2001 Ford Ranger Consumer Review: I made a huge mistake buying t

2001 Ford Ranger - Consumer Review

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Edge Regular Cab Pickup (3.0L V6 5-speed Manual 6.0 ft. Bed)

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I made a huge mistake buying this truck
By exhaustbearing on


2001 Ford Ranger 2dr Regular Cab Edge 2WD Styleside SB (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


I own a 2WD 2001 Ranger Edge with the 3.0L V6 and an automatic transmission with only 80,000 miles on it. So far in the year I've had it, I've had to replace the oil pan gasket (the 3L commonly has oil pan gasket problems, mine was pushed out from the pan/block seal at both ends of the engine), fuel pump (died), blower motor (died), blower resister pack (melted), dash lights (a few behind the speedo and tach died), and starter. And I've still got to replace the seal around the third brake light (leaks like a sieve), and the PATS system (not aftermarket, it's Ford's antitheft system - it often decides the factory keys are not right and locks the truck down in theft mode) Do not buy this truck

Worst Features

-Lighting it on fire -Crushing it -Taking a long drive off a short pier Seriously, don't buy this truck. It's nothing but a huge money pit in parts even if you can do the work yourself. Not to mention it has no power and only gets 13mpg if I hypermile it.
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By exhaustbearing
on 09/10/12 18:46 PM (PDT)

Yeah, I regret mine too. Wish I'd never bought the thing.

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