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2002 Ford Ranger

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Good, reliable truck
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By 2002 Ranger Owner
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr SuperCab (2.3L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I purchased my Ford Ranger SuperCab (4- cylinder with a manual transmission) new in 2002. It has been 100% reliable with no problems ever. I am extremely pleased with its reliability, quality of Ford workmanship, and most of all the gas mileage performance. Before I purchased my Ranger, I test drove the Chevy S-10, Nissan Frontier, and Toyota Tacoma. I decided on the Ford Ranger because of its price and the cab size seemed to me to be larger than the other trucks. It is a great truck, fun to drive, and it has been 100% reliable. Preventative maintenance is easy.


Best Features

The gas mileage and reliability has been the most pleasing feature of my 2002 Ford Ranger SuperCab. I have always gotten 26 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg highway driving. During these times of high gas prices, filling up the gas tank is not such an excruciating experience.


Worst Features

The trade-in value on Ford Rangers are disapointing. I wish I had purchased my Ford Ranger SuperCab with an automatic transmission and cruise control. I really don't have any negative comments to say about my Ford Ranger. It is a great, little truck.


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By Lyle
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge 2dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Very relaxing vehicle to drive. Payload is more than expected. Has plenty of power and good fuel mileage. A friend of mine drove it half way across the country and she has 3 herniated discs in her back and she did fine.If I was going to buy another pickup ,this is what I would purchase.


Best Features

My favorite feature is the extended cab. If I bought this vehicle again, the only difference would be 4 doors.


Worst Features

Make a front wheel drive .


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Gets you where you're going
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By tvrug
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2002 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the second Ranger I've owned. The first was a '98 4.0 5-speed. After 175,000 miles of being reliable I bought another. The only complaint so far is that the brakes would fade when stopping quickly, especially with a load. Replaced stock brakes with EBC slotted rotors and EBC Green Stuff 7000 series pads. Stops like a sports car now. Will go through a lot when off road thanks to the limited slip rear differential. Great that the front axle is turning all the time. This eliminates the worry of tearing up a hub when on the trail.


Best Features

I really like the power of the 4.0. The loss of the vacuum pulse hubs on the front are a great improvement.


Worst Features

I would love to see some better fuel mileage, but it is a big engine and with the front axle turning all the time, there is some extra drag.


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It's a great truck
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By Ray
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge Plus 4dr SuperCab (3.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this truck new in '02. I now have 140,000 miles on it. It still looks and drives like new. I have only had to do routine maintenance. It was in the shop 1 time for a sensor that went out of range and that was covered by the warranty. All I have had to do is keep the oil changed, brakes, and tires. It's the most trouble free vehicle I have ever owned.


Best Features

The ride and feel of this vehicle hugging the road. Great look.


Worst Features

Find better tires that than the Goodyear Wrangler RT/S. They dont stay round or balanced. Gas mileage not the best, 15 to 19mpg.


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Not to Shabby.
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By CPW
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2002 Ford Ranger Edge Plus 4dr SuperCab 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My first truck, reviews from friends and family helped decide to purchase a Ford. Plenty of power down low, sometime you have to really get on it to get up to speed on the highway. <11mpg in town and 18mpg highway>. It's practical for the region I live in. 4wd. The Goodyears aren't too bad but I haven't really heard anything good about them. The windows fog up really fast and that disturbs me. Overall I couldn't be happier with my first truck, hope to have it for many years.


Best Features

In-dash 6 disc cd changer and speakers. Lumbar support. 3rd and 4th doors for supercab. Tonneau cover. The boxy style of the body. Motor built in Germany.


Worst Features

Relocate ashtray from under the dash. Stronger armrest.


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