I purchased my 2010 Ford Ranger Super Cap in Mar 2010 and had 18K miles.
It was a very nice truck with no problems.
This past Saturday (March 31, 2012), while This is a 5 speed automatic.
On 3/31/12, while driving, it caught fire and burned up totally.
We got out of it before it was engulfed and we did not get hurt.
The truck is a total loss.
We smelled a burnt-match-like smell and stopped to investigate.
The truck was already on fire when we got out and we were not able to lift the hood.
There was no warning that something was wrong. . . no light lit up to indicate a problem.
I'm curious if there are others who have experienced this as well.
2010 Ford Ranger SuperCab SPORT 2dr SuperCab Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Needed a smaller truck for use on homestead. We have an Expedition but it is not ideal for work intended. Power from the 4.0 L is good. Averaged 22 mpg on 800 mile trip at 75 mph. Mixed driving around area and average around 18 mpg.still a lot better than the Expedition. In the past I have had full size diesels, V-8s and one B-2000 Mazda (208,000 miles). This truck performs as well and gets the job required done with no problems.
Fit and Finish Excellent, Good Power, Good Mileage. Love the Sirius radio.
2010 Ford Ranger SuperCab SPORT 4dr SuperCab Styleside SB (4.0L 6cyl 5M)
Since buying the truck, I have recorded every gas purchase into an excel spreadsheet. Recording price per gallon, gallons purchased, cost, date of transaction, transaction number, etc. Then calcing mileage of last tank of gas & over all mileage. My overall mileage is very slightly over 16 MPG. I do not drive the vehicle hard and my driving is a mix of highway & city. When I have driven a full tank of almost all highway I only got 15.871 MPG.
Simple truck with some creature comforts. And it doesn't take up the whole garage.
In the past 5 years I have owned 3 trucks, a Honda Ridgeline, a Nissan Frontier and the new Ford Ranger. The Ridgeline and the Frontiers were both 6 cyl and gas guzzlers. I don't tow, so I wanted better mileage and a 4 cyl was the one I needed. I settled for the Ranger because I can get it pretty much with everything I want on the XLT model. It is a great small/compact truck and I like this. Mileage is very good and the 4 cyl has enough power for my needs. I was getting 14 MPG's on the Ridgeline and 15 MPG on the Frontier. I get way over 24 in the city with the Ranger and so far almost 30 on the highway. Nice truck for the price.
Brakes, smaller size, economical 4 cyl engine, good ergonomics, reliable, built strong to last.
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