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Ten years later, still going strong
By Kiwanda on
Vehicle1993 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Regular Cab LB
ReviewBought new in spring '93 and it's only
at 96K now;still looks/runs about as
good as new. Beyond regular maintenance
we've done no repairs other than replace
a cracked clutch slave and deal with the
poorly-designed parking brake. All the
heat shields have been removed after
they started to fall off (or rattle)
over the years. Note: this V6 burned
about 1 qt oil every 1,500 miles since
it was new-- Ford claimed this was
"within spec" and it's never really
changed. Re-torquing the intake manifold
bolts seemed to help for a while, but it
certainly didn't stop the oil use.
Best FeaturesFun to drive, comfortable, long bed great for hauling/camping. Good MPG.
Worst FeaturesHopefully they've fixed the bad parking brake and the silly plastic shift rail plugs that led to so many transmission failures. Oil use and intake manifold blow-by have likely been fixed.
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