Have had no problems at all with this
vehicle since purchased, a comfortable
4X4 to drive on road (Expressway) or
off. Great in snow without ballast in
bed. Do get 22 mpg on expressway with
cruise set at 69, 15 to 16 mpg around
town and using 4 wheel drive. No
problem recommending this vehicle to
someone else. On main roads rides as
well as my old Mercury Sable did but
with a lot better visibility.
The auto trans, AC, CD player, tilt
wheel, cruise, and power windows make
this vehicle seem more like a car than
a truck but its nice to put it in 4
wheel drive and head out into the
mountains when you want.
Vibration, while driving, back to
dealer several time to have repaired,
they blamed continental tires, but
would not replace with other brand. At
least 12 different tire put on vehicle.
Damaaged at dealers occured twice,
requiring sheetmetal and paint work.
Now with 12000 miles the transmission
has to be rebuilt. Will not buy any
other Ford products. This is the sixth
ranger I have owned and the last.
Drives well, comfortable interior.
Would have liked leather but not
available. Reliability has not been
great. It sported an out-of-round
rear axle from the factory and I
thought it may have been just a fluke,
but a few months later a front axle
bearing went out. These kinds of
reliability problems could have been
avoided with more care at the
manufacturing level. No more problems
to report at this time. I feel a
little better about the truck now that
these problems have been addressed and
I have driven it for approx. 10,000
miles since the incident with the
front bearing with no other problems
Paint is excellent. Interior quality
is great when compared to other small