I bought this truck new in December 1995. Other than oil changes, tires, and brakes, I have probably had less than $2,000 in repairs. The body and interior are in excellent, almost new, condition. It has 105,000 miles. It lives in my garage, It's avoided sun exposure, and It always parks away from other vehicles in parking lots. I want a new truck, but I just can't part with this well performing beauty! The truck is a 4L V6 with non powered windows, doors, and mirrors. It has plush adjustable bucket seats and an awesome state of the art cassette player.
I have had my ranger since i was 15 in 2005, it had roughly 120,000 mls on it and the motor look rough. At first i thought i made a 2,000 dollar mistake. I still have that truck now 2015, with over 500,000 mls on it. There aint a price on my old truck.
My 1995 Ranger has 385000 miles on it. What more is there to say? 385000 miles.
I don't do much to maintain it, either. I probably change the oil about every 10000 miles. It probably hasn't had a tuneup in 200000 miles.
I expect that the drivetrain would keep going to a million miles. The only issues I've had in the past few years have been suspension: rear leaf-spring brackets rusted away and replaced; front sway-bar link broke.
I bought this truck with 122,000 miles on it. It has 137,000 now and it has been nothing but trouble. I have had to replace the midshift bearings twice, the belt tensioner, body bushings and the fuel pump. The head gasket blew several weeks ago. When the engine was in pieces, we saw that one of the pistons had rubbed out gap in the cylinder wall. The motor is now completely useless.
very good looking truck, good suspension, good off road performance
very unreliable, constantly breaking down, easily rusts, electronics are constantly having problems