1999 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: 3rd Ranger in a row!

1999 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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XLT Extended Cab Pickup (2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3rd Ranger in a row!
By Wayne D. on


1999 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


3rd Ranger in 15 years. This the newest a '99 XLT Extended Cab, SB. Bought used w/ 92K at a local truck dealer. I love this truck, but the 3.0 does lack power and for such a small engine, and for that, the fuel economy stinks. It is built for a small truck however. I put new heavy duty leaf springs from JC Whitney, which lifted the rear and fixed the load droop, fixed up numerous minor wear/tear and tune up stuff (brakes, water pump, tires, plugs, shocks, etc.) At 145K, developed a lifter tick which 2/3 quart Marvel Mystery oil solved. Overall, I love it regartdless and will keep it until it dies, 'cause it's not worth enough to part with anyway!

Best Features

Dark green metallic paint, extended cab, cool factory aluminum wheels, straight as an arrow and does not wear out tires! Tough little truck.

Worst Features

Wow... more power for the 3.0L! I mix "Lucas Oil" fuel additive / lubricant, and a noticiable difference in power as well as mileage (go figure!) Inlet fuel filter fitting is a bear to remove.
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