I only owned this truck for a few short
months. But right away the truck proved
itself to myself and my wife. I was hit
broadside by a Honda which resulted in
a rollover. I sustained only a broken
arm because it hit the curb. The
passenger cabin fared a lot better than
I would have expected in this type of
accident. Had my young son been in the
truck with me, I am certain he would
have had almost no injuries. Certainly
a tribute to Ford engineers. I will
definitely buy another.
Seats had excellent support
3.0 V-6 was underpowered for the
vehicle, could benefit from a
2000 Ford Ranger Extended Cab XLT 2dr Extended Cab SB
Rides rough, but it`s a truck. Most
problems covered by extended warranty.
Transmission wouldn`t shift properly,
anti-knock box had to be replaced and
gear shift lever was to move into gears
and turn signal was replaced. All this
before 40,000 miles.No power windows or
locks, SPORT model has 3.0 liter
engine, with air conditioning on
between 200 and 250 miles on a tank of
Handles well on smooth road surfaces
and with loads 500 lbs. or less. Rear
doors are nice feature and sliding rear
Power door locks only with keyless
remote. Rear window with a defroster.
(I live in the midwest) Heated mirrors
and more ground clerance. All in a
inexspensive option group.
I purchased the vehicle about a year
and a half ago and have had nothing
but problems with it. I have had ABS
brake issues, fuel sensor problems,
transmission problems,oil pressure
sensing problems, rust problems, and
more stuff that would take too long to
mention. The reliability of this auto
is terrible and it's plague with
numerous technical service bullitens
and recalls. You would think that a
vehicle who's design has remained
unchanged for the last 10 years would
have all of the bugs worked out of it.
If you are looking for a good truck,
don't look to Ford.
The gas cap. It's one of the only
parts which hasn't failed yet.
Bought this truck new in 2000. Put on
an aftermarket cruise control.(works
great). Have the 3.0 liter V-6 with
automatic transmission. Outfitted with
chrome wheels and a tonneau cover, I
actually get some very favorable
comments on its appearance. I tow a
small ski boat and it seems up to the
All and all I'm pleased with this
BOUGHT MY TRUCK NEW IN 2000. LAST FOUR
DOOR IN ARIZONA AND I WAS NOT TO
PLEASED WITH THE COLOR THEN. RED. PAINT
JOB IS GREAT AS ARE ALL EXTERIOR FITS.
MOTOR COULD USE SOME MORE JUICE, BUT
JUST FINE FOR DRIVING UP TO PRESCOTT OR
PAYSON AND FLAGSTAFF. TOWING IS A
LITTLE SLOW GOING UP STEEP GRADES. SO
IT TAKES 5 MINUTES LONGER TO GET WHERE
YOUR GOING. NOT ONE PROBLEM YET. IT IS
MAINTAINED EVERY THREE MONTHS. THAT'S
REALLY ALL I CAN SAY NEGATIVELY ABOUT
THE TRUCK. POWER AND MILEAGE. I COULD
HAVE GOTTEN THE 4.0 LITER, IF THERE WAS
ONE IN FLEET SALES.
BED SPACE, SEATS, REAR DOORS ARE HANDY
FOR SHOPPING AND CONCEALING ITEMS.
PAINT QUALITY. GREAT LOOKING. GREAT
SOUND SYSTEM. YES, I LOVE MY TRUCK! NUF
RATTLE AROUND GLOVE BOX AREA. GAS
MILEAGE. TOWING POWER.