2001 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: 217K miles still runs great

2001 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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XL Regular Cab Pickup (2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual 6.0 ft. Bed)

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217K miles still runs great
By Mad Drew on


2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab XL 2WD Styleside SB (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


What can I say? 217K miles so far and still going strong. 2.5L engine, 5 spd manual. Changed the timing belt & clutch at 155K and checked everything....solid little truck. The interior is getting some wear, the ball joints will probably need replacing soon as will the shocks (hey, > 200K miles on ORIGINAL parts ain't bad) but the truck burns NO oil, still has decent power (tho I'm sure the compression has to be down a bit...) and rides fine. Paint still pretty good, and the interior, tho showing some wear, still is decent. Heck, think I'll buy another one...

Best Features

Reliable....has taken me from the deep south to northern Canada....not fancy but gets the job done.

Worst Features

Better breathing engine, better cloth in interior. Bit anemic on hills...next one will be extended cab for legroom (I'm 6'3" tall...). More use able "spaces" for stuff.
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