says I spend more time with the ghost than her haha she is right. So go buy a Ford ranger you will be glad you did. Rayray!


Best Features

my favorite thing is you can buy a ford ranger well stocked at a good price.i have a 3.0 v6 beefed up great engine but the 4.0 i heard is quick i have had my 3.0 up to 113 mph she had more to go but the tire rating made leery. these rangers are built good for any use you want also my paint is great.


Worst Features

Well the brakes could need some help and more torque would be nice. The straps are cheep on the tailgate. The ride well you say I am in a truck that is for sure. I had a slow leak in my tire nobody could find it. Well it was the chrome steel wheels had a small rotted hole in it. Later rayray!


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Tough as nails
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By Trouble Maker
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2002 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab LB (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I am 19, in college, and have had this truck since I could drive in highschool. I can already tell you I have put more abuse in this truck in the time i've had it than most ever deserve. I've juiced the ol' Trouble Maker up since getting it, various engine upgrades, exhaust, and now I have the numbers to 175 horses and 200+ fp of torque in the EXTREMELY outdated Vulcan 3.0. Not particularly fast, (though geared very well) and fuel mileage leaves alot to be desired, the one thing this motor and truck has is unwavering, stubborn loyalty. Since having it I have pulled heavier trucks out of steep trails, and had many adventures where my truck was the star. all without any problems. At all.


Best Features

Sturn, sticky handling, tough strong feel, Handsome without looking like an SUV with a bed, and by GOD it will take just about anything you can throw at it. Hard bumps, steep tough trails, extreme weather, parking dividers, curbs, minivans, it plows through all without a scratch. Truely a mans mini.


Worst Features

Engine line up, without a doubt,interior is very 90's-fisher price toy grey (with some black trim that I do find attractive in my trim package) Lots, I repeat, LOTS of road noise, very stiff unforgiving ride that forces you to hear and feel every bump in the road, door locks that over time stiffen


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Great truck
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By Steve
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


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For the price, you can't beat this truck. I've put 145K miles on mine and haven't had a problem yet. I have the 4.0L and the power and pick up is great, I can get around traffic with ease. It makes a good sleeper if you're going against GTI's, Civics and the like. Insurance and maintenance costs are cheep. It's half the price of the Taco's. Decent ergonomics, definitely go for the bucket seats. You can use parts from the 95-01 explorers to give you an over head console with a temperature gauge, leather seats, etc. Overall, the greatest truck on the market.


Best Features

Power


Worst Features

4 real doors


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Very good bargain
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By cecild
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab (2.3L 4cyl 5A)


Review

Use it to deliver pizzas 30 hours a week for almost 2 years. Almost all miles city driving. Despite me having the 4 cylinder and 2wd I did alot of stupid things every weekend in the mud with the truck and it refused to break down. The interior may be akward for someone over about 6 feet tall. Could get better mileage for a 4 cyl. but is not bad. Surprisingly powerful for a 4 cylinder but will not blow anyone off the road by any means. I also use it to tow a small john boat once or twice a week in the summer and will load the bed to the top in ice/hot dogs for work and still performed well. Would suggest this truck to anyone who wants a small pick up for work or play. Trucks a good bargain.


Best Features

Performed well even with alot in the bed.One of the funnest thing to drive. Very reliable.


Worst Features

None just wish i had power windows/lock 4wd and the 4.0l but i cant knock a Ford for that b/c i bought the 2wd 4cyl.


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