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Reliable 3.0 auto
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By floridaford
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB


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Very cheap to keep. Bought new in 2000 and now has 99k miles. Parts replaced in last 12 years: Front brakes (rear drums still good), radiator (plastic part of rad cracked at 10 years / 93k) $136 from napa, ball joints (added the type u can grease) forget cost, was not a lot, 2 sway bar end links - $60 installed by shop, cruise control switch $115 installed by ford at 85k, rear door latch cable broke $55 dealer part. Paint on hood and roof just now starting to fade (never garaged and in Florida sun) still looks good - but will be faded by next year. Remote door locks (key fob) and lock switches went bad early, never fixed.


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Worst Features

key fob and electric door locks went bad around 30k. Never fixed, use key for access.


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11 Year Review
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By red70
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab Stepside SB


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2.5L Engine, Manual, 4.10 axle. Actual mileage was 69K last year. I made a typo on my 10 year review, but still low miles for the age of the truck.
Most Reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It may be slow, the paint may be pealing off, and the design is 20 plus years old, but I would not own another vehicle for everyday use. I have no worries or concerns with this truck. I expect to get another 10 years out of it. Maintenance cost for the last 11 years has been about $250. Two oil changes, one thermostat, one battery, that's it.


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a good working truck...
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By riva40
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab SB


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I have had this truck since 2004 and never had any problems.
its good on gas and the ride is quite comfortable, highly recommended!


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Strong Runner
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Rio
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2000 Ford Ranger XL 2dr Regular Cab 4WD SB


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I bought this truck used in 2003. It has been the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned. Gas mileage isn't that great (20 mpg), but a very strong performer. The 4.0 L V6 comes in very handy when you need it. Great acceleration for passing truckers on hills in the mountains. The 4WD has performed flawlessly in the winter, and I have pulled lots of people out of ditches and towed them up icy hills. The only things I've replaced on this truck are the front brake shoes (80,000 miles), a couple sets of tires, and the windshield. The only modification I had installed was a dual exhaust cat-back for $300, which greatly improved the power.


Best Features

The 360 degree overall visibility is great to have. A nice high ride in spite of it's size.


Worst Features

I eventually had to disconnect the cab light, because it kept turning on by itself, the doors tend to make a clunking sound while driving, and the dash controls are a bit flimsy.


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10 year review
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Red
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2000 Ford Ranger XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB


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My truck is a 2.5L manual with a 4.10 rear axle. I bought it new, and now have 39k miles on it. I have changed the oil twice. It sat for a few years, and it fired right up with a jump start. This is a very reliable truck. Acceleration is slow, but because of the gearing, it has no problem climbing hills, even with its 119hp engine. I replaced the cooling system thermostat recently because I needed to have it smoged, but it ran just fine with it stuck open. Clutch, brakes, and tranny are still fine. This is the best vehicle to abuse and neglect.


Best Features

Reliability and simple 4 cylinder engine.


Worst Features

Keep using the Pinto engine for reliability.


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